Portrait of a Graduate

Our portait of a graduate is molded around our expected student outcomes. Below lists the goals expected for each student that graduates from Southside Christian School. 

Spiritual Development

Southside Christian students will have a personal belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior and will seek to live a life of faith and obedience in relationship with Him, as evidenced by:

  • possessing and being able to articulate a thorough knowledge of Scripture that results in an integrated biblical worldview. (Col. 1:9-10)
  • displaying a consuming love for God and love for all people regardless of gender, race, ability, age, culture, or economic status. (Col. 1:9-10)
  • developing spiritual habits that produce an intimate relationship with the Lord and with the local body of Christ. (John 15:4, Heb. 10:24-25)
  • demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23)
  • living as responsible stewards of their minds, bodies, gifts, resources, time, and talents. (Luke 16, 1 Peter 4:10)

Academic Excellence

Southside Christian students will be prepared for college and vocational excellence as evidenced by:

  • developing lifelong learning habits that produce competency. (Prov. 10:14, Phil. 1:6, 2 Tim. 2:15)
  • developing their intellect to the fullest ability in order to think analytically and employ problem-solving skills. (Prov. 18:13, 15, 17, Rom. 12:2, Eph. 5:8-16, Phil. 4:6, James 1:5)
  • recognizing, developing, and utilizing God-given abilities to the fullest extent. (Ex. 31:2-5, Dan. 1:17)
  • maturing as Christian leaders to serve in their respective disciplines. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Titus 2:1)

Cultural Engagement

Southside Christian students will impact the community and culture with truth as evidenced by:

  • living and sharing the gospel by making disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20)
  • understanding, engaging, challenging and/or supporting the current social, economic, and cultural ideologies in a spirit of love and grace. (1 Sam. 16:7, 2 Chron. 7:14, Hosea 14:9, Rom. 12:2, Eph. 4:15)
  • contributing positively to the community through civic responsibility. (Neh. 4:6, Prov. 6:6, Prov. 28:7, Ecc. 9:10, Jer. 29:7)
  • fostering a spirit of community service and a missionary mindset while serving others with a heart of compassion. (Matt. 28:19, Eph. 5:21, Phil. 2:3-11, James 4:10)
  • appreciating and influencing the arts, literature, media, and the sciences through the lens of Scripture. (Ex. 35:30-35, Ps. 150:1-5, Eph. 2:10, Phil. 4:8, Col. 3:16)