Providing an elite educational experience since 1999
Southside Baptist Christian School is an educational organization that offers formal academic training for students in kindergarten through grade 12. SBCS is a fully accredited K-12 educational institution through the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) which is an authorized accrediting body of the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and the Virginia Department of Education. SBCS is nationally accredited through the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
In the fall of 1999, Dr. & Mrs. Stinson were led of God to open a school that would uphold the testimony of Christ while providing the best of the best in quality, Christian education. So with another leap of faith, Southside Baptist Christian School opened its doors to welcome the first 110 students ranging from K4 through the 12th grade!
SBCS is an extension of the Christian home in training young people in a Christian environment. The SBCS staff work closely with parents for the purpose of training the "WHOLE CHILD".
In kindergarten through fifth grade, faculty members work together to provide an integrated curriculum. The Elementary Department offers a comprehensive program including Phonics, Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, Penmanship, and Social Science.
The goal is not only to teach mastery of the subjects but also to develop enthusiastic interest and a strong sense of confidence in each student.
Extracurricular activities are provided during the regular school day in fields such as Mini-Economy (click here for details), Music, P.E. and Art. The Elementary department provides extended day care before and after school for students attending Southside Baptist Christian School.
Another key component of the elementary program is to maintain a strong communications link with the parents.
The SBCS Middle School Department provides sixth through eighth grade students with a departmentalized approach for all subjects. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for the comprehensive curriculum of the high school by developing good study skills and discipline for more advanced academic work. Basic classes are offered in English and Math and Honors classes are offered in English, Math and Science. Core classes include Bible, English, Math, Physical Education, Science and History.
Elective course offerings at this level are outstanding and a partial list includes beginning and intermediate band, choral ensemble, keyboarding classes, art, yearbook, and journalism.
By the time students reach the high school, they have honed their critical and analytical skills and are ready to meet the demands of a challenging curriculum
The SBCS High School Department, grades 9-12, prepares students for admission into college and for achievement and success in that rigorous environment--offering the following advanced placement (AP) courses: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History. Academic tracks are also available for those students who are more vocationally-minded. In addition, the program is designed to develop an awareness of their potential. Commitment to community service and individual responsibility are also strongly emphasized. An in-depth, enriched curriculum, close faculty-student relations, diverse activities, and a variety of special programs and traditions support these goals.
SBCS in collaboration with Randolph-Macon College offers a program called the College Preview Program . This program allows students to be dual enrollment students. Participation in this program is based solely on the student's own merits and experience. Once accepted, the students attend Randolph-Macon for selected classes during the school day. The classes which students are allowed to take at Randolph-Macon are selected by the student and RMC in conjunction with Randolph-Macon admissions department. Once enrolled, students must pass with a grade of “C” or higher, in order to receive credit. The program is design to expose students to college level courses and to help students in the transition from high school to college. Please contact school's office for further details.
Advisors meet with students throughout their high school career to ensure that academic progress is commensurate with their college and academic goals. College planning begins in earnest during the freshman year when students, parents and counselors meet to create a four-year plan that connects course selections with post-graduation educational and occupational goals. During the senior year, advisors work closely with students, assisting them in applying to colleges and universities appropriate for their career interests and academic performance.
We believe each senior should have the opportunity to display his or her skills through a graduation project, which many colleges now require of incoming freshmen. Your son or daughter will demonstrate skills of reading, of writing, of speaking, of accessing information, of thinking, of self -disciplining, of problem solving, and of organizing. These skills will be showcased through a four-phase process that includes a typed research paper, a related physical project/ product to demonstrate an aspect of the research, a portfolio, and an oral presentation that synthesizes the first two phases. This presentation is presented before a panel of teachers and community members. The Senior Project involves parental and teacher support as well as student initiative and self- discipline.
