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Dayspring Christian Academy Seniors travel to Israel as the culmination of their education.

The Final Classroom

March 26, 2018

Israel Is the Culmination of a Dayspring Education It’s hard to say how many other schools in America incorporate a visit to Israel as the culminating field study of their students’ education. Too, it would be one thing to set down in the Holy Land for a sight-seeing tour. It is another matter entirely to […]

Upper school students taught rhetoric as part of Principle Approach education.

What is Rhetoric?

November 8, 2017

Got Rhetoric? It would be a good question to ask if you’re choosing a school for your child(ren). Many people these days aren’t familiar with rhetoric as an academic subject. When I say I teach it, eyes often glaze over with tell-tale unfamiliarity. In response, I provide a synonym: speech. “Oh, speech,” they say, “why […]

How To Keep Your Child Engaged In School

October 24, 2017

“Oh my gosh, Mom, I was so bored in school today. It was oration presentation day and I thought I was going to die!” These are actual (only slightly paraphrased) words spoken several years ago by my Dayspring high school daughter. The dramatic flair was tinged with humor, but the struggle was real. My reply? […]

Dayspring Christian Academy seniors on field study in the holy land

The Fascination of the Holy Land in Four Categories

June 19, 2017

Just prior to graduation each year, Dayspring seniors visit Israel as their culminating field study. This year, several staff members made the journey as well. Leslie Schmucker, director of the school’s P139 program, was one of them. In this blog, she outlines how our students can experience the fascination of the Holy Land in four […]

Preparing students to transfer from high school to college or a career is a high priority for Dayspring Christian Academy.

How does Dayspring prepare students for college or careers?

June 5, 2017

The transition from high school to college or a career can be tough if a student has not been adequately prepared. Equipping students to make this transition is a priority at Dayspring Christian Academy. We do this through a unique class in our students’ junior year — Apprenticeship Class. The students focus on spiritual, academic, […]

Dayspring Christian Academy students present different views in debate class

Defund the NEA? Dayspring Students Debate!

March 6, 2017

The students in Mr. Fleetman’s 10th-grade Introduction to Art class participated in a debate on February 8, 2017 about President Trump’s proposition to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In recent years, the NEA had been associated with many works of art that can be deemed questionable to the average art critic. President […]