Organized in 1995, Washington County Christian School is a private, nondenominational, nonprofit Christian School offering high academic and spiritual standards to families in the Tri-County area, and founded by a group of parents with a dream and vision of a positive, Christian learning environment.
Education involves teaching the mind and reaching the heart of every student for Jesus Christ. Within this belief, academic performance and behavior are not separate from each other, they are symptoms of the attitudes and beliefs that students’ hold in their heart. The Lord declares that as you can tell a tree by its fruits, likewise the heart of a person can be revealed by the fruit (deeds) it produces (Matt 12:33-37). A student who consistently fails to meet the academic standards set by WCCS may be dealing with deeper heart issues (Matt 15:16-19). A student whose heart is Christ-centered will seek to be diligent, disciplined and responsible in all that they do (Luke 2:52). The Bible teaches the value of diligence (Prov 12:24, 27); discipline (Prov 3:11-12) and responsibility (Gal 6:5). The Lord further instructs us to glorify Him in all that we do and to enjoy learning about the world He has created (1 Cor 10:31). It is therefore the policy of WCCS to promote these Christ-centered values and attitudes throughout the academic program.
The discipline philosophy of Washington County Christian School is based on the need for a proper working relationship between the home, the church, and the school. It is our conviction that the home was the first institution God established, and it is there that the child first learns set patterns of behavior. In the home, the child learns a value system of right and wrong. When a child is taught proper discipline and respect in the early years at home, he/she is then ready to be educated and to develop the skills necessary to face life successfully.
The church is the institution of God established for the express purpose of winning the unsaved to Christ and for the purpose of exhorting and training the saved. This includes the teaching of Biblical principles of living as found in the Holy Scriptures.
The school is an institution set up by man for the purpose of assisting the parents in the educating and training of their children. The school has an obligation to provide an environment and a curriculum conducive to effective learning. Also, as a Christian school, it is our responsibility to build Christian character in our students.
Without discipline, Washington County Christian School would not be the type of school that students would want to attend, nor would parents want their students to attend. The purpose of our discipline program is to create an atmosphere where students can learn academically; and explore the concepts of Biblical obedience, respect for authority, and responsibility, and honesty. (Romans 13)
Obedience to rules and guidelines is essential to the development of maturity (Luke 2:51, Hebrews 5:8). It results in genuine freedom in life (John 8:32). Respect is necessary for all successful and meaningful relationships (Luke 10:36, 37, Romans 12:18). The assuming of personal responsibility fosters a sense of achievement. Responsibility and achievement are necessary ingredients to the development of self-worth (I Corinthians 10:31, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Romans 14:12).
As we seek to provide a balanced learning and disciplined learning environment for the students for Washington County Christian School, we realize that man’s wisdom falls short of God’s standards. We do not claim to be perfect in all our decisions, but we do try our best to discipline in a way that is Biblical and that is pleasing to God (Hebrews 12:4-12).
Offenses must also be dealt with as they occur so that a pattern of problems does not develop. If no correction occurs on the first offense, then there is no deterrent for the offense occurring again. Therefore, to avoid the forming of inappropriate habits, we believe that problems must be dealt with on the first offense. Addressing misbehavior alone does not touch the “heart of the issue”. Therefore it is likely that misconduct will reoccur. Behind each act of inappropriate behavior lies an issue of the heart. “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45). Thus it is necessary for the teacher and student to understand and examine the “heart issues” that govern behavior. Teachers who build relationships with the students will gain insight into patterns of conduct.
Statement of Faith
- That “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God” by which we understand the whole Bible is inerrant and its teaching and authority are final.
- That the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- In the personality and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man.
- In the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, source and power of true worship and service, who indwells all believers.
- In the unique nature of man as a moral and rational being created in the image of God, after His likeness, as stated in the Word of God; however the whole human race fell into sin in the fall of the first Adam, thereby bringing all men under divine condemnation.
- That the Lord Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute and died for the sins of the whole world.
- In the bodily resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
- That Christ, in the fullness of the blessings He had secured by His death and resurrection, is received by faith alone and that the moment we receive him we pass from death into everlasting life.
- That the church is composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.
- That all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices.
- In the evangelization of the world.
- In the personal return of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- That the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence.
- That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne.
- In the reality and personality of Satan
- That God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. That any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. That God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.
- That the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and woman.
“A life of separation from worldly and sinful practices” has been interpreted differently by many individuals, churches and denominations. WCCS seeks to practice graciousness while maintaining high standards of personal and corporate holiness.”
Faculty & Staff
- Administrator – Jason Haddock
- Secretary – Melissa Garner
- Guidance – Kristy Reed
- Guidance – Lauren Taylor
- Bookkeeper – Margaret Green
- Pre-school – Melanie Curry
- Pre-school – TBA
- Pre-K – Julia Bennett
- Kindergarten – Francesca Kirkman
- First Grade – Barbara Toole
- Second Grade – Regina Bynum
- Third Grade – Kristen Thornton
- Fourth Grade – Debbie Moore
- Fifth Grade – Heather Perez
- Sixth Grade – Stacy Odom
- Seventh & Eighth Grade – Deborah Coatney
- High School – Jheri Birge
- Physical Education – Ashley Sullivan
- Art – Justin Carnley
- Extended Care – Hannah Coleman
- Extended Care – Abbye Haddock
- Extended Care – Olivia Howell
- Extended Care – Andala Shirah
board of directors
- President – Scott Thompson
- Vice-President – Eddie Beckworth
- Secretary – Stacey Whittal
- Director – Cecelia Baur
- Director – Brenda Lovett