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Horizon Christian Academy

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 17 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted January 29, 2014

Wonderful School. Go check it out for yourself and see. Excited about the new campus and athletic fields. Great administration as well. Very responsive to any issues we have had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

I have been very pleased with Horizon Christian Academy. The teachers have been very attentive to my children and I have been happy with both the academic and extra curricular activites provided at HCA. I would recommend anyone thinking of Private School Education go by and meet the administration and staff and see what is going on in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Worst school ever. Took my son out of this nightmare school after 1 1/2 years. I swear he had post-traumatic stress from the way he was treated by a few teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

What a school year! I'm a parent with two children at HCA. Great leadership, teachers, and staff. If your looking for an educational partner to raise a college bound Godly child, then this is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

I have had my children at Horizon Christian Academy for going on 9 years. I was looking back over the comments from others who have come and gone over the years and it is clear that this school is headed in the right direction. There were problems with administration in the past, but it is evident that God is in control and HCA is stronger than it has been years. We have a college prep curriculum, caring teachers, and an administration that truly cares about the staff and the families that place their children in this school. I have visited many other private schools, and HCA may be smaller, but there is no place that can offer my children what they have received at this school. With one child in her second year at a major university, I am thankful that HCA fully prepared her and gave her the foundation that she needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

wonderful school. many AP level classes for high school students. Sports available. The head master is top of his class. small christian college prep school. love it. Priced to accomodate middle class families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

I just came from Breakfast with Administration and I just have to say I am thoroughly pleased with the direction HCA is now going. I appreciate the honesty the new admiration has. While no place is perfect, I do believe that HCA is going to stay true to their mission statement and help partner with families to make world changers for Jesus Christ. My children are care for as an Individual, not just a number. They are thought of not only academically but spiritually, and athletically as well. HCA is seen as a school that gives back and will continue to be a light in the community for years to comes. Keep up the GREAT work.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

Can I just say how blessed I am to have my children (10th and 3rd grade) at Horizon Christian Academy? I just spent time with our Chief Administrator and I feel the best I have ever felt about the future of HCA. God is so faithful and true to His word. The current administration is right on target and is so open and honest with all students, staff and parents. The staff is all in unity as well as the student body. My children are challenged academically (AP classes offered) , encouraged with their spirituality, and are delveloped in their leadership abliitlies. If you are looking for a place where your child will be prayed for and loved then check out HCA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2012

We have increasingly become disappointed in this school and will be removing our child after this year. We have attended for four years. It has gone from great to poor over these four years. The administration is dishonest, secretive, manipulative and lacking vision. The reputation in the community has been tarnished beyond repair. Enrollment continues to decline as other schools see record numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

I would not recommend this school, the school is riddled with problems from administration to teachers , to sports ego's . Please do your due dligence before coming to this school. You will find that most of the teachers do not walk the walk as portrayed. The administration tends to tell parents what they want to hear, but they can't seem to exercise. Looking at other reviews it became apparent that others in the past have been in the same situation. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra money to get into a Christian environment with a strong academic curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

I have been so impressed with all the extra-curricular opportunities offered for students. From Spiritual Growth Week to drama productions to athletics, HCA students have a lot of opportunities beyond the nurturing academic environment. My child LOVES this school, and so do we. Refreshingly unique!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

As a strong believer in Christ, it is very difficult to to recommend this school to anyone. Too many problems with administration and as some may "say" that all decisions are made through prayer....I heard the talk but did not see the walk. So sorry to say I would NOT recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

Horizon Christian Academy provides a great environment for learning. My son attended attended this school as a student and I am a staff member. Horizon Christian Academy small class sizes, Christian family atmosphere, and caring instructors are what attracted us to it. HCA is the right size to offer Advanced Placement classes and sports but small enought to know other students and teachers' names.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2012

Administrators in any organization, both secular and Christian, must make decisions that are the best for the entire student body and families. I know that decisions by administrators at HCA are made after thorough due diligence and girded in fervent prayer. As a parent, I find it sad that harmful comments would be made without having the knowledge and facts that admin and board members are privy to. HCA is academically rigorous and focuses on the development of the whole child. More importantly, Christ is at the center of all things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

HCA s athletics program is award-winning in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Students have many opportunities in the fine arts. Students are busy preparing for both a spring concert, in addition to a musical that will be performed by students in grades K-6. Spiritual growth is focused on at the beginning of each school year, again for a week in February, and throughout the year via service to the community, daily devotions and bible classes, and weekly chapel services. Lots of opportunity for individual growth!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

My child has attended HCA for several years and is at the top percentile for standardized test. We have been more than happy with her academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

My child enrolled in Kindergarten this year. This school has been such a blessing to my kindergartener as well as my family. If you are deciding on a school for your children, check out HCA. I have only experienced amazing things. My 6 year old is reading 1st- 3rd grade material since enrolling at HCA. The staff and administration are loving and supportive toward students and families. I am thankful to be a part of this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

Very unimpressed with this school! One would expect more from an organization that is preparing tomorrows leaders! Shameful!


Posted January 24, 2012

The name of the school is Horizon Christian Academy. I was dismayed at the behavior of Administration in this school. The "behind the scene" activities, lack of professionalism and substandard academics resulted in my decision to remove my child from this environment. It is very sad that this school could be a center of excellence and a light house for Christ instead of a stumbling block for others. I would not recommend this school!


Posted January 24, 2012

Very disappointed with Horizon Christian Academy. Some othe teachers were loving and considerate but the administration was VERY poor. I was very disturbed by the lack of Christ like behavior in a school that was supposed to be "Christian". I would NEVER recommend this school.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 44%
Asian 14% 2%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 40%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Garin Berry
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Affiliation
  • Christian
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  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (678) 947-0721

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
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  • Golf
  • Soccer
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
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P.O. Box 2715
Cumming, GA 30028
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