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Journey to Excellence
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Journey to Excellence
1. Acceptance of God
Surrender one’s whole life to God; develop a relationship with Jesus Christ; and allow the Holy Spirit to work in one’s life.

2. Love for Learning
Develop curiosity and passion for learning, and experience joy that comes from discovery.

3. Interpersonal Relationships
Develop a sense of self-worth, skills in interpersonal relationships, an understanding of the responsibilities of family membership and the ability to respond with sensitivity to the needs of others.

4. Responsible Citizenship
Develop an understanding of cultural and historical heritages, affirm a belief in the dignity and worth of others and accept responsibility for local, national and global environments.

5. Intellectual Development
Adopt a systematic, logical and biblically-based approach to decision-making and problem-solving when applied to the developing body of knowledge.

6. Character Development
Additional Goal added by NCC Principals April 2014

Goals to be chosen by each school (two per year)

7. Commitment to the Church
Desire to know, live and share the message and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

8. Communication Skills
Recognize the value and importance of effective communication and develop the requisite skills.

9. Personal Management
Function responsibly in the everyday world using Christian principles of stewardship, economy and personal management.

10. Healthy, Balanced Living
Accept personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining optimum physical, mental and spiritual health.

11. Career and Service
Develop a Christian work ethic with an appreciation for the dignity of service.

12. Aesthetic Appreciation
Develop an appreciation of the beautiful, both in God’s creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.