Christian Heritage School of Longview is an independent, evangelical, K-12 classical Christ-centered school. Founded in 1994, our student population now numbers more than 240 and represents over 40 area churches. We place an emphasis on developing students who think and reason biblically within the framework of a college preparatory academic environment so that each student can fulfill his or her God-given calling in life.
CHS is a unique school with very specific goals. We are a community of families with shared values, providing a high standard of academic excellence while assisting parents in the training of biblical and moral standard in their children. Just as “Jesus grew in wisdom, and stature, and favor with both God and man” (Luke 2:52), we desire our children to do the same.
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A Snapshot of Christian Heritage School
|Year Established: 1994Motto: Character, Diligence, ScholarshipType: Independent, evangelical, Christian, K-12, co-edEducation: Classical education using the Trivium teaching model; college preparatory curriculumAccreditation: National Association of Private Schools (NAPS)
Memberships: Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI); Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS); Texas Associatoin of Parochial and Private Schools (TAPPS); Christian School Athletic Conference (CSAC), East Division
Current Enrollment: 250
Average Teacher/Student Ratio: 1 to 12 in kindergarten; 1 to 15 in lower school; 1 to 17 in upper school
School Hours: Upper School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday; Grammar School students are dismissed 15 minutes earlier each day
Current School Calendar: August 17, 2012 – May 24, 2013
Facilities: 10-acre campus, fully-equipped computer lab, library, science lab, music room, art room, multimedia capabilities, regulation-sized athletic fields, enclosed gym, playground area, open wooded area with picnic benches
Colors: Blue & White
|Curriculum: Biblical principles integrated throughout; grammar school courses include mathematics, literature, reading, grammar, penmanship, spelling, Writing Road to Reading, Bible, science, history/geography, Latin, art, music, and P.E.; logic & rhetoric school courses include algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics, English, Senior Speech, Senior Thesis, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, government, Spanish, Latin, logic, Bible, keyboarding, computer applications, computer science, art/photography, drama, music, and P.E.; pre-AP and AP courses are offered in English, math, and science; honors courses are available in selected areasChallenging Academics: Opportunities to participate in events such as Math Olympics, Spelling Bee, Speech Meet, Duke University Talent Search, and the EXPLORE testExtracurricular/Co-Curricular: Student Council, drama, choir, strings, academic competitions, church and community service projects, opportunities to participate in local and state leadership programs Athletics: Rhetoric school teams compete in basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, tennis, and golf; logic school teams compete in basketball, soccer, and volleyball; teams have competed in state championships and received all-conference awards; individual students have earned regional sportsmanship recognitions.|
CHS History and Vision
In 1994, Christian Heritage School of Longview was established by a local pastor and several like-minded families who shared a vision for reclaiming the excellence of a classic American education. Through prayer, sacrifice and God’s generous blessings the school has matured into a safe, productive environment realizing all that is good about Christian education. Having outgrown two rented facilities, the school now occupies its own modern campus on ten acres. CHS enjoys the support of families through an active parent involvement program. Because of its diversity, CHS also represents over 40 local churches.
- The Vision and History of Christian Heritage School, written by our founder
- Video of our founder speaking about the vision and history of CHS
- Video of our students talking about CHS
Statement of Faith
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
3. We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33),
His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35),
His sinless life (Hebrews 4: 15, 7:26),
His miracles (John 2:11),
His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9),
His Resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4),
His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19),
His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11)
4. We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16–19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:5)
5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29)
6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9,I Corinthians 2:12–13, Galatians 3:26–28)
7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19–20;Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)
Board of Trustees
“The responsibility and the privilege of leadership for Christian Heritage School rest in the Board of Trustees. The Board is charged, in trust, with preserving, maintaining, building and growing the vision of the school, based on the guidelines set forth in these Bylaws and the CHS Mission Statement.”
