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The Kingdom Athlete is

...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service, athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions, athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life, athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities, athlete who is submissive to authority, athlete who has a teachable spirit, athlete who leads by serving others, athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits. athlete who understands he represents more than himself. 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? ​ Subscribe to the ELCA eNewsletter and timely SMS Text Messages The sending number for texts is (206) 210-9956. Be sure to add this number to your contacts as ELCA NEWS so that you recognize ELCA text messages. ​ END OF YEAR NEWSLETTER 2022/2023 ​ 2nd Quarter 2022/2023 ​ 1st Quarter 2022/2023 May 2022 ​ ​ 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 to be updated. CAMPUS WIDE * Homecoming is here! Here is the line-up of spirit days for the week: Oct 2 – Pajama Day Oct 3 – Soccer Mom vs. BBQ Dad Oct 4 – Hero vs. Villain Oct 5 – Decade Day Oct 5 – Pep Rally @ 2pm / Powder Puff @ 3pm / Rough and Tough @ 3:45pm / Bonfire @ 6:30pm Oct 6 – ELCA Spirit Day / Homecoming Game @ 7pm ​ ​ *Parent Teacher Fellowship PTF Board Meeting: All parents are invited Tuesday 10/10 at 3:30pm in LC Room 119. PTF Uniform Resale: 10/17 from 12pm-5pm & 10/18 from 8am-12pm Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Volunteer 3 hours and receive 1/2 off your purchase. Please sign up below to help! ​ ​ *During the month of October, chocolate chip & sugar cookies will be sold during lunch on Wednesday’s. You can get 2 cookies for $1 (cash only please). All proceeds benefit our Relay for Life team as we celebrate our survivors and honor those who have lost the battle. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ••• View special events and programs online at View athletic events online at •••

  • ELCA School of Fine Arts | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FINE ARTS GENERAL INFORMATION AN INVITATION FINE ARTS PATRONS SUPPORT FINE ARTS FINE ARTS STAFF CONTACT US FINE ARTS PATRONS The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy School of Fine Arts is proud to offer some of the highest level Fine Arts programing in the Metro Atlanta area. The School of Fine Arts is an essential element of the overall curriculum and the educational strategy at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy. We know that studying music and art helps develop young minds, and fine arts courses are available to all students in all grade levels. ELCA's fine arts programs are specifically designed to move students through an aligned curriculum, from PreK – 12th grade, that preps them to study fine arts at university. WE INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE ELCA FINE ARTS! LOWER SCHOOL FINE ARTS MORE ABOUT LOWER SCHOOL FINE ARTS UPPER SCHOOL FINE ARTS MORE ABOUT UPPER SCHOOL FINE ARTS Pre-K through 4th Grade Grades 5-12 PRE-SCHOOL (K3 & K4): In pre-school, our students participate weekly in our fine arts program. Visual arts are part of their regular pre-school curriculum. In addition, students rotate into our Music Suite where they learn and explore the basics of music that will prepare them for their Elementary School performing arts classes. ​ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 4th grade): Students in Kindergarten - 4th grade have multiple fine arts opportunities throughout the week. For the visual arts, students go to one of our fully equipped and supplied art labs to learn all of the basics they'll need to advance in the program. For the performing arts, students have weekly music classes in the Music Suite where they learn the basics of music and perform three times during the school year. In addition, students rotate into our keyboarding lab where they explore music through the use of keyboards and technology. SUPPORT THE ARTS AT ELCA Students in middle school are given the opportunity to develop their skills by focusing on one specific Fine Arts Class. Art, Band, Chorus, Guitar, and Stage Acting and Vocal Performance are the classes offered between 5th and 8th grades. (See below). These classes are designed to prepare students for high school level classes, as well as give them opportunities to participate in arts shows, musical performances and state and district level competitions. FINE ARTS STAFF Tracey Fuller Director of Fine Arts Director of Vocal Programs Middle and High School Director of Pre-school and Elementary Music ​ Derek Rock Director of Middle School and High School Bands Joe Tucker Middle School and High School Guitar Teacher, Praise Band Director ​ Chuck Ekstedt High School Drama Teacher Sarah Blackaby High School Art Teacher ​ Rachel Allred Middle School Art Teacher ​ Linda Jones Elementary Art Teacher Rick Barham Music Technology Lab Instructor Beverly Hedges Pre-K thru 12th grade Choral Music Teaching Assistant and Piano Accompanist ​ OUR MISSION Fine Arts programs are an essential element of the curriculum at ELCA. Fine Arts Programs are available to all students at all grade levels. Even if it is something as simple as your child performing in the Elementary Christmas Program... your student will be touched by the ELCA Fine Arts department. ​ In September 2003, the Fine Arts Patrons was founded so that we could collectively support the Fine Arts students, the Fine Arts Staff, and the ELCA faculty to ensure the greatest advantages in Fine Arts education are available for our children. ​ The Mission of the Fine Arts Patrons is four-fold: Create a pool of resources that can be called upon to benefit and support the advancement of Fine Arts at ELCA. Raise additional funds to supplement and support the Fine Arts at ELCA. Encourage parental and student involvement in ELCA Fine ARTS activities, programs, and projects. Assist Fine Arts parents, Fine Arts faculty, and ELCA staff members in developing the skills they need to support all of the ELCA Fine Arts. ​ We Support all of the Fine Arts Programs at ELCA: Art Symphonic Band Marching Band Chorus Chorale Groups Elementary Music Drama Student Praise Band PATRONS INFORMATION 2023-24 Fine Arts Patrons Board of Directors President: Mandy Corso | Vice President: Sharon Dial | Treasurer: Linda Henderson-Smith | Fundraising Chair: Elicia Collins | ​ Fine Arts Patrons meetings will take place via Zoom at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of each month (except for December). E-mail for the link: ​ August 10, 2023 September 14, 2023 October 12, 2023 November 9, 2023 December 7, 2023 January 11, 2024 February 8, 2024 March 14, 2024 April 11, 2024 May 9, 2024 ​ Every Parent with a child in a Fine Arts program at ELCA is a Fine Arts Patron. FUNDRAISERS COOKIE DOUGH SALES ​ ​ The Fine Arts Patrons announce the cookie dough fundraiser for the 2023-24 school year. All money raised will be used for the Fine Arts Programs at ELCA. All information is included in the presentation below. Credit cards are accepted. Please see the "pay thank you form" for information and QR code. If there are any questions, please contact FAP at . ​ cookiePresentation.pptx Cookie Payment Cookie Prize Letter

  • Welcome New Parents! | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    For Our Newest Chargers... We have a special gift (your Newest Charger yard sign) for you! This information is organized so as to help answer your questions and facilitate a smooth transition into the new school year. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. ​ Practically Everything You Need to Know... ​ 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. Below you will find a list of common questions and where you may find answers. ​ We're a new family, how can we learn more about ELCA? Sign up to attend one of our New Parent Orientation Coffees What time does school start and end for my student? Instruction Hours - Early Learning Academy Instruction Hours - Elementary Instruction Hours - Middle School Instruction Hours - High School Where can I find the school calendar: School Calendar Where do I drop-off and pick-up my student? Carpool Information My student is driving to school…is a parking permit required? Student Driver Information What do I need to know about SAGE Dining Services? Sage Dining Services Do you offer after school care and/or care during breaks? After-School Enrichment Program Young Chargers Enrichment Program - (K5-8 th grade) How do I reach the school nurse? Health Services What uniform items do I need to purchase for my student? Are PE uniforms required? School Store and Uniform Guidelines What supplies does my student need this year? Supply Lists I ordered school supplies from our Partner in Ed, LH School Supplies. How will I receive my supplies? Pick up your school supply order from LH School Supplies during B2SD in the main foyer. If you are unable to make it, your supplies will be available from the receptionist on the first day of school. What is Jeans for Missions? Jeans for Missions ​ Where may I find information about school security? How do I find out about school closings or other weather-related concerns? Safety and Security ​ Where do I go to check my student's grades, etc? FACTS Family Online – ELCA’s District Code is EL-GA. You will use the same email address that you provided in your enrollment process. Where do I go to see the charges on my bill? FACTS Who may I speak to if I have questions about charges on my bill? Business Office Where may I find a copy of the Student Handbook? (It is the responsibility of the parent to be familiar with the