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THE KINGDOM ATHLETE

The Kingdom Athlete is

...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service,
...an athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions,
...an athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life,
...an athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities,
...an athlete who is submissive to authority,
...an athlete who has a teachable spirit,
...an athlete who leads by serving others,
...an athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits.
...an athlete who understands he represents more than himself.
...an athlete who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and seeks opportunities to share the good news with teammates, parents, officials, opponents and to the multitude of children that will look to them as they model Christ-like leadership.

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  • ELCA Daily News | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    ELCA Daily News Why is it important that I give to the ELCA Fund Campaign? ​ Your participation in the ELCA Fund bridges the gap between the total cost of operating our school and tuition revenue It takes tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that ELCA offers including smaller classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional academics, fine arts, and athletic programs, more personal attention, and an unapologetically Christian foundation for our students. Also, gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible whereas tuition is not. ​ ARE YOU ALL IN YET? ​ www.elcaonline.org/give TICKETS FOR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS ELCA utilizes Ticket Spicket for all regular season athletic ticket sales. Go to https://spicket.events/elca to purchase your tickets. No money will be taken at the gate as we will not be selling paper tickets at any of our athletic events. All tickets must be purchased on-line, and tickets will be redeemed at the gate. DO NOT redeem the ticket yourself before you are at the gate. Please wait until you get to the gate to have your ticket redeemed. Subscribe to the ELCA eNewsletter and timely SMS Text Messages May 2022 ​ 1st Quarter 2022/2023 The 2022-2023 ALL IN ELCA Fund Campaign Continues through June 30, 2023! ​ We're striving for 100% Family Participation... ​MARK YOUR CALENDARS ​​​​ Monday, November 21-Friday, November 25 • Thanksgiving Break • No School Monday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 23 • Young Chargers Enrichment Program • REGISTER HERE Tuesday, November 29 • Fourth Grade Field Trip to the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday, November 29 • Guitar Ensemble Christmas Music in Foyer • 7:30AM Tuesday, November 29 • Fall Art Show • 6:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday, November 29 • Chorus Christmas Concert • 7:00PM-8:30PM Thursday, December 1 • Georgia GOAL Drop-in Information • 7:15-8:00AM Thursday, December 8 • Georgia GOAL Drop-in Information • 7:15-8:00AM Thursday, December 8 • ELCA Spirit Night at Scoops on the Square Thursday, December 8 • Fine Arts Patrons Meeting @5:30PM in the Life Center room 113 Friday, December 9 • Chick-fil-A Friday • pre-order your sandwich between 12/5 and 12/7 at tinyurl.com/elcacfa Thursday, December 15 • Georgia GOAL Drop-in Information • 7:15-8:00AM Thursday, December 15 • Upper school exam review day • Noon dismissal Friday, December 16 • HS 1st and 2nd Period exams • Noon dismissal Monday, December 19 • HS 3rd and 4th Period exams • Noon dismissal Tuesday, December 20 • HS 5th and 6th Period exams • Noon dismissal Wednesday, December 21 • Elementary Christmas Concert • 8:30AM Wednesday, December 21 • HS 7th Period exam • 9:50AM dismissal Wednesday, December 21 • Early Release • All Students dismissed by Noon Thursday, December 22 - Wednesday, January 4 • Christmas Break Thursday, January 5 - Friday, January 6 • Professional Learning Days • No School for Students Monday, January 9 • Students Return Thursday, January 12 • Fine Arts Patrons Meeting @5:30PM in the LC 113 Monday, January 16 • MLK, Jr Day • No School Pre-order your sandwich the same week by Wednesday at Noon at www.tinyurl.com/elcacfa . The Christmas Shoppe has always been a success because of our supportive parents. If you would like to contribute wrapping supplies to the shop, please click HERE . Volunteers are needed. It's so much fun! Sign-Up HERE. ​ Keep it Current! ELCA works hard to deliver timely, informative and complete information to our ELCA family through our website, social media feeds, weekly reminder emails, and monthly newsletters. That means it's very important to keep your contact information updated in FACTS SIS. If you have a change in email address, phone number, or address, please email those changes to nethelp@eagleslanding.org to be updated. If you feel that Income Taxes and the Georgia GOAL program are confusing...YOU ARE NOT ALONE. –––––––––––––––––––– Join us for a short discussion on this important program and the benefits it holds for you and for Eagle's Landing Christian Academy! Your participation in the GEORGIA GOAL opportunity strengthens our school in countless ways, including... -increased enrollment, -financial well-being, -and continuously improved offerings – and best of all – it costs you nothing! Drop in to the main foyer meeting area on Thursdays between 7:15 and 8:00AM to gather information and learn more about the Georgia education tax credit law that allows you to use state income tax dollars that you must pay anyway, to help provide tuition assistance for excellent students seeking an ELCA education. and...ENJOY A CUP OF HOT COFFEE Join us on Thursdays... November 17, December 1, December 8 or December 15.

