"It's All About Excellency Thru a Christ-Centered Education"

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Who We Are

Founded: April 2013

First Year Of Operation:August 2013


School History

This institution is a vision born in the heart of God which He spoke to the pastor of Iglesia Bautista Central de Kissimmee (IBCK), Edgar A. Vasquez. Pastor Edgar A. Vasquez communicated this vision to the church. God inspired a group of His faithful servants to join the Pastor in making God’s vision a reality. In accordance to God’s vision, IBCK Educational Center was built and opened its doors in August 2013. It is a ministry of Iglesia Bautista Central de Kissimmee (Central Baptist Church of Kissimmee).

IBCK Educational Center offers students the opportunity to receive excellent Christian education that will not only develop them academically, but also spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It was founded April 2013 by the direction and provision of God with the purpose of being a beacon of light within the community and for reaching students and families with the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ.


Our Beginnings

School Colors:

The colors that represent our school are:

Gold (which represents the Glory of God)

Green (which represents God’s anointing over His people)

Red (which represents the salvation that God gives through His death on the cross)

Blue (which represents the freedom we have in God’s grace).


School Mascot

Humble Lambs. Throughout the Bible, God uses the lamb to exemplify certain characteristics that His children should possess.

(1) Docile Nature: Sheep are always receiving the guidance of the Shepherd. We must have a teachable spirit. Always looking to God’s Word to receive instruction, guidance, and wisdom for every situation and every stage of our developing lives. Psalm 143:10, “Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

(2) Follower’s Heart: Sheep always hear and follow the Shepherd’s voice no matter where they are or what they are doing. We must always have a heart that is open to hear and follow God’s call in our lives no matter where we are or what we are doing. John 10:27, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

(3) Big Appetite: Sheep are always following their Shepherd to find new pastures and good water to feed upon. We must always seek God’s Word to feed our spirits with His truth for our lives, in so doing we will find freedom, life, and success. Joshua 1:8, “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.”


Mission Statement

IBCK Educational Center is a Christ-centered mission school whose sole purpose is to equip all students of the community in the ways of the Lord Jesus Christ by providing a strong biblical, spiritual, academic, emotional, social, physical and professional foundation.


Vision Statement:

The vision of IBCK Educational Center is to share the Gospel of Salvation to all students and their families so that they may have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. We seek to be a beacon of light within our community and strive to provide an excellent and solid Christian education to all students who come through our doors.

Goals

Our goals are:

  • To provide excellent, Christ-centered education that will teach students how to apply Biblical truths to the knowledge that is acquired through their daily subjects.

  • To pour into each child the love, passion, and care that God has poured into us.

  • To encourage students to identify their God-given talents and abilities and to use them in serving the Lord.

  • To help students develop a genuine relationship with God by teaching them who God is and what His word teaches us on a daily basis.

  • To teach students how to become independent by depending on God’s wisdom, guidance, and strength.

  • To equip students to become world changers for God’s glory.

  • To continuously reflect on the effectiveness of our programs and implement changes for school improvement.

HUMBLE LAMBS VALUES


Leading by a Christ-like Example

The vision of the IBCK Educational Center is to be a beacon of light within our community. The mission of our school is to train up each student in the ways of the Lord one step at a time and to provide them with excellent, Christ-centered education. Specifically our goals are to: · To provide excellent, Christ-centered education that will teach students how to apply Biblical truths to the knowledge that is acquired through their daily subjects.

Leading by a Christ-like Example

Our goal is not only to educate for academic purposes, but to educate the student as a whole (mind, body, and spirit). We believe that a Christ-centered education will impact every area of a student’s life (spiritually, emotionally, physically, and academically). Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord, and understanding begins with knowing the Holy One. (Proverbs 9:10) Our school has adapted the ABEKA Curriculum to help us achieve our goal of excellent, Christ-centered education that will create a lifelong impact in each student.

Academic excellence:

Motivating students to embrace their God-given talents and abilities: The Scripture, in Romans 12, tells us that God has made us all different with the purpose of working together in serving Him through ministry. Each one of us has a body with many parts, and these parts all have different uses. In the same way, we are many, but in Christ we are all one body. Each one is a part of that body, and each part belongs to all the other parts. We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us. (Romans 12:4-6a)

Bound to be committed to God, school, and students:

The IBCK Educational Center is committed to our God-given call to train up each child in the ways of the Lord one step at a time. That commitment begins with submitting to God’s will, loving and instructing our students through the Word of God, and by upholding the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the school. Commitment will create in us the willing to persevere and grow in Christ. Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Spirit-led decision-making:

We seek to do God’s will above all; therefore, we look to Him in prayer and meditation of His word for guidance and wisdom. We will not act unless God has told us to do so. We believe that if we wait on the Lord, He will give us the exact instructions we need in order to deal with situations that arise and come out in blessing and peace. Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (Psalm 143:10)

Actions Worthy of Christ

At the IBCK Educational Center we believe that all directors, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and students must live up to the life that God has called us to (Ephesians 4:1). In order to do so, we must always be humble, gentle, and patient in accepting each other in love (Ephesians 4:2).

