You’ll find our vision in many venues throughout BRCS and our community: family handbooks, at major school events, and in public forums like our website and quarterly newsletters. It’s often one of the first things a prospective family will ask about during a school tour.
Our mission and vision work hand-in-hand: our mission states our purpose, and our vision extends that purpose into the future. The vision was approved by the Parent Corporation and adopted by our Board of Directors in 2015, as our newly relaunched high school was completing its first year. In casting a vision as BRCS as a school of excellence, we were holding ourselves to an ever-higher standard in all aspects of our program. To become “the school of choice in the Valley” requires commitment, unity and a growth mindset among all BRCS constituents.
The vision further defines what will set apart BRCS graduates – what will be truly distinctive about students whose Christian formation was profoundly impacted by BRCS. First, those students will be “passionate about their faith”. Class and athletic team devotions, Bible memory work, mentoring groups and Prayer Buddies exemplify ways that BRCS helps students develop a love for Jesus Christ, which is also essential to our mission. Second, those students would be “prepared to articulate and defend the Christian worldview.” Intentional integration of Biblical principles across the entire curriculum trains our students in truly integrated thinking, where the Bible is their standard for living and learning. Developmentally appropriate frameworks for understanding and applying Christian apologetics are a key component of all Bible classes, with a particular focus in 5th, 8th and 12th grades. Finally, those students would “influence their communities and vocations for Christ and His glory.” In a culture that is entirely dis-integrated, students who are secure in their identity as Christ-followers and who view all truth as God’s truth are able to securely and winsomely draw others to Christ.