Each enrollee of Intermountain Christian School (ICS) is welcomed in Christian love through a reflection of both the Grace and Truth of Jesus Christ (John 1:14). All families must read and sign this admission statement yearly, indicating understanding of the perspectives of ICS as stated below:
1. ICS is committed by faith to be governed by, led by, and educated through spiritually mature, Christian believers as board members, administrators, teachers, and support staff.
2. ICS is committed by faith to the interpretation of all subject material in light of a Biblical worldview.
3. ICS is committed by faith to teach, wherever it is developmentally appropriate, and in connection with subject material and all community life, that the moral law of God is the only right standard of living. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. a Biblical definition of love as acts and interactions that demonstrate, at all times, that each human being is of infinite value, created in the image of God. This is true even in light of the fact that each human being is corrupted by the fall into sin. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as uncontrolled anger, bullying, ridicule, sarcasm with intent to hurt or demean, isolation, or control for the sake of control are acceptable in God’s eyes.
b. a Biblical definition of sexual purity as human sexuality that is limited to the intimate physical union between one woman and one man, bound in marriage by a vow. (Gen 2:18-25) This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as pre-marital, extra-marital, and same-gender sexual unions, pornography of any kind, polygamy, heterosexual co-habitation without marriage, excessive or inappropriate public displays of affection, excessive immodesty and/or indecency are acceptable in God’s eyes. (I Cor 6:18)
c. a Biblical definition of human life beginning in the womb and having infinite value. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if abortion is acceptable in God’s eyes. In connection with this, ICS will teach, when developmentally appropriate, that God’s beautiful design for sex is within the confines of marriage and will teach an understanding of the vast and deep responsibility associated with sexual intercourse and the pro-creation of human life. (I Cor 7:2-5; Heb 13:4)
d. a Biblical definition of integrity as interactions that demonstrate, at all times, an understanding of, and response to, God’s ownership and distribution of all things whether in public or in private. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as cheating, lying, stealing, manipulation, or rebellion are acceptable in God’s eyes.
e. a Biblical definition of human identity rooted in the ‘awesome and wonderful’ work of God in the intentional formation of each human in the womb (Psalm 139:14) and the unique position of humans above all other creatures as image-bearers of God. We believe God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct and yet complimentary genders together reflect the nature and image of God. (Gen. 1:26-27) This definition of identity prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as attempts to alter the fundamental identity or structure of the human body are God-honoring choices. This includes gender changes and cross-dressing.
f. a Biblical definition of order as a mutually responsible agreement to a set of guidelines that reflect the order and design of God’s creation. This order encourages the progress of the whole child toward the peak of his or her potential. The guidelines for this agreement at ICS are outlined in the Family Handbook (CLICK HERE for handbook) for the academic, behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth of students at ICS.
In summary, the mission of ICS requires that Biblical truths, held in faith by the founding, governing, and teaching participants of ICS, be taught and integrated into all learning as the final and absolute authority on all matters of faith and life.
I have read and understand this perspective of Biblical teaching at ICS and I will not seek to promote or pressure any members of this community with any personal beliefs, lifestyles, or opinions that undermine or adversely influence the faith beliefs as outlined in….
a) the Statement of Faith,
b) this Admissions Statement,
c) and the Family Handbook (including the HS/MS Conduct Pledge-CLICK HERE for pledge).
Signature of Parent
Parent of ___________________________________________________________________
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