The Secondary department of Awaken Christian Academy serves students from Sixth through Twelfth Grade. There are approximately 250 students enrolled with two classes per grade level. In addition to their core curriculum, students have several choices for elective courses, such as Art, Choir, Guitar, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Marketing/Advertising, Hands-on Science Labs, Yearbook, Robotics, Strength and Conditioning, Foreign Language, and Musical Theater.
Bible instruction is considered part of our core curriculum and is given priority as the central focus of our school. Chapel for middle and high school students is held weekly and consists of student-led Worship and excellent teaching by guest speakers or staff members. There is an emphasis placed on Community Outreach and Missions giving every student the opportunity to put into practice all that they are learning in class.
At ACA we intend to edify and prepare your child through:
Spiritual study and mentorship
Building a strong academic foundation and knowledge base
Helping students to function well socially and to be aware of the culture around them
Giving them the opportunity to learn the lessons offered through competitive athletics
Assisting them in discovering and honing their talents through the fine arts and other extracurricular programs
We offer an award winning athletic program, including Football, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Softball and Baseball. Physical Education is a required part of the program for each student.
One local vendor noted “We can immediately recognize ACA school kids from students at any other school; especially the teenagers. ACA teenagers are so polite and friendly and extremely well mannered compared to any other group of kids.”
We are excited to meet you and share more about Awaken Christian Academy.
In selecting classroom textbooks, both Christian and secular publishers are considered. It is recognized that Christian publishers provide a distinctive Christian perspective, especially needed in the social and physical science areas that have been so strongly influenced by humanistic philosophy.
Publishers currently being used include ABEKA, Bob Jones, Positive Action, Saxon, McDougal Littell, Write Source, and Concordia. The NIV Bible is used in the elementary grades and the New King James Bible is use in grades 6-12. Trade books used in the reading and literature programs may not necessarily be written by Christian authors, but are taught from a Christian perspective.
Secondary Curriculum / Publishers
English: ACSI; Daily Grammar Practice; Norton Anthologies of World, American, and English Literature
History: Abeka: BJU Press
Math: McDougal Little; Abeka (Consumer Math)
Bible: Positive Action; Purposeful Design; Summit Ministries; ACSI; Bethany House
Science: BJU; Apologia (Marine Biology); Holt, Rinehart, Winston (Environmental Science)
Health (High School): Ignitia
Spanish (High School): Holt McDougal, Rinehart, Winston
Course of Study
CCCS provides a graded course of study for grades K through 12. Provisions are made for periodic evaluation of courses of study and for revision in order to keep pace with societal and educational change. Curriculum development reflects CCCS statements of philosophy and purpose, and is based on reliable findings from the sciences dealing with child growth and development, and learning. The methods of instruction are those which promote inductive learning through exploration and discovery, inquiry and interpretation, critical thinking and creativity. The goal of the entire school effort is to achieve proper and adequate development of the students in terms of academic learning, spiritual growth, and healthy social and physical performance.
For more information on courses offered, contact us.