Character Development

Character development is very important at North Central Texas Academy.  It is strengthened, and taught, through several means:

  1. First, character is taught through an overarching mission to instill in students a Christian world-view. North Central Texas Academy endeavors to equip students to see the world, and all that is in it, through the lens of God’s Word, rather than seeking only to see those areas commonly regarded as Christian components. This philosophy enables students to develop a truly biblical world-view — understanding that there is no area of life that falls outside the purview of Christian ethics or morals.
  2. Character is also developed through the Academy’s weekly chapel services. Mid-week chapel at NCTA provides each student with an opportunity to sing songs that reflect the Christian faith, as well as hear inspiring biblical messages from regional speakers and community leaders. Through these chapel services, students can observe and be affected positively by the influence of various Christian leaders.
  3. NCTA strongly believes that serving the community is an integral component of spiritual development in the education of children. The primary goal of the NCTA Community Service Program is to help students grow in their understanding of God’s call on their lives.  This is achieved by way of:
    • Serving the community through ministering in schools, churches, and non-profit agencies
    • Increasing student civic-mindedness and learning the basics of leadership and democracy
    • Appreciating the diversity of people groups
    • Increasing awareness of one’s skills, gifts, talents, and weaknesses
    • Developing critical thinking and time management
  4. Finally, character is further instilled into the lives of students through a deliberate and comprehensive Bible program.

The Bible program at NCTA

  • K-6th Grade: A curriculum will be inclusive of reading, phonics, language, creative writing, spelling, vocabulary, and poetry utilizing the Principles and Precepts of God’s Word.
  • 7th Grade: Overview of the Old Testament
  • 8th Grade: Overview of the New Testament
  • 11th Grade, Theology (.5 credit): The 11th grade theology class provides a deeper understanding of the content of Christianity. The Christian faith is not a generic form of spirituality; rather, it is a definable faith with propositional characteristics. In other words, Christianity has a clear belief structure. This class helps reinforce the essential beliefs of the Christian faith while allowing a more open discussion on doctrines of a secondary or non-essential nature.
  • 12th Grade, Worldview/Apologetics (.5 credit): The senior Bible course introduces a survey of other world religions — comparing them to the tenants of Christianity. It is hoped that faith is strengthened by this comparison, and students learn how to more readily articulate their beliefs. The ultimate result, ideally, is to have a more thorough Christian world-view in every area of life.