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Seven ACA Students Receive AP Scholar Awards

Seven Alabama Christian Academy students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams. Two of these seven students, Ivey Best and Steven Evans, were recipients of the AP Scholar with Honor award for scoring a 3 or higher on four or more exams. Ivey is a 2014 graduate of ACA and is currently a freshman at the University of Alabama. Steven Evans also graduated in 2014 and is at Troy University this year. Ivey and Steven both took AP exams in English Literature and Composition, European History, US Government and US History.

Mitch Moody, ACA’s Class of 2014 Salutatorian, earned the recognition of AP Scholar with Distinction for receiving a 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, with a 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams. Mitch was also a National Merit Scholarship recipient and now attends Auburn University. He scored a 5, which is considered the maximum score, on 3 of his exams - English Literature and Composition, US History and European History. Mitch also took exams in US Government and Calculus.

Class of 2014 graduates Dalton Turner, Stewart Torode, Marlee Morgan (ACA's 2014 Valedictorian) and John Rodgers all received the AP scholar recognition for scoring a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. John and Marlee are both currently attending Auburn University and Stewart and Dalton are freshman at Auburn University - Montgomery.

Currently, Alabama Christian Academy offers enrollment in six AP courses in the areas of English Literature and Composition, Calculus, Biology, European History, US Government and US History. Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that these exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation's leading liberal arts and research institutions. AP is accepted by more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis of successful AP Exam grades. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

September 10, 2014

Bass Fishing Team Wins District Tournament

Alabama Christian Academy's Bass Fishing Team recently won their first District Qualifying tournament at Lake Mitchell. In this tournament, student angler Justin Glass won first place with Wes Gallops bringing in the Big Fish of the Day. The team's next tournament is September 20th on Lake Martin.

In the 2013-2014 school year, ACA joined the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association (ASABFA) and after only one season, the team received a ticket to the ASBFA State Tournament. ACA is the first school in Montgomery to offer a Bass Fishing team for student athletes grades 7-12. The bass fishing team provides opportunities to promote angler education, excellence in areas of leadership and personal and educational development, while fostering an appreciation of the great outdoors and the love of bass fishing. The team will also protect and promote the preservation of the sport's natural resources by participating in community conservation projects and initiatives.

Pictured are Wes Gallops with Big Fish of the day and Justin Glass - 1st place winner.

 

September 1, 2014

Student Named National Merit Winner

Mitch Moody, a 2014 graduate of Alabama Christian Academy (ACA), was named as a Winner in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship competition.

Moody was a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish National Honor Society for 2012-2014, a member of Mu Alpha Theta and was the Vice President for the Student Government Association. He also received first-place awards in ACA’s AP European History, Honors English 10, AP American History, and Physics. Moody served as an officer of the 2013-14 Seven to Serve club, the Model United Nations(MUN) for the past 4 years, took part in the MUN leadership team in 2011-12, serving as the secretary general during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. In addition, he received first place for the Nation Building Committee at the Lamp Invitational Model United Nations Conference in 2012-2013. He was a member of SALT (Student Action Leadership Team).

In 2013, Moody was a senator at Alabama Boy's State and participated in the Dixie Electric Montgomery Youth Tour and Bridge Builders Alabama. He has been in the ACA Marching Band since 2010 and was the section leader for trombones and baritones this year. He is an active member of Thorington Road Baptist Church and has spent time volunteering at House Representative Martha Roby's Montgomery office and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

After being named one of 15,000 student Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this past spring, Moody as a winner, was awarded one of 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million. He will be attending Auburn University this fall.

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July 12, 2014

ACA Announces Secondary Principal

Alabama Christian Academy is pleased to announce that Doug Prater has assumed the role of ACA Secondary Principal effective July 1, 2014.

Mr. Prater graduated from the University of Alabama, where he also played football under Coach “Bear” Bryant there. He began his career in education at then Alabama Christian College in the early 1980’s as a teacher and head football coach. He taught in public education for several years and returned to Alabama Christian Academy in the mid-1990’s to serve as the Assistant Principal. Mr. Prater also served as the principal at Brewton Middle School in Brewton, Alabama for 13 years before retiring from public education. Most recently, he was at Prattville Christian Academy where he taught Bible classes and coached football. Mr. Prater is a member of the Landmark church of Christ.

Alabama Christian Academy president, Ronnie Sewell, commented regarding Mr. Prater’s return to ACA: “Having known Mr. Prater for 30 years, I can say unequivocally that we are truly blessed to have a man of his character and experience to lead our middle and high school.”

