September 21, 2015
I believe most teachers were inept, and simply follow a lesson plan created for them. They assign homework, they give tests, they grade them, they take attendance. There were a few exceptions such as the Math and English teachers at various times. It's really dependent on whomever the school can convince to take the job. These teachers are not paid professionals. They are probably paid less than public school teachers, and if trained at all, they are trained at unaccredited Bible Colleges.
Occasionally, they may employ a teacher formally trained at a public university but none of them will have a formal teaching credential recognized by any public institution of significance.
Keep in mind that I often had only 8-10 students in my grade level from junior high on. Because of this, teachers will often teach two grades in the same classroom; dividing their attention between the two grades. Notice how many teachers they have on staff.
The religious curriculum taught at NVBS cherry-picks science and history that doesn't conflict with church doctrine. Sometimes it simply skews the truth by explaining it through a religious perspective. As stated on their website, "The goal of North Valley Baptist High School is to develop Christian leaders by teaching every subject from a Christ-centered worldview." Translation: We decide what is good for your child to know, not you, not any academic standard. Arrogant?
To do this they use special textbooks approved by the church. This leaves your children woefully ignorant of many things. These textbook are by no means cutting edge and would be considered a joke by many public school teachers. Teachers at college prep schools would be insulted if they had to teach these curriculums.
Before sending your student here, visit the NVBS website. You will not find any information about these teachers credentials, where they were educated or the level of their education. Also note, there is no accreditation prominently posted on any of their documentation. So basically, your child learns whatever the school feels like teaching him.
Notice how tightly NVBS and NVBC control what you see and don't see on their websites. There is almost no historical photos or references of the school; nothing by which to make an informed decision based on measurable results or independent reviews. Why risk your child's future?
- submitted by a community member