Welcome to ACPA
Athens Christian Preparatory is an independent 501c3 formed for the purpose of private non-denominational Christian education at the high school level. We operate with a Board made up of professionals and invested parents. We are fully accredited for grades 7th through 12th.
We are located at 2621 US Hwy 175E Athens TX 75751 on 48 acres where our permanent facility will be built. Temporary classrooms will be utilized on the new property starting in Fall 2013. We are hard at work raising capital to purchase the land and begin our campus.
We offer a full range of classes for grades 7-12 as required by the state of Texas for full graduation honors.
Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of Athens Christian Preparatory Academy 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, and community service.
A Unique Model of Education
ACP has created a unique model of education that in many ways mimics the way a university or college functions. Homework assignments are structured the same way a student might experience assignments at college. This prepares a student for more self-managed time than the usual high school experience. Students become accustomed to a college-like schedule by the time they graduate. We also combine the best of prep school curriculum with a strong fine arts program. We achieve all of this by integrating across the curriculum whenever possible. We call this our ICM Model – Integrated Collegiate Magnet.
We have a saying at ACP…work hard then play hard. We reserve time on a regular basis for that very purpose. Fridays are often used for field trips (avg. one a month); special speakers and workshops; or integrated hands-on studies for topics such as Astronomy, Media Arts, or World Cultures.