No school is perfect, however, one would expect for a Christian School to uphold certain standards with Christ being the center. Negative. Although diverse, it seems that the African American males are selected based upon their ability to perform athletically with not much emphasis on academics. I believe that football/basketball players receive discounted tuition for playing sports so the drive to excel academically is absent as Evangel rest solely on it's athletic laurels caring substantially less about the academic success of students. This is evident in the fact that teachers prohibit students from bringing home graded papers, and direct the parent to view grades via Engrade. Well, if you are truly invested in your child's academic performance, you want to see the actually paper to gauge any issue or struggle in the subject. The staff gossips, nothing is held in confidence regarding the students and VALUES are not emphasized. After our experience, we concluded that our child could have attended J.D or Lee and had the same experience for free. Think twice.
Our children have attended ECA for several years now. From kindergarten to graduation ECA has been their educational home. A lot has changed in the last few years with Mrs. Sikes, our new Principal, bringing a huge amount of academic experience last year. We love knowing that our children are being taught Biblical principles that will follow them throughout life and at the same time receiving a great education. The teachers really care about their students and are always willing to help. The smaller class size make learning fun and interactive.
Too many hidden fees...these people will require you the parent to volunteer to raise funds for what I don't know. Multiple fund raising! If you don't participate, you will get fines($250) added to your tuition. I didn't know that a Christian school conducted business this way. Stay away from this school and avoid the headaches.
This school is a joke. The headmaster has NO experience in education and is basically incompetent. The headmaster forces the teachers to change grades to make sure athletes remain eligible to play competitive sports. The reason they don't post their test scores here is because most of the students scored in the single digits on the ACT. Do yourself a favor and put you student in a real school. The education is NOT better than public school and as for it being a "Christian Academy", that is in name only. The behavior and language allowed in the school is appalling.