As a graduate of SCA, the extreme worldview of Christianity will only prepare you for just that. Bible classes are taught biased, therefore students are unable to relate or respect to different cultures or religions. College will be a complete shock, especially since SCA has a difficult time hanging on to decent teachers. None of my teachers or coaches are currently employed by the school. I graduated a few years ago. Their academics does not even compare to a private school across the street. Teachers and administration adhere to want to they want to know, they are usually completely unaware of the surroundings. Cheating, premarital sex, secular music does happen, and they have a habit of dismissing anyone caught in the act, instead of guiding them to more responsible decisions. SCA's main priority is their image. Their athletics are a perfect example. In past years they have competed with schools their size, now they won a football state championship by beating a school that had less than 400 students compared to SCA's 600+ enrollment. I am not sure if "coward" is what they are going for, but they have earned it outside of the Sherwood community.
Our experience at SCA has been exceptional! We love the Christian atmosphere, Biblical world views & the life lessons that are being instilled in our daughter. We wouldn't be anywhere else! Academics are great, parental involvment is as much as you could want & there is an open door policy! Principal & staff are always visible & accessible any time during the school day...its great!
My girls have attended since Pre-K. They both are always above 85% on Iowa skills and Stanford tests. In reading, at about 95%. The kids and teachers are very nice. No locks on lockers are used because they don't need them. I don't know of a single girl who has gotten pregnant. No fighting. No cheating.
Both my daughters have gone from K-4 thru High school. One graduated in 2005 and breezed right into college. The other one is in 10th. Very caring, Biblical World view is very important here. Also student leadership. Tuition is always hard to come up with BUT You only get 1 (one) chance for your childs mind. Who ever wants the next generation will get them. Do you want the world having yours? or God?
I graduated SCA in 2006 and was entirely prepared for college, and I'm at Georgia Tech. The fact is, as with *any* school, your education is what you make it. The faculty invested in me what I invested in my own education.
My child attended the kindergarten program at Sherwood Christian. Even though the principal was very supportive, the overall program lacks continuity. The facilities on Stuart Ave. are not designed for the very young, i.e. bathroom sinks too tall,etc. We moved our child to another private school and she is thriving.