  • Private Christian School in McDonough, GA | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

    CONTACT US INQUIRE ABOUT ADMISSION Atlanta's Premier Christian Private School on the Southside Welcome to Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Imagine a school that offers rigorous academics consistently yielding ACT and SAT scores above the county, state, and national averages, exemplary fine arts classes, along with athletic teams at the top of GHSA state rankings. Merge these with highly qualified, ardent teachers who teach every discipline with a biblical worldview and you have a program that sets each student on a path to accomplishment and victory…not only presently, but for eternity. OUR SCHOOL AT A GLANCE 19 AP & DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES OFFERED 1470 SAT SCORE FOR THE TOP 10% OF THE CLASS OF 2020 #1 BEST PRIVATE K-12 SCHOOL IN HENRY COUNTY, GEORGIA AS RANKED BY NICHE $36M IN ACADEMIC, ARTS & ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY 464 STUDENTS IN THE CLASSES OF 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Eagle's Landing Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Every day is an OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONAL TOUR TODAY A school that teaches WHAT YOU MODEL AT HOME LEARN MORE I want to TELL MY ELCA STORY SHARE NOW I'd like to REQUEST INFORMATION INQUIRE TODAY HOW WE HAVE ADAPTED TO COVID-19 VIEW COVID-19 RESOURCES LATEST NEWS

  • Athletics Department | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT INFORMATION PROGRAMS, SCHEDULES, AND SCORES NOTABLE ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS STUDENT ATHLETIC FORMS ATHLETIC STAFF BOOSTER CLUB CHARGERS ALUMNI DIRECTIONS TO FACILITIES In the last 14 years, ELCA has had 41 State Final Four appearances, 24 State Runner-Up appearances, 18 State Championships & 30 Individual State Champions. ​ In 2018, our Varsity softball team became the 1st team in GHSA history to win 7 State Championships. ​ In 2019, our Varsity football team, led by Head Football Coach Jonathan Gess, became the 1st team in GHSA history to win 5 State Championships in a row. BASEBALL: 2005 (Final 4), 2007 (State Runner-Up), 2006, 2013 (State Champs) BASKETBALL: 2016 (Girls Final 4), 2018 (Boys Final 4), 2019 (State Runner-Up) FOOTBALL: 2011, 2013, 2021 (Final 4), 2014 (State Runner-Up), 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (State Champs) GOLF: 2006, 2015 (Boys Final 4) SOFTBALL: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 (State Champs), 2017 (Final 4), 2021 (Final 4) TRACK & FIELD: 2017 (Girls Final 4), 2009, 2016, 2018 (Boys Final 4), 2015, 2016 (Girls State Runner-Up), 2010 (Boys State Runner-Up), 2014 (Girls State Champs), 2017 (Boys State Champs) VOLLEYBALL: 2011 (State Champs), 2013, 2014 (Final 4), 2021 (Final 4) ATHLETIC CALENDAR ATHLETIC HANDBOOK ELCA is a gospel-centered, Kingdom-focused, college preparatory school that exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. Our athletic program supports this commitment through Kingdom Athletics. NOTABLE ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS BOOSTER CLUB MISSION STATEMENT The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Athletic Booster Club exists to glorify God by promoting Christian sportsmanship and providing a cooperative bond between members, coaches, athletes, and school administration with active and working participation that will improve, enhance, and elevate the athletic program of ELCA. ​ boosterclub@eagleslanding.org ​ ​ BOOSTER CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022-2023 Eddy Wright President 678 796-5325 ​ Michael Darden Vice-President ​ Howard Lemons Treasurer ​ Janel Tyler Secretary ​ Cindy Wright Jennifer Doerr Spirit wear ​ Jacqueline Lilly Membership ​ Matt Harless Corporate Membership ​ Stacy Doerr Member/Parking team ​ Matt Tyler Member/Parking team ​ Ted Reagan Member/Special Projects ​ ___________________________________ ​ Brysha Tobias Concessions Manager ​ JOIN THE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS Dear ELCA Parents, ​ Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. The fall sports season will begin soon, and the teams are expected to do well. I wanted to get with you to let you know that now is time to join the ELCA Booster Club. Joining the Booster Club is a great way to support the student-athletes and the teams that represent ELCA Athletics. ​ ELCA has a rich and proud tradition of excellence on and off the playing fields. The ELCA Booster Club’s financial contributions have made great impacts on all the ELCA sports teams and the many athletes that have participated in our programs throughout the years. By joining the ELCA Athletic Boosters you will be helping fund opportunities for our ever-developing sports programs. Our recent projects include, the resurface of the track and the funding for the new hitting facility! ​ There are many different levels of sponsorships available that you can help support ELCA Athletics. Each one is designed to meet the needs you may have as either a Corporate Sponsorship or an Individual/Family Sponsorship. All membership levels include Two free entries into all the sporting events held on the campus here at ELCA. The only exclusion would be all GHSA playoff games in the respective sports. You will also get a minimum of two Homecoming Dinner tickets. Maybe you would want to know where you will sit at the football games, we have a level for that starting with our Bronze level. Maybe you would like to advertise your business; we have a few levels which can help you with that. ​ Seating in the Blue Booster section at the stadium is premium seating. We need to show our support for ELCA Football by filling it up each game. We will offer with the bronze level and above the ability to purchase extra seats for $75.00 a seat for the whole season. So, if you need more than the two seats that comes with the membership you can now purchase more with this option. This is reduced from past years. Priority will be given first to renewals from last year and then new request based on the date we receive the form. ​ Booster passes will be the same as last year as we will use the vendor Ticket Spicket to manage our game passes. So, you will be able to use your phone to get in for the games. ​ Heading up our Booster Membership team this year will be: Jaqueline Lilly (Membership/Sponsorship) boosterclub@eagleslanding.org Ted Reagan and Eddy Wright (Corporate and Business Membership/Sponsorship) ​ We would appreciate your support and you may complete the form below to join. Just send it in with your child or email it to boosterclub@eagleslanding.org and we will bill your account for your membership. ​ Sincerely, Eddy Wright President - ELCA Booster Club JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB CHARGER COLLEGE SIGNINGS CLASS OF 2021 Kaleb Anthony – University of Connecticut (Football) Megan Darden - Truett McConnell University (Soccer) Jalisa Dunlap - Jacksonville University (Basketball) Bryson Estes - Florida State University (Football) Savannah