Front Range Christian School

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Summary

Front Range Christian School provides a quality education designed to raise up Christian scholars. We see our roles as partners with the Christian home to raise up kids who are ready for life in college and beyond, who are intentionally equipped to impact the world for Christ, and who are able to give an answer for their faith no matter their circumstances. We value the uniqueness of each child and work to nurture their identity in Christ along side their specific gifts and passions.

With children spending six or more hours a day at school, we do not take our role in your child's life lightly. We long to see students transformed in heart and mind, as we focus on their spiritual, intellectual, and physical development. We are administrators, teachers, spiritual directors, mentors, and care-givers who value your children and their role in our world.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Front Range Christian School
6657 W Ottawa Ave
Suite A-17
Littleton, CO 80128

Website: frcs.org

Phone: 720-922-3269

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 841261601

CEO/President: David Cooper

Chairman: Danny Cometto

Board size: 8

Founder: two local churches

Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Purpose

Vision: We will produce Christian Scholars who are culture makers for Christ.


Mission statement

Front Range Christian School partners with the Christian home and the Church in training children for life and equipping them to impact the world for Christ.


Statement of faith

Philosophy of a Christian Education

Front Range Christian School is wholly committed to achieving excellence in every aspect of program offerings and curriculum. Our mission mandates that FRCS will provide a biblically directed education that will train and equip children to impact the world for Christ. Our standard of truth is in Scripture, which we believe to be the inspired and infallible Word of God. If teaching materials or information are in conflict with that standard, the Bible will always take precedence. FRCS desires to provide a broad range of class offerings and programs but will not do so at the expense of excellence.

What We Believe to Be True Concerning:

Scripture

The Bible (the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments) is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. It was written by men, and prepared and superintended by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is without error in the original writings. It is the complete revelation of God's will for salvation. It is the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Scripture is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

God

There is one God, eternally existent, perfect and unchanging in all His attributes. God exists in a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The persons of the Trinity are distinct, but without division of essence, character, nature, or being. This God is responsible for the creating and sustaining of all life and for the work of redemption. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)

Father

God the Father is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. He concerns Himself justly and mercifully in the affairs of people. He hears and answers prayer. He saves people from sin, from its power over their lives, and from spiritual death. (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17)

Son

God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, is fully God and fully human having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He became flesh through His virgin birth. He lived a sinless life and performed miracles. He sacrificed His life through His vicarious and atoning death on the cross. He was raised from the dead, and He ascended to the right hand of the Father. He is our High Priest and Advocate before God the Father. He will physically return in power and in glory.(John 10:30, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-23, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 4:14-15, John 2:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Ephesians 1:7-8, Hebrews 2:9-11, John 11:25, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 19:11-16, John 21:14, Acts 2:24, Romans 4:25)

Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit, through His present ministry, regenerates unto salvation, indwells and empowers Christians to live a godly life, enables them to understand the Scriptures, and equips them to be effective in furthering Christ's Kingdom, glorifying both the Father and the Son. (Romans 8:13-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; John 3:5-6)

Salvation

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful men and women. Men and women are saved solely by God's grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-19, Romans 3:21-24, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)

Eternity

There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life everlasting; and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation. (John 3:16-19, 5:28-29; 2 Thessalonians. 1:9-10)

The Church

There is a spiritual unity among all believers who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ. These believers, locally and globally, are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-29)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating310 of 102217 of 38
Fund acquisition rating337 of 102520 of 38
Resource allocation rating306 of 102513 of 38
Asset utilization rating563 of 102223 of 38