contents of the Student Handbook.) Student Handbook Where may I find information about the transportation service from the Conyers area? Transportation from Conyers How do I remain informed of ELCA events and activities? Keep your email address current in FACTS us with any updates Explore the ELCA website ELCA Daily Announcements Sign up for our newsletter and SMS messaging Like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter and Instagram Email with any questions. Other FAQs... WELCOME NEW PARENTS! WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE! Welcome to the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy family. We are excited your family has chosen to join ours! Two opportunities will be available for you to attend a New Parent Coffee in the first week of the 2023-2024 school year. You will receive information once they are scheduled. Please contact Mrs. Cindy George with any questions about our academic program and Mrs. Becky Smith regarding any questions about advancement at ELCA. View the 2022-2023 New Parent Coffee Presentation

  • Uniforms & Supplies | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    CALL OUR STORE ​Your source for all of your school uniforms, accessories, spirit clothing, and t-shirts for the school year. ​ ​ Ordering via email is highly suggested. ​ ​ Director: Teresa McKay Store Phone: (678) 818-1037 ​ ​ Store Hours: Monday 7:30-3:30 Tuesday 9-1 Wednesday 7:30-3:30 Thursday 7:30-11:30 Friday 7:30 - 3:30 ​ Emailing orders is HIGHLY recommended due to high volume in the store. Please be advised that several items are already on back order due to the back-to-school rush over the last two weeks. There will be flexibility given in areas of noncompliance, such as a clip-on tie, etc. and teachers will be notified of students that are waiting on items to arrive. ORDER VIA EMAIL UNIFORMS & SUPPLIES INFORMATION UNIFORM GUIDELINES EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY UNIFORMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORMS SUPPLY LISTS K5 - 4TH GRADE SUPPLIES 5TH GRADE SUPPLIES 6TH GRADE SUPPLIES 7TH GRADE SUPPLIES 8TH GRADE SUPPLIES • Pre-School supplies are provided through tuition. • High school supplies are listed by the individual teachers on each class syllabus. • LH School Supplies: Visit our Partner in Education during B2SD in the meeting room off of the front lobby if you ordered your school supplies through LH School Supplies. You can also visit their website at . PE UNIFORMS Grades 1-5 do not dress out for PE. Athletic shoes or Merrills are required to participate. On field days or for other similar activities, if s horts are permitted, they must fit loosely and meet the acceptable length requirement (no higher than two inches above the knee.) MIDDLE SCHOOL | DRESSING OUT From Middle School Syllabus: All students (grades 6-8) are expected to dress out in the PE dressing room in an ELCA PE uniform each day. ELCA PE uniform includes: ​ SHIRT: Any t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hooded sweatshirt which has been purchased or provided from an ELCA athletic team or ELCA organization is acceptable. The shirt must have ELCA on it and be in good condition. Sleeves and/or neck cannot be cut out. ELCA outerwear worn as a shirt is not acceptable. Students who do not dress in approved shirts will lose 5 points from their dressing-out grade that day. SHORTS OR SWEATPANTS: Navy blue ELCA PE shorts purchased from the school store, shorts that are distributed by an ELCA athletic team, or shorts purchased from an ELCA organization that meet our fit requirements are allowed. Shorts must fit loosely and meet the acceptable length requirement as outlined in the student handbook, “no higher than two inches above the knee.” Also, students may wear sweatpants that are a solid school color (black, white, grey, blue, yellow). Sweatpants must be loose-fitting. If too tight, they will not be allowed. Yoga pants and running tights are not appropriate to wear in PE and will not be allowed. Compression undergarments worn under approved shorts are acceptable. If you do not have appropriate shorts or warmup pants, you will not be allowed to participate in the day’s activity. Students who do not dress in approved shorts or warm-up pants will lose 5 points from their dressing-out grade, and 3 points from their participation grade that day. SHOES: Athletic shoes, with non-marking soles, that fit well are also a requirement. If you do not have appropriate shoes, you will not be allowed to participate in the day’s activity. Students who do not wear approved shoes will lose 5 points from their dressing out grade, and 3 points from their participation grade that day. *STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BORROW CLOTHING FROM LOST AND FOUND. HIGH SCHOOL | DRESSING OUT From High School Syllabus: SHIRT: Any