Eight years ago we began a journey. A few families became deeply convinced that our area needed a Christ-centered, Classical school. They believed that we needed to rethink discipleship, going from a program in the church to a lifestyle we pursue.
Eight years later that conviction is a reality. We began with 17 students and a handful of faculty. Now we have well over a hundred students served by 20 members of our faculty and staff.
Over the past few years, we have seen God do amazing things. We watch with thanksgiving as are students excel academically. This year the average ACT score for our high school students is 26.7, which is well above both the national and state averages.
More importantly, however, is the growth in character we see. We have students demonstrating that great quality of initiative, as they form clubs like our mission club that serves the poor and needy in our area. Our students are growing in generosity. They are being trained to look out for the interest of others. I believe it is a trait they have picked up from our board who are determined to make this education accessible to as many people as possible. That is why over 40% of our students receive some type of financial aid. As a result (as readers of this blog may remember) some students have offered us the money out of their allowance for any needs the school has.
In short, we believe that we are training the type of servant leaders who will go out and change the world for Christ. We believe in what we are doing. That is why I am asking you for help. This Thursday, October 6th, we will have our annual CLA Scholarship Banquet. Our theme this year is: CLA Past, Present, and Future. We will feature our student’s work in every area of our school. I would like to invite you to attend and see what God is doing at our school.