Goals for a Graduate of UCA

At Uvalde Classical Academy we are in the process of designing a program around the school’s mission and the goals listed below.  We try to consider these goals with the purpose of shaping the hearts, souls, and minds of our students.  Our ultimate goal is to graduate students who are filled with a passion for Christ while arming them with the Truth of God’s Word.  Our hope is that graduates will be ready to be used to boldly impact the world for Christ.

 

Successful graduates will possess:

1. Virtue and mature character: Beyond mere rule following, virtue and mature character is a “heart-obedience” encompassed by: good manners, honorable relationships, self-control, and Christian leadership. We model this, teach this, and instill it in our students by studying and gleaning wisdom from the great stories and characters of the West. More than this, we teach students to live in accordance with Coram Deo– as though they were in the presence of God at all times.

2. Sound reason and sound faith: We expect students to embrace a Christian worldview with all Scripture as the measure of ultimate Truth. We expect them to demonstrate the wisdom necessary to recognize complex issues and to follow the consequences of ideas.

3. A masterful command of language: Because language enables us to know things beyond what we have directly experienced, nothing is more important within a solid Christian education. Without a strong command of language, even scripture is silent. As people of “the Word,” Christians should be masters of language.

4. Well-rounded competence:  Educated people have competence in a variety of areas.  These include: fine art, drama, music, physical activity, mathematics, logic, science and rhetoric. Throughout our program, skills essential for an educated person are introduced, practiced, and ultimately mastered.

5. Literacy with broad exposure to books :   Educated people are well-read and able to discuss and relate to central works of literature, science, art, architecture, and music. We expect our graduates to be conversant in the important literature and ideas of Christian theology because of their thorough, progressive study of the great church reformers, church history, and the Bible.  Our obligatory literature will formulate them to be well-versed in our own western history as they each read stories and accounts intended to bring western culture alive in the hearts and minds of its readers.