Académica

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ACCREDITATION

The school has been a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1984 and was accredited by ACSI in 1994.  Accreditation by ACSI is recognized by secular accreditation agencies, as its requirements include and often exceed those demanded by those agencies.  ACSI also requires Christian schools to meet additional requirements in spiritual areas not required by secular agencies.

The SCCLC American diploma is acceptable to most North American institutions of higher learning.  In 1991, SCCLC and the Bolivia Ministry of Education signed an agreement with allows recognition by the Bolivian government and preparation of students for the Bolivian “Bachillerato” which is issued by the Ministry of Education.  This agreement, which also allows for an alternative academic calendar, teaching in English and maintaining an internationally recognized grading scale, was renewed in 2014.

OUR ACADEMIC GOALS

The Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center offers a quality Christian education that has the following goals:

  • Develop and maintain quality teaching staff
  • Obtain a quality long term administrative staff
  • Develop member-health (care) strategies
  • Integrate Christian principles into classroom instruction effectively
  • Develop a healthy relationship with local and national government agencies
  • Every student graduates being fully bilingual
  • Pursue SACS accreditation
  • Upgrade facilities and technology
  • Plan dedicated teacher training programs in cooperation with other local schools
  • Establish a safe school environment
  • Develop a community service component for graduation
  • Stay current in trends, best practices, and alliances, etc.
  • Ensure equal treatment among all school members
  • Reach out to the community
  • Look at extra funding sources through grants, endowment, etc.

GRADING SYSTEM

Average As Percent Letter Grade Scholarship Quality GPA Value
98-100
95-97
92-94
A+
A
A-
Excellent Work 4
89-91
86-88
83-85
B+
B
B-
Good Work 3
80-82
77-79
74-76
C+
C
C-
Average Work 2
71-73
68-70
65-67
D+
D
D-
Poor Work 1
59-64
50-58
38-49
F Failing Work 0

Certain credits (Teacher’s Aide for example) may be given a credit/no credit and will not enter into the overall grade point average.In several courses at the elementary level (music, art, physical education, handwriting, and Spanish) and in all Pre-K and kindergarten courses, a different grading system is used.  It is as follows:

Letter Grade Scholarship Quality
V Very Good
S+ Above Average
S Satisfactory
S- Below Average
I Improvement Needed
U Unsatisfactory