Graduation from Southside Baptist Christian School is a privilege and not a guarantee. Graduates from SBCS receive a diploma signifying completion of a rigorous academic agenda that is integrated with Christian principles. The counselor's office is charged with helping students select the proper courses to fulfill their academic requirements for graduation. As a fully accredited educational institution, Southside Baptist Christian School's minimum requirements for high school graduation fulfill the standards established by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools, the Virginia Council for Private Education, and the Virginia Department of Education.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students; FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
FBLA is a co-curricular organization, and its activities are an integral part of the instructional program. The SBCS chapter, operates under a charter granted by FBLA-PBL, Inc., conducts activities within the framework of the state and national organizations. To ensure that all students benefit from FBLA activities, SBCS provides programs that will enhance and develop the skills of each student teaching them to become responsible business leaders.
SBCS has been successful in bridging the gap between the classroom and the business world by training students to compete in a global economy. Throughout the 8 years of chartering a chapter, SBCS has produced regional, state and national winners.
FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. For the past 7 years SBCS has sent a delegation of students to compete on the national level and has had students’ ranking top 10 in the nation.
In addition to competitive events, our FBLA chapter has developed a relationship with the business community and community at large. Our community outreach programs are designed to encourage student in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business and community. Some of our community programs and partnerships include; Project A.S.K, Denim for Diabetes, March of Dimes, Thanksgiving - Can Drive, Recycling initiatives, Playground Olympics (designed to combat childhood obesity) and many others.
Throughout the 2015-2016 year, we "Connected" with business professionals and our peers. Thank you for supporting our chapter and we ask for your continued support as we create our "Legacy of Leadership" in 2016-2017.
Mini Economy is experience-based instruction used to teach concepts of entrepreneurship, economics and government in the classroom. Conducted as a unit of study within the SBCS Elementary School Department, this high-energy simulation focuses on economic concepts, financial literacy, classroom management and real-world market situations. Students establish their own society, design currency, plan and open businesses, and create a functioning government.
The Hornets of Southside Baptist Christian School have established themselves as a "powerhouse" department committed to excellence in performance as well as clear, distinct Christian character both on and off the court. SBCS participates in boy's JV and Varsity Basketball, girl's Varsity Volleyball and Track & Field. Southside Baptist Christian School's athletic department competes in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).
Athletics and physical education are an integral part of the life of Southside Baptist Christian School students. All students are expected to participate in physical education with their classmates. Those Middle and High school students who partake in team competition have a responsibility to manage their time in order to commit fully to their teams, their teammates and the obligations that come with team participation.
As in classroom attendance, it is expected that parents will understand and explain the significance of this requirement to their children. Learning to balance coursework and athletics can be challenging, but mastering this process is one of the great benefits of a stringent educational athletic program.
With regard to interscholastic sports, coaches and athletes are expected to represent SBCS with the highest level of respect, integrity, and Christian character both on and off the court. As an institution, SBCS rejects a "win at all cost" approach to competition and values Christ-like pursuit of victory over scoreboard results.
The Hornets strive to win games, meets, matches and championships, but never at the expense of its biblical core values. SBCS celebrates the Christ-like virtues that competition can instill, such as selflessness, sacrifice, servant leadership, teamwork, and resilience. We recognize that success in these areas will ultimately produce godly results.
Southside Baptist Christian School uses athletics as a tool to teach more than skill. Our coaches are mature and experienced. While every effort is made to win each contest, we strive to keep a proper balance of eternal values.
Southside Baptist Christian School Secondary Ensemble The SBCS Secondary Ensemble is made up of students in grades 7 through 12. Since 1999, the ensemble has taken part in the King's Dominion Choral Festival, where the Mixed Ensemble received a rating of Excellent and the Treble Ensemble received a rating of Superior for their performances. Additionally, they continue to provide outstanding musical performances each Christmas holiday at Chesterfield Towne Center, Stony Point Fashion Park, Short Pump Towne Center, Richmond's Grand Illumination, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Festival of Lights, and the Jefferson Hotel's Music at Midday. Under the direction of Rev. Reginald Stinson and assisted by accompanist Sonjia Upshaw, ensemble members are reminded that their musical talent is to be used to the glory of God and thus far, God has truly blessed through their ministering in song.
