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Seffner Christian Academy

Private | PK-12

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $81,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted November 13, 2013

My children have experienced SCA for several years and have been consistently challenged academically and provided multiple opportunities. The iPad integreation into the classroom is wonderful and many unique programs in all areas of the school are OUTSTANDING. Check it out! You will be thrilled with what they offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

This school is horrible. It is cliquish and very few are true Christians that go and work there. The students run the school and you feel out of place if you aren't rich and white! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN THERE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

I am a student at SCA and it is a great school! This school has helped me grow a lot in my walk with God and I know if I ever need any help spiritually or academically I can go to a teacher here and they will willingly help me. Never listen to anyone if they say its not a AWESOME school... Because NO DOUBT ABOUT IT... It's the best school I've EVER been to. They help me with anything I need and I couldn't be more thankful/blessed to have a great education at this school. The education here is so great and tbh (to be honest) Bible is my favorite class here and Mr. Nathan Lewis is my favorite teacher. (He's the Bible teacher) He explains Gods word so well and if I ever have a question he is usually the first person I go to if I have a Biblical question. Thanks to all my awesome teachers who have helped me grow spiritually and academically.


Posted August 22, 2013

SCA is a great school that teaches and encourages children to excel academically and spiritually. I feel that my child is getting the best possible education and will never regret choosing a Christian school over our public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

This school is absuletly horrible there is so much bullying it is unbelievable. What ever you do..DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2013

Absolutely wonderful, going into our 7th year there, will never look at another school again, especially the public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE!!! BULLYING IS VERY HIGH AND I HERE ABOUT FIGHTS FREQUENTLY! TEACHERS THROW TANTRUMS AND CURSE!!! THE STUDENTS CURSE SO MUCH AND BULLY EVERYONE!!! DONT SEND YOUR KID HERE! WHATEVER YOU DO DONT DO IT!!


Posted March 24, 2013

I have two children that attend SCA. The school is academically superior to public schools. They also have a great fine arts and sports program. Some teachers are better than others as in all schools. Discipline issues are minimum. Tuition average but extra fees do add up quickly, especially if student in band. SCA seems to be investing money to improve school by adding gardens, replacing old buildings, etc. Great Christian environment with Bible taught daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

SCA offers an excellent athletic program, fine arts program and curriculum. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and very family oriented. Communication with the faculty and administration is awesome. Disciplinary issues are dealt with immediately and a student will be asked to leave for inappropriate conduct, which may explain the previous negative comments. SCA is progressive and growing precipitately, especially the high school. The guidance counselor is very easy to reach and has been a valuable asset in preparing for college. We looked at several top notch private high schools in Tampa and choose SCA, and we are so pleased. SCA offers honors and AP classes as well as a variety of elective options. My daughter is a sophmore and loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Not at all what we expected! We thought we had done our homework, but were sadly mistaken. Please be careful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2012

I have been going to this school since I can't remember. And let me say it is a true blessing. I've made so many friends. Its like a second home. The teachers are understanding and kind. They have excellent academic programs and the princibal is very understanding and will help you out with any situation ur facing in life. This school is blessed by God. You not only get an education but receive life lessons of all sorts. There are so many sports to choose from. I will miss this school when I have to leave. I know almost everyone there and they are the kindest of ppl. I love this school. And JESUS!


Posted February 20, 2012

Its all about money money money, christian wise nope, you can't complain either. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD THERE!!!!!!


Posted January 1, 2012

I have been a student now for three years in the highschool. I can't say that the school is perfect because nothing is in this world. The majority of teachers are great using humor and keeping interest. The students are above average, but like any other school there are cliches and students who are not interested, but i feel like i can really be free to express my religion here. We have all different denominations and no one really cares which one you are. You're loved equally wherever you go and we have chapels with alter calls that many students are touched by the message and feel free to go and worship. The administration is good, but not perfect. I have had problems with their absence policy that has caused me to fail a few classes and met an unwillingness to change or help me because it causes inconveniences. The sports are wonderful and coming from a public school, SCA has really helped me turn my life around. I can feel God in this school. I love it.


Posted November 13, 2011

The whole school seems to have an idea that they are better and superior to people who are not members of their school. The staff and administration showed no compassion, whatsoever, and whatever "Christian example" and principles they were trying to display was nowhere to be found. Leaving this school made my child actually happy to be back in public school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

We switched to SCA from a local Catholic School and could not be happier. All is going well. Teachers are easy to get in touch with and their response time is great. Principals know the students names and are excellent to work with. They are accepting of minority races unlike what a reviewer stated. Amazing that this is mentioned anyway. I guess everyone is looking for excuses these days. Leave our race card in the deck. The school is great. Must be why their attendance is booming. Check it out!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

The staff and teachers are simply the best. Many improvements are being made to the school grounds to increase security and safety for the students and staff/teachers. They really keep the parents informed in the progress of the student. Communication with our daughter's teacher is simply an email or phone call away. Our daughter loves SCA and after the first year,SCA already feels like an extended family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

Seffner was the biggest blessing and I went there at just the right time! I left Grace Christian School to go to Seffner and it was the best decision I could have ever made! I loved it!!!! The faculty and students were so helpful, accepting, and supportive! I had so many great opportunities- drama, choir, NHS- that Grace never gave to me for reasons I still do not understand. They did not play favorites ag Seffner which is all I ever experienced at Grace. Even the students at Grace were cruel, as was the faculty (specifically one of the administrators). Chapel at Seffner was also amazing, and there are opportunities to be involved in chapel, which I never had the opportunity to do at Grace. There was often an altar call in chapel and many students are touched and their lives changed. I also like that Seffner doesn't bring up their point of view when it comes to different doctrines which was always an issue at Grace and caused many arguments. The math teacher at Seffner was amazing!!! I got an A+ in pre-calculus algebra at USF thanks to her class! Seffner was such a great experience.I look back at my time there and smile! I was miserable at grace, but at Seffner that all changed!!!


Posted August 2, 2011

I can not say that my childs year there was great. Some of the teachers and faculty play favorites with parents who have more money to bring in to the school. I would like to see more of God's way moved into this school. I believe that to many teachers are married to the same family and it makes it unfair and difficult for people to discuss and needed changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

My daughter and son attended this school and the experience was not good. teachers and staffs were very rude and they constantly looking for faults to complain about. Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not but they have no compassion and love. they are quick to judge and give judgement. What type of christian does that. They hardly accepted minority race to the school. I make sure I 've done my homework on that. I do not recommend that this school is in the best interest of your children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

They have great teachers, really care about the kids, and teach Bible.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 44%
Hispanic 22% 24%
Black 19% 29%
Asian 4% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Roger L. Duncan Ii
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Fax number
  • (813) 627-0330

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  • Supports home-based learning
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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Spanish
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  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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  • Painting
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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Servans in actions is our parent group which volunteers in many capacities and runs our annual auction.
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11605 Hwy 92 E
Seffner, FL 33584
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Phone: (813) 626-0001

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