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%14%8%10%17%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%2%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%11%15%11%8%11%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%2%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%89%85%89%92%89%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%86%86%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%87%90%92%96%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%73%77%79%81%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%13%10%8%4%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%28%30%29%21%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
15%14%13%13%14%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.420.390.410.420.420.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.213.934.856.176.877.23
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.491.551.982.562.883.19
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.114.904.183.113.012.57
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.320.200.240.320.330.39
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.416.174.603.182.782.30
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
40%79%84%87%91%93%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
17%68%74%82%86%87%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%54%39%31%22%16%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,958,800$2,208,462$1,624,320$1,503,499$1,459,982
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$120,390$197,103$187,671$107,622$96,612
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,079,190$2,405,565$1,811,991$1,611,121$1,556,594
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,035,771$9,272,175$9,191,390$9,248,006$9,469,485
Other long-term assets$0$0$178,505$202,779$227,053
Total long-term assets$9,035,771$9,272,175$9,369,895$9,450,785$9,696,538
Total assets$12,114,961$11,677,740$11,181,886$11,061,906$11,253,132
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$50,191$62,149$84,211$61,192$43,813
Other current liabilities$578,324$513,418$497,881$474,663$562,272
Total current liabilities$628,515$575,567$582,092$535,855$606,085
Debt$8,281,552$8,623,019$9,131,821$9,476,928$9,812,151
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$630,272$625,400$34,066$32,100$33,125
Total long-term liabilities$8,911,824$9,248,419$9,165,887$9,509,028$9,845,276
Total liabilities$9,540,339$9,823,986$9,747,979$10,044,883$10,451,361
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$2,436,686$1,730,968$1,323,442$965,978$752,972
With donor restrictions$137,936$122,786$110,465$51,045$48,799
Net assets$2,574,622$1,853,754$1,433,907$1,017,023$801,771
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$579,850$778,325$580,778$396,486$527,187
Program service revenue$4,072,692$4,286,843$4,220,399$3,946,888$3,967,579
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$552$1,005$2,711$819$1,045
Other revenue$837,286$256,589$260,227$510,301$434,182
Total other revenue$4,910,530$4,544,437$4,483,337$4,458,008$4,402,806
Total revenue$5,490,380$5,322,762$5,064,115$4,854,494$4,929,993
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$4,007,816$4,097,356$3,981,311$3,941,506$4,215,400
Management and general$678,816$612,888$607,240$629,441$682,418
Fundraising$82,880$60,758$58,680$68,295$68,034
Total expenses$4,769,512$4,771,002$4,647,231$4,639,242$4,965,852
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$720,868$551,760$416,884$215,252($35,859)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$720,868$551,760$416,884$215,252($35,859)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David CooperPresident$129,575
Rod RossDir of Opera$55,863

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021


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History

Front Range Christian School was born out of concern by a group of people in two local churches for an independent, private Christian school that would be committed to high academic and spiritual teaching in an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and hands-on learning. The two groups, unknown to each other, began meeting at about the same time, working to gain support in and understanding of how a Christian school could be of value to the Christian family.

In the fall of 1993, the groups from the two churches met for the first time and decided that their philosophies were so similar that meeting together would accomplish much more and perhaps speed the process along. In January of 1994, Front Range Christian School was incorporated and the interim board selected. FRCS began its first year of operation in August of 1994 with 36 children and 3 full-time teachers. The school year concluded with 46 students. Southern Gables Church in Littleton, Colorado, stepped forward in the beginning to make it possible for FRCS to begin these classes.

The fall of 1995 saw Front Range Christian School grow to 62 students in grades K-5. The school added 6th grade in 1996, increasing its enrollment to 104 students. An administrator and two-full time teachers were added. The fall of 1997, Front Range Christian moved into its middle school era, adding 7th grade and moving them and the 6th grade to the newly constructed Outback Building at the Southern Gables Church campus. In the fall of 2000, the high school (7th-10th) grades moved into 8500 square feet of building space on Coal Mine Avenue in the Trinity Christian Center building. This dedicated space provided classroom needs for nearly 100 secondary students. From there, FRCS purchased the Pierce Street Village (PSV) property at 6637 W. Ottawa Avenue in Littleton. The school now included a gymnasium, performing arts center, science and technology labs, library, student commons, and classrooms.

Grades 7-12 moved into this new facility in December, 2002. Due to continued growth, the upper elementary campus was created in the fall of 2003, at the new facility. 2003 was also the year Front Range Christian received full accreditation and graduated our first class, in which we sent nine students out to impact the world for Christ.

Fall 2007 brought the relocation of the entire elementary school to the campus. Today, all PreK-12 students are located on the same campus.

In 2010, Front Range Christian School added a preschool to serve the needs of parents who want to help give their children a head-start in preparing for elementary school.

The second semester of 2012 witnessed the launch of Front Range Christian School's 1:1 iPad initiative, which includes school-owned iPads on carts for use in the elementary school and student owned (or leased) iPads for all junior and senior high students.

Today there are over 400 students ranging from preschool through 12th grade at Front Range Christian School in full-time, part-time, and homeschool enrichment tracks.

From the early years of Front Range Christian's history, spiritual development and formation have been integral to the educational experience, not something just added on as an additional class or program. Every part of the Front Range Christian experience - from curriculum to extra-curricular activities - is centered around developing a biblical worldview and raising kids to be adults who will have an impact on this world for the Kingdom of God and His glory.


Program accomplishments


Needs

A big part of what makes Front Range Christian School such an impactful organization is the prayer and support of our families and the surrounding community. Your prayers help keep FRCS firmly grounded in God's desires for this school, and your financial gifts and volunteer work help us keep education affordable so that we can continue to fulfill our mission.