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Beth Eden Baptist School

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
A Note from the Administrator
Table of Contents

Doctrine ..................................................................... 4
Philosophy .................................................................. 5
Faculty......................................................................... 6
Discipline Policy ........................................................ 8
Academic Placement..............................................13
Financial Information..............................................14
International Program............................................16
Sample School Calendar .......................................17

2600 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Phone: 303-232-2313 ♦ Fax: 303-233-3027
School hours: 8:15-3:30
Office hours: 8:00-4:00

Mr. Edward T. Francis

B.A., M.Div.

Mr. Francis moved to Colorado in 2003 to

pursue ministry work in helping young people
with their educational and occupational decisions.
He is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible
College and Calvary Baptist Theological
Mr. Edward T. Francis Seminary. He and his wife, Pam, have been
Beth Eden Baptist School
married for seventeen years and are the parents
of two elementary children, Adam and Amanda.

Pastor James Efaw

B.A., M.A., D.D.

Pastor Jim is the senior pastor of Beth Eden

Baptist Church. He and his wife, Susan,
moved here from West Virginia in 1991. He
is a graduate of Bob Jones University and has
been a pastor for over 35 years. He has a
passion for Christian education and takes an
active part in the activities at Beth Eden Dr. Jim Efaw
Baptist School. Senior Pastor
Beth Eden Baptist Church

General Information

Our Mission
The mission of Beth Eden Baptist School is
to develop Christian character, provide solid
academics, and prepare students for life
situations. Beth Eden Baptist School will
facilitate the education of all students to their
fullest potential in a caring, Christian atmosphere
of educational excellence.

Founded: 1971
Affiliation: Ministry of Beth Eden Baptist Church
Membership: American Association of Christian Schools
Colorado Association of Christian Schools
Grades: Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12
Enrollment: 235
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1: 16

Our Doctrine
Beth Eden Baptist School is the ministry of Beth Eden Baptist Church and thus maintains the same
doctrinal position as set forth in the constitution of Beth Eden Baptist Church.
The following briefly describes our position:
• The Holy Bible was written inerrant in its original languages by men divinely inspired.
The Bible is the supreme standard for all human conduct.
• There is one loving and true God
- an infinite, perfect Spirit and personal Being.
- in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
• The salvation of sinners is completed by grace through the mediatorial work of Jesus Christ,
who by His death made a full atonement (covering) for sin.
• In order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again.
• Sanctification is a process of growth by which we are made partakers of His holiness. It is
carried on in the hearts of believers throughout their earthly life, by the presence and power
of the Holy Spirit. The speaking of “tongues” today is not a manifestation of the Holy Spirit’s
New Testament work.
• All true believers endure unto the end; kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
• Both Christian ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are each a memorial, a symbol,
and a prophecy.
• The six days of creation in Genesis, chapter one, were solar days of twenty-four hours each.
• The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and is a Christian institution that is to be honored
by worship and Bible study in a local church.
• Jesus rose from the dead bodily. He now exists in His glorified body at God’s right hand.
• The end of the age is approaching. The wicked will be judged to endless punishment (Hell),
and the righteous to endless joy (Heaven). We believe in the pretribulational rapture and
personal, visible, premillennial return of Christ with the restoration
of Israel to her Kingdom.
• In Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Thus, an adequate system of schools is beneficial to complete a
spiritual program of the church, and that the cause of education
among New Testament churches is coordinate with the causes
of evangelism, missions, and general benevolence, and should
receive along with these the liberal support of God’s people.
• Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of
Christ relevant to his own life and to that of human society.
Our Philosophy
We believe the foundation for accomplishing our purpose must be and is
CHRIST. In I Corinthians 3:11 it states: “For other foundation can no man lay
than that is laid which is Jesus Christ.” Psalm 11:3 warns, “If the foundation
be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The Apostle Paul summarized it
this way in Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

• We believe that each student is a distinct, individual creation of an

omnipotent God; and is the property of God, not civil government.

• We believe that each individual student is directly responsible to God

for his life.

• We believe that an individual who allows the Lord to govern his life will demonstrate proper
Christian character.

• We believe that we need to establish models of Christian character for students to emulate.

