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Praise Academy

Private | PK-12 | 350 students

A Christ centered education that inspires Love, Life, and Learning

 

Living in Powder Springs

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $115,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 21 ratings
2013:
Based on 20 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
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Posted May 3, 2014

Praise Academy is a wonderful school filled with faculty and staff who love God and love their students. It is a positive and friendly environment that helps students not only to succeed academically but also personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

This is my daughters 1st year at Praise. We both love it. We are returnning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

This is our 3rd year at PA and we have been very satisfied with all aspects of the school. As they have experienced growing pains in the past 3yrs, they have dealt with them calmly and swiftly. The academics have been challenging for our student. The teachers we have encountered have been loving, caring, and knowledgable. I am very pleased with the administration's willingness and eagerness to change curriculum as needed to keep up with academics changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Praise Academy has a loving but very structured environment. The teachers and staff are a direct reflection of Jesus Christ. The students thrive in an environment of love and equality with an emphasis on family and becoming the best person that they can be with a well rounded curriculum. The families at Praise have become extended family for us with the same goals and commitments. This school provides peace of mind for everyone involved and you can be assured that your child is in the best possible environment to achieve their goals academically and love one another unconditionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Wonderful school! My son started as a freshman this year and has thoroughly enjoyed this new experience. Such a difference from public school where you aren't allowed to talk about religion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

I love this school and the teachers and administrators are the best. I would recommend my friends and family to consider sending their children to Praise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Praise Academy is a great school! My son has learned so much and absolutely loves his school. There are lots of activities for him to be involved in and communication from everyone in the school is excellent. We always know what is going on and what is coming up- plenty of chances for parents to be involved as well. I appreciate the staff so much- they are positive and love the children! My family is so grateful for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

I have a full time job but am very involved in the school activities. My children love Praise and we love that Christ and family are put first. Of course, no school is perfect and you will have the occasional teacher issue or peer but you are going to have this at any school. We just know that if there are issues the administration will handle it with love and they really care about our children. The front office help needs to smile more because they are the face of the school and they act like they are mad all the time. All that said my children are thriving and loving their time at Praise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

I trust the leadership at Praise, and that's the most important thing to me. I am so thankful to be a part of the community of teachers, staff & students and would recommend Praise to anyone, every time.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Moving my three children to Praise Academy this school year was the best decision of 2013!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Praise is a GREAT school so thankful for there leadership, guidance and what they stand for in Christ!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Going on our 2nd year at Praise and my son is now slightly under all straight A's and so is my daughter, we firmly believe that the staff not only cares about our kids academics, but their spiritual success as well. I very much recommend Praise Academy to anyone looking for a school to call home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Praise Academy is an amazing school. The Administration is wonderful and the teachers are great! They start everyday with a devotion. The school is really a Christian School with caring people that actually love the children. Thank you Praise Academy for doing such an awesome job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This is our end year at PA, we love it this year. Last year was quite an adjustment and a brand new teacher. We had a little trouble with bullying and not a lot of help from admin but we love the education, sports and atmosphere. The main bullies left the school so this year is 360 degrees turnaround. We love it! Nothing is perfect so don't expect it but you will receive the best education. I am an involved parent and ALWAYS welcome so I have to disagree with another post listed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I love the God centered atmosphere at the school. They treat the kids with dignity and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My 5yr old son looks forward to going to Praise Academy each day! The teachers and staff are so full of the spirit of God that lets me know that he is being given a foundation full of love! Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Awesome school! This is my children's second year at Praise. Leadership is amazing! They truly have the students best interest at heart! They have a good balance in developing academically, while maintaining a Christ-Centered environment. Great family atmosphere ... Even with the significant growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This is my family first year here at Praise and we are very highly satisfied. We will be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Praise is a great school. My daughter loves going to school there and is learning so much this year. She has made some good friends. They are working on improving the school and have many fundraisers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

My son has attended Praise for years. It has been wonderful to have confirmed in his senior year that he has truly received the education that I thought he was getting. He applied to three schools, Emory University, Georgia State University, and Kennesaw State University. He has gotten into all three schools. I am thankful. He has been blessed with an awesome education from Praise Academy and a godly foundation to take with him to college and into life.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Home School
Public School
Other Christian Schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of West Georgia
Kennesaw State University
Georgia Highlands
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • many other online languages offered
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Joe White (Administrator)
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACE
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • many other online languages offered
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • tackle football MH & HS
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess Club
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
350
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
375
Students typically come from these schools
Home School
Public School
Other Christian Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of West Georgia
Kennesaw State University
Georgia Highlands
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 98%
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4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd
P.O. Box 13
Powder Springs, GA 30127
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Phone: (770) 943-2484

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