Portrait of an SCCA Graduate

By the grace of God, Heritage graduates will experience the fullness of these attributes when they accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, actively pursue a relationship with Him through daily study of Scripture and an intentional prayer life, allow the Holy Spirit to direct their path, and seek to be intimately connected in a local church body.

           "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the

            way of sinners nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the

            Lord,and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams

            of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he

            does, he prospers". Psalm 1:1-3


  • Pursues excellence in all endeavors; strong work ethic and works to the best of their

                  ability in all tasks, committing to bring glory to God through their work

  • Perseveres through hardship until all given tasks are thoroughly complete and ​views challenging work as an opportunity to learn and grow

  • Works well in collaborative groups to accomplish tasks that benefit from the input

                  of various strengths and gifts

  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing​ and develops and demonstrates excellent grammar and writing composition skills

  • Develops and utilizes a rich vocabulary that enhances communication and develops and demonstrates the ability of reading to learn

  • Discerns how to tailor a message, whether in writing or speaking, for different audiences

  • Develops and displays the ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ and how

                  to share with others the hope that they have through Him

  • Seeks opportunity to help others and ​develops and demonstrates a servant leader mindset, seeking to emulate Jesus Christ

  • Understands and utilizes spiritual gifts, as well as personal strengths and talents, and applies them in leadership and service

  • Works to enhance the community in which they live through exemplary citizenship

  • Values the importance and benefit of belonging to and being involved in a local church body

  • Thinks critically and solves problems; reasons effectively and thinks independently

  • Commits to engage God’s Word in a way that trains their minds and transforms their hearts, studying with purpose, patience, prayer, and humility.

  • Develops, articulates, and promotes a biblical worldview and demonstrates the ability to accurately and succinctly apply a biblical worldview to daily life and decision making

  • Demonstrates mastery of prerequisite academic content and takes initiative to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information using creative thought to form a response or solve a problem, even in the absence of explicit, external guidance or direction

  • Uses knowledge with ingenuity and innovation to solve complex problems

  • Employs technology effectively and responsibly to gain knowledge, solve problems, and communicate solutions

  • Exhibits discipline and self-control and learns and exhibits an understanding of what behavior is appropriate and when

  • Learns and demonstrates effective time management and displays a high level of responsibility/reliability/dependability

  • Demonstrates honesty and places a high value on integrity and portrays confidence and courage in all situations

  • Develops and demonstrates an eternal perspective on life while displaying humility and courage in leadership

  • Manages emotions and considers others when under stress and demonstrates a desire to stand up for what is good and right

  • Develops and demonstrates a desire for true justice and  displays respect when relating to others

  • Can explain what it means to be, and the significance of being, an image bearer of God

  • Values and respects life and exhibits grace and humility when relating to those who do not share the same worldview, knowing how to listen

  • Lives in accordance with biblical standards in family and personal relationships

  • Works well within the Body of Christ, valuing the diversity of gifts entrusted to members of the Body

  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in all areas of life and develops and demonstrates a stewardship mentality of personal, financial, and natural resources

  • Demonstrates generosity with resources and applies learning to healthy choices affecting lifestyle