Portrait of a Graduate

Our portrait of a graduate is molded around our expected student outcomes. Below lists the goals expected for each student who 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)

A sampling of where our most recent graduates are continuing their education

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)
Southside Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, and all other school-administered programs.