Asheville Christian Academy

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The Asheville Christian Academy (ACA) is an independent school for grades K4-12 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is located on a 53-acre campus in the Swannanoa River Valley, approximately 12 miles from downtown Asheville . The school is accredited by SACS [1] and ACSI, [2] with a teaching faculty of 44. Half of the teaching faculty hold advanced degrees. The school is governed by a corporation made up of parents, alumni, faculty, staff and other stake holders who elect a board of trustees. The headmaster since 1992 has been William George. The school's enrollment since 2003 has averaged 570.

The school was founded in 1958[3] as Asheville Christian Day School, meeting at First Alliance Church. In 1972, it merged with Blue Ridge Christian Academy, under the new name Asheville Christian Academy. The school occupied a campus on Bell Road in the Haw Creek community of Asheville, until the current campus was established in 2003. Grades 10-12 were added in 1988. In 2012 graduating ACA seniors were accepted at more than 70 4-year universities and colleges. The school requires individually owned iPads for every upper school student. It also operates jointly with the local Asheville Buncombe Tech Community College in a dual enrollment program for juniors and seniors to gain college credit as part of their high school graduation requirements.