Arma Dei Academy implemented The House Program this year for students (Grades 5-8). The house system exists to foster a culture of professionalism, courtesy, and Christ-like service to others among students – a culture conducive to learning; a culture that properly equips students for lives of service to God and others as well as success in their future academic and professional pursuits.
The house system achieves this goal in three ways:
1) by giving students incentives (house points and corresponding awards) to meet high standards for student competition, comportment, and interaction;
2) by creating house-specific, school-wide, and community-oriented opportunities for service to others;
3) by giving older students opportunities to lead and mentor younger students within house in the pursuit of Arma Dei Academy’s standards for student comportment and service to others.
To learn more about this program and why it is the heartbeat of classical Christian schools, please listen to this interview by Jordan Tucker on the Basecamp Live podcast.