Dr. Lonnie S. Stinson
Mrs. Terry Stinson
Rev. Reginald Stinson | Email
Miss Charleen Frederick | EmailBusiness Instructor/FBLA Advisor
Ms. Verna Crick | EmailHuman Resource & Records
Mrs. Melloney Johnson | EmailStudent Guidance/Testing
Ms. Debbie De Los Santos | EmailElementary Instructor
Mrs. Erin Wooldridge | EmailElementary Instructor
Mrs. Valerie Stinson | EmailElementary Instructor
Ms. Rachel Williams | EmailMiddle/High School Instructor
Mr. Bryan Shupe | EmailMiddle/High School Instructor
Ms. Sonjia Upshaw | EmailMusic Instructor
My children have been attending since September and I have seen dramatic increases in vocabulary and phonics skills. They are excited each week about attending chapel and learning about Christ. The staff take time to address any concerns. Grades are sent via renweb almost nightly so never a question about grades.
My child always returns home talking about the exciting things she has learned. Today, she was totally excited about the "assembly". She spoke about praying for the families of the people who died. She was able to articulate the event in her words. Amazing!! Go SOUTHSIDE
One of the BEST decisions we have made for our children. We love our new extended family. Thank you SBCS
Amazing school providing an elite educational experience for 17 years!!!!
Southside Baptist Christian School depends on the outstanding efforts of the community to help provide the best possible quality of education for our children as well as the understanding that the school budget does not always provide for the tools that would be needed in supplementing the teaching skills of our staff. As a Christian school operating both inner-city and international student educational programs, SBCS depends on corporate and community support to meet the ever growing needs of our staff and student body. In addition to seeking support for the general operating costs of the school, SBCS is also looking to grow and develop several programs that are fundamental to our academic mission.
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"Hey Hornets...we got your back!"
Southside Baptist Christian School's Hornet Backers / Fundraising Association (HBA) is second to none. This team of "stakeholders" works in so many ways to make providing an Elite Educational Experience at SBCS possible. The HBA meets monthly as a complete organization, but there are often other meetings for subcommittees within HBA. We work to provide volunteers for both curricular and extracurricular activities, make recommendations to the administration for school improvement, develop and host fun events for students and their families, and provide for educational resources for our students and their teachers.
HBA has its own officers, abiding by the mission and philosophy of SBCS as determined by the board and administration. The leadership and agenda of HBA provides a unique voice for the parents and others in the school community. The volunteers who are in HBA work hard on a regular basis to help maintain a family atmosphere within the walls of SBCS. We meet on a monthly basis and welcome new ideas all the time! We appreciate the value of great relationships with the staff of the school. It is really our children who benefit the most when staff and parents are able to work together with the common goal of making SBCS a special and unique place for the education of our children.
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Instead of a monetary donation, you can consider donating a tangible gift such as program supplies, items for events, or contributions of technology. If you have something to donate, please contact us.
Planned Giving - Planned gifts can be beneficial both to programs of Southside Baptist Christian School and to your own financial portfolio. It is our hope that your gift to SBCS will be as rewarding for you as it will be beneficial for the many people it will serve.
Appreciated Securities - Using appreciated securities to make a gift can increase your giving potential because the tax benefits can be greater than if you give cash.
Appreciated Assets - You can also donate real estate to SBCS and receive a charitable deduction for the appraised market value.
Bequests - You can grow SBCS programs without any effect on your assets during your lifetime. When you write your will (or revocable trust), you acknowledge the people and institutions that mean the most to you. A gift to SBCS underscores your confidence that we will continue to pursue our mission and make a difference for good in the world long into the future. It will also inspire others to consider such a bequest.
Life Insurance - You can turn surplus life insurance coverage into a charitable gift to SBCS or create an endowment here from your income rather than your principal.
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