PHILOSOPHY

& MISSION

Our Philosophy

Go Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church Douglasville, and is open to all children on a non-discriminatory basis. Our program is child centered and Bible based, using a wide variety of developmentally appropriate experiences for every child. At Go Christian Academy we want to offer parents a school for their children that is safe, affordable, built on academics, and spiritual learning, all centered on Jesus’ love. It is our desire to welcome each student as Jesus taught in this verse. “He took a child and put Him in the midst of them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them ‘Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me..’   Mark 9:36-37 (ESV)

 

We believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. We endeavor to lead each student to a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The church, the school, and parents maintain necessary and equal purposes.

 

The staff at Go Christian Academy recognizes the importance of developmental stages in the education of the whole child. We believe that we should promote an atmosphere conducive to achieving developmental readiness and promoting academic, cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual goals. 

 

A classroom environment which encourages, demonstrates and rewards positive participation is important to the child. Also, an environment which extends the opportunity to each child to develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, creative and divergent thinking, and language skills is the foundation of a quality educational program. To fulfill the concept of educating the whole child, we hold the tenets of providing artistic and cultural experiences to further the development of the child.

Our Mission

Our mission at GCA is to provide a program in a warm, loving Christ centered environment which promotes emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth. We accomplish this by establishing a strong, educational, social, and spiritual foundation for every child through:

  • Sharing God's love.

  • Supporting parents and guardians in their God-given responsibility to nurture and train their children.

  • Equipping learners with age appropriate academics and tools that are necessary to realize their God-given potential-spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, ethically, and physically.

  • Enrolling learners from a diverse population-economically, socially, and educationally-­ who can be successful while accomplishing a challenging curriculum.

  • Developing social skills and Godly character in learners, which enables them to meet the challenges that life brings.

 

At Go Christian Academy our goal is to give the each child an education which is appropriate to this stage of development, one that will be immediately be satisfying to students, and one that will help them build good foundations for the years ahead.  We try through practice to help develop strong individual thinking skills. We are interested in discovering the traits and abilities of each child and in helping each child make the most of their potential.