Fallaw - Georgia Southern University (Soccer) Phillip Massengale - Shorter University (Football) Martyna Radzicka - Anderson University (Basketball) Keslynn Oxendine - Texas A&M University (Basketball) Charis Spence - Dartmouth College (Football) Isabelle Sullivan - Truett McConnell University (Softball) Victoria Zember – Auburn University (Equestrian) ​ CLASS OF 2020 Marquis Black – University of Nebraska (Football) Jeremy Butler – Georgia State University (Football) Devon Dorsey – Miami University (Football) Deion Fisher – Georgia Tech (Football) Weronika Hipp – Clemson University (Basketball) Keaton Mitchell – East Carolina University (Football) Shedrick Rhodes, Jr – Ohio University (Football) Justin Robinson – University of Georgia (Football) Jordan Smalls – Rider University (Basketball) Morgan Thomas – Kansas University (Soccer) David Wingfield – Reinhardt University (Football) Wright, Gabe – University of Pennsylvania (Football) ​ CLASS OF 2019 India Bellamy – Rice University (Basketball) Emma Carter- Georgia Southwestern State University (Soccer) Lyndsey Darden- Truett-McConnell University (Soccer) Chloe Evans- ABAC (Soccer) Kelvin (KJ) Jones II – Emmanuel College (Basketball) Katie McDonald- Georgia Military College (Softball) Justin Menard - University of Central Florida (Football) Jelan Pearson - Carson-Newman University (Football) Trevon Reddish – College of Charleston (Basketball) Tre Riddick – Reinhardt University (Football) Josh Smith - Georgia Highlands (Baseball) Cassidi Thomas- West Georgia University (Soccer) Felix Uadiale - Maryville College (Basketball) Johnathan Youngblood - Air Force Academy (Football) Evan Zember - Air Force Academy (Football) CLASS OF 2018 Tyrese Black – University of Central Florida (Football) Omar Daniels –Tennessee Wesleyan University (Track & Field) Tre’ Douglas - Vanderbilt University (Football) Gavin George - Mercer University (Football) Josh Holt - University of Missouri (Baseball) Khaleb Hood - Georgia Southern University (Football) Brittany Major - Mercer University (Volleyball) Josh Mays – Troy University (Football) Ethan McClure - Carson-Newman University (Football) Palmer Pinholster - Georgia Tech (Softball) Sean Queen - Liberty University (Football) Harrison Taylor - Appalachian State University (Football) Kennedy Thomas – Oglethorpe University (Volleyball) Kayland Thomason - Brenau University (Track & Field) Thaddeus Underwood - Charleston Southern (Football) Caris Wright - Auburn University at Montgomery (Softball) CLASS OF 2017 Eriana Ansley - Mars Hill University (Volleyball) Olivia Beasley - Truett-McConnell College (Volleyball) Cat Buckley – Delta State University (Soccer) T’aja Cameron – Mississippi State University (Track & Field) Zach Daniels – University of Tennessee (Baseball) Trevor Gear – Bethune–Cookman University (Football) Mason Green – Tennessee State University (Basketball) Coleson Hornsby – Toccoa Falls College (Soccer) Kenneth McCollough-Lomax - Malone University (Basketball) Spencer O'Neal – Mars Hill University (Football) Alex Usry – Charleston Southern (Football) Jeffrey Uzzell - University of Tennessee (Track & Field) Kaitlyn Yancey – Newberry College (Lacrosse) CLASS OF 2016 Montero Boyd – West Virginia State University (Football) Kirsten Burks – Point University (Competition Cheerleading) Macey Dunaway – Truett McConnell College (Softball) Matthew Dunaway – Truett McConnell College (Baseball) Brooke Echols – Troy University (Softball) Donald Hammond, III – Air Force (Football) Dalton Hardeman - Truett McConnell College (Wrestling) Cole Ganopulos – University of South Carolina (Baseball Jordan Long – Valdosta State (Golf) Lynnlee Mather – Wingate University (Volleyball) Chanel Newcomer – Auburn University at Montgomery (Softball) Parker Pinholster – Auburn University at Montgomery (Softball) Malia Randolph – Hofstra University (Volleyball) Chandler Reeves – Clemson (Football) Sara Sullivan – Truett McConnell College (Softball) Alexei Young – Agnes Scott College (Softball) CLASS OF 2015 Dazmon Cameron - AAA Toledo Mudhens, Detroit Tigers Org. (Baseball) Antwaun Campbell - Avila University (Football) Nick Dawson - University of Southern Mississippi (Football) Casey Durham – Tallahassee Community College (Softball) Allie Perry –Shorter University (Lacrosse) Ryan Meneely – Auburn University (Football) Bre Laney – University of Georgia (Volleyball) Joanna Ferreira – Agnes Scott College (Volleyball) Jaylen Smith – Kennesaw State University (Baseball) Hunter Sowell – Young Harris College (Baseball) Christian Yancey – Mississippi State University (Track) Michael Krueger - Limestone College (Baseball) Tori Shook – Valdosta State – (Cheer) CLASS OF 2014 Beau Beasley – Point University (Football) Dalton Etheridge – Jacksonville State University (Football) Andrew Gomez- Georgia Regents University (Baseball) Andrew Williams – Auburn University/Jacksonville Jaguars (Football) Josh Shockley – Auburn University (Football) Conner Smith - Emmanuel College (Baseball) CLASS OF 2013 Natalie Brown - Point University (Soccer) Patrick Busscher - North Greenville University (Baseball) DJ Curl – Charleston Southern University (Football) Keyante Green – Purdue University (Football) Marquis Griffin – Air Force Academy (Football) Jacob Heyward – University of Miami/AA Richmond Flying Squirrels, San Francisco Giants Org. (Baseball) Cameron Ragsdale - Gulf Coast State College (Baseball) Isaac Rochell – University of Notre Dame/Los Angeles Chargers (Football) Tyler Petty - University of West Georgia (Football) Josh Smith – South Georgia State College (Baseball) CLASS OF 2012 Mara Green – Florida State University/Hämeenlinna Lentopallo Kerho, Finland (Volleyball) Sebastian Hicks – Mercer University (Football) Jasmine Jakes – Oglethorpe University (Soccer) Kevin Martin – University of Tampa (Baseball) Justin Thomason – University of North Carolina (Football) Rachel Tolleson - Emanuel College (Volleyball) Joe Walker – United States Military Academy, West Point (Football) CLASS OF 2011 Taylor Echols – University of Georgia (Basketball) Tanner Rogers – Charleston Southern University (Football) Christian Reeves – The College of William & Mary (Football) Lauren Teknipp – University of Georgia (Volleyball) Matt Rochell – Air Force Academy (Football) Connor Wetherington – Valdosta State University (Football) Avery Sebastian – University of California, Berkley (Football) Symone Ball – Piedmont College (Basketball) CLASS OF 2010 Julia Echols – Mississippi State University (Softball) Luke Baker – University of Georgia (Cross County/Track) Carli Shultis – University of Georgia (Soccer) Will Evans – Georgia Southern University (Golf) Patrick Long – Jacksonville University (Baseball) Kacie Patterson - Perimeter College (Softball) CLASS OF 2009 Hope Rush - Georgia Tech (Softball) Kayla Cooper - Shorter University (Softball) Taylor Bates - Brenau University (Soccer) Mike Tankersley – Georgia Southwestern State University (Basketball) Michael Smith - Randolph–Macon College (Football) CLASS OF 2008 Daniel Black – University of Georgia (Track & Field) Jake Davies – Georgia Tech (Baseball) Travis Rogers – Gardner Webb University (Track & Field) CLASS OF 2007 Phillip Brown –– Georgia Southwestern State University/Eyres-Moncube Fargue Coudures, France (Basketball) Cameron Panther – Shorter University (Football) Russ Cooper – Perimeter College (Baseball) Jessica Loper – University of South Carolina, Aiken (Volleyball) Chelsea Stephens – Western Kentucky University (Swimming) Harry Nutter – Reinhardt College (Baseball) Brian Satterfield – Columbus State University (Baseball) Gabe Shivers – Young Harris (Baseball) CLASS OF 2006 Christian White – Truett-McConnell College (Baseball) CLASS OF 2005 Alex Huber – Purdue University (Football) Cole Springer – Dartmouth College (Football) CLASS OF 1995 Walker Cook – Lees-McCrae College (Basketball/Golf) CLASS OF 1994 Brian Deberry – Berry College (Basketball) CLASS OF 1988 Earl Parker – University of Georgia (Football) DIRECTIONS TO FACILITIES ELCA: HOME FOR BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, LACROSSE, SOCCER, SOFTBALL, TRACK, VOLLEYBALL, AND WRESTLING COMPETITIONS 2400 Hwy 42 North, McDonough, GA 30253 EAGLE'S LANDING COUNTRY CLUB (ELCA'S HOME GOLF COURSE) 100 Eagles Landing Way, Stockbridge, GA 30281 STUDENT FORMS FALL Cross Country , Football , Softball , Spirit Cheer, Volleyball WINTER Boys Basketball , Girls Basketball , Wrestling BOLTS Wrestling SPRING Baseball, Golf, Boys Lacrosse , Girls Lacrosse , Boys Soccer , Girls Soccer , Track & Field ​ ATHLETIC INFORMATION Eagle's Landing Christian Academy's athletic program includes 12 varsity sports as well as opportunities to participate at the JV, MS, and Youth levels in a variety of sports. ELCA participates in the Georgia High School Association (Region 5 Class AA) and competes at a high level year after year. Athletics is an integral part of the educational process that impacts the lives of many students. Our goal is to pursue with excellence an athletic program that seeks to glorify God and to use athletics as a tool to teach, coach, and model Jesus Christ. Scott Queen Athletic Director 678.818.1045 ATHLETIC CALENDAR ​ ELCA utilizes Ticket Spicket for all regular season athletic ticket sales. Go to https://spicket.events/elca to purchase your tickets. No money will be taken at the gate as we will not be selling paper tickets at any of our athletic events. All tickets must be purchased on-line, and tickets will be redeemed at the gate. DO NOT redeem the ticket yourself before you are at the gate. Please wait until you get to the gate to have your ticket redeemed. ATHLETIC HANDBOOK ATHLETIC HANDBOOK PROGRAMS, SCHEDULES, and SCORES Scott Queen Athletic Director Head Track & Field Coach Office: 678.818.1045 Cell: 770.560.4183 Doug Campbell Head Baseball Coach Office: 678.818.1064 Cell: 404.379.8866 ​ Todd Harris Head Soccer Coach Cell: 678.544.7953 Ben Lapsley Head Cross Country Coach Cell: 573.554.4014 ​ Anthony Lorenzo Head Wrestling Coach Head Golf Coach Cell: 907.351.7594 ​ Andretti Loyd Head Boys' Basketball Coach Cell: 478.365.0106 Heidi McClure Calendar Coordinator Office: 678.818.1035 Tom Murray Head Volleyball Coach Cell: 770.310.6817 Cynthia Petty Head Cheer Coach Cell: 770.630.3957 ​ Tanner Rogers Head Football Coach Cell: 770.871.6102 ​ Bo Rush Head Softball Coach Cell: 678.326.9370 Stephanie Vasquez , MEd, ATC, LAT Athletic Trainer Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Medicine Cell: 678.902.2821 ​ Andy Whitlock Head Girls Basketball Coach Cell: 843.214.8032 ​ LETTER FROM THE TRAINER DRAGONFLY MAX GUIDE LETTER JACKETS PRE-ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM ATHLETIC STAFF

  • Support ELCA | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    SUPPORT ELCA GIVE TO ELCA ELCA FUND 2020-2021 DONOR REPORT 2021-2026 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT ELCA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION GEORGIA GOAL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Eagle's Landing Christian Academy relies on charitable gifts above tuition and fees to fund our mission of Empowering Students to Impact the World for Christ. It is important that each of our families, who have entrusted their beloved children to us, demonstrate their heart for our ministry by participating in the ALL IN ELCA Fund Campaign. Your participation , at any amount, has the potential to bless our school exponentially by attracting outside organizations who wish to support Christian education. ​ ALL-IN is defined as being enthusiastically supportive or fully committed. That is exactly how we want you to feel as part of the ELCA family! The 2022-2023 ELCA Fund Blitz has ended, but the campaign continues all year (through June 30, 2023). We are asking each of our families to commit to partner with us by being ALL IN and in giving to the ELCA Fund in some way. We strive to reach 100% participation from our families in donating to the ELCA Fund because it is instrumental in providing “the little extras” that set our school apart. These include lower student/teacher ratios, superb academic rigor, and championship level fine arts and athletic programs. Tuition alone does not afford us the means to provide this level of excellence in every area, and unlike tuition, because ELCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. ​ Secondly, increased parent participation helps us to leverage support from outside foundations. In the recent past, we have been blessed to receive two grants totaling $575,000. These grants were awarded, in large part, because of a steady increase in the giving percentage from our families. This means that your gift, no matter the amount, has the prospect of making an exponential difference in the lives of our students. As we continue to seek out grants, it is imperative that our parent giving percentage increases even further…with the ultimate goal being 100%. We cannot achieve this without YOU. So don't delay, give or pledge today! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You may designate your gift for ELCA EXCELLENCE or FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES. Gifts to ELCA Excellence allow administrators to have the ability to direct funds to where the need is the greatest. Unrestricted gifts allow us to meet unforeseen needs as they arise and to capitalize on opportunities as they emerge. Gifts designated for Families Helping Families are set aside to be used in our needs-based financial aid program. ​ WAYS TO GIVE: GIVE ONLINE via debit or credit card HERE Complete your donor envelope enclosed in your packet and return with your check, make a pledge, or bill to your account Complete the CAMPAIGN FORM below and return with your check, make a pledge, or bill to your account For any level of participation, families will receive 2 ELCA Fund Investor car magnets and a homework pass for each each in grades K5 and up. ​ Families who donate $200 or more will also receive a LEAD THE CHARGE theme t-shirt for each child. Please complete the t-shirt form below, if applicable. ​ Families who participated with a gift of $500 and above received an invitation to a Dessert Reception in connection with the Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 14. Families who participate with a gift of $2500 or greater will receive an invitation to the 2022 Donor Dinner to be held Spring 2023 . ​ You'll see...IT'S GREAT TO BE ALL IN! ELCA FUND CAMPAIGN DONOR FORM ALL IN in 10 Information Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is classified as a 501c (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible as provided by law. (please consult your accounting professional for additional information). 