We recognize that call that God has placed upon us as parents/guardians and educators to train up each child in the Lord’s ways one step at a time. Each step that is taught must reflect Christ-like conduct:

Love God above all things (Deuteronomy 6:5)

First-time obedience to God and those in authority (Hebrews 13:17)

Always give your best to God (Colossians 3:23)
Love others and treat them kindly as you would want to be treated (Matthew 7:12)

Never stop trying—keep going until it’s finished (Philippians 3:13-14).

Students are expected to behave in a Christ-like manner because they are representing Jesus Christ, their family, and the IBCK Educational Center. We ask parents to partner with us to encourage and enforce the principles that the IBCK Educational Center uphold and practice. We ask that students, as well as parents, treat everyone (other parents, students, faculty, and staff) with respect and courtesy.

The IBCK Educational Center believes that if the school and parents make every effort to instruct and look after each child’s holistic development (spirit, mind, and body) we will be able to fulfill the school’s God-given mission. Therefore, the IBCK Educational Center reserves the right to not continue enrollment or not to re-enroll the student if the school prayerfully and reasonably conclude that the actions of the parent or student will not lead to the fulfillment of the school’s mission.

Pledges

Pledge to the American Flag

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge to the Bible

I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God's Holy Word; I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path; I will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.

Pledge to the American

Flag I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge to the Christian Flag

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands; one Savior, crucified, buried, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty to all who believe.

Organizational Structure


IBCK Educational Center is a ministry of the Iglesia Bautista Central de Kissimmee (Central Baptist Church of Kissimme). The Pastor of Church works with the men and women of the School Board to establish the guidelines, policies, and procedures that are to be implemented and adhered to in the school, develops long-term plans for the IBCK Educational Center, and creates more opportunities to better our school and the student’s holistic development (body, mind, and spirit). The school board, teachers, and staff carry out the daily operation of the school.

 

· Head of School: Edgar Vasquez

· Board of Directors: 

        Laila Fermin

        Lutgarda Fernandez

        Benjamin O. Gonzalez

        Vivianne M. Gonzalez

        Dara M. Guasp

        Ceferino Acevedo

        Pastor Edgar A. Vázquez

 

· Education Team:

        Dara M. Guasp

        Tana Mieses

        Shelby Silva

        Mildred Valdes

Administrative Prerogative


The purpose for this handbook to is to give the overall guidelines, policies, and procedures that we expect all students and parents to adhere to while being part of the IBCK Educational Center. Although we have this handbook full of guidelines, policies, and procedures to help in the handling of different situations, we know that there will be new situations that may arise that are not covered within the handbook. The school board reserves the right to exercise administrative prerogative in responding to these new situations. THE SCHOOL WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SITUATIONS OR EVENTS THAT ARE NOT OFFICIALY SANCTIONED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.

Non-Discriminatory Policy


IBCK Educational center admits students of any race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to our students. IBCK Educational Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission procedures, financial policies, or school administered programs. However, we do reserve the right to deny admission to, or to dismiss from the school, any individual whose personal lifestyle is not in harmony with the stated mission and vision of IBCK Educational Center, or who, in the opinion of the School Board does not reflect the spirit of the school by not adhering to school guidelines, policies, and procedures.

IBCK Educational Center is a Christian school and ALL instruction is based on the principles established in the Bible.

Parent Cooperation


The IBCK Educational Center’s mission involves working closely with parents in training up each student in the ways of the Lord one step at a time through Christ-centered education. Therefore, it is essential for parents to work together with the school by agreeing to support and cooperate with the IBCK Educational Center in the holistic (mind, body, and spirit) instruction and development of students. This includes supporting the educational process as well as the religious philosophy of this school. It is imperative for parents/guardians to acknowledge and agree that their conduct can jeopardize the enrollment and/or re-enrollment status of their child.

Life Style Policy


The IBCK Educational Center believes in creating stability for our students, which entails a home environment that is supportive and up to par with the school environment. We are not only training up our students academically; we are also training them up spiritually. Our responsibility as a Christ-centered school is to form a partnership with the home to provide an environment that will promote spiritual growth and the development of a Christ-like character in each child. There are occasions in which the home environment or conduct is at odds or in direct opposition to the Biblical lifestyle that the IBCK Educational Center teaches. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual immorality, homosexual orientation, drug/alcohol use, or inability to support the moral principles of the IBCK Educational Center.

Changes to School Policies


The Board of Directors of the IBCK Educational Center reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter, amend, repeal, or adopt new policies when it determines it to be in the best interest of the students. When such changes take place, the school will notify families through a written letter.


"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it"

Proverbs 22:6