Who are we?
Athens Christian Preparatory Academy was established to answer a need in our community for a local private 7th -12th grades option. We are an inter-denominational 501c3 independent school dedicated to Christian principles and excellence in academics. ACPA has been accredited since 2010 by TEPSAC.
Education establishes the framework through which every person interprets the world. The perspective gained from the integration of a biblical worldview in academics ensures that God remains in correct context in all subjects.
ACPA believes in not only being college preparatory, but also life preparatory. We know that today’s students need more than academics to be successful. We teach to the “whole child”, mind-body-spirit. Our school emphasizes virtues like self-discipline, self-control, and accountability.
We acquired our permanent campus in 2013 located at 2621 US Hwy 175 E Athens TX 75751 on 48.86 acres. We are hard at work raising capital to begin building additional classrooms and a gym on our campus.
Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of ACPA is that the truth of God permeates all academic subjects and should not be taught in isolation. Education from a Biblical worldview that focuses on God, His infallible word, and His Creation, reveals to us His character and nature. We are heirs to a throne with Christ and therefore encourage the pursuit of excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics, and community service.
Teaching: Teachers have tremendous power to affect lives. For this reason, they have a higher accountability. James 3:1 ESV Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
Also: Titus 2:7-8 ESV Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Reaching: It is imperative that we stay focused on reaching each and every student, and in turn, teach them how to reach out to others. Yes, we teach our students academics, but we also teach them many life lessons about responsibility, accountability, and philanthropy. Teaching them the application of their “Kingdom Skills” is just as important as their academics.
Understanding: Effective communication that “seeks first to understand” (Covey) is key to nearly every human interaction, and the school setting is no different. How we communicate to our colleagues, students, parents, and community says a lot about who we are and who we represent!
Teamwork: None of us are can operate in isolation. The old saying “It takes a village” (Angelou) is such an insightful statement. We must work as a team within ACPA; a team within our community; and a team within the Body of Christ.
His Perspective: Teaching and living from a Biblical perspective takes commitment, study, and lots of FAITH.