2022-3 ALL-IN T-SHIRT FORM GIVE ONLINE What is the ELCA Fund? 2023 GOAL TAX CREDIT APPLICATION The GOAL Program is a remarkable and important opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials. In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit! ​ This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit– in other words, by contributing with dollars you must spend anyway- you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to become of part of the ELCA family. ​ Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status Have been EXPANDED! Single individual or head of household – up to $2,500 Married couple filing a joint return – up to $5,000 Married couple filing separate returns – up to $2,500 S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – up to $25,000 S corporation, LLC, or partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level – up to 75% of Georgia income tax liability C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit 1) Apply Now Complete the 2023 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!). 2) GOAL Submits to DOR GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) immediately. 3) Approved to Contribute GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline. 4) Make Payment Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval. 5) Take the Credit GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit on the income tax return for the year in which you make the payment). Please contact the Advancement Office with any questions. Thank you for your support of ELCA. _________________________ How Does This Help Our School? You are already paying income taxes to the state. Why not redirect some of those taxes to provide Georgia children with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL)? When you redirect your Georgia income taxes to GOAL, you can designate that the contribution be used to provide financial aid at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy. Our school is then able to: • Increase the amount of financial aid that can be offered to new students • Preserve more of our existing financial aid to assist families already enrolled • Increase the funds available to improve educational and extracurricular offerings • Further our mission by reaching more families desiring Christian education 2022 GOAL TAX CREDIT APPLICATION PUBLIX PARTNERS Support ELCA by shopping at Publix. You no longer need a key ring with our school code. Just go to www.Publix.com and Log In to your existing account or Sign Up for a new account, make sure your phone number is entered. Once you are in your account select the My Publix Partner icon on the bottom/center of the page, then choose Select a School and type in Eagle's Landing Christian Academy or search by zip code 30253. When you shop at Publix, you'll have the opportunity to enter a phone number to get credit for our school. Publix will give back to ELCA through this new online system. Over the years, more than $33,000 has been raised through this program for our school. BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION ​ Big changes coming to the Box Tops for Education Program. You will begin to see some participating brands change their packaging from the traditional Box Top that you clip to a new digital label that will be scanned when you purchase Box Tops items. Go to BTFE.com for more information. There will also be a new phone app feature where you can scan your store receipt from your phone and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and we earn $1,000's of dollars each year for ELCA with this program! KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS ​ Link your Kroger Plus Card to ELCA by visiting www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and signing in to your online account, or create a new online account. Once you have an account, select View Your Rewards Details and scroll down to Community Rewards and select Eagle's Landing Christian Academy - Organization #DL451 and click "Save." Important: Your card must be relinked every school year on or after September 1st. AMAZON SMILE ​ Do you shop on Amazon.com? Then go to AmazonSmile which is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, and same services. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to ELCA! Shopping is easy with smile.amazon.com . GIVE ONLINE SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT ELCA The ELCA Fund is a yearly fundraising appeal to bridge the gap between the total cost of operating our school and tuition revenue. Contrary to popular belief, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. It takes tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that ELCA offers including smaller classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional academics, fine arts, and athletic programs, more personal attention, and an unapologetically Christian foundation for our students. Also, gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible where tuition is not. WHERE DO THE DOLLARS GO? Gifts to the ELCA Fund - Excellence supplements our operating budget and provides unrestricted resources for the school's immediate needs. These needs include faculty/staff development, technology, program support for all levels of the school, and facility maintenance. Gifts to the Families Helping Families Fund provides needs-based tuition assistance to current and new families who desire Kingdom Education for their children. HOW CAN MY DONATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Every gift makes a difference, regardless of the amount. For some families, the gift could be as small as $5 - $10. For others, it could be hundreds or thousands of dollars. Giving comes from the heart. We encourage you to pray and give according to your means to support our ministry. Also, increased participation in giving by the ELCA community, including our ministry team, faculty/staff, parents, and alumni helps pave the way for potential future support from outside organizations and charitable foundations. WAYS TO GIVE TO ELCA ​ ELCA accepts gifts in a number of different ways including cash, credit cards, appreciated stock, and matching gifts. ELCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, therefore gifts to the school are tax-deductible as provided by law (please consult your accounting professional for additional information). ​ Kingdom Leaders: $2,500 or above Kingdom Builders: $1,000-$2,499 Chargers Circle: $250-$999​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ELCA Friends: $1-$149​​​ ​ ​​​​ Please help us reach our goal of 100% family participation by being ALL IN and return your donation or pledge during this 10-day “Blitz.” Families who contribute to the ELCA Fund Campaign receive the following: For a donation of any amount, each ELCA student in your family will receive a homework pass and the family will receive 2 specially designed 2022-2023 ELCA Fund Investor car magnets. For a donation of $200 or greater, each ELCA student in your family will receive the above along with a Friday wear “LEAD THE CHARGE” t-shirt (please complete and return the enclosed t-shirt order form) Kingdom Leader Level Donors will receive an invitation to a Donor Appreciation Dinner with the Head of School. ​ ELCA FUND CAMPAIGN DONOR FORM GIVE ONLINE Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is classified as a 501c (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible as provided by law. (please consult your accounting professional for additional information). 