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Capitol Christian Academy

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $240,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,600.

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Posted March 21, 2014

Most of the reviews of this school are old, but I assure you, this is the exact same school that now resides in Landover, MD. The owner covered his tracks well, but the research into state businesses showed this Greatschools entry to be the same as the company in Landover. This school has a VERY low rating for very good reasons. I highly advise ANYONE from ever sending their kids here. 1. There is ZERO structure. Accountability is near non-existent. While there are rules in place, they are ignored by student and staff alike. The students will blatantly break the rules (smoking weed in stairwells, stealing, generally causing chaos), while the owner/principal ignores the infractions for the most part. Even the school schedule is completely random. First period classes rarely meet as the owner starts school so late on a daily basis. 2. In addition, the place is DANGEROUS. There are empty fire extinguishers, no fire blankets, no safety showers or eye wash units in the chemical lab, etc. There are deadly chemicals in easy reach (no lock), some have spilled. The owner ignored these problems even when made aware. This is a poorly run business that could easily cause harm to a child.

Posted August 17, 2011

I graduated from this school in the early 80's after spending 2 years there. It seems from negative reviews here that the school has fallen apart. It was a well-disciplined atmosphere back then, the teachers took an active interest in the children, the curriculum was much better than South River high school where I previously attended. I'm rating the school as it was back then.

Posted February 11, 2011

i attened this school for six years and i graduated also in 2010 nd the school was very unorganized they did not know if they where going to close or if they where going to stay open asking parents to pay over on tution and ask teachers not to get paid until the end of the school year because they where in debt of $25,000 which makes no since. We didnt really learn anything my six years there with teachers walking out nd leaving us there to do nothing for the whole period. The name of the school may have been "Capitol Christian Academy" , but there was nothing Christian about it with students nor teachers. When it came to applying to college the gudiance counslor did anything but that telling students your grades or not smart enough to attend that school so u shouldnt even apply but thats ok because i made it without her. i've graduated and i still havent recieved my diploma yet im just happy that i have left that school and dnt have to deal with those unchristian like people.

Posted September 16, 2009

My Kids Attend CCA. I am really impresses with the changes they have made. By bringing Mr. Lont in, who I think is a true man of God, willreall make a major impact on the schools name. I think Mr. Lont has a real love and passion for our kids. Afterall it starts with the head. I pray that God will Bless him and staff as they strive to do the best for the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 7, 2009

This year is much calmer and going along very nicely. There is a better Christian atmoshpere.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 4, 2009

Excellent school in both academics and spiritual growth. This school offers a safe and nurturing environment for students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 8, 2008

CCA has many problems and they continue to spiral down. I do not know if this school will last. It has a great legacy and the current administrator has taken on every possible role to try to save this school. I am sure his heart is in the right place but the changes they made are a step backwards. Almost all of the teachers and administrationlast year have left.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 23, 2008

CCA has the potential to be a good school, but the school has undergone financial challenges from the last couple of years and it continues to struggle. Teachers are overwhelmed, teaching more than one unrelated subjects, and combined grade levels. 8 to 9 teachers and administrators have left this year (some being the best teachers), hiring inexperienced teachers, where the only qualifications is the willingness to accept the faith that the church dictates. In an attempt to stop the bleeding from last year, the administrator has taken on every possible roll which I'm sure the budget dictates but not effective. Extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and scholastic clubs are limited. The enrollment is down with just more than a 100 kids in the whole school, I believe the school needs to be revamped with a new administration team. For the cost of the school, I expected spirituality as well as higher academic standards. Academic preparation is what attracted me to this school several years ago and although my kids had good elementary years; it requires significant parent involvement with an adaptive, caring teacher. Considering the upper level, don't!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2007

My son has attended CCA since K5 and is now entering the 3rd grade. I feel that he is getting a quality education at this level. CCA is an working to bring more diversity into the school through it facility which is a plus. So far, the teachers that my son has had have challenged him and this can only help him.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 17, 2007

My son attended CCA for pre-school (K4 and K5). I found the environment caring, nurturing, and attentive. Mrs. Whittington instilled a love of learning into my child. She loves her profession and it shows. It was a pleasure having her for a teacher. The pre-school program was a learning environment, not a baby-sitting service. Overall, it exceeded my expectations. When my son graduated from pre-school, I evaluated CCA's elementary school as well as others in the area. Unfortunately, I was not as impressed with CCA's elementary program. It's small size comes with resource limitations. I withdrew my son from CCA and he is thriving now, in part to the solid foundation and love of learning he found at CCA.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 9, 2007