• We believe that the parents have been given by God the responsibility of educating their
children, and that Beth Eden Baptist School acts as an extension of Beth Eden Baptist Church
to assist parents in their God-given responsibility.

• We believe in utilizing Biblical methods of correction for training and that strong discipline is to
be maintained.

• We believe that the inner core of our curriculum is Jesus Christ.

• We believe that our country was founded upon Christian principles and that our students must
be taught Christian principles in order to influence America for Christ.

• We believe that the local church is God's organization for this age, thus, it will be promoted
through this school.

• We believe in pledging allegiance to the Bible, the Christian flag and the American flag.

• We believe that every student attending Beth Eden Baptist School deserves to be educated
to their fullest potential in an atmosphere which is challenging, exciting, caring and uplifting.

• We believe that everyone deserves respect and dignity.

• We believe that Beth Eden Baptist School should provide opportunities for students to develop
and practice positive leadership, Christian service and Christian example.

Elementary Faculty
Total Years at
Faculty Member Classes Years Beth Educational Background
Diana Williams K4 14 11 Pensacola Christian College
Pensacola Christian College
Amy Styles K5 15 9 BS
Houston Baptist University

Gladys Rapinchuk 1st Grade 16 14 BA Denver Baptist Bible College

Kathie Kittle 2nd Grade 26 4 BS Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

BA Cedarville College
Barb Cleckner 3rd Grade 39 28
Master’s Work University of Wisconsin
Debbie Lee 4th Grade 33 19 University of Colorado
Master’s Work
5th Grade,
BS Cedarville College
Carol North Administrative 36 30
Master’s Work Bob Jones University

Drew Rapinchuk 6th Grade 28 27 BA Denver Baptist Bible College

Elem. Computers, Maranatha Baptist Bible

Jeni Bond 8 8 BS
Elem. P.E. College
Clearwater Christian College
Heather Gruis Strings 11 11 BS
University of Denver
BS Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Brian Jansma Band, Choir, Bells 4 4
MM Bob Jones University
Colorado Christian University
Jo Palm Art 12 10 BA
Metro State

Chris Staton Elem. P.E. 4 4 BS Clearwater Christian College

Secondary Faculty
Total Degrees/
Years at
Faculty Member Classes Years Qualifica- Educational Background
Beth Eden
Maranatha Baptist Bible
Jeni Bond Computers 8 8 BS

Rhonda Branson French 15 9 BS Faith Baptist Bible College

Clearwater Christian College

Heather Gruis Strings 11 11 BS
University of Denver
BS Bob Jones University
Don Hall HS Choir & Bells 15 12
MM Penn State

JH Choir & Bells, BS Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

Brian Jansma 4 4
Concert Band MM Bob Jones University
University of Minnesota
Diana Kleven Math 26 12 BS
Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
BS Bob Jones University
Nathan Mauldin History 10 10
MA Colorado Christian University

40 Years in
Amy Mumford Yearbook 18 18 Barnes Business College

BA Denver Baptist Bible College

Gregg Pilchard Yearbook 33 18
Computer Barnes Business College

Merrie Sidles Science 33 7 BS Bob Jones University

Athletic Director,
Chris Staton 4 4 BS Clearwater Christian College
P.E., Math
Terri Templin English 29 3 Bob Jones University
David Tucker 11 9 BA Pensacola Christian College

Julie Tucker 11 9 BS Pensacola Christian College

Elementary Discipline Policy

Working Together
Beth Eden Baptist School believes in the spiritual admonition, “Train up a child in the
way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
We believe that the school and home should work together for the best interests of
the child. To build Christian character in each student, and for the sake of the
school, the following behavior will not be tolerated, and may lead to expulsion:
swearing, lying, stealing, disobedience, and disrespect.
When a child breaks the rules, we first counsel with him or her. Additional disobedi-
ence, depending on the infraction, may result in a missed recess, an extra reading
assignment, or some other means to help emphasize the importance of obeying the
Most children do better when they solicit God’s help and further action need not be
taken. However, when talking and counseling have no effect, parents will be asked to
meet with the teacher and possibly the administrator. Together, a plan of action will
be formulated to best meet the needs of the child.

