Don’t wait for your ship to come in… Swim out to meet it.
The IDEA House Core Values and Statement of Faith represent the “non-negotiables” of our identity as a faith-based school program. We hold to these values and faith beliefs, not to stand in condemnation or judgment of others, but to affirm those common beliefs that bind us together as a faith-based community. We strive to maintain a fervent and dedicated spirit that remains faithful & perseveres in the midst of difficulty.
Pray as if all you do depends on God… and work as if it all depends on you.
IDEA House Statement of Beliefs
IDEA House Educational Services is accountable to the community for managing student behavior and for creating safe, orderly, productive and successful learning communities. This policy is based on the following shared principles:
•IDEA House operates within the context of the wider society and has a responsibility to prepare young people for successful participation in society. By practicing traditional Christian values, the students’ understanding and respect for themselves and others will prepare them to contribute to the ultimate goal of a peaceful society.
•All individuals should be treated with respect at all times.
•Faith, families, society, peers, staff and other significant adults influence the behavioral development of young people.
•Behavior has consequences which increase or reduce immediate and future choices.
•Individuals must accept responsibility for their own behavior according to their developmental ability.
“ I strive to maintain a teachable heart; I believe this is the key to successful ongoing growth in life and ministry; to stay open to instruction, correction and improvement.” II Tim. 3:16, 17; Prov. 1:28-33
IDEA House is committed to teaching the entire child in a home environment with values and ethics that will help them become upstanding, productive citizens. We are committed to helping students find their voice and equipping them with the tools to self-advocate and be as independent as they are able. We meet all God’s children where they are and help to raise them to their full potential while bridging the gap between school and the world. IDEA House staff members pledge to present instruction in a manner loyal to the lessons of scripture and representative of the Christian beliefs of our IDEA House families.
IDEA House, school communities, services and agencies will work together to create learning communities which are:
•conducive to learning
•free from harassment and bullying.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.