Georgia Mountains Christian Academy
Georgia Mountains Christian Academy, previously Central Heights Christian School, is a board-run, community Christian academy which serves six counties in the North Georgia area. It was founded in 1981 by two businessmen, Hal Woods and Harry Hilliard, in conjunction with Central Heights Baptist Church.
The school moved from under the church’s oversight to that of an independent board in 2007 and the name was changed to Georgia Mountains Christian Academy. The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) conducted an on-site assessment of the academy in 2008 and authorized a five-year continuation of the institution’s accreditation status. Georgia Mountains Christian Academy trains students from preschool to high school in a Christ-centered environment that promotes academic excellence, spiritual growth and personal development.
The high school currently serves grades nine and 10, with a grade being reinstated every year to culminate with the addition of the 12th grade for the 2011-2011 school year. The college preparatory schedule incorporates 59 periods with one modified 90-minute block. Those students paticipate in various programs including National Beta Club, Photography Club, annual science fair, and various sports including basketball, volleyball, and golf. Additional benefits include off-campus field trips, out-of-state trips, weekly chapel services and service team. The school offers the PSAT to all its high school students. Qualified high school faculty members prepare students for the next step in their educational career.
The middle school program is designed to prepare students for the college preparatory high school program. The schedule incorporates 45-minute periods and a rotating exploratory schedule including computer, Spanish, and physical education classes. Middle school students participate in various programs including Junior Beta Club, Photography Club, and various sports. Additional benefits include in-house and off-campus field trips, a tentative in-state trip, weekly chapel services and service team. The PSAT is offered to any interested middle school students. Qualified middle school faculty members prepare students for success in the high school program.
The elementary program has a carefully constructed curriculum that aids students in exceeding standards. The school has qualified teachers with experience in both Christian and public education. Additional benefits include in-house and off-campus field trips, weekly chapel services, an annual art show, basketball and various other sports, and Junior Beta Club (fifth only). Each class also includes exploratory classes in art, music, physical education, Spanish, computer (third through fifth) and library.
The kindergarten curriculum includes the core academic subjects (math, reading, spelling, phonics, history, science, writing) and Bible. The academic subjects, except for the teacher-created curriculum for science and history, are taught from the A Beka curriculum. Weekly chapel services art, music, physical education, Spanish, and library classes are also part of the kindergarten curriculum
The A Beka curriculum is taught to K-3 and K-4 classes. Weekly chapel services, library class and multiple in-house field trips are also a part of the K-3 and K-4 curriculum. The preschool program prepares students for any kindergarten program.
The school also offers state-licensed after school care for children in K-3 through fifth grade. Financial aid is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Georgia Mountains Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Visit the school website at www.gmcga.com