Chicago Hope offers a four year college preparatory curriculum, including Core Courses and Electives.
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PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
A Christian Philosophy of Education must begin, have as its continual frame of reference, and end with the eternal God. Such conformity, acknowledges the following:
God is the ultimate source of all truth (Jn 14:6). Therefore, His Word (revealed truth) holds a position of priority over human reason. His Word enables one to view all of life, in both its temporal and eternal aspects, to be viewed from the perspective of the centrality of God rather than the centrality of man (Ps 1:18-32). Any distinction between “sacred truth” and “secular truth” is, therefore, a false dichotomy.
A differentiation must be made between earthly wisdom (1Co 1-2; Jas 3:15) and spiritual wisdom (1Co 1:30, 7:10-16; Jas 3:13,17), while acknowledging that the source of all true wisdom and understanding is God Himself (Pr 1:7, 9:10, 15:33; Col 2:3).
The purpose of Christian education is to demonstrate to the student his need of a personal, saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and to nurture, admonish, and encourage the student to live in conformity with the revealed will of God through a life of service, wholly dedicated to and dependent upon God (Ro 12).
The process of Christian education requires the natural integration and consistent application of God’s Word into every area (academic, extracurricular, administrative, etc.) of the School program (Eph 4:4-6).
Students do not have to be Christians in order to attend Chicago Hope Academy. We do not require that our students or their families align their personal faith with the School’s Statement of Faith. The School does, however, make no apologies about teaching from a Biblical worldview. We do require that our students abide by the boundaries and guidelines set by the Academy, with the understanding that many of these guidelines are Biblically-based.