The mission of South Pointe Christian School is to provide a quality, comprehensive, academic program with a Christian worldview in a loving Christian environment for children of all ages.
Purpose of the School
The ultimate goal and purpose of South Pointe Christian School is to lead boys and girls to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to train them in the knowledge of God, to encourage a Christian lifestyle, and to offer them an excellent education with a Christian worldview. Our desire is to work with the parents in bringing up the child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, thus equipping him/her to identify, evaluate, and relate properly to life's opportunities and challenges.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, a Virgin Birth, sinless in life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and visible, pre-millennial return to the world, according to His promise.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners but that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
We believe in the church-a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed upon a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to these local churches were committed for perpetual observance, the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. We believe that all human betterment and social improvements are the inevitable by-products of such a Gospel.
We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each Church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
History of South Pointe Christian School
In October 1976, Central Baptist Church was organized with 16-members under the leadership of its first pastor, Rev. A. Timothy Madaris. The church moved onto its present campus on Highway 9 in 1978 and opened a daycare and kindergarten program.
Sandhills Christian Academy opened as a ministry of CBC in 1979 with Rev. Sam Jewell as principal. In 1980 Mrs. Layne Madaris became principal. Rev. Randy Davis was called as pastor in December 1981. Mrs Gaye Mills Hill became acting principal, accepting the position full-time in 1983.
Rev. Julius Digh was interim pastor from 1982 until 1983. Rodney Yow was interim supply from 1983 until January 1985. During this time, a sanctuary and three more classrooms were completed. Rev. Reece Riggins was interim pastor until Rev. Donald Gamble became pastor in June 1985. In 1986, the church changed names of the church and school to New Covenant Baptist Church and Christian Ministries, Inc. In May 1987, Rev. Reece Riggins once again served the church as interim pastor until Rev. Mike Curry became pastor in October 1987.
In 1989, former pastor Rev. A. T. Madaris and family answered God's call into full-time evangelism, establishing a home base in Pageland, and becoming NCBC Staff Evangelist. Brian Hough organized the school's first competitive athletic program; the first Junior-Senior Prom was held; and in May of 1990, New Covenant graduated its first senior class (John Curry & Cindy McKoone).
In 1990, A. Melvin Mills purchased 17 acres of land on Cato Street for the development of a high school campus. In 1991, Jerry Haas served as pastor. Rev. Ernest Mungo assumed that position in 1992. In 1994, New Covenant High School was established on the Mills Campus. Mills Family Life Center was completed in January 1995.
Rev. Mike Mitchell served as interim pastor from 2000-2001 at which time Rev. Tim Madaris once again assumed pastoral responsibility. A middle school building was added to Mills Campus in 2002 to house grades 5-8.
In 2006, New Covenant Baptist Church became South Pointe Fellowship, South Campus of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, NC, under the leadership of Rev. Mike Whitson. In January 2007, Rev. Kevin Qualls was called as pastor of the new contemporary ministry.
In 2008, New Covenant Christian School changed its name to South Pointe Christian School with Mr. Dan Wooten assuming the position of Administrator/Principal.
In July 2011, South Pointe Christian School was awarded full accreditation by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.
In June 2012, First Baptist Church of Indian Trail graciously turned South Pointe Fellowship and South Pointe Christian School over to the South Pointe Fellowship lay leadership. Larry Stinson was hired as principal of South Pointe Christian School.
In August of 2012 Pastor Brad Phifer was called as pastor of South Pointe Fellowship.
Under the leadership of Mr. Stinson and because of generous donations of supporters, the school erected a privacy fence around the day care playground and put down a new gym floor.
In the spring a golf team was added to the sports roster.
In June of 2013 South Pointe Fellowship accepted the resignation of Pastor Phifer. Supply pastors filled the pulpit each Sunday until an interim pastor was called.
Rev. Ernest Winburn began his service as interim pastor in July of 2013. During the 2013-14 school year South Pointe Fellowship and South Pointe Christian School worked together to purchase an 84 passenger activity bus. Other up-grades to the school included new carpet in two of the Mills Campus classrooms and the addition of Promethean boards on both campuses. A patriot mascot costume was purchased by the school and the addition of chess and archery teams were made.
In November of 2014 Rev. John Helms was called as full time pastor of South Pointe Fellowship.
"Teach me good judgment and knowledge..." Psalm 119:66
July 2011 - South Pointe Christian School awarded full accreditation by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.
1978 - First Graduating Class: 1990
South Pointe Fellowship
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools - American Association of Christian Schools
Preschool (toddlers, K2, K3, K4) - School (K5-12)
Approximately 200 (2% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 14% African American, 80% White)
Average Class Size:
Traditional class schedule 7 hour days. High school uses combination of traditional and alternating block scheduling.
A 100-93, B 92-85, C 84-77, D 76-70, F 69-0
Grade Point Average:
SPCS uses the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy (UGP) 2007
SPCS Graduation Requirements:
English 4 units
Math 4 units
Bible 4 units
Science 3 units
Social Studies 3 units
Spanish 1 units
PE 1 unit
Fine Arts 1 unit
Computer Science 1 unit
Electives 1 to 8 units
24 units minimum to graduate
Post-Secondary Education Rate:
South Pointe Christian School/New Covenant Christian School graduated a total of 143 students between 1990-2010 with over eighty-seven percent (87%) pursuing post-secondary education.
Courses Offered: SPCS Testing Data: