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Killian Hill Christian School, as a ministry of Killian Hill Baptist Church, exists to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their student by providing a high-quality spiritual and academic program, enhanced by balanced fine arts and athletics, while encouraging them to live disciplined, Christ-centered lives.
Sound Christian Education is based on the following principles:
- Home Relations
- Christian Character Training
- Student Self-Discipline
- Strong Academics
- Extracurricular Activities
1. OBJECTIVE FOR THE SPIRITUAL AND MORAL GROWTH OF THE STUDENTS, the school seeks:
- To teach the essential doctrines of the Christian faith.
- To lead the pupils into a personal, saving relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior.
- To develop a desire to know and to do the will of God.
- To teach students consistent daily Christian living and service.
- To develop a Biblical sense of right and wrong.
- To foster self-discipline in the student based on respect for and reverence toward God and all authority.
- To help pupils develop a consistent Christian philosophy of life by integrating all subjects with the Bible.
2. OBJECTIVE FOR THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, the Christian school strives:
- To demonstrate a Biblical view of life work and occupational endeavors.
- To promote fitness, maintenance, and skillful use of the body as the temple of God.
3. OBJECTIVE FOR ACADEMICS, the Christian school endeavors:
- To promote rigorous academic standards.
- To help each student gain a comprehensive command of the fundamental processes used in communicating with others (speaking, listening, writing and reading).
- To encourage formation of good study habits and work ethics.
- To teach the student how to use the scientific method in research, and or a means of problem solving.
- To develop creative and critical thinking skills.
- To foster an appreciation for our Christian and American heritage of freedom and human dignity which leads to good citizenship.
- To impart knowledge of the world and current events relative to God’s plan for men.
4. OBJECTIVE FOR WORKING WITH THE HOMES FROM WHICH THE STUDENTS COME, the Christian school desires:
- To recognize the role that God gives to the parents for the education of their students and keep our actions within the confines of that of assistance in the educational process.
- To cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the student’s development.
5. OBJECTIVE FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, the Christian school endeavors:
- To acquaint the participants with the theme set forth within the scriptures of Col. 3:1-17.
- To acquaint the participants with both personal and team goal setting skills and priorities.
- To acquaint the participants with the principles of team and role playing.
- To acquaint the participants with the principles of authority and obedience (to the coach, officials, directors, observers, judges, etc.
- To acquaint the participants with the principles of self-examination.
- To acquaint the participants with the personal joy resulting from enthusiastic personal love of participation.
- To acquaint the participants with both the fundamental skill and strategic priorities of performance and competition.
Our Christian School Background
In the Fall of 1972 the Killian Hill Baptist Church started Killian Hill Kindergarten with a total of 15 students in two classes and 2 teachers. The Church furnished the facilities and also paid the utilities.
In 1973 the K-3 and K-4 were added. The K-4 was three days a week, and the K-3 was two days a week. We had Kindergarten for 4 years before the school began.
In 1974 the pastor, Dr. John Kent, made plans to start the elementary classes with David Purvis as Principal. Mr. Purvis and the men of the church worked hard to prepare the building to open in the fall of 1976. The school opened with Kindergarten 3, 4, 5, and 1st through 3rd grades.
Each year after that the school continued to grow and added classes, staff, secretaries, administrators and buildings as they were needed. We reached a point that we had to make the commitment to the parents that we had then to add the High School. The first senior class graduated in 1986 with 14 students. The school is now housed on 26 acres with over 70,000 square foot of classroom and building space. The enrollment has grown to over 500 students.
Accreditation and Membership
Killian Hill Christian School is a member of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS), the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). Killian Hill Christian School is accredited by the following associations: regional accreditation through AdvancED SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), state accreditation through Georgia Association of Christian Schools and The Georgia Private School Accrediting Council (GAPSAC) which are recognized by the University system of Georgia and the Georgia board of regents. Our teachers are certified by the same agencies.
Stanford Achievement Test Scores: The Stanford Achievement Test is the nation’s oldest and most widely recognized nationally standardized test. Students in K5 – 11th grade on average score at or above the 90th percentile of all students taking the test nationally (50th percentile is the national average).
College Entrance Testing: 100% of our graduating class take either the SAT or the ACT. The class of ’13 SAT average score is 1753 (2400 is perfect) including the writing portion. The ACT average was 25 (36 is perfect)
Our primary curriculum is published by Bob Jones University Press. This is a Christian curriculum that supports strong thinking skills. A Beka Books and Merrill publishers are used selectively.
Teachers and administrators are dedicated to providing an emotionally safe environment where students feel accepted and welcomed. About 50% of our teachers hold Master’s degrees. The average student/teacher ratio is 21/1. Our teachers have been at KHCS on average 15 years and have been teaching on average 21 years.
Students apply and are enrolled in a leadership training program which involves a three-day training session off-campus. Once selected and trained student leaders return to campus to establish a mentoring program with 4-6 students in a small group. The student leader is responsible for mentoring these students throughout the school year. The student leaders are guided to become positive role models affecting change in younger students, our school and into the community. It will be the duty of the student leaders to encourage, motivate, and challenge each student put into their care. Mentoring students meet regularly to discuss strategies to help them with their groups.
Fine arts opportunities include school level involvement as well as competitive involvement on the state and national level in all genres of speech, art, drama, group and individual instrumental, vocal, ensembles, choral, and forensics.
Girls: Volleyball, Golf, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer
Boys: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
High School Profile (Grades 9-12)
Diploma Statistics: 95% of our graduates received College Prep diplomas with 5% receiving Tech Prep diplomas.
College Attendance: Since 1992 84% of our graduates are attending a 4-year college and 16% are attending a 2-year college.
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|University of Georgia||University of Miami||Valdosta State||West Georgia College||Word of Life Bible Institute, Hungry||Word of Life Bible Institute, Ireland||Young Harris|
Electives: Yearbook, Computer, Speech, Choir, Video Graphics, General Business Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology.
Advanced Placement Courses: Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement US History, Advanced Placement Literature and Grammar.
College Prep Credit Requirements
|Social Studies||3 credits*|
|Foreign Language / FA||2 credits*|
*denotes core classes for HOPE.
Jr/Sr High Grading Scale
In the KHCS Jr/Sr High grading system, the following percentage values are equivalent for the letter grades used.
|I||Incomplete||Assignments not complete|
Students taking “AP” level courses are eligible to receive up to a “5.0″ on a “4.0″ scale.