About ACA

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HISTORY

ACA began in 1992 when a group of parents within the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church expressed concerns over the educational options available for their families. It was that grass roots movement that motivated the parents to research the viability of starting a school with a Biblical emphasis. Many volunteer hours were put into making the Aldergrove Christian Academy a reality in the fall of September 1992. The Rose of Sharon Ministries, which was formed in 1978, took the Aldergrove Christian Academy under its umbrella of ministries which additionally include: Sharon Manor (seniors housing complex), and the New Life Christian Counselling. The Academy operated in Richmond for 3 years as a Group 3 School, utilized the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, and used the facilities of the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. In 1995, the membership of the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church voted 70% in favour of relocating to Langley due to many factors; one being the prohibitive cost of housing in Richmond for young families, which represented the future church. As ACA was utilizing church facilities, the Academy also relocated to Langley for the 1995/96 school year. In conjunction with the move to Langley , it was decided to pursue Group 1 School status, which involved changing curriculum to meet the Learning Outcomes of the provincial government through a variety of Bible-based curriculum, and hire certified teachers. In 1995, Grades K –7 were certified as Group 1. In 2000, Grades K-10 were certified as Group 1 and Grades 11-12 added in 2001. A constant theme since the school’s inception is that God would be first in all matters. Should government requirements ever demand that this theme be compromised, government certification would be sacrificed.

In January 2007 the decision was made to become a Group 3 school, as in its beginnings, and offer the Bob Jones DVD program, a Christ-centered and biblically based academic program of the highest caliber for Grades K-8. A Distributed Learning Curriculum is used for Grades 9-12.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

ACA is a certified, independent Group 3 (Non-Funded) school, registered under the Independent School Act, offering training for Grades K-12 from a Biblical world view.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

ACA admits students of any race, colour, and national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to the students at the Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.