2022-23 ALL-IN T-SHIRT FORM 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan 2020-2021 Donor Report PARTNERS IN EDUCATION If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Ed for the 2022/2023 school year, please complete a Partner in Ed Form and return to the ELCA Advancement Office, ​ THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION! 3rd Ascent - Supporting Sponsor for the Homecoming Tailgate Event Active Pest Control - Presenting Sponsor for the Homecoming Tailgate Event and Playbill Ad Sponsor for the Spring Fine Art Drama Production. Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln - Supports the ELCA Athletic Programs and Booster Club. The Ausband Agency, Inc . - Nationwide Insurance - Back to School Day Sponsor. AWB Contracting, Inc. - Back to School Day Sponsor. ​ BobaLubu Tea - Taste of ELCA Vendor Balloons by Sharon J - It's Your Day Event Design - Homecoming Tailgate Balloon Decor Sponsor. Bellamy-Strickland Chevrolet - Leadership Retreat Sponsor Better Letter - Provides discounts for school printing needs. Black Tie Formal Wear - McDonough - Provides free tuxedo rentals for our 11th-12th grade boys for Homecoming Court, Fine Arts/Drama Productions, and discounts on tux rentals for Prom. ​ Blue Door Associates - Donor Dinner Sponsor ​ Bob Jones University Precept Marketing - Professional Learning Meal Sponsor Bojangles - East Lake Pkwy. - Breakfast Sponsor for Pre-planning week and Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. ​ Bombay Bites - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ Burgess Title & Escrow, LLC & Miller Law - Taste of ELCA Vendor Champions Choice Awards/Snowflake Shaved Ice - World Impact Mission Trip Scholarship Award Chick-fil-A at Eagle's Landing - Chick-fil-A Invitational Sponsor and provides a free meal for Faculty/Staff during in-service days ​ Chicken Salad Chick - Taste of ELCA Vendor Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Back to School Day Sponsor. ​ Clean Earth Sanitation - Homecoming Tailgate Sponsor Dr. J. Richard Collins, DMD, PC - Homecoming Tailgate Sponsor ​ Dr. WIlliam H. Dellinger, DMD, PC - General Sponsorship DePoe Eye Center - Homecoming Tailgate Presenting Sponsor ​ Discover Chiropractic - Teacher Appreciation Sponsor, Career Day, Health Screenings Eagle's Landing Family Practice - Back to School Day Sponsor ​ Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church - B2SD, Homecoming Tailgate Sponsor Heritage Bank - TD Club Golf Tournament Sponsor ​ Homeowners Financial Group - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ Insee Thai - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ Jeff Hurndon Photography - Provides photography for yearbook and marketing ​ KPop Korean BBQ - Taste of ELCA Vendor LH School Supplies - School Supply services for ELCA Families. Assistance with High School Career Day. Lindsey Orthodontics - Provides College Scholarship for Graduating Senior, and Pre-planning Lunch Sponsor. ​ Love My Selfie - Taste of ELCA Vendor Maximum One Realtor Partners - Homecoming Tailgate Sponsor, Teacher Appreciation Prize Sponsor and Taste of ELCA Sponsor. Mellow Mushroom @ Eagle's Landing - Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation and Taste of ELCA Sponsor. ​ Mesquite Mexican Grill & Bar - Taste of ELCA Vendor Moe's Southwest Grill - Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. Norwood Psychological Group - Provides support, testing, and consultation to ELCA students for the Merit Program. Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. ​ Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ Publix Super Markets - Faculty Appreciation RESJ, P.C. - Leadership Retreat and Pre-planning Luncheon Sponsor. ​ Rock n’ Roll Sushi - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ RuChDa Wings - Taste of ELCA Vendor ​ Seoul Food - Taste of ELCA Vendor Shane's Rib Shack - Hwy. 155 Location - Sponsor for In-Service Luncheon and Leadership Retreat. Prize sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. ​ Silver Sands Jamaican Cuisine - Taste of ELCA Vendor Simmons Manufacturing Company - Provides the helium tanks for the school. Strawn & Co., Insurance, LLC - Golf Scholarship for ELCA Graduating Senior and Playbill Ad Sponsor for the Spring Fine Art Production. The Eye MD - Supporting Sponsor for the Homecoming Tailgate Event TLS Music - Offers 3% back on instrument rentals and repairs made by the ELCA family. FAP Club Sponsor and 5% back on rentals to FAP. Assistance with music and PA System for the ELCA Back to School Day. Discounts on repairs and purchases for school instruments. Playbill Ad Sponsor for Spring Production. Truett's Grill - Lunch Sponsor for Faculty/Staff Pre-planning meeting. Monthly Chick-fil-A Spirit Days at ELCA. Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. Waffle House - Provides breakfast meal for Leadership Retreat and Prize Sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, PC - Playbill Ad Sponsor for the Spring Fine Arts Drama Production. If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Education please apply by completing the form linked below and email it to our Advancement Office .. BECOME A PARTNER THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Are you wondering what happened to the Homecoming Tailgate Tradition Donor Appreciation Dinner? This year we started a new Homecoming Tailgate Tradition that included all families, students, and even those from our visiting team! There was a mouth-watering food truck line-up at the 2022 Homecoming game on Friday, October 14, 2022 as well as a Donor Dessert Reception. ​ More information will be coming soon about our new Donor Appreciation events for the 2022-2023 school year! Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is classified as a 501c (3) non-profit, tax-exempt institution. All gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Thank you for joining our faculty, staff, and other ELCA families in making this year’s “All In In 10” campaign a success and for helping to empower our children to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support.

