Asunción Christian Academy
|Asuncion Christian Academy|
|Type||Private Christian school|
|Motto||Asunción Christian Academy believes that the best education to prepare a student for adult life is an education based upon the truth of God’s Word and having a growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
|Principal||Kevin van Rensburg|
|Grades||PK - 12|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver|
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (October 2007)|
The Asunción Christian Academy (ACA) is an American co-educational Christian day school that is governed by an independent Board of Directors, in Asunción, Paraguay. The academy is located in the suburbs of Asuncion. The average class size is 20. It was founded in 1958 by Lucy Huston and moved to its current location in 1970.
The academy offers US-based programs from grades Pre-K through 12 which is accredited by SACS and ACSI. All classes are taught in English. Students in the High School must earn 28 Carnegie Credits to graduate. It is run by a Board of Trustees.
The school offers a Spanish language program which is recognized by the Paraguayan Ministry of Education. The Spanish program is optional and is available after school. It has around 180 students. The program includes Spanish language and grammar, Guaraní (Paraguay's second official language), and Paraguayan history and geography.
Asunción Christian Academy believes that the best education to prepare a student for adult life is an education based upon the truth of God’s Word and having a growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The elementary school (pre-kinder through 5th grade) teaches reading, language, mathematics, science, social studies, and Bible. Every student has the opportunity to be instructed in art, music, physical education, and computers.
All faculty members who teach academic courses from K-12th grades are certified teachers. Class size ranges from 13 to 18 students. Facilities include elementary and high school libraries, art room, music room, computer room, science lab, and classrooms with air conditioning.
The secondary school (grades 6-12) offers a U.S. college preparatory curriculum. The school offers advanced math, the sciences, physics, foreign language, computer, English, social studies, and electives in fine arts.
The college-bound seniors generally score on or above the national USA averages on the SAT and ACT which allows graduates to attend university, with some receiving academic scholarships.
ACA offers interscholastic and intramural school sports activities such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
Asuncion Christian Academy had its beginning in 1958 in the educational facilities of the Free Methodist Mission, sponsored by Free Methodist, Mennonite and Assembly of God missionaries. It began under the initiative of Mr. Frank Weins, with an initial enrollment of six pupils and with Mrs. Lucy Huston as teacher. In 1963 a Constitution was adopted and a Board of Trustees was established. From a teaching staff of one the school has grown to a complete program from pre-kinder through 12th grade.