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Mount Zion Christian Academy

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Posted June 4, 2013

I attended the school K5-12th the schools is a great one that's dually accreditated & the test scores are high. I notice alot of the disgruntled parents are those of which are the athletes parents. Might I add all of which have no interest in school & half barely came to school. All they ever did was disrupt those of us who truly wanted an education. MZCA had an 100% graduation rate for those who attend k-12 with 95% of people on honor society being k-12 kids. Honestly the dorm program needs to start getting athletes with parents who care about their kids getting an education first not if they can make it to the NBA most of these parents get upset because their kid isn't recruited by a D1 and blame the school. No I got an education & went to college graduated top of my class along with several others in my class. It's not mzca that's your problem it's you & your lack of priorities . School first, basketball last! That way your son will come to class and pay attention versus disrupting!


Posted June 3, 2013

Complete dictatorship, period. Poor environment, bad living conditions in dorms. My child attended this school last year, all they would do in class is work from the textbook; basically the teacher would read word for word from the textbook and claim to be teaching. Why am i paying for my child to read from a textbook and complete section reviews all year if my child can do that at home?. The poor living conditions concern me most, there are no windows or AC in the dormitory, my child would receive 1 plate of food for dinner; a piece of chicken and bread. Disgusted
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

My child was recruited to this school to play a sport, post graduate. I filled out an application, attached all requested paperwork and included a check ($150) for the application fee. The school received the application on or around March 22. I know this because my check was cashed. Rather quickly I might add. I called many times to get an update on the status of my child's application and no one was ever available. I finally got through to the assistant principal on April 30 and was told a committee would be making a decision on my child's acceptance and that I should hear from them by the end of the week(May 3). I was also told the coach that recruited my child was no longer coaching at the school. I was then asked if I was still interested in my child attending Mt. Zion Christian Academy and I said "Yes". As of the writing of this review I have not received not ONE piece of correspondence from this school. Our family has since decided to send our child elsewhere. The lack of professionalism and follow through from the administration is unacceptable. I would never reccommend this school to any student post graduate or otherwise. This was an expensive lesson learned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

Great school and basketball program, for the money this school is hands down the best! The food is good and the dorms are very suitable.


Posted January 19, 2009

There is no library at this educational institution. This is a very, very important concern for me. Additionally, boarding students do not have access to the computer lab - with any degree of regularity - after school hours. This creates a problem when either classroom or homework assignments require the use of the internet to conduct research.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Mount Zion Christian Academy has been a blessing to me and my family. My son has grown spiritually, and academically. He was a part of the boarding school this year and I have to say that he has matured into quite the young man. The faculty and teachers are very friendly and supportive. I was a little nervous at first to send my son so far away from home, but all of my concerns were quickly soothed once I had an opportunity to meet the MZCA staff, who I consider to be my son's family away from home. My son has excelled academically as result of attending and MZCA. I look forward to two (2) more wonderful years at MZCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Mount Zion Christian Academy has been a great experience for me and my family. The small classroom sizes were a welcome change for my daughter. Her teachers were very caring and helpful. The academic curriculum is challenging and I am confident that my child will be prepared academically for the future. There aren't many extracurricular activities due to the size of the school, but my daughter was very active in those that were offered. I feel like I have support from the faculty in the education of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

Mount Zion Christian Academy is vasty overrated, the staff is of poor quality and students are out of control. - A Former Student
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2007

I happened to attend Mount Zion Christian Church all my life and the Academy half of my life, and truly this school is serving it's purpose! I have learned so much about God at this school which is something you just don't hear in this generation, that is a shame and disgrace to God. Also, I honestly wouldn't have graduated High School if it wasn't for me being at Mt. Zion. Now, I'm not saying that they just passed me to get rid off me, but the teacher to student relationships really do help in smaller environments. I personally am thankful to God and my parents for having me in Mt. Zion. And I pray that all 'Mighty Warriors' past and present keep and exemplify, Our Standard to Keep And Our God To Glorify. - A1C Stephen R. Brown, USAF (Ps.3:5)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 30, 2005

Mount Zion Christian Academy provides an excellent curriculum. I would especially recommend this school to parents interested in having professional athletes as children. I enjoy every visit to the Academy and hope that you will too. MZCA also provides great counseling for any students who are in need. No matter what the situation is, the students know that there is someone at MZCA or Mount Zion Christian Church that they can talk to. MZCA also starts school a year later than public schools. This allows students to mature before entering four year universities. At the school, students can recieve divine guidance and wisdom for everyday life. If I lived in the area and were old enough to be married and have children I would enroll them into MZCA. This fact is simply because of the spirit of excellence exemplified under the leadership of Pastor Donald Q. Fozard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2005

Mount Zion didn't teach much. The Basketball players ran the school,they were always out of control, so the little teaching that the teachers did do had to end do to the bad behavior.And sometimes you had to teach the teachers how to spell.You had to pay like $5,000 dollars per year, and I don't know what for because the only descent thing in the school was the food.It was really like some people payed to graduate, because didn't nobody know what was going on, because of the distractions.To be a Christian school, I never seen so many lying, ignorant, disrespectful, hypocritical,people in my life. This is really how it is!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

My daughter attended MZCA for the 2004-2005 school year,overall I was partially dissatisfied. I did not feel that the school provided the students with enough modern technology to compete in today's society. The school lacked support from parents and the staff was very unorganized. My daughter loved her teacher, that was the only reason why I allowed her to stay for the school year. On the flip side I understand that the staff are working on some of the concerns that the parents had.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 32%
Hispanic 7% 11%
Two or more races 7% N/A
White 3% 53%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Asian 0% N/A
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Durham, NC 27707
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