Little Rock Christian Academy

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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 No denomination
Established 1977 (1977)
Founded 1977 (1977)
NCES School ID 01610343[1]
Head of school Dr. Gary Arnold
Teaching staff 101.6
Enrollment 1,273 (2009-10)
Kindergarten 70
Grade 1 68
Grade 2 69
Grade 3 92
Grade 4 88
Grade 5 90
Grade 6 119
Grade 7 116
Grade 8 122
Grade 9 120
Grade 10 103
Grade 11 109
Grade 12 107
PK 35
Hours in school day 7.2
Color(s) Navy Blue, Forest Green, White
              
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference 5A Central (2012-14)
Sports baseball, basketball, spirit teams, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, swimming, volleyball, wrestling
Nickname Warriors
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, Little Rock Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory Christian school serving 3 year-olds through 12th grade and 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 ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), the Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association, AdvancED and is a member of The College Board, National Honor Society, National Beta Club and CESA Schools.

Academics[edit]

Little Rock Christian Academy has top ranking in their test scores with Arkansas private schools. Academically competitive, they have earned the ACT College Readiness award for the past two years. 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 themselves in their solid, competitive academics. Their 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. With 6.79 million dollars in scholarship money offered to the class of 2011, academically, Little Rock Christian is thriving. In 2012, LRCA was named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Arts[edit]

The arts at LRCA boasts an array of selections. Included in their extensive 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.

Athletics[edit]

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 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.

For the 2012-2014 seasons,[3] the Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors will participate in the 5A-Central conference. The 5A-Central Conference members include:

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

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Little Rock Christian Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Aug 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Directory. Little Rock Christian Academy". AHSAA.org. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boy's 5000 Meter Run Boys, AHSAA State Championships". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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