Sugar Hill Christian Academy is accredited by both The Association of Christian Schools International and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In the educational community, accreditation is the standard for quality, integrity and excellence. The result of accreditation is a school that understands its strengths and also where there are opportunities for improvement. The distinction of the ACSI accreditation program is its focus, which extends beyond general education issues, to include the spiritual ministry of the school.
Our curriculum represents a strong core of academic knowledge and skills, designed to provide a solid foundation for all future learning. It is implemented by dedicated teachers who possess outstanding credentials, a passion for learning and a love for Christ. For the last two years, SHCA standardized test scores (Iowa Test for Basic Skills) have averaged in the 97th percentile (top 3%), compared to both private and public schools nationwide.
The Academy’s average class size is 15-17 students, which is small enough for focused, personalized attention from the teacher for every student, but large enough to allow for varied classroom activities. Each kindergarten and first grade teacher is assisted by a paraprofessional to maintain a low student to teacher ratio. We strive for personalized and convenient communication with parents, through email, weekly folders and conferences. Additionally, parents have web access to their student’s assignments, grades, progress reports at all times.
In addition to a quality core curriculum base, we provide numerous enrichment opportunities. Our students begin each day by raising their hearts and voices to God in Praise and Worship. Enrichment offerings include Art, Computer, Foreign Language, Journalism, Leadership, Music, and PE. Academy students visit the the school library on a regular weekly schedule and are encouraged to participate in Accelerated Reader, our reading incentive program.
There are several extra-curricular opportunities such as karate, cooking, music and art lessons, Junior Beta Club, Book Club, and Chorus. Academy middle school students compete with other schools through the North Atlanta Metro League and the Lanier Christian Athletic Conference in basketball, cross country, volleyball and tennis.
Before and after school care available.