The Shepherd's Academy
The Shepherd's Academy homeschool support program combines the best attributes of traditional Christian education with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is high quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. Students are able to develop at their individualized pace. Families can select core courses required by Georgia law in addition to co-curricular classes. First through third grade students meet on Mondays (starting August 24), while fourth through eighth grade students meet for classes on Tuesdays (starting August 25). High school students who are dual enrolled in Toccoa Falls College are able to meet on Fridays for tutoring and study groups (beginning August 28). Students may attend face-to-face or livestream via videoconference. Instructors begin and end each class in prayer. Parents and the school collaborate toward a mutual goal: to produce competent, and virtuous followers of Christ who will change the world in their generation. Academic placement testing appointments, extended care, and small group tutoring begin August 5.
Expected Student Outcomes
Expected Student Outcomes
Our student(s) ….
1. Are well prepared in all academic disciplines, and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.
2. Are proficient in mathematics and science.
3. Have a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the
cultures of other peoples and places.
4. Appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
5. Have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting interethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for the “alien” or “stranger.”
6. Personally respond to carrying out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
7. Know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
8. Are committed to lifelong learning.
9. Have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions.
10. Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God.
11. Can articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
12. Understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
13. Know, understand, and apply God’s Word in daily life.
14. Possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
15. Are empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness,
brotherly kindness, and love.
16. Treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
17. Are actively involved in a church community, serving God and others.
18. Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities.
19. Embrace and practice justice, mercy, and peacemaking in family and society.
20. Value intellectual inquiry and are engaged in the marketplace of ideas (open, honest exchange of ideas).
21. Respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
22. Have an appreciation for the natural environment and practice responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
23. Are prepared to practice the principles of healthy, moral family living.
24. Are good stewards of their finances, time (including discretionary time), and all other resources.
25. Understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God.
New King James Bible
4 2” 3-ring presentation binders
1 package of pencils
1 package of colored pencils
1 Set washable, broadline markers, 8 colors
1 Dry erase marker, any color - low odor please
1 Pair of scissors -- Fiskars, please
1 Bottle of school glue
2 Glue sticks
1 Pencil box
4 Two-pocket folders
2 Reams of white photocopy paper
Book bag or backpack
1 Large box of facial tissues
1-40 count Container of Wet Ones Moist Towelette antibacterial wipes (for hands)
1-75 count pop-up Clorox wipes
1 roll of Bounty brand select-a-size paper towels
At The Shepherd's Academy, we desire that students have a standard of dress that is modest, neat, and honors Christ. Parents/guardians, as the primary educators of their children, play a key role in this area of standard of dress. It is important for parents/guardians to guide and supervise their children in the selection of appropriate clothing. The guidelines below are intended to clearly outline the expectations of TSA.
Standard Dress Code Requirements
● Students must be in compliance with the Standard of Dress prior to entering the school and continue until the end of the school day.
● School uniform pant or knee length short (Girls jumper or skirt) in khaki or navy blue may be purchased anywhere school uniforms are sold
*Pants may not be denim, knit material, or leggings
● Collared Shirt - polo shirts, button up oxford (small brand logo or TSA logo only) in white, red, or navy (cranberry and cream are acceptable)
● Sweatshirts and hoodies (ONLY TSA logos/branded)
● Outerwear such as jackets and sweatshirts; must have TSA school logo if worn inside.
● Winter coats and raincoats do not require a logo but may not be worn in the building.
● All clothing must be properly sized, modest and unrevealing in cut, fit, and texture.
● Modesty is expected at all times at any school event or function including any co/extra-curricular activities.
● The Standard of Dress is for all school days unless special dress is approved by the administration.
● Safe shoes for running and jumping should be worn daily. No open-toed sandals, flip-flops, athletic slides or shoes/boots with a heel.
1. Hair styles should be neat, clean, moderate, and a natural hair color. Hair length should conform to the following
guidelines: above the eyes, above the earlobes, and if possible above the middle of the collar of a dress shirt.
2. Facial hair should be neat and cleanly trimmed.
3. Hairstyle should not be distracting to the individual or those around him. This includes drastic changes in hair color
4. No extreme hairstyles are allowed (e.g. man-buns, mohawks, etc.), and this will be left up to the discretion of the
1. Hair should be neat, clean, moderate and a natural hair color.
2. Hairstyle should not be distracting to the individual or those around him. This includes drastic changes in hair color
3. No extreme hair accessories or choking hazards (e.g. beads) will be allowed.
4. No extreme hairstyles are allowed, and this will be left up to the discretion of the administration
Jewelry, Tattoos and Body Piercing
Students who choose to pierce their ears or noses during the year are not allowed to wear spacers while at school or at
school sponsored events. Parents need to be proactive in preventing a potential problem by not allowing inappropriate,
new, or piercings not in accordance with school guidelines.
1. Earrings are appropriate for girls only and may have a maximum of 2 earrings in each ear.
2. Girls may wear necklaces, but jewelry should be chosen with discretion and not be distracting to others.
3. “Choker” necklaces are prohibited.
4. Chains protruding from pants pockets are not permitted.
5. Any other “body jewelry” is never appropriate and is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to nose rings.
6. Boys’ chains/necklaces may not be exposed.
Tattoo and Body Piercing Guidelines:
1. Body piercing is unacceptable and may not be visible.