About SAICS
About SAICS
SAICS - Our History

The early 1980's saw a great increase in the establishment of private church schools in Saskatchewan.

This rise was the result of a growing conviction that the Church, in order to remain true to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, must remain separated from the state, and that parents, and only parents, are responsible for the education and welfare of their own children. (Deut. 6:7, Prov. 22:5, Eph. 6:4)

On June 10, 1983, representatives from various church schools and parents who were teaching their children at home met in Saskatoon to discuss the legal position of parents who wished to be responsible for the education of their own children and to formulate a vehicle of communication to promote the objectives and protect the freedoms of this group. Thus was birthed the Saskatchewan Association of independent Church Schools or SAICS.

Over the twenty-six years it has operated, SAICS has:

  • Provided an avenue of communication to enhance public awareness and understanding of Christian academic education
  • Communicated with government and civil agencies on issues of common concern to the individual church schools and parents involved in Christian academic education
  • Established and maintained a relationship between Saskatchewan Learning and its member church schools, a relationship that has recognized freedom of conscience and religion in education associated with principles of fundamental justice
  • Petitioned the government to remove the civic taxes that had been levied in several communities against church schools and ensured that such were defined as part of the church
  • Participated as a member of the "Minister's Advisory Board" in 1989 to recommend regulations and policies for the operation of independent schools in Saskatchewan, the result of which was the adoption of such, as well as the establishment of an Independent Schools Branch of Saskatchewan Learning.
  • Used Accelerated Christian Education curriculum to match Saskatchewan Learning objectives for high school courses and thus allow church schools to offer high school credits
  • Developed Christian curriculum (where none other was available) to match Saskatchewan Learning objectives for high school courses and thus allow church schools to offer high school credits
  • Provided curriculum to church schools from other provinces who have wanted to offer Bible-based high school courses eligible for credit
  • Contributed to the national ACE Christian School Association

SAICS continues to work with government to ensure its schools can continue to operate according to its Biblical mandate, and participates in discussions authorized by the premier/Minister of Education to assist in charting the course for a way of education that will help parents and their church schools train children for the glory of God.



STATEMENT Of Faith And Practice
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, equally in all parts and without errors, and the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice of life;
  • We believe in one God, eternally existent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who created man by a direct immediate act.
  • We believe in the pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;
  • We believe that man is a fallen creature, sinful by nature, and in need of regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit on the basis of grace alone, and in the resurrection of all: to faith or damnation:
  • We believe in the spiritual relationship of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works, separated from the world, witnessing of His saving grace through the Ministry of the Holy Spirit;
  • We believe that the Church, in order to remain true to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, must remain separated from the State, and that the parents and only the parents are responsible for the education and welfare of their own children.



MEMBERSHIP
Membership in SAICS is open to:

  • Representatives from Christian day-schools operated by a local church in the province of Saskatchewan (Class A)
  • Representatives from Society or extension schools operating in the province of Saskatchewan (Class A.1)
  • The ACE representative who has jurisdiction over the province of Saskatchewan (Class A.1)
  • Representatives of any Class A or A.1 schools that are financially accountable to an outside body (Class A.2)
  • Parents who are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Association, and who are educating their children at home (Class B)
  • Churches or parents in the province of Saskatchewan that are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Association (Class C)



CURRENT MEMBERS
As of February, 2010, SAICS has twelve member schools. It remains the largest group of church schools in Canada using ACE's individualized, mastery based program.

  • Christian Centre Academy, Saskatoon
  • Grace Christian Academy, Saskatoon
  • Harvest City Christian Academy, Regina
  • Heritage Christian School, Battleford
  • LifeWay Christian Academy, Saskatoon
  • Morning Star Christian Academy, Regina
  • Nipawin Christian Centre, Nipawin
  • Prairie Christian Academy, Saskatoon
  • Prince Albert Family Church Academy, Prince Albert
  • Victory Christian Academy, Saskatoon
  • World Revival Preparatory School, Prince Albert
  • Yorkton Christian Academy, Yorkton
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