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Annapolis Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 232 students

Preparing future Christian leaders through strong academics rooted in Christ.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $108,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 8, 2013

ACA is a great school full of wonderful people. Last year, my family experienced a serious financial crisis and had decided that we could not afford Annapolis. An anonymous person heard about this and stepped forward and made it possible for my children to continue at ACA! As a former homeschooler, I was very concerned about putting my kids in school ANYWHERE. But Annapolis has been the perfect fit. Not only are they receiving an exceptional education, but the teachers and staff care as much about the character and heart of my children as they do about academic achievement. Even though I am a working mom, and don't spend as much time at the school as I'd like, I have always felt warmly received and like the staff and teachers cared about not just my children, but my family. Thank you Lord for making a school like Annapolis here in Corpus Christi!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I would not recommend this school to any christian family. After my son came down with a long illness, the school never once called to check on him. It was all about who you knew and didn't care about the people who could barely make it financially. All administrator s are related and their children do no wrong. Tuition was way too much. As a working mom i tried many times to offer my services but was NEVER cintacted because i was not in the right crowd. The homeschool way is the way to go in our family now. We hope this review helps your family before choosing ACA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

We are relatively new to Annapolis. We wanted challenging academics, excellent teachers, and a structured environment...as well as a good fine arts program. We've gotten all that we wanted in a school. We are very happy with most of my children's teachers (save one)...and any issues we've had have been promptly addressed by the wonderful principals. Our children are enjoying what they are learning and are excited about going to school. We've had issues with one particular teacher, and this teacher has been the biggest disappointment in our experience. Kids (and parents) have to learn, though, that they will NEVER find a school where they mesh with every single teacher. Sometimes you need to learn to deal with difficult people - with love and respect. We're here for the excellent academics and the spiritual guidance - we are more than happy with that. I want my children prepared for college, and I have no doubt they will be. If you are looking for a perfect school - you'll never find it - but if you are looking for your kids to be prepared for college, be appreciative of the arts, be taught about Jesus Christ, and be critical thinkers - this school is it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

Annapolis Christian Academy is a wonderful school!!!!! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenging curriculum and a wonderful christian environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

There are no 5 star schools - because there are no perfect schools, churches, or homes in this fallen world. However, if you are looking for an excellent value with above average academics, excellent opportunities to be involved, loving/challenging teachers, and most importantly - an evironment where your child will have the freedom to learn about His Creator, grow in Christ, and be prepared for life - then Annapolis is for you. The seemingly money/fundraising focus is to involve all staff and teachers to keep the school viable and affordable. The last thing Annapolis wants to be is a snobby "rich only" private school. That would be the same hypocracy that turns so many away from our awesome God. Although not perfect, Annapolis is the best school we have found in Corpus Christi. (And we tried many)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2011

Looks great on the outside, glad we experienced this school so we know the grass is not greener on the other side. Would advise to spend a day or two and see how the students and teachers interact with each other. A lot of the school staff is related and nothing is in confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

ACA is NOT all about the money. Tuition is VERY affordable for middle class families and costs well below other private schools in the area. They also give away a TON of tuition assistance every year (of which I am a recipient of that generosity). All school fundraisers go to help with scholarships. Also, I have four children in the school and the teachers are the BEST thing about the school: loving, professional, compassionate, hard working, and cheerful. I trust them completely with my children who have never reported feeling mistreated or disrespected. I have spent a lot of time on the campus and in the classroom and can attest that the teachers are ALL ABOUT GOD and teach about him and model exemplary Christian lives. The parent with the bad attitude below is obviously disgruntled but should check his/her own relationship with God before slandering others in a public forum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

They're all about the money!!! Not God!!!Would not recommend to anyone!!I I would not pay to have my children mistreated or not respected!!Misleading contracts and people!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

Our children graduated from Annapolis and find themselves well prepared for college; both were automatically admitted and granted scholarships and grants to the university of their choice. Annapolis boasts a rigorous academic program, a quality fine arts program as well as an established athletic department. Annapolis helped our children become grounded in their faith and gave them the tools for a lifetime of learning. They have enjoyed participating in quality drama and music productions and competing on district and state championship athletic teams. While some may complain of homework, we valued the family time spent helping our children memorize Bible verses, multiplication tables and vocabulary words during their early years. In their later years, we saw them become competent to research and prepare impressive papers and oral presentations. Now in college, they realize that the workload in the high school years equipped them for success in college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Being an alumni of ACA, the education I received their has enabled me to more fully understand the important things in life. This high school has also made college so much easier.


Posted February 12, 2008

Annapolis Christian Acadamy is a good school to attend because you learn the aspects of literature, sciences and biblical world-view. It is a placeto expand your memory and knowledge. You gain wisdom and a good future. You also are challenged to learn. When you are learning the teachers help you love to learn. At Annapolis the student learns more than school. They learn how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2007

I highly recommend ACA to those who seek a superior education and to equip their child to confidently navigate the world as a young adult. We chose this school because it is Christian and promotes a biblical world-view. Our two daughters attended from pre-K until 3rd grade, when we transferred out of state. The small class size enabled them to have a special relationship with each teacher, who knew their strengths & weaknesses and were able to nurture their personal, academic, and spiritual growth. This is a big difference from our public school. I was able to be intimately involved in every aspect of their classes & school activities, with teachers accessible on a daily basis. Each & every staff member from the principal to school board to teachers does their 'job' (ministry!) as unto the Lord.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

My daughter went to ACA for 5 years and we really miss the school since we have moved. ACA is not just a private school, but a Christian school where they do their best to put Christ first in everything they do. The safety and discipline there are like no other school I have seen. The school was like an extension of our home and my daughter was so comfortable there. The expectations are high for all of the children. Using the classical model of education, the children reach for and achieve unbelievable goals. The only 'bad' thing about this is that it does mean that the kids have a lot of homework. There were many nights that we spent 2 hours or more doing homework and my daughter was only in second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Anapolis Christian combines a Biblical Worldview with a classical teaching model. The quality of academic programs is excellent. (Latin is a required subject which is great.) There is basketball and the 6 man football team won the Texas state championship for Christian schools. Annapolis has parent academys to educate and involve the parents. Parents must be willing to work with the kids on homework and be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 47%
White 37% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 3% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Yorktown
Local Preschools
Saint James
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 10% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 80% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Texas A&M College Station
University of Texas at Austin
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Greek, Latin
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Accreditation (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Greek, Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • 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
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Peter B. Hansen
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
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Science
  • 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
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Greek, Latin
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
  • Weekly Homework Help
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • House System(7th-12th)
  • Oceanagraphy Team
  • Service Club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Annapolis has programs from K3 - 12th Grade. Annapolis has special social programs in our high school such as a House System, High School formal, Junior High and High School Retreats.
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Students typically come from these schools
Yorktown
Local Preschools
Saint James

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Texas A&M College Station
University of Texas at Austin
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 10%
4 year college - 80%
Military - 0%
Workforce - 10%
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3875 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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Phone: (361) 991-6004

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