American Christian Academy
Student Handbook

Mission Statement: American Christian Academy exists as a partnership with parents to instill Christian character and academic excellence.

Our Principal Objectives:
A. Spiritual-

To educate students so that they successfully integrate Christian morals and values into their total lives.

B. Intellectual-

To provide an academic climate conducive to learning.

To encourage the learning of necessary skills required for meaningful participation in society as an adult.

To encourage thoughtful, logical, and analytically sound decisions that have a foundation in Scripture.

C. Social-

To provide children with opportunities for growth in the social skills required to participate as a Christian in today's society.

To enable students to understand and appreciate the role of government in society

D. Cultural-

To promote appreciation for and creativity in the arts, realizing that artistic vision is inspired by God's truth.

To encourage students to understand and appreciate cultural patterns different from those of their own mission outlook and to know their own culture thoroughly so that they are protected from the influence of relativism.

E. Physical-

To provide opportunities for growth in physical motor skills.

To provide opportunity for learning physical skills necessary to participate in lifetime sports activities.

History of American Christian Academy:
     American Christian Academy was founded in 1979. Through the years we have tirelessly and sacrificially progressed to become the school we are now. We moved to 701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Northport in 1984 with an enrollment of 110 students.
   In 1998 the preschool concept was implemented to provide services for children two years old and up. On Dec. 20, 2002 American Christian Academy took possession of the former Eastwood Middle School on Veterans Memorial Parkway from the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education. After thousands of hours of work, gallons of paint, remodeling and repair, we moved to 2300 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. in January, 2003.

     The impact of a new location for ACA will touch the lives of students for years to come. The enlarged classrooms and extra space changed the atmosphere in the school. The most significant aspect of our move that January was the phenomenal involvement of our families in the completion of the move.

     On Jan. 27 we started school. It was a monumental task, but we laid the foundation to build one of the finest schools in the country! We are so thankful for the families that, with God’s help, make us what we are. Since being in this location we have added beautiful baseball and softball fields and last year we were able to install artificial turf to our football field.

     We have been fully accredited by AdvancEd (formerly SACS/CASI) since 1990. Our most recent review was the 2009-2010 school year. We are a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Please be in prayer with us as we work together to provide an education for hundreds of students God sends us each year. It is our desire that this place, American Christian Academy, be a place that will glorify God.