appropriately themed t-shirt (ELCA, college, sports teams, etc.) The shirt must be in good condition. Sleeves and/or neck cannot be cut out. ELCA sweatshirts or hoodies are acceptable. Non-ELCA sweatshirts or hoodies are not allowed. SHORTS: Requirements for shorts include a minimum 7” inseam. Running shorts, Pajama pants, Yoga pants or tight-fitting exercise pants are not appropriate to wear in PE and will not be allowed. Students who do not have acceptable shorts or pants will not be allowed to dress out and will be graded accordingly. Students may also wear sweat pants. SHOES: Tennis shoes, with non-marking soles, are also a requirement. *STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BORROW CLOTHING FROM LOST AND FOUND.

  • Employment Opportunities | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    Eagle's Landing Christian Academy offers an exciting and dynamic work environment, preparing children for life as Christian leaders. We offer employees a wide variety of benefits, including health and life insurance and a retirement plan. As a ministry of Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, ELCA seeks to serve Jesus Christ in all areas; therefore, it is necessary that individuals applying for faculty positions be willing to serve Christ in the daily performance of duties and to fully support our core values. Employment at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, age, or disability. Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is a religious educational ministry, permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Eagle's Landing Christian Academy’s mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school’s statement of faith and the school’s declaration and agreement to ethical and moral integrity. If you would like more information about working at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, please contact: Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 2400 Hwy. 42 North McDonough, GA 30253 ATTN: Rebecca Wood Phone: 678-818-1019 EMAIL ​ ​ 2023-2024 OPPORTUNITIES ​ Classroom Teacher Job Description ​ Full OR Part-time High School Trigonometry and Algebra III Teacher ​ Physical Education/Head Baseball Coach ​ Full-time Middle School STEM Elective Teacher ​ ​ SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Qualified candidates are asked to come for an interview, and if hired, attend substitute training. Upon successful completion of training, you are placed on the substitute list. Please be aware that while we strive to provide advance notice, substitutes may receive a call the night before, or early in the morning of the day they are needed. You are not under obligation to accept the offered position. Substitutes may designate preference to work with specific age groups (preschool, lower school, middle school, or high school). Candidates must be 21 years of age or older. If you are interested in being a substitute in the classroom, please contact Mrs. Denise Martin . ​ If you have nursing credentials and would like to substitute in our school clinic, please contact Nurse Katie Cool . ​ ​ Please return your application and resume (if applicable) to the address/email address above. A Criminal History GCIC Background Check is also required. Complete the Background Check Consent by clicking on the link below. TEACHER APPLICATION BACKGROUND CONSENT (REQUIRED) STAFF APPLICATION CLASSROOM TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION ASEP/YCEP JOB APPLICATION EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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 to 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 AP 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 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. 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 Class AA, 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 since 2019 • 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 to learn more. • And much more! Visit to learn more. TUITION INFORMATION ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 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

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

