We desire to partner with families committed to their walk with the Lord.
To be considered for enrollment, applicants and families must meet the spiritual, behavioral, and academic, and requirements, uphold the Parent Covenant, and agree to Southwest Covenant's Statement of Faith.
Spiritual Requirements for Parents:
- At least one parent or guardian must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- Both parents must desire a Christian education for their children and willingly support the SWCS Statement of Faith.
- Active membership and/or service in a local church is required. A letter of recommendation to verify church participation and involvement from your current pastor is required.
- Promotion of Christian values in the home.
- Students must be in good standing with their current school.
- Students who have been expelled or suspended from any other school during the current or previous school year will not be admitted to Southwest Covenant Schools.
All references will be considered.
- Students applying for 6th-12th grades must willingly and outwardly express a desire to attend SWCS.
- To be admitted to SWCS a comprehensive record of all testing and performance records must be submitted.
- Applicants for Pre-K and Kindergarten will take a developmental readiness assessment.
- Applicants for grades 1st-11th will take the NWEA assessment.
- Applicants who are not performing at grade level may be admitted to SWCS conditionally if space is available in our Patriot Services Program. Participation in the Patriot Services Program requires additional expenses and parental support.
The School Board and Administration of Southwest Covenant Schools ask that parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to uphold this covenant as we partner together.
- We will commit to growing in our personal walk with the Lord and guide our children through a biblical worldview.
- Church attendance and service will be a priority in our home.
- We will pray earnestly for SWCS, its students, families, staff, and administration.
- We will preserve unity in the body by following the Matthew 18 principle to resolve any conflict by lovingly addressing the person directly involved. Additionally, we will honor God and others by not stirring division within our school body.
- We support and follow school policies, procedures, and discipline protocols, and support our children doing the same.
- We will lead our children to take responsibility and ownership of their choices and behaviors.
- Expect our children to show respect for God, peers, parents, and those in authority.
- We will make attending school-related meetings a priority as they are designed to strengthen our community.
- We will partner with the school by checking FACTS portal for important information regarding the calendar, homework, announcements, etc. We will support our children at home as needed for their success in the classroom.
- Maintain a healthy culture by being positive and encouraging with staff, other parents, and students. We will look for and value the best in one another. Demonstrating this to our children and witness to the world.
Statement of Faith:
Parent(s)/guardian(s) must agree with the following statements to be eligible for placement.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons called the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and these are of one essence and equal in attributes and perfection – therefore to be honored and worshipped as the true God. Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the infallible, inerrant Word of God, a divine revelation. The original writings were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit and are the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, to which nothing can be added nor taken away. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe that the historic person of Jesus Christ was God incarnate, incorporating the mystery of being both fully God and fully man. He was and is the creator and sustainer of the universe, the bodily expression of God’s indescribable love, the fulfillment of all divine prophesy and the divine and only provision for man’s salvation. 1 John 3:5; 1 Timothy 2:5
We believe in His divinity, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His shed blood and suffering on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory. Hebrews 1:5-10; Luke 1:35; John 1:14, 29; 1 Peter 1:18, 19
We believe that Jesus is the mediator, the sole priest, prophet, king, savior, and head of the church. It belongs to His majesty from His throne of glory, to rule and teach the church, through His Word and spirit. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Colossians 1:18; Isaiah 9:6
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is co-equal with God in all His attributes, and is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ from the Father, to convict the world of sin, to regenerate, indwell, guide, and teach the believer, and to empower him to live in victory over sin. We believe that with the power of the Holy Spirit we can, both individually and corporately, do the works of Christ to the honor and glory of God so that His character in action will be experienced by us and be discernible to the world. John 15:26; 16:7, 8, 13; Ephesians 5:18
We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace based on the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross. Spiritual life may be received, not by human merit or works, but through faith in Christ as personal Savior. All who have received salvation through faith in Christ are kept secure in their salvation by God’s keeping power. John 1:12, 13; 5:24; 10:27-29; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 5:13
Sanctity of Human Life
Regarding the sanctity of human life, our teachings will be consistent with the biblical and historic teachings of the Church concerning the existence and development of all human life, including the unborn. Our students will be taught the biblical truth pertaining to their responsibility to preserve and protect the unborn.
Sanctity of Marriage
Regarding the sanctity of marriage, our teachings will be consistent with the biblical and traditional definition of the Church concerning the recognition of marriage as one man and one woman. Our students will be taught the Biblical truth pertaining to their responsibility to love all people while upholding God’s standard of morality.
Statement on Gender
Regarding gender, Southwest Covenant Schools upholds the biblical view of gender and will adhere to its position on gender issues in its teachings, curriculum, and treatment of students. It is God who assigns our fundamental human identity and gender. The Bible describes human gender in binary terms. Genesis 1:27 provides the definitive statement: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” We believe that all humans, male and female, reflect the image of God. A person’s gender is sacred and has a divine purpose. Therefore, Southwest Covenant students and staff will be recognized by their biological gender assigned by God, male or female. All humans have the same responsibility for stewarding physical attributes and abilities, and to “honor God with your bodies” (I Corinthians 6:20). We also affirm that God calls us to love all people, including those who struggle with their gender assignment, identity, and expression.
Southwest Covenant admits students without regard to race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Southwest Covenant Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.