Resolution J717-2013

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Church of God Christian Academy

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Church
of God Christian Academy

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  institutions  of  true purpose and high achievement whose exem-
plary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate  the  pursuit  of
excellence in education and service to the community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the 25th Anniversary of the Church of God Christian Academy; this
auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the
Coral House in Baldwin, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Arverne Church of God in Far Rockaway, New York,  a  non-
affiliated and nondenominational Christian organization, established the
Church of Christian Academy in September 1988; this school is located on
the  Rockaway Peninsula in a geographical area marked for and undergoing
expansive community revitalization; and
  WHEREAS, The Church of God Christian Academy has open enrollment;  the
school  does  not  discriminate  on the basis of gender, race, creed, or
religion;  the  school  accommodates  children  from  K-12th  grade  and
provides  an  educational alternative for low-income families who cannot
otherwise finance private education; and
  WHEREAS, A particular emphasis is put on individualized needs, use  of
interactive  computerized learning strategies, and development of commu-
nication skills; and
  WHEREAS, The Academy uses the fully scoped  and  sequenced  School  of
Tomorrow  (A.C.E.  Ministries)  curriculum;  this  program,  its history
beginning in 1970, is designed to allow each student to work at  his/her
own level of achievement; and
  WHEREAS,  The students progress through the five basic academic disci-
plines, math, English, social studies, science and word building  (etym-
ology), in an individualized manner; in this way, the pressure and usual
stress of keeping pace with a group, is removed; and
  WHEREAS,  The  School of Tomorrow program provides for academic excel-
lence; graduate students from the program have  been  accepted  in  more
than  400  colleges and universities, including military academies, ivy-
league universities and technical colleges; and
  WHEREAS, The Christian Academy is dedicated to  providing  a  balanced
curriculum  to its students; its children are constantly challenged to a
high standard of achievement and its programs offer students the  oppor-
tunity  to  build character and leadership skills outside the classroom;
and
  WHEREAS, Students participate in community service and outreach events
throughout the  school  year;  the  Annual  Regional  and  International
Student  Conventions  challenge  students  13 and older to develop their
ministry skills by competing in over 150 events in  categories  such  as
music, speech/drama, athletics, arts, and academics; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an educa-
tional institution of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought  to
our attention, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Church of God Christian Academy;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Church of God Christian Academy.

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