Christian Education. We believe it to be the responsibility of the Church to provide Christian Education in a Christian Day School, if there is none available elsewhere. We believe our Christian School to be an integral part of New Testament Baptist Church, not a separate entity. Jeremiah 10:2 commands, “Learn not the way of the heathen.”
As a ministry of New Testament Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida, we hold these beliefs as being essential to fulfilling our purpose of glorifying God.
Authority of Scripture
We believe that Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, we value Bible-centered teaching as the foundation for all that we do. We believe that the King James Bible to be the preserved Word of God.
We believe that we are created by God to worship Him and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we will seek to praise and worship Him passionately – as students, as faculty and staff, and as a school.
We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Therefore, we will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, classroom, and school-wide prayer.
We believe that the family is God’s foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman, and we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family.Fellowship/Community
We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11). Therefore, we will actively pursue personal, faculty, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, accountability, serving, encouragement, and honoring. Personal Evangelism/Missions
We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). Therefore, we will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status, both in the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area and throughout the world.
We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us … time, money, abilities, etc. … to expand His kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, we encourage every member of the NTBS family to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one tenth of one’s income) to support the work of a local church.
New Testament Baptist School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national/ethnic origin in administration of its education practices, policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs. All persons are encouraged to apply.
It is true of both institutions and individuals — those that tend to endure operate on a set of core values, constants that define who they are and guide how they act and react. New Testament Baptist School has established such a set of core values. These “Patriots Values” define our institution. But we are more than just an institution, we are individuals — teachers, staff, moms, dads, and students. As adults, we will work to model these Saints Values and instill them in our students, creating an ever widening group of NTBS alumni who have Patriots Values as constants in their lives.
Representing well the name of Jesus Christ
love one another as Christ first loved them.
are joyful because God’s grace is free and available.
are peacemakers in a world of conflict.
are patient when circumstances seem stressful.
are kind, good, and gentle toward other Saints and the world around them.
are faithful to the Word of God, standing on its promises and living by its direction.
control what they say and how they act.
Modeling integrity and personal respect in all relationships
understand that all authority comes from God and, therefore, respect those in authority over them.
build trust by listening, following through, and keeping their word.
rely on other Saints to do the right thing.
Showing dedication to excellence in every endeavor
work at everything as if they were working for the Lord.
passionately develop their talents.
focus on successful outcomes with an eternal perspective.
The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida
The educator values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedoms to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
The educator’s primary professional concern will always be for the student and for the development of the student’s potential. The educator will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of one’s colleagues, of students, of parents, and of other members of the community, the educator strives to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.
Adams v. State of Florida Professional Practices Council, 406 So 2nd 1170 Fla. 1st DCA 1981
The following disciplinary rule shall constitute the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.
Violation of any of these principles shall subject the individual to revocation or suspension of the individual educator’s certificate, or the other penalties as provided by law.
Obligation to the student requires that the individual:
Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
Obligation to the public requires that the individual:
Shall take reasonable precautions to distinguish between personal views and those of any educational institution or organization with which the individual is affiliated.
Shall not intentionally distort or misrepresent facts concerning an educational matter in direct or indirect public expression.
Shall not use institutional privileges for personal gain or advantage.
Shall accept no gratuity, gift, or favor that might influence professional judgment.
Shall offer no gratuity, gift, or favor to obtain special advantages.
Obligation to the profession of education requires that the individual:
Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.
Shall not use coercive means or promise special treatment to influence professional judgment of colleagues.
Shall not misrepresent one’s own professional qualifications.
Shall not submit fraudulent information on any document in connection with professional activities.
Shall not make any fraudulent statement or fail to disclose a material fact in one’s own or another’s application for a professional position.
Shall not withhold information regarding a position from an applicant or misrepresent an assignment or conditions of employment.
Shall provide upon the request of the certificated individual, a written statement of specific reason for recommendations that lead to the denial of increments, significant changes in employment, or termination of employment.
Shall not assist entry into or continuance in the profession of any person known to be unqualified in accordance with these Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida and other applicable Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.
Shall self-report within 48 hours to appropriate authorities (as determined by district) any arrests/charges involving the abuse of a child or the sale and/or possession of a controlled substance. Such notice shall not be considered an admission of guilt nor shall such notice be admissible for any purpose in any proceeding, civil or criminal, administrative or judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory. In addition, shall self-report any conviction, finding of guilt, withholding of adjudication, commitment to a pretrial diversion program, or entering of a plea of guilty or Nolo Contendere for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation within 48 hours after the final judgment. When handling sealed and expunged records disclosed under this rule, school districts shall comply with the confidentiality provisions of Sections 943.0585(4)(c) and 943.059(4)(c), Florida Statutes.
Any instance or suspected instance of employee misconduct is to be reported to Bill Roan, Pastor and Principal or Darlene Roan, Administrator.
In accordance with Section 768.095, Florida Statutes, an employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under chapter 760.
A copy of these statutes is displayed prominently in main office at New Testament Baptist School.