|Board of Trustees 2012 – 2013
||Minutes from the current year’s Board meetings are available in the office.|
2012-2013 Faculty and Staff
|Rhetoric School Principal||Jim McCormick||(email)|
|Grammar & Logic School Principal||Doug Carr||(email)|
|Athletic Director||Rai Maichin||(email)|
|Accounting Clerk||Kristine Poss||(email)|
|Admissions & Marketing||Amy Hodson||(email)|
|Office Manager||Kiffani Ross||(email)|
Grammar School Faculty
|4 year Kindergarten||Faith Silvertooth||(email)|
|1st Grade||Jodi Sieh||(email)|
|2nd Grade||Heather Trauger||(email)|
|2nd Grade||Carrie Terry||(email)|
|3rd Grade||Maria Bond||(email)|
|3rd Grade||Janice Dugger||(email)|
|4th Grade||Jackie Coleman||(email)|
|4th Grade||Tina Zackary||(email)|
|5th Grade||Karla Flournoy||(email)|
|5th Grade||Mae Krug||(email)|
|LatinLatin||D.P. FahrentholdKayla Hartman||(email)(email)|
Logic & Rhetoric Faculty
|Curriculum Director/English & Senior Thesis||Angie Moss||(email)|
|English – Logic School||Stacey Loe||(email)|
|English – Rhetoric School||Todd Hague||(email)|
|English – Rhetoric School||Jeanna Brown||(email)|
|Rhetoric & Theology||Jacob Hartman||(email)|
|Curriculum Director/History||Art Bradshaw||(email)|
|Spanish & Drama||Kayla Hartman||(email)|
|Theology & Logic||John Durden||(email)|
|Math & Science|
|Rhetoric School Curriculum Director/Math & Science||Denise Pitts||(email)|
|Logic School Curriculum Director/Math||Stephanie Jones||(email)|
|Biology & Physical Science||Lisa Denny||(email)|
|Math – Rhetoric School (Algebra I, Algbra II, Geometry)||Amy Embleton||(email)|
|Science – Logic School & Yearbook||Amy Thompson||(email)|
|Physics & Science||Paul Duesterhoft||(email)|
|Music Appreciation & Choir||Beth Sheffield||(email)|
|Athletics & Lifetiime Fitness||Shanon Lockhart||(email)|
Classical Christ-Centered Education
Christian Heritage School is a classical Christ-centered school. Classical Christ-centered education at its core is the effective integration of faith and learning. Broadly speaking, classical Christ-centerededucation is “…the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on Truth, goodness, and beauty so that the student in Christ is better able to know, glorify, and enjoy God.”
By Christ-centered, we mean that:
- CHS teaches all subjects as part of an integrated whole with Christ at the center, thereby acknowledging the supremacy of God and His investiture of Himself in all knowledge. In other words, Truth (see John 14:6) is at the center of the educational process, and all instruction comes from and focuses on God as the “all-knowing Knower of all things.”
- CHS educates each child according to his/her God-given way (bent) by presenting materials to be learned in a manner consistent with the student’s stage of development.
- CHS seeks to cooperate with God as He moves students from knowledge to understanding to wisdom and to help students see how God has infused these components into all they learn.
- Because God is infinite, learning about Him and His creation is a lifelong process in which we must all participate and for which we must all be equipped.
- A thoroughly biblical worldview establishes and informs each aspect of our educational endeavor.
By classical, we mean that:
- There is an inter-relationship of all subjects. No subject truly stands alone, but has touch points with all others.
- Students learn in different ways as they mature, and there is a style of learning best suited to eachstage of students’ maturation. In its instructional programs, CHS seeks to apply that styleappropriately at each stage.
- Every subject at every level has fundamental information that can be known (grammar), a logical ordering and structure of that information (dialectic), and ways of applying and giving meaning and expression to that information (rhetoric).
- CHS teaches students how to learn by providing them with tools that enable them to attack subjects appropriately at any level. This further foments a desire and love for learning.
- CHS emphasizes and seeks to preserve and pass to successive generations the richness of our Western cultural heritage.
The classical Christ-centered curriculum finds its bedrock in the treatment of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in the Scriptures—especially in Proverbs—with Proverbs 2:6 being a key foundational passage. Divided into three components of learning (grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric), the classicalChrist-centered curriculum best complements the three stages of cognitive development (poll-parrot, pert, and poetic). By incorporating grammar (the fundamental data that one can know about subjects, orknowledge), dialectic (a logical ordering and structure of what one knows, or understanding), and rhetoric (ways of giving meaning to, applying, and expressing what one knows and understands, or wisdom) within the curriculum, our students receive and achieve more than a collection of information – they are equipped with skills that will make them lifetime learners.
Through its classical Christ-centered curriculum, CHS seeks to equip every student to fulfill his/her God-given potential in all subjects, to develop critical thinking skills within each student through didactic instruction and Socratic dialogue, and to teach each student to communicate eloquently, persuasively, and effectively. Because of our fundamental desire to integrate faith and learning, our teachers are free to evaluate and adapt curriculum materials so that they accurately express God’s truth. In doing so, teachers seek to inspire biblical scholarship and independent thinking in their students, with the ultimate goal of interpreting the subject matter in the light of a biblical worldview.
To learn more about classical Christ-centered education, we recommend the following resources:
Christian Heritage School seeks to maintain a strong educational program by providing a stable core of teachers who are academically, professionally, and spiritually competent. CHS is also committed to finding and retaining qualified administrators and support staff who impact the academic and spiritual quality of the school.
- None at this time.
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- Third Grade
- Fifth Grade (Bible, Literature, Writing, Grammar)
Logic & Rhetoric School
Candidates must be mature in the Christian faith and have a desire to teach and disciple children. Candidates must also hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education or area in which they desire to teach. Interested applicants are encouraged to download an application and email completed application to Doug Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Discriminatory Hiring Policy
Christian Heritage School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national origin, marital status, gender, disability, or age in hiring, or in the application of any policy, practice, rule or regulation.
Personal Qualifications for Employment
All employees at Christian Heritage School will be Christian believers who attend a church whose fundamental beliefs are consistent with the CHS Statement of Faith. They will give evidence of trusting Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior. They will demonstrate a conviction that God has called them to a Christian school teaching ministry. They will demonstrate spiritual maturity, a teachable spirit and have a clear conscience before God and man (Titus 2:1-8).