Dear Parents,

Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS) is a special place for students. Our mission is to provide an excellent education from a Christ-centered and biblical perspective. Along with a strong academic program, young people are encouraged to explore the fine arts and athletic programs, and to develop strong character and values with the focus on meaningful lifelong service.

As we look forward to a new year of partnering with Christian families in the education of their children, we are again reminded about the awesome responsibility that we share in raising the next generation of Christian leaders. We do not take it lightly that parents choose CSCS to be that partner. Rather, we count it a privilege to serve them in this endeavor.

Our professional staff employs teaching methods that motivate students and are appropriate for different learning styles. praying kids SYATP 2013Students utilize current technology and learn in an environment that provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support needed for intellectual growth.

Central to the mission of CSCS are our CORE VALUES and SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES. We acknowledge that it is the hand of God that has continued to direct and bless Colorado Springs Christian Schools since 1971.

As you review our website, we hope that you will come to discover that CSCS is more than just a school. This is an institution that is deeply committed to joining with families and churches to equip and develop students for life.

Serving Him together,

Roland F. DeRenzo, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

CSCS exists to provide an excellent education from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective for lifelong service.

Colorado Springs Christian Schools is a Christian school dedicated to providing an excellent academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual environment for the education of students leading to a life that honors God. The school exists to train the mind, develop the moral character, enrich the spiritual lives, and perpetuate growth of Christian ideals in all who come within the sphere of its influence. CSCS stands as a witness for Jesus Christ modeled by administration, faculty, parents, and students.

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Through a rich offering of academic, spiritual, artistic, and athletic programs, CSCS provides an opportunity for each student to reach his or her maximum spiritual, intellectual, social, and ethical potential. CSCS stresses the highest excellence and proficiency in academic education with a goal of developing, within each student, mastery of all the basics of learning while establishing thinking and clear communication skills. Operating as a Christian community, CSCS emphasizes understanding and responsiveness to the student needs and capabilities from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective. CSCS serves as a training ground for the development of healthy Christian relationships across race, ethnic and gender lines.

CSCS seeks to develop the whole person with the knowledge and skills to embrace a lifetime of personal fulfillment, Christian service, and contribution to society. The competencies to act ethically, to care for and serve others, and to practice Christian stewardship of human and natural resources are integrated into the fabric of all CSCS programs. Programs and activities help students explore their value and role in society as well as the importance of vocation and service in their lives. Students will be equipped to pursue the post-secondary education of their choosing, preparing them to be knowledgeable Christian participants in our nation and the world.

CSCS, in an effort to reflect the community, strives to maintain a student body that represents social, economic, ethnic and academic diversity. Race, color, national and ethnic origin shall never be a barrier to admission at CSCS.

  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant; there are no contradictions, no historical inaccuracies, and no false scientific information in the original manuscripts (II Timothy 3:16). We believe that the Old and New Testaments not only contain the Word of God, but are the Word of God in their entirety, and are the final authority in all subjects on which they speak (II Peter 1:21).
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4).
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:20-23), and is true God and true Man (John 1:1,14).
  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), from dust, as a perfectly created individual named Adam, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God (Genesis 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12); that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed (Romans 3:10-23).
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and for the sins of the whole world (I John 2:2), was buried and bodily rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:1-4). We believe that He died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by grace on the basis of His shed blood (John 3:16; Titus 3:5). We believe that those so justified are eternally preserved (e.g. the eternally secure position of the believer in Christ, as opposed to the concept that a believer in Christ could ever lose his salvation) through the present ministries of our risen, ascended, glorified Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (John 10:27-29; Hebrews 7:25).
  6. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of and indwelt by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (John 3:3; 14:16, 17). We believe that regenerate man must walk in dependence upon the Holy Spirit in order to please God (Galatians 5:16).
  7. We believe in “that blessed hope “, the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
  8. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the just and the everlasting punishment of the unjust (e.g. there is no second chance in hell or the lake of fire for a restoration or universalism in salvation). A person ‘s eternal destiny is set when they die with no hope of a second chance of salvation (I Corinthians 15:51, 52; Revelation 20:11-15).
  9. We believe that the Church, composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, is the Body and Bride of Christ. We believe that Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22, 23); that all believers are baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and thus having become members of one another, we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:3).

