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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

POSITION STATEMENTS (Section 000)

001 Core Values

The Core Values position statement established by the Board of Trustees is italicized below. The subsequent bulleted descriptions and Bible references provide a partial explanation of each of these organizational core values.

Jesus Christ is central to Morrison Academy’s values.

Morrison Academy’s core values are:

To proclaim God’s Truth to the world – John 8:32; Psalm 25:5

  • By recognizing that there is absolute, universal Truth. By believing in absolute, eternal Truth revealed in Jesus Christ.
  • By teaching that the Truth is revealed in the Word of God in the person of Jesus Christ.
  • By experiencing the saving truth of the Gospel that can only be known in the person of Jesus.
  • By modeling and teaching students how to share the Gospel

To pursue excellence in student learning – Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 3:23

  • By humbly striving to do our best for the glory of God.
  • By providing generous educational resources and modern facilities.
  • By investing in ongoing professional learning and curriculum development.

To educate the whole person – Luke 2:52; James 1:4

  • By providing co-curricular activities that enable students to develop the gifts He has given them.
  • By fostering mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth.
  • By organizing holistic outreach programs that encourage a lifestyle of service.

To partner with parents – Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 22:6

  • By being thankful for the privilege of supporting parents in their God-given role of training their children.
  • By valuing a supportive relationship between teachers and parents.
  • By encouraging all parents to engage in their children’s school activities.

To cultivate a caring community – John 13:34, 35; Philippians 2:2

  • By practicing the “one another's” found in the Bible
  • By thinking of others more highly than ourselves

SAC 8/19
Reference – Core Values Position Statement

002 Vision For Our Learners

The Vision For Our Learners (VFOL) position statement established by the Board of Trustees is italicized below. The subsequent bulleted descriptions provide a partial explanation of each of the six components of this vision statement.

A maturing Morrison student will be a:

Christ Follower,

  • believe Christ died for my sins and humbly repent
  • treasure my relationship with Christ as the source of my identity
  • lovingly obey God's revealed plans for living

Effective Communicator,

  • read and write skillfully and purposefully
  • demonstrate competence in speaking and listening
  • contribute to groups collaboratively with interpersonal skills

Critical and Creative Thinker,

  • analyze, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize concepts within various contexts
  • utilize appropriate problem-solve strategies
  • create original solutions for authentic and relevant problems
  • work with high standards

Life-long Learner,

  • maintain intellectual curiosity
  • utilize the scientific inquiry method
  • utilize technology appropriately

Moral and Ethical Citizen,

  • make ethical decisions from a Biblical perspective
  • Show respect to persons of other ages, races, cultures, faiths, and values
  • demonstrate self-control in attitude and behavior

Wise and Responsible Steward,

  • use your gifts and talents to serve others generously
  • maintain disciplined health and personal habits
  • cultivate and share your artistic, musical, and academic abilities
  • take care of God’s creation and provisions

VFOL Middle School Version

All of the adults at Morrison Academy think God made you pretty special! We want to see you grow in lots of ways ….

As a Christ follower—This one is REALLY important! This means that you love God and understand that the bad stuff you do (sins) can be forgiven because Jesus already paid the ultimate punishment. You want to do what the Bible says you should do and make good decisions that would please God. You also need to accept that “God made you special, and He loves you very much!”

As an effective communicator—This is an easy one! Basically, we want you to be able to read, write, and speak really, really excellently! It’s also important to work well in groups and with other students and adults, because that’s what most people have to do in the “real world.”

As a critical and creative thinker—Yep, this is important! God gave you a brain, and we want you to use it! Solving problems, being creative, and pushing yourself to really, really think about something are definitely good things! We’ve got some big plans for you in every subject area, and we want you to do your best.

As a life-long learner—Have you ever wondered why some people in this world never want to leave school?! Teachers are great examples of life-long learners, and we want you to be one too! LLLs are curious about the world around them, use lots of technology, and try to figure things out using different methods.

As a moral and ethical citizen—Oh, yeah! This is an important one. You’ve heard about being a good citizen since Kindergarten. Respecting others, having some self-control, and keeping a positive attitude are things you just have to do. Not only is this fair to others, but it’s what God wants us to do! When you make decisions while thinking about what would please God, you’re being a moral and ethical citizen.

As a wise and responsible steward—This one is fun, but it’s not as easy as it sounds! Most importantly, remember your talents and possessions were given to you, so you should generously use it to serve others. Remember that all your talents and stuff were given to you, so you should generously share them with others. It’s also really important to take care of your body: eat right, exercise, take baths, brush your teeth, and all those other things your Mom tells you to do! The last thing you need to do is realize that because God is the Creator of all things, He made us to create too. This means that it’s important to enjoy things like art, music, sports, and dance. Finally, watch what you say! It’s important to say things that are helpful to others whether it is in person or over the Internet.

VFOL Elementary Version

Morrison students want to be:

Christ Followers

  • believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins
  • love God
  • talk with God anytime and anyplace
  • let God be the boss with a good attitude
  • treat people kindly, especially those who are hard to love
  • listen to and obey their parents and teachers
  • thank God for everything

Effective Communicators

  • read
  • write
  • speak
  • be a good group member
  • be a leader

Critical & Creative Thinkers

  • problem-solve
  • creatively think & do
  • be a mathematician
  • be a scientist

Life-Long Learners

  • curious
  • use technology
  • do “just for fun” reading & writing
  • try something new

Moral & Ethical Citizens

  • respect others
  • show self-control
  • make decisions that please God
  • be fair & kind to others

Wise and Responsible Stewards

  • think of others first
  • be careful what you say to others, even over the Internet
  • serve others
  • keep your body clean
  • exercise your mind
  • create or enjoy art, music, and sports
  • participate in or watch a performance
  • use time wisely
  • take good care of what is given to you
  • sleep, eat, and exercise to keep your body healthy.

SAC 8/20
References: VFOL Position Statement

003 Purpose Statement

“The purpose of Morrison Academy is to meet the educational needs of the children of missionaries throughout Taiwan.” This purpose statement, established in organization’s bylaws means the Board of Trustee’s strategic decisions are made in accordance with the needs of the missionary community.

Morrison Academy guarantees all students attending the school receive equal access to educational programs. All students are treated equitably and with respect.

SAC 4/10
References: Purpose Statement
Morrison Christian Association Bylaws, Article III

010 School-Wide Appraisal Process

Morrison’s professional learning community uses the School-Wide Appraisal (SWA) process to routinely analyze a variety of assessment data to improve student learning and monitor alignment with the organization’s position statements.

The following SWA surveys and assessments have been aligned with the organization’s position statements. The SIP Coordinator manages the implementation of the SWA calendar, and monitors SWA benchmarks for each of the surveys and assessments.

Process

  1. Data collection: The SIP Coordinator collects the data, organizes it into disaggregated reports, and posts these reports on the web.
  2. Analysis: SAC-level administrators facilitate the dissemination and collaborative analysis of these reports.
  3. Action steps:
    1. Collaborative teams on each campus use the data to set campus, department, and team goals
    2. Parent Advisory Committees use the data to analyze school programs
    3. SAC uses the data to set SIP goal setting
    4. The Board uses this data to monitor program alignment with position statements.
  4. Reporting: Findings are disseminated by the Dir of Communications and SAC-level administrators.

SAC 9/10
Reference Policy 1170 Alignment with Purpose, Vision & Core Values

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