Scholarship money is to help families pay school tuition.  This scholarship money is distributed based on financial need through our financial aid program.  For the 23-24 school year, $100,290 was applied against tuition due.  We have given another $80,428 in discounts.  This amount is yet to be fully funded.

23-24 Scholarship Received

Security & Safety

There is tension between the words security, faith, safety, and sovereign (in the context of God). We know we are safe in the palm of the Father’s hand, and yet Jesus teaches that we are to count the cost and to beware of false prophets. We believe that nothing will come to pass except that which agrees with the sovereign will of God and yet we wear our seatbelts and lock our doors because Jesus said that we are to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. At Grace we have made plans for the worse and take daily actions to reduce the opportunity for harm against our students. There are things in our building we want to improve to better secure our building: Update doors, the intercom system and fire panel. We would like to add more cameras and modify the front entry door system. In time we would like to update our windows. Our school has an Emergency Preparedness Committee that meets weekly to discuss continuous improvements for our safety protocol. Based on the estimates that we have received, $100,000 is needed to accomplish the updates and modifications.

$100,000 for 23-24 Security Updates

Music Room

Our Band and Choir rehearse in our cafeteria.  This requires set-up and tear down every day.  This is not the worst thing a school could deal with, but it is not the best thing for one of our school’s greatest strengths.  There are four building options to invest in our music program.

  1. Build off the high school wing.  Estimated about $500,000 for 2 30×30 classrooms and a 30×60 music room.
  2. Build a stage on the East end of the Gym with the music room behind it. Probably a similar estimate.
  3. Modify the commons area and hallways, sound proofing, and new front office and entry.
  4. Buy and install a modular building similar to the one music used before.

Luke 14:28 we cannot bear this cost alone.

Music Room

Road Sign

“I have driven past your school for years and did not know it was a school.” ~from a new parent.  We hear this too often.  We believe that a new sign in a new location would help remedy this.  This new sign would be moved to center with the school.  We would build up the ground to get the sign well above the sight line of drivers.  A double sided 4′ by 8′ LED bolted to an Iron frame that is firmly established in concrete.  A permanently back lit sign would be on top.  Using boulders and vegetation, the sign will be dynamically landscaped.  The labor would be done by volunteers coordinated by Ben Williamson who has put something like this together at Hartford Bible Church.

Estimates of Cost:
LED sign:  $14,000
Iron:  $2,000
Concrete:  $500
Back-lit Top:  $7,000
Landscape Materials:  $1,000

Total Cost:  $24,500

Sign of Progress

Furnances (4)

4 Lennox Furnaces that are 27 years old sit on top of the elementary and high school wings.  They are about $10,000 a piece to replace.  We have replaced one before and have used the spare parts to keep these four going.  It is a matter of time before these fail and need to be replaced.  We are setting up a fund so we can be prepared for that coming day.

Total Cost:  $40,000