Christian Unified Schools
Christian Unified Schools

Teaching students to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview

CUSSD and Common Core

Since our founding in 1965, Christian Unified Schools has faithfully pursued its mission statement to teach students “to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview.” Through the years there have been various standards—state and national—which have sought to improve the academic standards in our public educational system. Christian Unified Schools will continue to meet and exceed these standards.

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by most states in order to improve our public educational system.  As seen on the Common Core website, these standards seek to provide:

 “a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.  The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.  With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”[1]

Christian Unified Schools has a tradition of excellence in education.   Part of this tradition recognizes the need to adequately prepare our students to engage the world as “salt and light”(Matthew 5:13-16).   Steeped in this belief, our commitment as an educational institution reviews state, national, and now Common Core standards to see whether they help strengthen our own educational standards and whether they line up with a biblical worldview.

Our instructional program at CUSSD surpasses various academic standards—including University of California A-G requirements and Common Core; provides biblical integration, and ultimately seeks to glorify God.  As a Christian institution we will continually practice our autonomy in establishing a curriculum which matches our mission statement while meeting needs of our students. Last of all, CUSSD recognizes that the best education is one in which students are taught to “think, learn, and live” from a biblical worldview. 

[1] Common Core State Standards Initiative 2012b

Shadow Mountain Community Church Southern California Seminary Turning Point - Dr. David Jeremiah