Beyond the Classroom
One of Mountain Area Christian Academy’s core values is that students need more than mere academics to succeed in life. With that in mind, we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities and programs for all of our students, from Pre-School to graduation. Here are just a few!
Some of Our Programs
During a few weeks in January we call J-Term, we require high school students to set aside their regular schedule to focus on elective and vocational credits. We have offered classes in woodworking, drama, visual art, music, home economics, and even mountain and trail biking. Classes depend somewhat on the level of interest for that class and what experts we have available to teach them, but check in with us to determine what vocational and elective classes we currently have planned.
Each year, Mountain Area Christian Academy in Morganton, GA competes in the GACS Fine Arts Festival. Listed below are some of the categories offered to students to compete.
- Elementary Adjudication (Grades 4 – 6)
- Bible and Academic Testing
- Bible Sword Drill
- Chorus and Band
- Elementary Music
- Individual/Group Vocal and Instrumental Music
- Spelling Bee
Junior High Competition (Grades 7 – 8)
- All of the above, except Bible Sword Drill
- Bible Quizzing and Bible Memory
- Science Fair
Senior High Competition (Grades 9 – 12)
- All Junior High Events
- Preaching and Bible Teaching contests
Missions and Service
MACA has a number of community service projects, dinners, and mission trips every year. Students are encouraged but not required to be involved in these events and trips, which we hope will teach them practically that it truly is “more blessed to give than to receive.”
The Christian Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (CJROTC)
The CJROTC Program at Mountain Area Christian Academy is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school students in North Georgia to learn leadership, honor, respect, self-reliance, and personal discipline within a structured military enculturation program designed to develop the student into a more well-rounded individual. Unique to programs in Christian schools, MACA’s JROTC program incorporates scriptural principles and spiritual formation. Students accepted into the program (from MACA or even from surrounding home school communities) involve themselves in team-building exercises, training drills, military education, and regular service projects that serve the surrounding community.
Students that sign up for JROTC and successfully complete 3 years of the program are entitled to advanced promotion in the United States Military either active or reserve component. They enter as an E-3 in the United States Navy & United States Air Force and the advanced promotion of E-2 in the United States Marine Corps & United States Army. Some colleges accept the JROTC Program for college credit. Every school year, program instructors submit different cadets for scholarship opportunities that are only offered through the JROTC Program.