Mountain Area Christian Academy in Morganton, GA believes that the principles and lessons, learned in the classroom, at home, and through the local church, can be put into practice through athletics. A microcosm of society, athletics allows the student to develop and use his or her God–given ability to glorify God. Because the arena of competition is usually surrounded with pressure, the athlete is tested, and the true character revealed. Consequently, the opportunity for character readily presents itself through athletic competition. The athlete is challenged to let the Holy Spirit control and direct his mind and body (I Thessalonians 5:23).
Our philosophy can best be summed up by the phrase "doing our best as we strive for excellence." As Christians, we believe we are commanded by Scripture always to do our best. As believers, we are not to waste the talent God has given us by anything less than total commitment, through participation, and maximum effort. We also believe we should strive to be the best at what we do. Being the best at anything, whether it be a National Merit Scholar or a state champion in basketball, is a worthy and admirable goal of any Christian. Becoming the best may not always be the result of our athletic program; however, doing our best must be!
The life lessons learned through participation in athletic competition are many. Particularly beneficial is the experience of working cooperatively toward a common goal with a team, the values of team work, and the development of the concept of fair play.
While Mountain Area Christian Academy takes great pride in winning, it does not accept “winning at any cost,” and discourages any action, which might negate good sportsmanship. The athletic program is conducted in a manner that best displays proper attitudes towards winning and losing.
When an athlete can come to the point that he/she is not playing for the fans in the stands, parents, or the coach, but for the Lord Jesus Christ, that is winning, regardless of the score.
Mountain Area Christian Academy is a member of the
Georgia Christian Athletic Association (GCAA) as a Class A school in
2006 Varsity Boys Basketball Region One Runner-up
2007 Varsity Boys Basketball State Semi-finalist
2007 Varsity Boys Basketball Region One Runner-up
2007 JV Boys Basketball Region One Runner-up
2007 Varsity Girls Basketball Region One Runner-up
2007 Boys Golf State Qualifier
2008-2009 Girls Basketball Region I Champions, State I-A Champions
2009 Girls Volleyball Region I Champions, State Runner–up
2009-2010 JV Boys Region I Runner–up, State Runner-up
2009-2010 Girls Basketball Region I Champions, State I-A Champions
2011 JV Girls Volleyball Region I Champions, State Runner–up
2011 JV Cross Country Girls State Champion
2011 JV Cross Country Girls Individual Over-all Champion
2011 JV Cross Country Boys State Runner-up
2012 Varsity Cross Country State Runner-up
2012 JV girls Volleyball GCAA Invitational Champions
2013 Varsity boys basketball Region 1 runner-up, state final four
2013 Varsity Boys Cross Country State Champions
2013 Girls Volleyball Region I Champions
2013 JV girls Volleyball GCAA Invitational Champions
2013 GCAA golf Runner-up