Your Part
We urgently ask parents to pray for
their children on a regular basis, to
encourage them by word and example
in the Christian life, and to show total
support for the standards of Beth Eden
Baptist School. We ask students to be
determined to defeat Satan in their Our Part
lives, and be dedicated to building a
closer walk and friendship with the We sincerely desire God’s best for
Lord Jesus Christ. your children. The administration and
faculty are committed to praying for
our students on a regular basis, to
recognize each individual student as a
unique creation of God, to treat each
student with fairness and respect, and
to exemplify Christ-like behavior at
all times.

Secondary Discipline Policy

What we would like our students to reach for:

• Listening to God through His Word: read a portion of
Scripture at the start of each day
• Talking to God: set aside a time for prayer
• Walking with God: determine to “honor God with your
• Hiding God’s Word in your Heart: memorize a new verse
every week
• Talking about God: share an answer to prayer or a blessing
with a friend

What we want our students to run from:

Things that adversely affect the body (and mind):
• Drugs of any kind: crack, cocaine, marijuana, etc.
• Alcohol in any form: beer, wine, wine coolers, hard liquor, etc.
• Tobacco: smoked, chewed or snuffed
• Sexual Immorality: fornication of any type

Things that adversely affect the mind (and body):

• Ungodly music in any situation: radio, TV, tapes, videos, etc.
• Pornography: pictures, movies, videos, magazines, etc.
• Watching improper movies: in theaters, on video, or on TV
• Reading questionable books, etc.

Things that adversely affect the character (and personality):

• Behavior problems in class and at school
• Disrespect for school rules and regulations
• Disrespect for school personnel
• Not giving your best to your studies
• Cheating, lying, stealing
• Use of non-Christian-like language: swearing, foul talking,
dirty jokes, minced oaths, etc.

It is impossible to itemize every act or attitude that might be an infraction of

the standards set by Beth Eden Baptist School. Therefore, if a teacher or an
administrator sees something in the life of a student that is not in harmony with
Christian conduct and the overall standards of the school, the student will be
asked to correct it immediately. Discipline will be handled by either a discipline
notice, temporary suspension or permanent expulsion.

Elementary Curriculum
Beth Eden Baptist School offers two great kindergarten programs designed to give
your child a solid foundation.

Quality Academics • Individual Attention • Full-day Instruction

Music Instruction • Library • Physical Education • Games • Crafts
Christian Character Development • Bible Memory
Readiness Skills • Safe Environment

(4 yr old Kindergarten) (5 yr old Kindergarten)

⇒ Early phonics and math skills ⇒ Phonics-based reading
⇒ Small class size ⇒ Advanced math skills
⇒ An alternative to Preschool ⇒ Science and art activities

Children must be 4 by the first day of school. Children must be 5 by September 15.

Subjects taught in 1st through 6th grades:

• Art • English • Library • Reading
• Bible • Geography • Math • Science
• Chapel • Health • Music • Spelling
• Choir • History • Penmanship
• Computers • Language • Physical
⇒ Most of the textbooks used are published by A Beka Books
or Bob Jones Press.
⇒ Individualized tutoring is available.
⇒ Students in 5th grade are required to take beginning band if
not playing a stringed instrument.
⇒ All students in grades 5 and 6 participate in Outdoor Lab.

Secondary Curriculum
Subject 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Algebra II Math*
Math Math 7/8 Pre-Algebra Algebra I
Geometry Consumer
Science Life Science Earth Science
Biology Chemistry* Physics*
English 7 English 8 English IV
English Speech Speech
English I English II English III
World Am. History World
History History Colo. History
U.S. History American
Wisdom in Principles from Christian Doctrine of
Bible Proverbs
through the
the Beatitudes Leadership God
Introduction Word Spreadsheet
Computer Professional
Computer to Computer Literacy
Keyboarding Processing Database
Skills Intro. to Web Authoring*
Foreign Spanish I or Spanish II* Spanish III*
Language French I French II* French III*

