Speaking in front of others in a formal situation is consistently identified as one of the biggest fears of adults. RSCA believes that by challenging students to accept this act as common place in their lives, we enable our students to build confidence and project that confidence in all that they do.
Public speaking in the lower grades starts out with leading prayers, reciting scripture, and sharing during story time. This practice transitions to the presentation of class projects and leading worship programs at Chapel during the latter elementary years.
During middle grades, students are expected to continue to develop these skills through more formal presentations of major school work such as science fair presentations. This ability is combined with the exercise of leadership development activities we also foster and promote. As Rock Springs Christian Academy students transition into the upper school, they are expected to be well-spoken and at ease with the responsibility of speaking before an audience.
Our upper school students should exemplify this trait in an array of venues with no hesitancy. From speaking and leading club meetings, student council activities, or civic service functions; the ability of our older students to speak with a strong voice complements our expectations for developing post-graduate leaders.