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GLBA Overview Presentation


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A look at Gospel Light Baptist Academy

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GLBA Overview Presentation

  1. 1. est. 1999
  2. 2. Gospel Light Baptist Church GLBA functions as an educational ministry of Gospel Light Baptist Church. GLBC has been a lighthouse to the community of Rio Rancho for over 27 years. Brent Lenentine Pastor & Founder 2
  3. 3. Governance & Leadership School Board Ray McKinney MA - Organizational Leadership Instructor, National American University Donald Pooler Representative Deacon & School Board President Valerie Martinez MA - Organizational Leadership Real Estate Broker Casey Naugle BS - UNM Financial Management Office, UNM Orlando Pineda BRE - GLBBI Church Planter, Albuquerque, NM 3
  4. 4. Governance & Leadership Staff 6 full-time teachers 4 part-time teachers 1 principal 1 assistant principal 1 administrative assistant 2 part-time music teachers GLBA is very proud that 5 members of our staff are graduates of GLBA! 4
  5. 5. Founded in 1999 GLBA was founded in fall of 1999 with the express purpose of educating, training, and equipping the next generation in a Christ-centered environment. It is GLBA’s desire to partner with families in producing young people that are prepared to impact the world and make a difference. 5
  6. 6. Mission Statement & Core Values 6
  7. 7. Mission Statement 7
  8. 8. Core Values 8
  9. 9. Core Values 9
  10. 10. Core Values 10
  11. 11. Core Values 11
  12. 12. Gospel Light Baptist Academy is... A ministry of Founded 1988 Accredited by 12
  13. 13. Gospel Light Baptist Academy is... A “Quality Status” school with A certified user of curriculum 13 A member of the American Association of Christian Schools
  14. 14. Community Involvement Veterans Day Project Every year our students participate in honoring local veterans by taking part in our Veterans Day Project 14
  15. 15. Community Involvement Every May our school organizes and participates in Rio Rancho’s National Day of Prayer event. 15
  16. 16. Community Involvement GLBA has developed a relationship with the mayor’s office. Mayor Hull has visited our school several times in the last 2 years. High schoolers with Mayor Hull in his office Mayor Hull with student body - February 2015 16
  17. 17. Growth Trend in Student Enrollment GLBA has experienced steady and consistent, but responsible growth every year for several years. 17
  18. 18. Educational Focus GLBA’s Educational Philosophy 1. Meet the needs of the individual 2. Place emphasis on volume of learning, not volume of class time 3. Educate students from where they are based on individualized diagnostics and educational plans 18
  19. 19. Educational Focus GLBA’s curriculum is geared towards providing the individual with the support they need to be successful. This is accomplished by: 1. Assessing the student’s performance level 2. Prescribing an academic plan unique to their needs 3. Providing a majority of educational support one-on-one 19
  20. 20. Educational Focus Students in our ACE classrooms are accomplishing curriculum that is prescribed based on the academic need as determined by assessment. This learning environment is Highly-focused Individualized Student-directed 20
  21. 21. Educational Focus Students in our more traditional classrooms using the Abeka curriculum experience Challenging coursework Small class sizes Technology integration 21
  22. 22. Educational Focus A mastery of concepts must be achieved before students pass any course. 22
  23. 23. Educational Focus Strong Foundations A high emphasis is placed on foundational math and phonetic reading in the elementary. In spring of 2015, 5th grade assessment showed: 71% were at or above grade level in Math 71% were at or above grade level in Reading 23
  24. 24. Educational Focus Reading Skills Elementary students sharpen their skills in reading through small group reading circles several times a week. These times are led by upperclassmen providing the students with needed reading practice, but also establishing relationships with older student mentors and role models. 24 In addition, elementary students in the 3rd-5th grade participate in monthly book report assignments to strengthen reading, comprehension, and thinking skills.
  25. 25. High School Courses of Study
  26. 26. Meeting Student Needs Counseling & Advocacy Students at GLBA have access to experienced counselors to meet social, emotional, and spiritual needs. GLBA has one trained counselor and several other counselors with years of experience. 26 Staff prays dailys for students to: - Be aware of their needs - Become aware of our families and their needs - To learn every student’s name
  27. 27. Student Accomplishments Regional Student Convention Socorro, NM GLBA has achieved: First place in Music for six straight years First place in Academics five out the last six years CAP Award In 2015, four of our high school students also received the Communication and Potential Leadership Award 27
  28. 28. Student Accomplishments 28
  29. 29. Student Opportunities Technology In fall of 2015, GLBA fully implemented Google Apps for Education in high school. 29
  30. 30. Student Opportunities Technology GLBA also purchased and deployed 15 brand new Chromebooks for student use providing: Digital learning tools Fully controlled and monitored digital environment Cloud-based collaboration and storage 30
  31. 31. Student Opportunities Advanced Media Application This school year, GLBA added an advanced media class to give upper high school students practical, hands-on experience in the use of digital tools. This class is responsible for taking pictures, updating school social media, creating mailouts and producing our monthly, student-led newsletter - the Contender Chronicles. 31
  32. 32. Student Opportunities This fall, the Advanced Media Application class led a fundraiser through GoFundMe to raise funds to purchase additional media equipment. We are proud to announce that in two months they raised over $1,400. These funds were used to purchase a high- quality DSLR camera that is being put to use by the media class. 32
  33. 33. Music Lessons A large emphasis is put on music at GLBA. Currently over 30 students (1/3 of our student body) are taking piano lessons. Several students have already signed up to take our newly offered violin lessons. 33
  34. 34. Athletics GLBA competes in three different sports: Basketball (guys) Flag Football (guys) Volleyball (girls) 34
  35. 35. Athletics GLBA competes against other local Christian schools. Because of our school size and league size, ANYONE can be competitive no matter their experience or skill level. GLBA competes to reinforce these life principles Teamwork Competitiveness Discipline Leadership 35
  36. 36. Extracurricular GLBA seeks to engage the student emotionally and spiritually through extracurricular activities like Colorado Teen Extreme Youth Conference Grand Junction, CO 36
  37. 37. Philosophy That our students might know and glorify God, our Creator That our students might come to know and trust in Christ as Saviour and Lord That parents might be helped in carrying out their God- given responsibility of training their children in the knowledge of God That our students might learn that all wisdom, freedom, and blessings come from God That our students might come to an understanding and appreciation of our responsibilities, rights, and freedoms as citizens of the United States of America That our students might come to understand that there is no difference between the sacred and the secular. All things are sacred, whether it be study of science or study of the Bible That our students be prepared spiritually and academically by receiving a solid foundation in the basic academic subjects and that they understand these subjects in the light of God’s Word That our students develop an understanding and appreciation for good music, art, and literature, and that they recognize and reject that which is evil and degrading That our students understand that their bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost That our students develop a burden for the lost, and in obedience to the Great Commission learn how to lead others to Christ To develop a student body that is warm, genuine, and that cares for others To work with the students in cooperation with their parents, to learn self-discipline under the direction of God’s Word. Our approach is to teach right from wrong by providing a moral example, boundaries, and Biblical instruction