  • The ELCA Advantage | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    CORE VALUES The Bible and The Church – ELCA believes that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for reproof, correction, instruction, and righteousness. The Church has been and always will be God’s instrument to fulfill His purposes here on earth. (II Timothy 3:16, Acts 2:42-47) The Family – ELCA supports parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and to train their children t realize their God-given potential so they may live lives that glorify God. (Ephesians 6:1-4, Proverbs 22:6) Academic Excellence - ELCA teachers and students are called to academic excellence through the teaching and learning of 21st Century skills to cultivate life-long learning. (Colossians 3:23, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Luke 2:52) Service and Stewardship - ELCA embodies a culture where students are encouraged to utilize their God-given talents to serve others. (Matthew 20:26-28, Luke 12:35) STUDENT/TEACHER RATIOS • Preschool - 6:1 average • K5 through 1st Grade - 8:1 average • 2nd through 8th Grade - 16:1 average • 9th Grade and Up - Average ratio of 18:1 with lower ratios in A P Classes Eagle's Landing Christian Academy maintains low student to teacher ratios as follows: Cognia (formerly AdvancED) is the largest education improvement organization in the world. Their 125-year history of success is built on expertise in accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and improvement solutions. Accreditations Cognia (formerly AdvancED) Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA) - candidate school Memberships ​ National Alliance of Christian Schools Georgia High School Association College Board ​ Georgia Independent School Association. For more than 40 years, ACSI has faithfully lived out its mission to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. THE ELCA ADVANTAGE WHY CHOOSE ELCA? "It means so much to know that the Christian values I teach at home are being reinforced at ELCA. You can't put a value on that." ~ELCA Parent Imagine a school that offers rigorous academics consistently yielding ACT and SAT scores above the county, state and national averages, exemplary fine arts classes, along with athletic teams at the top of GHSA state rankings. Merge these with highly qualified, ardent teachers who teach every discipline with a biblical worldview and you have a program that sets each student on a path to accomplishment and victory…not only presently, but for eternity. We invite you to visit our campus to experience what makes Eagle's Landing Christian Academy unique, and to explore how we can partner with you as your child gains understanding of their unique role in God’s plan. A Message from Head of School, Dr. Tim Hahn Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory Christian school. The school is located on an 86-acre campus twenty-five miles south of Atlanta. Eagle's Landing Christian Academy offers a well-rounded, biblically based academic program for children grades K-3 through 12. Through the School Improvement Plan continuum, we strive to prepare students from the youngest age to progress year by year into students who are capable of succeeding in a rigorous academic setting, taking advantage of Honors and AP courses. This is achieved through an alignment of curriculum and face-to-face, intentional collaboration of teachers of preschool through 12th grade students. The results of this Ethic of Continuous Improvement are students who enter college at higher-than-freshman status and students who are capable of success in any path the Lord has for his or her future. ​ ELCA is on the forefront of Christian education in providing diverse learning environments for all learners. One such area in our school is our MERIT program (Multi-faceted Educational Resources and Instructional Technologies), which falls under the auspices of our Student Support Services program. It is through this cutting-edge program that we are able to provide college-prep curriculum to students who are not as successful in a traditional style classroom. These students are able to be in a conducive learning environment in which they thrive and are highly successful. Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is accredited by Cognia, ACSI, and is a candidate school for CESA accreditation. These accreditations qualify our students to be eligible for state scholarships and ensures credit recognition to any college or school in the country. In addition, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Region 5-A, the National Alliance of Christian Schools, The College Board, and the Georgia Independent School Association. THE MISSION Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is a gospel-centered, Kingdom-focused, college preparatory school that exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. THE VISION The vision of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is to educate future generations to develop and embrace a God-centered worldview. STATEMENT OF UNITY ELCA strives to nurture a unified community of God-centered individuals who are known and valued for whom God distinctly created them to be. We recognize and respect our cultural differences and unique abilities, rejoice in our similarities, and love ALL individuals as image-bearers of God. CONTACT ADMISSIONS REQUEST A TOUR Eagle's Landing Christian Academy does not rent, sell, trade, or provide personal information to individuals or organizations outside of the school. Eagle's Landing Christian Academy may share personal information to individuals or organizations contracted by or with the school to do business on behalf of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy. Any third parties who conduct business on behalf of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy are required to adhere to the school's privacy policy. ​ Eagle's Landing Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance program, or athletic and other school-administered programs. WHY CHOOSE ELCA? • ELCA has been empowering students to impact the world since 1970 • Kingdom Education for grades K3-12 • Ranked #1 Private School in Henry County by Niche for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 • Ranked in the Top 20 Largest Private Schools in the Atlanta Area by the Atlanta Business Chronicle • Voted Best of the Best in Henry County: Private School, High School, Middle School, and Preschool • Fully aligned PreK-12 curriculum that ensures fluidity from grade to grade • Innovative learning strategies and activities integrated into daily lessons • STEAM activities are incorporated into content areas • Differentiated instruction for various learning styles • EXCEL, Honors and Advanced Placement, as well as the Student Support Services program for students with diagnosed learning differences offer the rigor and relevance necessary to provide our varied learners with the preparation for success after high school • Parents and students have easy access to lesson plans, homework, and grades through FACTS SIS • Weekly chapel and daily Bible lessons for all grades to encourage the development of a Biblical worldview • 52% of faculty and administration hold advanced degrees • International and national cultural and mission trip opportunities • Championship caliber athletic programs with a Kingdom Athletics philosophy • Superb fine arts program including art, band, chorus, drama, guitar, praise band, and marching band • After School and Summer Enrichment Programs • In-house tutoring program for grades 6 - 12 • SMART Showcase School – SMART boards in every PreK4-12 classroom • MS/HS iMac Lab, Video Technology classes • Elementary PC Lab • iPads and Hatch Interactive Board in preschool • Media Center with iPad and laptop cart, GALILEO comprehensive research tool for all students • Collaboratory that leverages mobile technology – Windows laptops, Chromebooks, 65” interactive flat panel, wireless screensharing • Financial Aid available – Visit www.elcaonline.org/tuition to learn more. • And much more! Visit www.elcaonline.org/AboutELCA to learn more. TUITION INFORMATION ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Bible | Computer Science | English | Fine Arts | Foreign Language

