Our goal is to shape hearts and minds for a lifetime of Christian service. EMCA has been established to provide an academically challenging education in a Christian culture that is recognized for excellence and emphasizes the importance of faith in God and His revealed Word. It is our desire to see boys and girls live Christ honoring lives as they mature physically, mentally, and spiritually. We embrace the concept where education is not a destination, but a journey. It is essential that men, women, boys and girls continuously study and develop mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a learning environment where God’s Word is the authority. It is our desire this educational process will bring light into the hearts of our students and God’s plan for their salvation will become clear and they will make Jesus Christ Lord of their lives.
We currently have K-4 – 12th grade. We also have the Daycare that is associated with the school. They begin at 6 weeks and go through 4 year old. The 4 year olds can go to preschool or just daycare. In the Daycare they use the ABeka curriculum but at a slower pace.
We are accredited through SACS and AISA. They mandate that all elementary teachers hold a current Alabama teacher certification and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. We have two elementary teachers that have Master’s degrees. Our secondary teachers all have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. We have four teachers that have Master’s degree. The average pupil/teacher ratio is 12:1.
Courses of Study
We use ABeka, Bob Jones, Positive Action for Christ, Apologia, and Glencoe curriculum.
- K4-3rd ABeka
- 4th – 5th ABeka, Bob Jones (Reading), Positive Action (Bible)
- Elementary enrichment classes: Art, Computer, Music, and Spanish
- 6th – 12th ABeka (History, Literature, 6th – 9th Science, Health), Bob Jones (Grammar, Spanish I, and II, Biology), Chemistry is by Holt, Physics is by Glencoe, Apologia (Anatomy and Physiology), Glencoe Math 6th -12th. We offer two diplomas the AISA Advanced Honors and the Standard diploma.
- Dual Enrollment: Dual Enrollment is limited to Advanced Diploma eleventh and twelfth grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. A student may earn no more than two units per year in courses in which he/she has dual enrollment. Prior written approval from the administrator is required.
Accelerated Reading Program
We offer Accelerated Reading Program (AR) in 1st – 5th grade and K-5 second semester. AR encourages leisure reading. The students take placement test to determine their reading levels at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year to assess their progress. After each book a student reads they take a quiz that test for comprehension. They earn points according to scores on the quizzes and the points are redeemed at the AR store.