Asheville Christian Academy
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  and ACSI,  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 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.
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