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Redemptive Education
Association of Christian Schools
(REACH)

How the CRE vision aligns with our school

 --Shari Hepner, Trace Academy [Orlando, FL], Head of School

We continue to renew our membership with the Center for Redemptive Education (CRE) for many reasons. The CRE vision aligns with who we want to be as a school. They come alongside us with genuine interest in our well-being as a school. They have resourced us with integral thematic unit curriculum, professional development and parent alignment.

Amy [Imbody] serves as a mentor to me as Head of School, and I look forward to getting to know the other school leaders more deeply so that we can sharpen and support one another. Their conferences/retreats have inspired and equipped me and my teachers. They provide us with accountability as a school that seeks to be redemptive in mission and practice. Amy and her team are available and responsive. They value in-person collaboration, coaching and resourcing that is geared for the uniqueness of our particular school.

The CRE core principles are practical and simple for teachers and students but also offer depth of thinking and aspiration to God's redemptive work in us personally and corporately. God continues to use CRE in refining us as a school.

For several years we have been teaching integral thematic units written by the Center for Redemptive Education. The curriculum developed by them has helped our parent teachers lead the children of Trace to ponder essential questions, understand enduring truths, explore and evaluate the world around us through a biblical lens, and engage in activities that develop their intellect, creativity and imagination. The lessons within are written in a way that our parent teachers can digest, pace and use as guides of exploration. The books seem to be divinely chosen in their beautiful approach to timeless themes, universal topics, and student interest.

Lastly, the scope and sequence of the units has flowed from one year to another in a way that has brought our school cohesiveness that did not exist before.

Without a doubt, our partnership with the Center for Redemptive Education and employment of their curriculum and tools has propelled our school forward in depth and richness of biblical instruction and learning. We would not want to continue without their thumbprint.

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REACH Member Schools

Covenant Christian School

"The Covenant Christian School community is committed to the school’s mission: Educating the whole child to the glory of God in a grace-filled environment."

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Hope Academy

"Our mission is to educate the whole child to the glory of God in a grace-filled environment."

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Trace Academy

"Trace Academy is a Christ-centered K-8 school in which each parent serves in a specific role with the goal of teaching, shepherding and supporting our students. We believe that God created each child and the family unit and want to partner with families in the education of the next generation."

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Holden Christian Academy

"Honoring God through creative learning and strong academics in a caring, fun-filled school."

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Joshua Academy

Joshua Academy is a ministry of Jubilee Church, a non-denominational church located in Van Buren, Arkansas. Jubilee’s mission is to Encourage with the Love of God, Equip with the Word of God, and Empower with the Fullness of God. Our school was born out of a love for children and a desire to provide families in our area a Christian alternative for their children’s education.

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"We cannot escape the escalation of pressure and the demand for increasing involvements … for our children unless we purposefully and prayerfully determine to swim against that tide in our homes and in our schools."

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-- Amy Imbody, Founder and President of the Center for Redemptive Education, from her book, Wind from the Sea: Essays in Redemptive Education. 

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