Little Rock Christian Academy
Little Rock Christian Academy
Address
19010 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
United States
Coordinates 34°48?45?N 92°28?50?W / 34.8126°N 92.4806°W / 34.8126; -92.4806Coordinates: 34°48?45?N 92°28?50?W / 34.8126°N 92.4806°W / 34.8126; -92.4806
Information
School type Private
Motto Excellence in the Pursuit of Truth from a Christ-Centered Worldview
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Non-denominational
Established 1977 (1977)
NCES School ID 01610343[1]
Head of school Dr. Gary Arnold
Teaching staff 142
Employees 233
Grades PK3-12th
Enrollment 1450 (2016-2017)
 o Kindergarten 72
 o Grade 1 71
 o Grade 2 54
 o Grade 3 83
 o Grade 4 76
 o Grade 5 70
 o Grade 6 99
 o Grade 7 136
 o Grade 8 131
 o Grade 9 130
 o Grade 10 154
 o Grade 11 130
 o Grade 12 126
Hours in school day 7.2
Color(s) Navy Blue, Forest Green, White
              
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference 5A Central (2012-16)
Sports baseball, basketball, spirit teams, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, swimming, volleyball, wrestling
Mascot Warriors
Nickname LRCA
Team name Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors
Accreditation AdvancED,
Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association, and
Council of Educational Standards and Accountability
Average SAT scores 620 Critical Reading
578 Math
594 Writing Skills
Affiliations Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Blue Ribbon School 2012

Founded in 1977 as Walnut Valley Christian Academy, Little Rock Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory Christian school serving three-year-olds through 12th grade. It is committed to their mission "to serve families, churches, and the community by providing a K-12 education characterized by excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered worldview." In addition to an excellent academic education, LRCA offers extensive fine arts and athletic programs. Little Rock Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association, and AdvancED, and is a member of The College Board, National Honor Society, National Beta Club and CESA Schools.

Academics

Little Rock Christian Academy has top ranking in their test scores with Arkansas private schools. It has earned the ACT College Readiness award for two years.[when?] The ACT average score is 25. With twenty National Merit finalists and three National Achievement awards in the past five years,[when?] LRCA has made a name for itself in its solid, competitive academics. Its DUKE Tip program in the middle school has scored in the record numbers for the past two years.[when?] LRCA offers AP and Honors classes at the high school level. It offered $6.79 million in scholarship money to the class of 2011. In 2012, LRCA was named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Arts

Included in its arts program are instrumental music, choir, performing arts and visual arts.

Instrumental music- Wind Symphony, Concert/Marching Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Middle School Band, Senior High Band, Beginning Strings, Middle School Orchestra, Senior Strings, Warrior Jazz

Choir- Warrior Choir, Madrigal Choir, Belle Choir, Beaux Choir, Middle School Mixed Choir

Visual Arts- Art styles are explored from renaissance to impressionism, expressionism and pop art. Students learn about design, composition, color, line, contrast, shape and texture

Performing Arts- Each year there are two theatre performances, a fall drama as well as a spring musical. Additional avenues for dramatic expression can be found in additional productions of the senior play, talent shows, grade level plays and student chapel presentations. They also provide drama classes as an elective in the middle school and high school.

Athletics

LRCA is a member of the Arkansas Activities Association. The Warriors athletic program includes baseball, basketball, spirit teams, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling.[2] Within the athletic program at LRCA, the C4 "Christian Crain" Philosophy helps athletes, coaches, and parents develop a Christ-centered mentality towards athletics. C4 was born from the Little Rock Christian athletic mission statement and the four core values that create the foundation for the Warrior athletic program. The program exists to be a "Christ-centered, character-based, competitive athletic program that produces committed athletes who have the opportunity to impact their teams, opponents and fans for Christ. The core of this philosophy rests on these four concepts.

Michael Dyer, former NFL Running Back, is a graduate.

For the 2012 to 2014 seasons,[3] the Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors participate pd in the 5A-Central conference.

In 2012-13 school year, both the boys and girls cross country teams won the 5A state championship.[4]

Administration

Leadership

  • Dr. Gary Arnold - Head of School
  • Jim Fink - Chief Financial Officer
  • Ann Chami - Elementary Principal
  • Justin Smith - Upper School Principal
  • Johnny Watson - Athletic Director
  • Cindy McLeod - Director of Advancement

School principals

  • Ann Chami - Elementary
  • LeAnn Murry - Middle School
  • Michelle Glover - Junior High
  • Justin Smith - High School

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Little Rock Christian Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Directory. Little Rock Christian Academy". AHSAA.org. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 19, 2013. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boy's 5000 Meter Run Boys, AHSAA State Championships" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 2012. 

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