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July 1, 2014

ACA Pitcher Signs with Auburn University

Garrett Deloney, a class of 2014 graduate of Alabama Christian Academy, signed a scholarship award from and formally committed to Auburn University Monday. As a pitcher for ACA, left-handed Deloney was a key component to a 27-8 Eagles team that went to the Class 4A State Playoffs and was a recipient of numerous honors this season including being named to the Class 4A AWSA All-State Team and the Montgomery All-Region squad. Deloney looks forward to continuing his baseball career at Auburn in the Fall of 2014 under Coach Sunny Golloway.

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June 23, 2014

Two ACA Seniors Receive Wade Black Norton Award

Two Alabama Christian Academy seniors, Lindsey Pouncey and Steven Evans have been named the 2014 Wade Black Norton award recipients. The annual award is given to a male and female ACA senior based on nominations by the ACA staff and voted on by the family of Wade Black Norton in his memory. The Norton family chooses the recipients based on the nominations according to these guidelines: personal integrity and Christian values, as well as athletic leadership and academic achievement. Both Lindsey and Steven are multi-sport athletes and leaders in their classes, churches and community.

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June 7, 2014

iPad Turn In Information

iPads will be turned-in during exam days. Please note that students will need to backup any information, as this summer we will be changing the way iPads are supervised, and ALL iPads will be wiped clean. The “Find My iPad” setting will need to be TURNED OFF. Students, please make sure to have this done BEFORE you come to turn-in your iPad. All damage will need to be paid, which costs $49 for the first two incidents of accidental damage, as long as the iPad is not beyond economic repair.

Students, who are NOT returning this fall, return the ORIGINAL charger and SyncCord. The fee for a lost charger is $20, and it is also $20 for the SyncCord. If charger and SyncCord are both missing, the amount owed is $40.

In addition, students should backup any pictures or files that they would like to keep. (Dropbox is recommended for this purpose, or some other cloud-based file storage). Please do not call over the summer to ask the office about iPad pick-up. The plan is to return iPads during the month of July. A SchoolCast will be sent and information will be posted to social media of times for when students may pick-up iPads.

Thank you for preparing for iPad turn-in. We hope that all of our ACA families have a safe and enjoyable summer!

May 21, 2014

ACA Sophomores Selected as HOBY Ambassadors

Alabama Christian Academy sophomores, Caroline Rives and Devin Gilliam, have been chosen as HOBY ambassadors based on their demonstration of leadership and service at ACA and within the community.
Both Caroline and Devin were chosen from nearly 100 ACA juniors to attend and participate in the three-day HOBY Leadership forum at Troy University this May. Each high school across the state of Alabama will send students to the conference develop continued leadership and service skills and to learn from other young leaders.

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May 21, 2014

ACA Names 2014 Mr. & Miss ACA

Alabama Christian Academy has named Steven Evans and Ivey Best as this year’s Mr. and Miss ACA. Mr. and Miss ACA awards are given to the two students who best represent Alabama Christian Academy. These individuals exemplify overall excellence in academics, leadership and spirituality. They possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.

Mr. ACA 2014, Steven Evans, is a young man whose presence has been felt since his days in the elementary school. He leads by example, quietly demonstrating the love of Christ to everyone he meets. During his time at ACA, he has been a scholar and an athlete, earning membership in several groups, including National Honor Society, SALT, and Athletic Ambassadors. Steven has been a successful athlete, playing football and participating on the track team. He is also active in his church, serving on several mission trips. With heart for serving others and serving God, Steven is a fine example of ACA’s best.

This year’s Miss ACA, Ivey Best, is a young woman who has excelled in many areas during her time at ACA. She has been an active participant and leader in many school groups including SGA, MUN, SALT, Band and Seven to Serve. Over the course of her high school career, Ivey has also been an integral member of the National Honor Society, Colorguard and Yearbook staff. She was ACA’s representative for both the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and Alabama Girls’ State. Ivey has spent her time at ACA pushing herself and her peers to be their very best in all aspects of their lives. It is evident that she loves her school, she loves her friends and she loves God.

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May 6, 2014

ACA Golfer Wins Greater Montgomery Open

Junior ACA golfer Hannah Sager is shown here with teammate Jodie Dawkins. Hannah won the Greater Montgomery Open with an overall score of 79. Teammate Jodie Dawkins made the All-Tournament Team.

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April 4, 2014

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