Hays Academy strives to produce the most hirable, financially responsible graduates in the country. As a whole, we believe that if we are to transform and mould the lives of our students, we must first be solid as a staff. In order to live out our mission, we have built a foundation of core values. In addition to each one of these core values being listed below, you can look forward to future blog posts that further detail how we live out each one of these core values. When people are impacted by such strong morals, their lives are transformed for the better. Indeed, beauty changes lives; both outward beauty and inward.
Faith- Strong belief or trust in someone or something…believe what you cannot see.
Faith in God above all else
Faith in your team
Faith in your ability
Faith that you can change lives for the better
Matthew 17:20- He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Trust- Belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
Trust in each member of your team
Trust in yourself
Assume positive intent
Proverbs 3:5-6- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Integrity- The quality of being honest and fair…doing what’s right when no one else is looking.
Do what is best for the whole, NEVER put yourself first
Model integrity to the students
Support Hays Academy and the staff at ALL times.
2 Corinthians 8:21- For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of man.
Love- A feeling of strong or constant affection for a person or thing.
Love what you do
Love who you work with (students and staff)
1 Corinthians 13:4- Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Compassion- A feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc.
Have compassion towards the needs of staff members
Have compassion towards the needs of students
Put yourself in their shoes
Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Family- A group of p[eople united by certain convictions or a common affiliation.
We are family
We need to have each other’s backs
Service before self
Proverbs 27:17- As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Inspire- To make someone want to do something: to give someone an idea about what to do or create.
Inspire growth and change
Inspire those to do things they don’t think are possible
Every encounter is an opportunity to change someone for the better or worse
Work Hard/Have Fun- WORK: A job or activity that you do regularly especially in order to earn money. HARD: Physically or mentally tough, not easy. FUN: Someone or something that is amusing or enjoyable: an enjoyable experience or person.
Outwork others in the industry
Be willing to do whatever it takes to become an expert in the field
Colossians 3:32- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Improve- To make something or someone better.
Improve each day at what you do
Improve those around you
Get comfortable being uncomfortable
Be a leader in CHANGE
Don’t let failure at ANYTHING be an option
Romans 12:2- Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Be Humble/Be Grateful- Humble: Not Proud: not thinking of yourself as better than other people. Grateful- Appreciative of benefits received.
No ‘I’ in Team
We do not deserve anything we do not work hard for.
Show gratitude in all situations, gratefulness is a lost art
Philippians 2:3-4- Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not to your own interests but each of you to the intere