  • Private Christian Elementary School in Henry County | ELCA

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATORS ACADEMICS EXCEL MENTAL MATH / MATH OLYMPICS AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Kindergarten students attend classes from 7:55 AM-2:45 PM (2:30PM on Wednesday). First and 2nd grade students attend class from 7:55-3:00PM (2:45PM on Wednesday). Third and 4th grade students attend classes from 7:55 AM-3:15PM (2:55PM on Wednesday). Our office hours are from: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM. Please know that if we can be of service to you in any way, contact a member of the administrative team. Also, you are encouraged to utilize FACTS/ParentsWeb, where you can find information regarding homework, course outlines, and other information pertaining to classroom activities. ​ ​ FACTS | STUDENT ACCOUNTS Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is committed to partnering with parents to provide a learning environment that encourages growth in Christian character and academic excellence. Through the teaching of Kingdom Education, the elementary curriculum enables the students from kindergarten through fifth grade to develop a Biblical worldview. We provide a safe, caring environment where children can grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, and socially. On our campus, we encourage parental involvement during the school year through many volunteer opportunities in the classroom and via auxiliary organizations. ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION Susan Hearn 678.818.1057 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Michelle Blackburn 678.818.1018 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR DISCIPLINE AND SPIRITUAL LIFE Dr. Lisa Stone 678.818.1047 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Denise Martin 678.818.1075 CLASSROOM INTERVENTION SPECIALIST, K-12 Mandy Pollock 678.818.1015 ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY ACADEMICS The Mental Math Challenge is a math enrichment program for students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades. This program challenges the students to further develop their mental math abilities. It also creates excitement about math. As part of the math curriculum, students practice oral combinations, such as 3x4+5-2x2=_______. The teacher recites the problem orally and the students mentally compute the numbers and answer immediately. Each class holds competitions to determine a class winner. All winners compete in a Mental Math Challenge to determine a Mental Math Champion for each grade. These challenges take place once a month. The monthly winners will compete at the end of each semester to determine a Semester Math Champion for each grade. Students in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate in the ACSI Math Olympics. Each school enters three students to compete in the area of computation and three students in the reasoning category from each grade. In order to qualify for the Math Olympics, students take two timed grade-level tests in the areas of Arithmetic Computation and Mathematical Reasoning. The scores from these tests along with the students’ math grades are used to determine which students qualify for the Olympics. The objectives of the ACSI Math Olympics are as follows: ​ to stimulate an interest in mathematics to recognize the achievements of students in mathematics to provide an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other mathematics-oriented students to offer students an opportunity to glorify God in the use of their mathematical abilities beyond the classroom The ACSI Math Olympics is a series of timed tests or rounds. All students take four tests with each test lasting 11 minutes. ELEMENTARY MENTAL MATH CHALLENGE ACSI MATH OLYMPICS MENTAL MATH and MATH OLYMPICS EXCEL EXCEL, Expanded Curriculum for Exceptional Learners, is designed to provide gifted educational opportunities to students in the 2nd-4th grades. EXCEL, based on the classical education approach, offers students the opportunity to pursue excellence in education through differentiated instructional experiences including creativity, problem-solving, and a focus on higher-level thinking. Students must qualify under the EXCEL guidelines to be eligible for the program. There are four criteria that are used for admittance: grades, standardized testing in reading and math, a mental ability test, and a creativity test. To remain in EXCEL, students must maintain an A average in all core subjects and exemplify EXCEL quality behavior and attitude in the EXCEL classroom. Students are responsible for making up any work that they miss because of EXCEL. In EXCEL, we complete one multidisciplinary unit per quarter using a STEAM focus - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Much of what we do will be project-based and done in collaboration with each other and members of our community. Please see the link to our blog below to stay up to date on what we're doing in our classroom! ​ EXCEL Class Verse: But as you excel in everything---in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you---see that you excel in this act of grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:7 ​ EXCEL Chair: Dr. Lisa Stone - lisa.stone@eagleslanding.org SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST STUDENT HANDBOOK A traditional curriculum along with a variety of innovative learning strategies and activities are incorporated into the daily lessons. Kindergarten and first grade are taught reading through the phonics-based A Beka curriculum. First through fifth grades use the Foundations and Frameworks reading program which emphasizes reading comprehension with a focus on higher-order thinking skills. Language Arts, which includes writing, grammar, and spelling, is taught using the A Beka curriculum in the lower grades and Bob Jones in the upper grades. ELCA math standards are taught using a variety of resources focusing on basic math skills along with problem-solving skills and strategies. Bible is taught daily and students attend chapel once a week. History, science, and health complete the well-rounded academic program. Expanded Curriculum for Exceptional Learners (EXCEL) is designed to provide gifted educational opportunities to students in the second through fifth grades using the STEM approach. Students must qualify under the EXCEL guidelines to participate in the program. ​ SPIRITUAL: Weekly chapel service Bible stories/studies Scripture memorization Prayer ENRICHMENT: Art Music Spanish Instructional Technology Physical Education Recorders - 4th grade Mental Math Challenge - grades 3-4 ACSI Adjudications: Math Olympics Creative Writing Festival Piano Festival Spelling Bee Art Festival Choral Festival FIELD TRIPS: Southern Belle Farm Legoland CNN Center Cochran Mill Nature Center Stone Mountain Georgia Aquarium Atlanta Zoo ​ OVERNIGHT TRIPS: Rock Eagle - 3rd grade ​ ATHLETICS: Basketball - boys and girls Wrestling - boys Track and field - boys and girls in upper elementary grades ​ FACULTY: Education revolves around the interaction of teachers and students. The teachers at ELCA make learning exciting and meaningful. Our teachers are committed Christians who are remarkable in their abilities to bring out the very best in every student. AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT After-School Enrichment Program