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Why Propeller?

Why Propeller?

With all the choices surrounding how to educate your children, why should Propeller Academy be your school of choice?

Innovation. Propeller Academy utilizes cutting edge instructional methods and technology. The way we teach is unique, research based, and results oriented. Our administrative practices represent the best resources and information available – it keeps our operational costs lower.

Relevant. Propeller Academy helps students understand and apply their learning to the world around them. By integrating a Biblical worldview with rigorous and relevant curriculum (both Christian and secular), and utilizing our proprietary technological advancements, we will create a Christian school experience unlike any other. We believe that the best preparation for effective service is to be well grounded in one’s mind (perceptions) before  engaging directly with the culture.

Affordable tuition. The value of a Christian education is priceless. It is the only type of education that has the liberty to address the whole child – social, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual. Our tuition is affordable; but it is not tax-deductible. Charitable giving is tax deductible. We encourage everyone in our community, who is blessed by God, to practice generous living (time, resources and talents).

Life changing. Propeller Academy students will learn truth about God, themselves and others that will equip them to apply learning to change the world. We believe that our Propeller model (Biblical worldview, perceptions, skills and imagination) is a guide that develops students who understand their uniqueness and significance to God, and desire to apply their capabilities to influence the world for Jesus Christ. A Propeller education is about the big picture, and creating resilient Christ followers. Personal responsibility, self-discipline, and strong relationship skills are essential tools for long-term success.

Unapologetically Christian. All truth is God’s truth, and God’s Word sheds light on our path, and gives us hope. Education is not just focused on possibilities but on certainties and promises found in God’s Word. In support of this, we hire great role models and skillful teachers to influence your children. Our teachers, administrators and growing staff actively live their faith.

Community. It is easy to make friends at Propeller Academy. Students and families will love the learning community at our school – it’s creative, inspiring, engaging, fun-filled, respectful and well organized. Our community is grace-based with accountability structures.

Schedule. Our efficient four-day school week is designed to allow students a schedule that works best for them. Kids need lots of sleep, structure, guidance and also time with family and friends. This four-day schedule focuses on rigorous academic experiences balanced with recovery/recess/creative time. It also allows students to have some levels of control over when they do homework, what types of projects they want to learn about, and how they learn time-management skills.

15,000 Hours. A student between Kindergarten and 12th grade will spend over 15,000 hours in school!  In a public school, that is 1/3 of a student’s life in culture that promotes a worldview of secular humanism and postmodern truth. The prevalent messages in society today revolve around sexuality, materialism, personal pleasure, and the allure of celebrity and fame. Tolerance programs, aimed at reducing bullying, contend that you have a choice to live the way you want to, and that they are all equal. These programs begin instructing thinking as early as 2nd grade.  We believe that God’s Word has a better plan for how to live a fulfilling life that honors Him. At Propeller, we spend our time helping students navigate how to live a life for Christ – with a love for God, themselves and others; and encourage them to continually seek to live in a way that is pleasing to Him.

Counter-cultural discipleship. Kids are getting over 2,700 hours a year of secular influence, which does not include time spent with peers at school. This shift is a perfect storm of culture change that is creating a crisis situation for our kids. Research in media usage has determined that by the age of 18, the average boy in the U.S. will have spent 10,000 playing video games – more if you include pornography. This participation in alternative realities are a source of addictive behaviors and is linked to our nations high drop out rate for males – one every nine seconds.  If kids attend church two hours a week, the church gets 104 hours a year to instruct and disciple kids. When your children attend Propeller Academy, they will experience a school where they can ask hard questions, and develop spiritual disciplines to help them live resilient, faith filled lives.

Relationships Matter. Propeller Academy is intentional about our social curriculum and teaching human communication skills to be successful in life. A Fortune 500 survey of the top ten most desirable employee skills shows that the needs of today’s businesses have changed profoundly:
1.  Teamwork
2.  Problem Solving
3.  Interpersonal Skills
4.  Oral Communication
5.  Listening Skills
6.  Personal/Career Development
7.  Creative Thinking
8.  Leadership
9.  Goal Setting/Motivation
10.  Writing Skills

We believe that these communication skills will continue to be in demand in a global environment. That is why a solid human communication curriculum is built into our rigorous academic experience.

Partnership. Three key systems that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three systems point them in the same direction. Propeller Academy affirms your crucial parenting responsibilities. We believe parents are the primary educators of their children under God. The responsibility of raising great kids is a big job – but it can also be extremely fulfilling and joyful.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 talks about dads and moms taking the opportunity to impress God’s Word upon the hearts of their children – everyday. Many Christian parents are looking for resources and tools to equip their children to be spiritual champions for Christ.

There are a lot of opinions about how to educate students for the future they will face. Certainly there will be changes in technology, communication and in our culture. Some things will not change. People will still have the same basic needs for love, acceptance, meaning, purpose, forgiveness, dignity and significance. There will still be struggles with worry, loneliness, fear, guilt, resentment and pain. Every person faces these types of issues. At Propeller Academy, we know there is a bright future filled with hope for those who believe.

The hope of the world is Jesus Christ.