I was traumatized by my child s experience with SACA. I wanted so much to believe what I was being told by the administration. But sadly they were only telling me what I wanted to hear. There is an emphasis on athletics and NOT academics in this school at all. It is a sad representation of what a Christian education should be. When I took my child out of this school it was the best decision I could have made. Parents, there are other alternatives even if you don t have a lot of money. Many Christian Schools offer discounts based on income. We must demand and expect better from our black community. Sad to ever say my child attended this school.
If you want the truth about this school, talk to brother Lee. He has been the only one to be honest about the ill doings of the school but has no power to do anything about it. They pad the student's grades to make themselves look like an accomplished school. Nothing they teach is on grade level. I will make it my personal mission to get this place shut down! They do not have real accreditation! DON'T BELIEVE THE POSSITIVE COMMENTS, THEY ARE FAKE!
This school is great!! Their early learning center is amazing. My child is enrolled in kindergarten and the teacher (Sis. Annette Vick) is wonderful. My child is learning on a 2nd and 3rd grade level. As an African American parent, I not only want my child to receive an excellent education, but I also want my child to identify with what they are learning. Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy's learning environment is 2nd to none.
Sounds to me like the positive comments are coming from the family/workers at the schools trying to save face
Simply the best! I've read many of the negative comments on this site about this school and am left wondering what school are these people talking about. My guess is that these aren't real parents but haters from other schools. If you want to know about the school, call and visit any day of the week. SACA is one of very few schools who have been bench marked by a university to study how 80% of the graduating seniors are getting full academic scholarships and how a 6th grader scored in the 90 percentile on the SAT against college students. They have produced quite a few celebrities (Dwight Howard of LA Lakers and Cee Lo Green of Goody Mob, The Voice and Awesome Recording Artist due do there drive to push the children to be the best they can be Gods way. They are partnered with the Green Foundation and it shows all over the campus. DON'T BELIEVE WHAT HATERS ARE SAYING. Pray & Seek Gods face. If HE leads you to SACA, you will see for yourself how EXCELLENT this school is.
If I could give the school zero stars I would. I did not enroll my child at the school this year because it has been the worst experience ever. If I am going to pay for my child to go to school, then I should get what was promised: Ipods, education, family communication. Majority of the teachers are not certified and the teachers that were left. Last year the Kg, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade teacher left in the middle of the year because the SCHOOL was not PAYING them. Now I don't know about you but I'm sure the moral was down with those teacher and the reason my child would come home stating, what I call an emotional roller coaster, with the teacher. How can you claim to be a Christian School funded on Christian principals, but your dogging your teachers and not paying them on time (some times several weeks later). My child's teacher stated that when questioning their pay, they would receive "Have faith in God." How can you use the Lord as a crutch to your devilish ways. As a parent, I would hope you would never send your child to a school that misuses your money that YOU pay. Also if you notice the family of the school never goes without. They drive nice cars and eat well.
I simply love Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy!! My 4 year old son is enrolled in their Pre K program and I love his teacher, Ms. Annette Vick. She is passionate about education and she definitely delivers results. Although our son's R.E.A.L. education starts in our home, it is definitely re-enforced at this institution. We are definitely re-enrolling him for kindergarten next year.
SACA was the best in in the 80's, 90's and early 2000's but now its different. This mostly because of the new students. Since they are giving out academic scholarships more unchristian students have come thinking they can change Saca because they don't want to be there. The funding is also an issue if there was more money to go around we wouldn't be in this situation. But I'm just speaking for the high school. Elementary and middle school aren't really affected by this. High school just needs a makeover.
I was previously a student at SACA and i can tell you that there is really nothing christian about the school. There is a syndrome called big fish-small pond syndrome that passes around through the school and your child will be around many people of bad character and habits. There is no form of discipline and many of the teacher displine students according to how long theyve been at SACA or who theyre related to. Teachers claim to be involved with us but have a very hands off approach to academics. Many teachers abuse their power and when parents come around create inquiries of instilling discipline. They say they want your child to have the best education but Ive noticed that all the teachers i learn the most from have been fired mid-semester
I have 2 children at SACA.we fill that it is a wondreful christian environment my children they love their teachers expecially the ELC. I am glad we are here.
Saca is a excellent school! Everyone is like a big family! I love the school, My kids enjoy being here!
SACA has wonderful teachers, yet unfortunately they don't feel the need to speak up when they feel a change is needed and this affects the children. Our child attended the SACA Early Learning Center and is now behind most other students at other schools. His teacher apologizes for the unorganized nature of their ELC program and also for having too many responsibilities, which take away from her ability to teach our children - - my child. I'm so upset because I had heard SACA was a good school, yet I think it's mainly good for older students - not younger. If you want your child to have a baby sitter - take them to the SACA ELC. If you want your child to learn their ABC's and 123's, try another school!
Early Learning Center very unorganized. Not a place to put your child under 5 years old. School needs a major overall. Old classrooms and outdated equipment. Crazy bug problem in the playground area .
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