New Generation Christian School started in 2004 with one teacher and twelve students from 6th to 12th grade. Today it has flourished into a school with over 200 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. The reputation of the school has become so well-known that students have moved from South Florida to attend the school and many students come from outlying counties such as Suwanee and Alachua to learn in its unique educational structure.
New Generation offers services to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Although most of our students are from what is considered to be traditional education, many are Exceptional Education Students. Since New Generation meets each child at their current level and brings them to the next level, we are able to accommodate a wide variety of educational needs. Although at this time we do not provide services to those students with significant behavioral issues and/or who are not able to work towards a standard high school diploma, we hope to be able to help these students in the future.
New Generation works from a research based philosophy that is supported by current trends in cognitive science. Simply put, we pattern the student’s learning experience after the way cognitive science indicates the individual’s brain learns. Too often in traditional education, teachers educate the way they have always educated and tend to group all students into a generalized unit. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect method. It works for many but not for all and does not work well for most. Students that are advanced never reach full potential, while students that struggle never feel competent and therefore give up.
New Generation’s results have been outstanding. Our students gain an average of 1 to 2 years in mathematics, reading and language arts for every year in attendance. We have a 98% graduation rate and 50% of our students matriculate to advance educational opportunities such as college or military. Most of the students have a change of heart towards education and school. They desire to come to school and begin to believe what the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”