King’s Ridge students take basic knowledge and apply it to observing the world around them, asking questions, and connecting what they know with what might be, and beyond that, the learning takes off. These self-directed learners leverage technology and understand how God has an integral presence in their everyday world. In today’s smartphone, text-filled, social media world, there is an increasing need to elevate the benefits of relationships and teach empathy. Whether it be amongst two or twenty, this sense of community is critical to belonging.
The term “college prep” becomes very real as students research colleges that will serve as both an ideal fit and a culture that offers relevant experiences and networks to provide them avenues for their next unique paths.
A tailor-made college application process is developed with the student and family in mind. Even before high school begins (in the eighth-grade year), King’s Ridge students begin following a college application timeline. Through a relational apprenticeship model, students are counseled on focusing efforts and strategically planning a path that will place them in the best position possible to achieve their goals. On a parallel track, parents meet with the college counselor to understand their role in the college application process.
Internships and mentors are identified during these years to assist students as they recognize their gifts and talents. Students also partner with Christian Life Associates, who act as role models to guide them in their Christian walk toward faith and servant leadership through community service and mission trip opportunities.