North Georgia Christian Academy opened its doors in August of 2003. The seed, however, for our new school was planted on April 10th of the same year when a group of parents, businessmen, ministers, and teachers organized to form a new community Christian school. Immediately, a school board was elected from within these individuals and the quest began for a building or property for our new school. Throughout the months that followed, God worked in many amazing ways to provide for all of our needs.
In May of 2003, we purchased our building and immediately began renovations and remodeling, adding an additional 8,000 square feet to accommodate classrooms, administrative space, lunchroom, and chapel. Many dedicated individuals in our community, as well as our core group and board members, donated countless hours of labor, materials, and time toward the construction process. Committees were formed which enabled us to address many aspects of school operation such as staffing, school policies and mission, curriculum, marketing, and the pursuit of accreditation.
The Accrediting Commission for Independent Study accredited us in the fall of our first year, enabling us to provide assistance for home-schooled students in grades 9-12. Also, in the spring of 2004 NGCA became a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and received full accreditation from GAC, the Georgia Accrediting Commission, in March 2008. The board’s accreditation committee, faculty, and staff have been working diligently toward implementing all standards in order to gain full ACSI accreditation as soon as possible.
In the spring of 2004, God enabled us to purchase the land adjoining the school property. Under the guidance of our school board, many efforts were made through fundraisers and outside contributions to begin construction on a new facility with approximately 20,000 square feet of space. This building houses our K-3 through 2nd grades, a gymnasium, technology room, and lunch room.
Our purpose and focus from the beginning has been to create a Christ-centered educational environment where children learn that God’s Word is relevant to every facet of life. We feel that our 10-year existence and history is a testament to this fact. Because the Lord is building the house, we are not laboring in vain (Ps 127:1). May all that we do be to His glory.