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Apostolic Christian Academy5
Posted March 19, 2014
- a parent
Apostolic Christian Academy (ACA) is an amazing school. After deciding to relocate, we researched several cities and their private schools. We chose to move to Maryville, TN in part because of ACA. We have been beyond pleased with our decision. Our children have received a top quality education. Friends are amazed at the level of learning our children are at in their perspective grades. In addition to their academics, my children have had leadership opportunities galore. Not only are they able to work with their peers effectively, but they are able to take that confidence and work with adults and people in the community. I am so thankful we were able to find ACA and would recommend it to anyone looking for a well rounded education experience for their children.
Apostolic Christian Academy has been a great blessing to my life. Not only did I graduate from ACA, now my own child attends there. It is such a comfort knowing my child is in a safe environment not only physically, but also spiritually. I truly feel that my child is receiving a quality education. My sister works for what is considered this city's top school system and she is always commenting on how advanced my child is in comparison with equivalent grade of her school. I am thankful for the staff of ACA who without a doubt cares for my child physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you ACA, keep up the great work!
I'll focus upon the school, if one can call it that, in this review. The school is nothing but a joke. The pastor constantly touts the quality of the education. He speaks as if the school is accredited when that's an absolute lie. It's basically the same as if your child were home schooled or had a GED. The GPA from this school cannot be utilized to procure the popular Hope Scholarship. Students can still obtain the Hope Scholarship by achieving a rather paltry ACT score of 21 or better. Such a low score should be easily achievable. However, the so called education at Apostolic Christian Academy is so inadequate that only a very small minority of students even score a 21 or above on the ACT. A student of an accredited or eligible high school, be it public or private, must only graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or above to receive the Hope Scholarship. In other words, students who attend eligible high schools will be awarded the full Hope Scholarship solely on the basis of their GPA, while pupils at Apostolic Christian Academy must score a 21 on the ACT. The GPA of ACA students is not even considered.
I do admit that those who do not score 21 or better on the ACT are not exactly poised for success at the college level. Still, to advertise the school as meeting state and federal education standards is an absolute falsehood. The fact that the state refers to it as not being eligible proves this. Also, I have no qualm with homeschooling. Students at ACA, although they'd have to actually complete some level of academic work to be referred to as such, must be complete conformists. The administrators have the most sick and disgusting view in regards to the conduct that that they deem acceptable, or pleasing to the almighty god. If anything, the school's twisted disciplinary policies drive the students to unimaginable levels of perversion and filth that subsequently morph their once uncluttered minds into a largely concealed moral abyss. In spite of al this, the administrators, or leaders of the herd, pretend as though they oversee such a wholesome environment that is rife with learning. Students at ACA basically only attend one semester of school. The entire spring semester is spent on the development of their annual spring program, which is a corny christian themed play.
Both of my children attended this school. The one-on-one with the teachers are great! The level of education they received there was better than any homeschool program I've used or public school ed they got. The Christian surroundings can't be beat!! Love love love this school..HIGHLY recommend it!!! (=
ACA is the best for spiritual and academic growth! My son took the ACT in his 10th grade year and scored a 22. He has been attending ACA since Kindergarten ( and was in the daycare before that). To those who feel that a private school does not prepare our children, look at what my son has accomplished in the tenth grade. His ACT score will only get better. He is scheduled to take geometry and biology this year and these subjects were prominate on his test. I am very excited about my sons future!! He also has won science fair competition every year he has entered. What experiences he has had in his career at ACA. We would not trade them for anything!
I am from the graduating class of 2001 and I can say without a doubt ACA is a wonderful school both spiritually and academically. The experience of being taught by true christian people is awesome. The teachers are very compassionate and truely care about your well being. I now have a daughter and I know where she will be going when she starts school. What price can you put on having your children around good Godly influences? There is no price high enough. If you compare other schools price to this one you will definitely know it is NOT a money pit, it is a ministry. If you want your child to be inspired to know and receive all they can from the Lord and achieve a higher educuation then ACA is the place for you and your child.
I am happy to say I sent my son to ACA and to say that not only did he find a caring staff to help him through some of the most difficult times of his teenage years,but they kept on caring even after he graduated and they still have a wonderful relationship to date.The teachers always took the time to see his side of things and balance it with a spritual application ,trying to see what Gods way was.(which is always better). While focusing on the best results for his education they were also looking out for his spiritual condition. I cannot put a price on the soul of my child and I feel forever gratefull to have had a school that pracitced 'tough love' and perhaps saved my son's soul for eternity. Thanks for all the sacrifice that goes into this ministry of body and soul.Highly recommended!!!
My child attended school at Aca and recieved a great education.He entered the military with the officers surprised at his accomplishments and GPA.He is now a undercover officer serving for our country.I dont have any negative comments for this school or the staff.The parents were always able to be involved if there were any concerns- all I had to do is ask to speak with the principal.The music dept. was such a outlet for my son and he became quite an accomplished and still is,bass player.The football was a great way to form a commoradory with the other players and learn to be a team. Thanks for everything.