Sent my children there believing that this was the place to receive a Christian based education. Instead they received a view of Christianity that I could not find in the bible. They were exposed to corrections and humiliations for things they did not do and witnessed it happening to others as well. When the truth came out they would be told to endure it and take the wrong done unto them because Christ endured wrongs and never spoke back. The fact is that Jesus always spoke out against injustices especially the ones done by believers who should know better. Another thing that children were exposed to were talks about sexual matters that had no business taking place without the consent of the parents. At the end of the day my children did not learn much academically. As for the spiritual aspect I had to be on top of what they were taught because of hypocrisies and verbal abuses.
I love MCA! All of my children have gone to the school. We still have one left to graduate. I love everything about the school and the teachers. Jesus Christ is the foundation for everything they do there. I love that! The Abeka curriculum is the absolute best I have ever seen. I am thankful that my children are surrounded by people that love them and lay their lives down for them every day.
We LOVE Marshall Christian Academy!!!!! I am a parent of MCA students and also a graduate of Marshall Christian Academy some twenty-one years ago. My experiences at MCA were life changing - I developed a close walk with God during those early years that I still carry and maintain until this day. My teachers' strict and rigorous instruction helped prepare me to go on to college. I received multi-disciplinary degrees that have resulted in years of a successful and fulfilling career. My children have been so blessed being at MCA; they are continually surrounded by loving teachers and staff. They LOVE their teachers! They have made many long-lasting friendships and really enjoy playing in different sports. Academically, my kids have memorized many, many scriptures and have progressed way beyond my expectations! Abeka rocks - all my kids have tested out at least one year above grade level (public school). Like I said at the beginning - We LOVE MCA! Go Guardians!!!!!!!!
I am sorry to say that my children and I did not have a good experience at MCA. Like other concerned Christian parents I enrolled my children there to be in a Christian environment. I also served there as a volunteer. The problem is with a small " Church School " that answers to no one you don't know what kind of Christianity you are going to get. My children and I witnessed all kinds of inappropriate correction including public humiliation and unwarranted spanking. Talk about sex by school administrators was disturbing. Some of the parent's shortcomings were discussed durring Bible class. It saddens me to say these things but I believe parents would appreciate a warning. Most of the teachers are good Christian people who care about the kids but they are not certified teachers. The school may have Abecca curriculum but it is not the accredited version. So the school is not an accredited school. I would encourage you to check out Church in Marshall and their leaders online before making a decision to send your child to their Church School.
We met with the school administrators and decided immediately that this school would be best for our 5 year old daughter. We wanted her to be brought up in a school system based on God instead of some world evolutionary brainwashing public schools teach. Not only that but the cirriculum is the superior A Becka program.
This school is improving every year in it's ability to serve local parents in training thier children in the way they should go. Starting with the foundation in the Lord, then building with education that prepares them for the next step no matter what level they a be.
I went to this school for four years. The teachers care alot about the students and are friendly. This school does not have all the extra activities a larger school might have but you can be sure that your children will be in a safe, godly, and friendly place, something that is increasingly harder to find in these days.