Other Band, Choir, Band, Choir, Art, Bells,

Electives Art, Bells Yearbook, Desktop Publishing.
*Indicates elective courses

Graduation Requirements:
24 credits, including these listed
English 4 credits Physical Education 1 credit
History 4 credits Foreign Language 1 credit
Bible 4 credits Communications 1 credit
Science 2 credits Computers 1 credit
Math 2 credits
⇒ Physical Education is required for grades 7 through 10
and includes soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey,
softball, health, and hygiene.
⇒ Bible is required for all students each semester.
Extracurricular Activities

All students can be involved in the following:

• Fine Arts Competitions
• Private Music Lessons
• Art Program
• Handbells
• Drama
• Band
Annual School Productions:
• Strings
• Christmas Concert
• Choir
• Band & Strings Spring Concert
• Elementary or Junior High Play
• Senior High Play
• Special Event Programs

Additional Junior and Senior High Opportunities:

• Girl’s Basketball & Volleyball
• Boy’s Basketball & Soccer
• Geography Bee
• Youth Group Activities
• Senior Leadership Camp
Academic Ranking
Annual achievement testing shows that BEBS students score higher than the
national average at every grade level.
Grade Equivalent Score

12 National BEBS

Grade Equivalent


K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Grade Above National Average Grade Above National Average

K 9 months 6 7 months
1 8 months 7 3 years, 8 months
2 11 months 8 2 years, 2 months
3 6 months 9 2 years, 9 months
4 2 years, 4 months 10 1 year, 5 months

5 2 years, 5 months 11 1 year, 2 months (at least)

Percentile Rank




20 National BEBS

K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Financial Information
2008-2009 A variety of payment plans
Tuition Rates: are available upon request

1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th Child

No Discount Discount Discount Discount

No enrollment fee
Yearly Rate $3,675 $3,175 $2,650 or tuition charge -
all other fees apply
• Discounts are based on the number of students in a family.
A family is defined as children living in the same household.
• Testing fees and enrollment fees are not refundable.
• Tuition and book fees are refundable if the office is notified
60 days before school starts.

Enrollment Fee:
New students (prior to June 1)................................ $ 150.00
New students (after June 1)...................................... $ 175.00
Books/Materials Fee: (per student, due August 1) .... $ 120.00
Testing Fee: (per student, all new applicants)............... $ 25.00

Other Fees:
Student Activity Fee
$35—grades K4-6 $65—grades 7-12
Due September 1
CACS Fees Individual fees are based on participation.
High School Graduation
Sports Fees:
$40—grades 7-8 $60—grades 9-12
Soccer and Volleyball
Basketball $40—grades 7-8 $60—grades 9-12

Extra Programs
Before and after school child care is available for students in K5 through
6th grade. Qualified staff members provide a safe and fun atmosphere for
your children.
Before school 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. $3.50 per day, per family

$5.00 per day—first child

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$2.00 each additional child
After school
(snack provided)
$8.00 per day—first child
3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$4.00 each additional child

After 6:00 p.m., $1.00 per minute will be charged.

Kitchen personnel provide a well-balanced hot lunch each weekday.

A variety of menus is served every month.

International Student Information

Beth Eden Baptist School is interested in assisting foreign

students who desire a Christian education in the United States.
Because we are first and foremost a Christian school, one’s
personal faith in Jesus Christ is of primary importance. Successful
adjustment to the program and atmosphere of the school depends
in large part on this prerequisite.

Beth Eden Baptist School is approved by the United States
Department of Justice, Immigration, and Naturalization Service for
the training of international students and the granting of the I-20

Applicants who are not American citizens must develop a proficiency
in English. All students must adapt to Beth Eden Baptist School’s
program and requirements. We will not modify our program or
requirements. Any international student, in the regular program,
whose academic subjects fall below a C will be required to get
outside tutorial help at the student’s expense.

Increased costs involved with matriculating and
assisting international students with their
particular needs are covered through the
International Student Fee of $150 per semester.
Our goal is to insure a positive experience
and a “peace of mind” for both student and

Sample School Calendar

Beth Eden Baptist School
2600 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-232-2313 ♦ Fax: 303-233-3027

School hours: 8:15-3:30

Office hours: 8:00-4:00