A personal discovery of God’s truth

We believe that God is absolute truth and is the final authority in all matters of life. We believe in the complete sovereignty of God and that the word of God is the standard for all decisions. We strive to integrate biblical truth and the character of God into all education at CSCS. We believe that each individual, being created in the image of God, is of supreme worth and is created for the purpose of glorifying God. We value individual giftedness and integrity in all relationships as we demonstrate open communication, obedience, and accountability, as well as mercy and forgiveness.

A personal, active faith in God

We desire that each individual have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment that will encourage spiritual growth of students and staff in their personal walk with Christ.

A life-long love for intellectual and cultural development

We value excellence in education, development, and maturation of the whole person. We desire that students will love and pursue truth, recognize beauty in all its forms, live virtuously, think critically and problem solve logically, read insightfully, write incisively, speak persuasively, and be physically fit.

An awareness and cultivation of individual giftedness

We aspire to encourage personal growth and to provide opportunities for every student to discover and develop their unique gifts in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

The building of community

We believe that God ultimately holds parents responsible for the education of their children. We seek to glorify God by partnering with Christian families and churches in educating future generations through Christ-centered training, application, and example. Therefore, we believe that CSCS holds a sacred trust to mold the lives of students in partnership with the home, church and Holy Spirit, all teaching the child from a Christian biblical perspective.

An awareness and appreciation of society which impels action

We desire to prepare our students to be servant leaders in the world around them. This leadership emphasizes humility over intimidation, listening over pontification, modeling behavior over commanding it, and responsible citizenship. As practicing servant leaders, we desire that students be equipped with the moral strength, the spiritual discernment, and the academic integrity to impact society through responsible, effective Christian living.

1) Understands and commits to a personal relationship with Christ and pursues ongoing spiritual develIMG_8686opment

  • understands the gospel, salvation, and how to present that to others
  • understands and practices spiritual disciplines such as devotions, personal Bible study, and prayer
  • understands and pursues spiritual maturity and a deepening dependence upon the Holy Spirit
  • is involved in a local church
  • commits to a personal relationship with Christ

2) Understands and articulates a biblical worldview and operates from that perspective in the world

  • develops, articulates, and defends a biblical worldview
  • demonstrates application and relevance of a biblical worldview to daily decision making
  • knows and is able to articulate differences between Christianity and other worldviews
  • knows how to dialog effectively with those who hold other worldviews
  • is able to defend one’s faith

3) Is academically prepared in all areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking, science, math, social studies, languages, Bible, technology and the arts)

  • is a creative and critical thinker who can apply learning to solve real world problems
  • utilizes technology responsibly and effectively
  • can appropriately access and use various types of information resources
  • appreciates and/or participates in the arts and literature
  • demonstrates academic competence which is required for next level of academic pursuit
  • is well prepared for standardized academic testing
  • communicates effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • can communicate in at least one additional language
  • knows the Bible in concept and through memorization

4) Develops moral integrity, demonstrated by righteous living and stewardship

  • makes choices based on biblical principles
  • respects life
  • lives according to biblical standards in family and personal relationships
  • is a wise steward in use of personal, financial, and natural resources
  • is a responsible citizen in the local community and the world

5) Is able to relate well and work well with others, including other cultures and respects the worth of every individual as made in God’s imageQueens Elem 13-14

  • can explain being created in the image of God
  • respects individual differences, valuing each person as God’s creation
  • able to work together in groups
  • can understand and appreciate people of different cultures

6) Is a lifelong learner, prepared for next stage, including intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional health

  • pursues ongoing learning as it relates to next stage, including careers
  • applies learning to healthy choices affecting lifestyle
  • develops a love for learning
  • recognizes the spiritual implications of acting upon one’s learning

7) Is a servant leader, prepared and motivated for lifelong service and involvement in missions, knows and applies spiritual giftedness

  • can articulate the biblical mandate for service and missions, including responsibility to the poor and lostelem service brock canella
  • participates in service experiences
  • understands missions from personal experience or from personal exposure to the message/impact of missions
  • develops leadership skills
  • understands and utilizes spiritual gifts
  • identifies personal strengths and talents
  • applies gifts in leadership/service
  • works within the body of Christ according to the variety of gifts in the body

Jim WrightFrom its beginnings Colorado Springs Christian Schools has been blessed by God in many ways. The founder, Jim Wright, was committed to the vision for a Christian school in Colorado Springs. He and others saw the value and importance of having “Bible-believing, Christ-honoring teachers using curriculum that honored Biblical principles.” To this day Jim Wright prays regularly that God continues to bless the ministry that was started back in 1971.