Enhanced Student Experience

The Second Baptist School community values the pursuit of excellence by enhancing experiences in the classroom, on the stage and field, in leadership and in preparation for college. With a solid foundation built on Jesus Christ, the school equips students with additional opportunities to fulfill its mission.

Key Initiatives in the Classroom

Worldview Formation

Second Baptist School faculty and staff are committed to living and teaching from a biblical worldview. As a school, we prioritize worldview formation in our students through equipping employees in worldview development training, creating opportunities for students to have biblically-immersive experiences and fostering relationships that encourage discipleship. An intentional pursuit of worldview formation equips our students to positively impact the world for Jesus Christ. 

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  • Employee Worldview

    Equip all employees with professional development and programming to further encourage that they live and teach from a biblical worldview.
  • Immersive Experiences

    Immerse students in opportunities to develop an age-appropriate biblical worldview through integrated chapel experiences, Bible classes and conferences.
  • Intentional Curriculum

    Develop intentional curriculum for biblical immersion in all courses/subjects.
  • Student Discipleship

    Enhance student discipleship by refining faculty training and student programming with opportunities for aligned, ongoing parent education.

Curriculum & Instruction

To guide the classroom experience for each division and discipline, aligned curriculum documents are necessary in the successful pursuit of our mission. Through the thoughtful planning and execution of our curriculum, Second Baptist School creates opportunities for students to think critically, live biblically and lead courageously.

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  • Enhanced Documentation

    Examine and update existing curricular documents for each discipline, equipping teachers to plan effectively for fulfilling the Portrait of an SBS Graduate.
  • Enhanced Unit Plans

    Enhance curriculum planning by creating aligned unit plans for each course/subject.
  • Enhanced Pedagogies

    Implement and enhance educational pedagogies that foster critical thinking.

Technology

An Apple Distinguished School since the 2012-2013 school year, SBS utilizes technology to enhance and extend student learning. Alignment within the curriculum enhances students’ core knowledge of technology and instills an understanding of digital citizenship, teaching them how to consume and utilize technology from a biblical perspective.

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  • Technology Skills

    Embed grade-level benchmarks and skills into academic curriculum and unit plans to ensure appropriate development and understanding.
  • Digital Citizenship

    Establish a biblically-based digital citizenship curriculum.

Student Support Services

In alignment with our core values and in response to identified needs of current families, we have the opportunity to better serve students through a student support services program at SBS. To more intentionally serve our current student population, this program will walk alongside our students, helping them reach their God-given potential.

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  • Director of Student Support Services

    Hire a director of student support services to bring cohesiveness to student support services at Second Baptist School.
  • Defined Purpose

    Define the mission, scope and organization of student support services at Second Baptist School.
  • Resource Expansion

    Expand the school’s resources for understanding and supporting students with a variety of learning styles, differences and needs.

Key Initiatives on the Stage and Field

Second Baptist School provides opportunities for students to fulfill the school’s mission outside the classroom through aligned programming in arts and athletics. To foster teamwork and community engagement, arts and athletics will improve the quality and consistency of experiences offered in each division.

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  • Aligned Opportunities

    Further align arts and athletics programming to increase shared opportunities for embodying our core values to help shape the character and leadership of our students.
  • Planned Progression

    Enhance current programming to build a planned progression of arts and athletics opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Community Engagement

    Intentionally engage our community in arts and athletics programs by promoting highlights, events and student experiences.
  • Director of Middle School Athletics

    Hire a director of middle school athletics to improve the consistency and quality of the middle school athletic experience.
  • Arts Assistant

    Hire an additional arts assistant to better support the arts department.

Key Initiatives in Leadership

As the demand for leadership opportunities expands, Second Baptist School will draw upon its core values to design a school-wide student leadership program providing language and curriculum to equip student leaders who can impact the world for Jesus Christ. Leadership is learned by serving others, and the school is dedicated to providing consistent all-school service opportunities for its families.

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  • Student Leadership Language

    Implement school-wide student-leadership language that reflects our core values.
  • Student Leadership Curriculum

    Equip upper school student leaders to achieve our school’s mission through a targeted student leadership curriculum.
  • Service Opportunities

    Transform current service opportunities into a community-wide philosophy and expectation of servant-leadership.

Key Initiatives in Preparation for College

The Office of College Guidance will collaborate with students and families to usher them through the college application and preparation process through an intentional and individualized plan. Grade-level specific checklists beginning in eighth grade serve as the framework for students and families to actively engage in college admissions. 

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  • Intentional Guidance

    Implement opportunities for students and parents to gain exposure to the college application and preparation process through a guided process for grades 8-12 students.
  • Digital Tools

    Expand the digital footprint of the college guidance experience to enhance the college application and preparation process for students and families.