Superintendent Welcome

Nancy-Dettra

Dear Parents and Guardians of Merritt Island Christian School Students,

WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 school year! This year’s theme is GROW.  Second Peter 3:18 reads, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The word GROW can be considered in a variety of thoughts. As a Christian school, MICS will focus its initial thought on GROWING our students spiritually. By planting our students in the Word, under the nurturing care of Christian educators MICS envisions reaping fields of mature and healthy Christians prepared to go out into the world representing Jesus Christ. As a Christian college-preparatory school, MICS will focus its secondary thought on education. At MICS we have diligently worked in ensuring that all of our curriculum content and teacher instruction demonstrate rigor and relevance in the application of the student’s knowledge through high-order skills. MICS’ mission statement aligns perfectly with our theme for 2016 – 2017 school year. “The mission of Merritt Island Christian School is to lead students to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ (GROWING OUR STUDENTS SPIRITUALLY) inspiring them to academic excellence (GROWING OUR STUDENTS ACADEMICALLY) and equipping them (SPIRITUALLY AND ACADEMICALLY) to impact their community through the biblical principles of character, leadership and service.”

MICS participated in the AdvancEd Accreditation process in April 2016. This was a five-year process involving all divisions and areas of MICS. MICS is happy to report that we have been awarded the renewal of our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation (SACS CASI) through the year 2021. Thank you to those of you who participated and assisted in this process.

Please welcome our new faculty and staff:

Mrs. Amy Twigg – Academy Principal
Mrs. Carri Nevad – Elementary Principal
Mrs. Sheryl Hobbs – Director of Student Affairs/RenWeb Coordinator/MS Teacher
Mrs. Judy Dixon – Media Specialist
Mrs. Amy Parker – ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Elementary Director/Elementary Gifted instructor
Mrs. Heather Scott – ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Secondary Director/College Guidance
Mrs. June Downen – Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Bridget Britt – Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Michelle Andujar – MS English Teacher

May God bless their ministry, witness and job- responsibilities.

MICS’ desire is to work with each of you, our MICS Family, in GROWING and advancing our school. Praying for God’s Blessings upon MICS and thanking God for each of you!

Dr. Nanci Dettra – MICS Superintendent