Character Development

Character Development Program

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly ” Colossians 3:2

Foundation Preparatory Academy strives to integrate age-appropriate character instruction into the Academic and Student Activities programs.

Foundation Preparatory Academy makes no attempt to replace or displace parents as the primary providers of character training for their sons and daughters. The faculty and staff do, however, make every effort to reinforce and enhance what the parents are on record as teaching in the home, beginning with matters of Christian faith and practice.

The Character Development Program includes a mission component. Students have participated in collecting canned goods for the Food Bank, made blankets for the Pregnancy Help Center, collected and packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, and assisted True to Life Ministries.

The Character Development Program covers these Character Traits:

ATTENTIVENESS – Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration

  • Memory Verse: “A wise man will hear and increase learning. And a man of understanding will attain wise c” (Proverbs 1:5)

TRUTHFULNESS/HONESTY – Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts

  • Memory Verse: “The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a ” (Proverbs 12:19)

PATIENCE – Accepting a difficult situation without giving a deadline to remove it

  • Memory Verse: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking n” (James 1:2-4)

GRATEFULNESS – Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life

  • Memory Verse: “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus f” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

SELF-CONTROL – Rejecting wrong desires and doing what is right

  • Memory Verse: “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes ” (Proverbs 16:32)

ENTHUSIASM – Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort

  • Memory Verse: “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord ” (Colossians 3:23-24)

AVAILABILITY – Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve

  • Memory Verse: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)

WISDOM – Making practical applications of truth in daily decisions

  • Memory Verse: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is underst” (Proverbs 9:10)

RESPONSIBILITY – Knowing and doing what is expected of me

  • Memory Verse: “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)

ORDERLINESS Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve greater efficiency

  • Memory Verse: “Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40)

FLEXIBILITY Willingness to change plans or ideas without getting upset

  • Memory Verse: “A mans heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

COMPASSION Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others

  • Memory Verse: “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to me.'” (Matthew 25:40)

LOYALTY Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to those I serve

  • Memory Verse: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

RESOURCEFULNESS Making wise use of what others might overlook or discard

  • Memory Verse: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:21)

DISCRETION Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences.

  • Memory Verse: “Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass away.” (Proverbs 4:14-15)

CREATIVITY Approaching a need, a task, an idea from a new perspective

  • Memory Verse: “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)