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Summit Christian Academy of Cedar Park

Private | PK-12 | 385 students

Our school is best known for our christ-centered education and dedicated faculty
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,040.

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2013:
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Posted September 5, 2014

Everyday when I drive onto the campus I am thankful that my son attends this school. It has been a wonderful experience for us. The campus is cozy and peaceful, the school offers high quality teachers, and the student body consists of a great group of kids with involved, caring parents. The school is also growing and I think that's because it has so much to offer. Last year my child's teacher had more than 30 years of experience. This year his teacher has a master's degree so, educationally, we have found the school to be excellent in all respects. Our son has enjoyed the elementary school experience and is thriving. Every family has to find the right fit in a school and we have found that in Summit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

My family and I had reasonable expectations and unfortunately, we were very disappointed. My children had both good experiences and bad, however, many of their complaints were the inconsistencies from some of the teachers; allowing the favored students to get away with things while others were held accountable. My personal experience was, sadly, a negative one. One of my concerns was the complete lack of standards regarding conflict of interest among employees and those in leadership roles, including PTF (parent teacher fellowship, much like PTO/PTA), school board, etc., which leaves concerned parents feeling that there isn't a safe place to air grievances, offer constructive criticism or suggest ideas that could potentially improve the environment of the school. My advice to someone considering Summit Christian Academy would be to PRAY about it, visit and research every Christian school in your area and take your time. For those of us seeking a Christian education for our children, it's fair to expect a certain level of support, kindness, and compassion, which we found lacking at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

We started our child at SCA Mother's Day out program at St Luke's Church last year. The teacher we had was so loving and amazing with our daughter. We were so impressed with the staff at MDO, we decided to enroll our daughter into Pre-K at Summit Christian Academy main campus. What a blessing! Definitely one of the best choices we could've ever made for our little girl! The staff and parents feel like our extended family. Our daughter is learning everything from The Bible to Spanish and classes in between that have put daighter excited to learn about other countries and cultures. She couldn't be any more excited and so are we! Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

We started our daughter at Summit 3 years ago in Kindergarten. We choose Summit for the welcoming, family feel of the school. The teachers are great and really show that they care for our kids. They really do go the extra mile for their students. We would not hesitate recommending Summit to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

My daughter started Summit Christian Academy in 2012 as an eighth grader. The school advertises that the teachers will pour into the children with Christ-like teaching and I can speak from experience that this is totally true. But daughter came in a hurt, scared girl, but the love that has been lavished on her from the teachers and staff has literally brightened her up. The teachers have been so caring and loving toward my daughter, they not only pray for her but they have fun in the classroom! In addition, they have spent so many extra hours tutoring her to get her caught up from being in public schools all her life. I truly appreciate my daughter being at Summit, I am so thankful that God lead me there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

My oldest child has attended Summit Christian Academy since Day 1. We sent her there so that she could go to a school that loved and worshiped God and made Him a priority in the child's education. We found that at Summit. The teachers love and care for the kids in a way that you know they cannot get in the public school because it is faith based teaching. They have learned to put God first in their lives and everything else falls into place. Now all three of my kids are at the school and they have all developed a love for missionary work through the teaching at school. They are all receiving a first rate education and will be prepared after graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

Summit Christian Academy has played a huge role in the man our son has become. He is graduating next month after being at Summit since first grade, and the benefits are immeasurable. It's a small school with big vision and gets better every year. My son has taken 2 Advanced Placement exams scoring high enough to receive college credit and will be taking 5 more next month. Very few Christian schools offer that number of AP courses not to mention the outstanding results. The best part of his education, however, has been the Bible teaching and missions emphasis. He has had 3 godly men who have taught our son not what to think but how to think...how to reason and come to a logical conclusion about the things that matter most. Additionally, he has been on six impact (mission) trips that have not only impacted those being served but have taught him how to serve as Jesus did. He just came back from the senior trip to Romania a different young man. He's considering missions and wants to return to Romania as soon as possible. I don't know how you put a price on that. We've made sacrifices to have him at Summit, but we believe those treasures are stored in heaven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

As a parent, I have always considered Christian/parochial schools to have many benefits for my child that she could not receive elsewhere. She has been to several private christian schools because we move a lot because my husband is military. The higher tuition is always a downside but when I consider the guidance, christian counseling, teacher involvement and dedication to her on a personal level, to me you can't put a price on that type of educational environment. When I came to Summit Christian, I too was skeptical of the tuition, but after experiencing first hand what makes them worth it, I have never and will never regret my decision. This school has been a blessing to my family.


Posted March 29, 2012

Favoritism by the teachers is rampant here. Avoid it unless you have a lot of time/money you can donate to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Overall the school has been okay. The only thing that seems to happen is they ask for alot of money and the school supplies we provided for the general fund was not for the students but for the teachers.


Posted July 6, 2009

My wild and crazy 5 yr old has been w/Summit for two years, heading into 1st grade soon. The teachers and staff are wonderful. They understand that he is young and have been very patient and loving in their ways of working with him. God has truely blessed my family by pointing me to SCA. My son has learned so much since starting with them. Couldn't ask for better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

What a child can learn when the curriculum doesn't center around a state mandated test is amazing! The environment is positive and safe for kids to be who God created them to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

We have been at Summit over 3 years and love it! Quality academics, Christian environment, and partnering with parents make this a great school for both our children! They've made friends and we have too.
—Submitted by a parent


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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Shannon Dare
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Non-denominational
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (512) 259-0814

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Religious
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • 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
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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2121 Cypress Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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Phone: (512) 250-1369

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