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HCS faces the challenges of education

South Boston News
Rick and Tammy Stigile / September 01, 2010
In the midst of the ongoing challenges of education in today’s schools, one school in Halifax County continues to produce students with high academic achievement and outstanding moral character. Halifax Christian School (HCS), a ministry extension of the South Boston Church of God, has consistently upheld its standard of excellence.

HCS has been providing a quality education since 1997. Using the individualized, Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), the school focuses on the needs of the individual student. Upon testing the student’s current knowledge and skills, each student begins his study at the point of understanding. Far too often, a student in a traditional classroom setting may not grasp the material currently be presented, and yet is forced to move forward to the next level of concepts. This type of approach only causes a weak foundation for the student’s comprehension. At HCS, no student is permitted to move forward until he has successfully grasped the concepts and ideas of the current level. Personalized assistance is provided to ensure that each student is moving forward at a successful face.

During the 2009-2010 school year, HCS had a 90 percent grade point average in all subject areas. Many students completed well beyond one year’s standard academic expectations. In the thirteen years of the school’s history, 94 percent of the graduating students have continued their education at various colleges and universities.

With the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, HCS has welcomed their new administrator, Pastor Rick Stigile, who also serves the South Boston Church of God as senior pastor. Stigile is a graduate of Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn. with a degree in Biblical Education. He and his wife, Tammy, have two children, both of whom are currently completing their higher education at Lee.

For information about the school and its opportunities, parents may contact the school’s office manager, Gale Landrum, at 575-1325.

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