I. Spiritual Development: ICCS seeks:
1. To help students recognize the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God (II Tim. 3:16).
2. To make students aware of their sinful condition before God and to lead them to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (Rom. 3:23, John 14:6, John 3:16).
3. To encourage students to know Him, love Him, and to grow in His grace and knowledge in order to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18, I Peter 1:16, Eph. 5:1, Rom 8:29).
4. To instill in students a knowledge of the foundational truths and doctrines of God’s Word (II Tim. 2:15, I Tim. 3:16-17, I Tim 4:6, 13, 16).
5. To develop a Christ-centered worldview, to be established deeply in the biblical Christian faith (Col. 2:6-7), and to be able to defend the Christian faith lovingly, courageously, and fearlessly (I Peter 3:15).
6. To prepare students to perpetuate the Christian faith through evangelism and discipleship (Matt. 28:19-20).
II. Academic Development: ICCS seeks:
1. To help students reach their full academic potential by providing a developmentally appropriate instructional program with high academic standards (Isa. 28:9-10, Col. 3:23-24, Heb. 5:13-14).
2. To teach students to use good study habits to enhance their creative and critical thinking (II Tim. 2:15, Prov. 4:5-12).
3. To develop in students independent study habits and to foster in students a life-long love for learning and personal excellence (Prov.4:5-8).
4. To help students interpret and apply all knowledge from a biblical perspective (Isa. 8:20, I John 4:1).
5. To help students become aware of changing world events and interpret these events from a biblical worldview (Heb. 13:8).
6. To prepare students for future educational or vocational experiences by developing in them the necessary communication, thinking, and technological skills (Prov. 4:5-12).
7. To help students acquire a knowledge and an appreciation of their Christian and American heritage (Deut. 4:2-9, Ps. 33:12a).
III. Personal Development: ICCS seeks:
1. To bring our students to a personal accountability to God and a responsibility to others (Col. 3:23, I Cor. 10:31, Matt. 25:45, Matt. 7:12).
2. To provide through school programs (P.E., Health and First Aid, Enrichment) opportunities to develop physically and to develop healthy lifestyle habits (Rom. 12:1, I Cor. 3:16-17).
3. To assist families in assessing and finding the personal gifts God has given their children (I Cor. 12, Eph. 4:11-13).
4. To assist families in teaching godly decision-making (friendships, careers, higher education, spouses) (James 1:5).
5. To develop in students good stewardship of their time, talents, and physical abilities (Matt. 25:30).
IV. Social Development: ICCS seeks to teach students:
To be able to communicate their thoughts in a general logical manner (Col. 3:1, Col. 4:5-6, Col. 3:8, I Cor. 15:33, Eph. 4:29).
2. To treat others better than they would expect others to treat them (Matt. 7:12, Eph. 4:32).
3. To show respect for the property of others including classmates, teachers, visitors, and the school itself (Prov. 10:23, Phil. 2:3-4).
4. To have a biblical attitude toward authority (I Tim. 2:1-2, Eph. 6:1-2, Heb. 13:17, I Peter 2:13-17).
5. To have a biblical attitude concerning members of the opposite gender, emphasizing the need to establish God- honoring homes (Ps. 127:1, Eph. 5:31, I Cor. 6:18-20, Col.3:5, I Peter 3:7, Gen. 1:27)
6. To develop a heart for service and a concern for the needs of others in their community, nation, and around the world (Rom. 13:1-7, Matt. 28:19-20, I Tim. 4:12).