At the Rhetoric level, students are expected to grow in their capacity in both writing and speaking to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations. Students in Rhetoric level classrooms will be expected to practice these skills as they debate, discuss, and write while interacting with ideas and concepts of increasing complexity. The instructor in the Rhetoric classroom will give more and more responsibility to the student in their discussions, giving opportunity to express their thoughts clearly, encouraging students think creatively, and interact with their peers respectfully.
MRS. KERRY SINGLETON
Secondary School Principal
From the Secondary School Principal
Thank you for your interest in Evangel Christian Academy. I am blessed to be a part of this ministry for over 11 years and two of my children are now ECA alumni. God has given me the opportunity to serve in Christian education all of my life as a homeschool mom, tutor, co-op teacher, and classroom teacher and administrator. My greatest joy is witnessing God’s handiwork in each student as they mature academically and grow spiritually to “Love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and love their neighbor as themselves.” (Luke 10:27)
The Rhetoric level of education is about learning to persuade in the truth. ECA’s Rhetoric department encourages students to articulate their faith, wrestle with and persuade in the truth of God’s word, and develop the skills and confidence needed to pursue their purpose in Christ in the world. Some of the important things we use to accomplish these goals are teaching formal Rhetoric, practicing debate, teaching Apologetics and the study of all religions, using discussions, oral presentations, and other tools of rhetoric level learning, and challenging students academically and spiritually. We also encourage our rhetoric students to serve as house leaders and to set an example of service in the community. The Rhetoric stage prepares students to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”. (Mark 16:15)
I am honored to partner with parents as they teach and model God’s Word and the Gospel message of forgiveness in Christ to their children. Parents have such an important role and responsibility in the lives of the children God has entrusted to them. I welcome the opportunity to partner with parents in fulfilling this calling. As we prepare students for life after graduation, we desire for them to be equipped to articulate and defend their faith and “pursue their purpose in Christ.”
Faith is integrated into each subject that we teach, and we view faith as the foundation of all knowledge, wisdom, and truth. Together God, parents, students, and teachers work as partners in every student’s growth. This partnership forms a powerful community united in the belief that the gospel of Jesus Christ and excellent academics will best prepare your student for the future.
As you consider your responsibility as a parent, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss further how Evangel Christian Academy might partner with you.
Thank you and God bless,
Secondary School Principal