Our daughter is at CCA in their high school program. A problem they have is leaving students unattended. I'm seeking to find another school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2007

When we enrolled our children in CCA we had high expectations.were we fooled. There is no enforcement of the rules, the principle has no clue as to what is going on, the only HS teachers that bother to teach is the Spanish & math teacher. The rest leave the teaching to the computer. Distance education is for college not HS. Not all students are able to just learn from a computer, not to mention why pay tuition if they are leaving it up to the computer. No security, I've entered the building several times & walked around freely & unnoticed. Kids leave campus & get food. The list goes on. Whatever you do, don't send your kids there let along anyone else kids. Some county schools R better than this school. Fool me 1 shame on U, Fool me 2 shame on me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 18, 2006

I have recently reenrolled my child at CCA and I have meet many of the new teachers and spoken with them. They seem to be well informed in their field. The atmosphere with the teachers seem to be more pleasant verses last year. I believe that CCA is headed in the right direction. I am glad that I listened to God and kept my children there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2006

Capitol Christian Academy has definitely been a disappointment to me. My son has been in need of tutoring for math. I submitted a request not once but twice to the Assistant Principal and he never responded. Finally, I contacted the Principal and he put me in touch with the correct person. In addition, his teacher has never been forthcoming with any additional math work assignments to help him to understand. I feel that I have wasted tuition money and time this year by letting my son attend this school. Most of the children that attend Capitol Christian Academy have parents that work there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2006

I am happy to say that I have successfully withdrawn my children from that terrible mess of a school. The Administration, and I mean all of them, have run this school into the ground. You used to be able to get a sound foundation here but not anymore. The school failed to be re-accredited this spring, proving that the school is pooring run.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 3, 2006

I am sad to say that my family and I are terribly disappointed in this school. The adminstration is horrible. They are hiding under the christian school umbrella while running the school as a public school putting God in the background. The activities are unorganized and lacks leadership. The administration is clearly collecting a check and doing the minimum. Very few of the teachers display chrisitan characteristic and are overall frustrated. The children lack discipline and the school rules are not enforced. For the cost of the school, I expected more spiritually as well as academically. I am happy to say that academically my children are doing well due to my involvment, but that is it. I will be pulling my kids out of the school in the very near future.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 7, 2005

Capitol Christian has gone from being a good school to being a markedly poor school. The current administration has no idea of how to handle current afairs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 7, 2005

Capitol Christian Academy has gone from being a miraculous, wondeful school to a markedly poor school. I had 5 children attending there they all graduated, 4 are currently. The 'one man shows' seems enthused and excited to take double duty. He has favorites. Instead of seeing students succeed and progress in life- he likes to see struggling (keep your money), so can money is taken. Academics are very confuzzling to students, and that is the point of the curriculum. After school activities such as sports, music and so forth are not organized. I could not welcome or recommend this to anyone! CCA is not' Although many have voicec concerns of grades it seems the administration has been less than ethically fair on their side/bargain. students cannot do it alone.Academics are on a college level/you cannot relate. Many were placed on academic probation this past quarter resulting from lack of instruction.Yes in deed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2005

I have two children that attend Capital Christian and I am extremely upset at the way the 1st quarter grades were handled. My children did ok, but not as good as they could have if the proper procedures were followed by the teachers and administration. They have the nerve to enforce the academic probation of about 12 students when they didn't follow their own procedures. I am withdrawing my students at the end of this school term. I have been very unhappy with this school and would not recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2005

capital christian has been a huge dissapointment for me and my kids. As a parent, the current administration does not respect parent's opinions that go against that of administration. The Principal is condesending, rude and extremely clueless when it comes to administering discpline. The high school boys and girls are really getting a hard time. I will be withdrawing my students immediately after the 2nd quarter unless some major changes happen. I know I am not the only one because parents that i have become friendly with over time are saying they are going to do the same. Many are withdrawing after this school year ends because of the poor grades in the first quarter. No information was sent to parents. When Capital becomes independent, the administration will really be out of control. Capital makes public school look great! they at least keep parents informed about grades.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 40%
Hispanic 1% 10%
White 1% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
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610 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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