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENTS STUDENT HANDBOOK FAITHFUL TO THE WORD FRIDAYS • SGA CHAPLAIN DEVOTIONS HELPFUL LINKS STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION LUMINESCENCE LITERARY MAGAZINE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES ACADEMIC AWARDS COUNSELING WORLD IMPACT PROGRAM Welcome to Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, where we have been empowering students to impact the world since 1970. The Student Handbook is intended to inform the ELCA community about policies and procedures concerning students. It consolidates information from many sources on a variety of topics. It seeks to assist in the orientation of new students and to provide all students with an up-to-date reference on significant matters relating to ELCA life. It is the responsibility of each student/parent to be knowledgeable of the contents of this handbook. For their own benefit, students are urged to familiarize themselves with all relevant portions of the Student Handbook and ask for clarification of any information by contacting the administration of their respective school. We trust you will find your Student Handbook helpful throughout the year. STUDENT DRIVER VEHICLE REGISTRATION STUDENT HANDBOOK CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION YARD SIGN ORDER FORM SGA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 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. Students, it is our prayer that your experience at ELCA will not only challenge you to reach academic heights and provide an environment for character development, but most importantly, establish a foundation for growth in your relationship with Jesus Christ that you will build upon all your life. Our administration, faculty and staff will pray for you daily as you discern God's will for your life. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC GUIDANCE College Counseling Email: Heather Reagan or Misty Weber ​ ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE Testing (MERIT) Accommodations MERIT Classes: Grades 6-12 Elementary Reading Programs: Grades K-2 and 3-5 Elementary Math Program: Grades 3-5 Speech Senate Bill 10 ​ THE SUPPORT NETWORK ELCA offers a network of specific staff members to whom students can go if they wish to talk about a mental health issue. This list is not exhaustive. Students can go to any person within the school to discuss psychological/emotional/spiritual issues. Notwithstanding, this network provides adults on campus who are available to assist as needed. Predominantly, these individuals will connect the student with resources in which the focus is prevention, intervention, positive development, and regular communication between school and families. Most importantly, though, the goal of this network is to glorify God. He is the Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), Great Healer (Psalm 103:3), Eternal Helper (John 14:16) Restorer of the Broken-hearted (Psalm 147:3) and Keeper of Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3). Our staff is committed to assisting our students and their families by pointing them to the only ONE who can truly meet their needs. Through these resources, the focus is prevention, intervention, positive development, and regular communication between school and families. Members of the Support Network represent a school-wide commitment to improve mental health recognition and to provide beneficial resources in supporting students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or eating disorders. We are excited to discover more ways to impact our students to ensure their positive well-being. ​ ELCA does not tolerate bullying, harassment, or intimidation of any sort. Principals and the school counselor will thoroughly assess and intervene any such suspicions. Many preventative efforts are made through our Kingdom Educational foundation and Biblical Worldview approach to behavioral expectations. Our chapel services, Unity Counsel, Student government accountability groups, and more each promote proper treatment of others. Any deviation is quickly identified and addressed. ​ In any instance whereby child abuse or neglect is suspected, the staff member will immediately notify a principal and/or the School Counselor. The student will be evaluated and referred to the governmental authorities as determined appropriate by these individuals and as consistent with Mandatory Reporting laws. Mandated Reporters are not required to notify guardians of an official report of child abuse or neglect. ELCA will disclose this information as deemed safe and appropriate. Georgia Code for Child Abuse and Neglect Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Mrs. Holly Capp ​ INITIATIVES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUPPORT NETWORK Indirect Counseling Bible Class – financial planning, inductive studies, worldview formation, mentoring, sex education,abstinence, social justice, rebellion, risk-taking, mental health, etc. Accountability groups Chapels on living victoriously, peer relations, social media, vaping, honesty, integrity Leadership seminars (such as SLI) Wilds’ 4-day Spiritual Retreat Professional Counselor's classroom presentations on body image, self-image, anxiety, healthy friendships, harassment/bullying, emotional regulation, healthy habits, pornography, technology, organization, and more. Self Esteem Building Awards ceremonies Whitewater rafting for seniors Peer accountability groups Wilds’ ropes courses/hikes Life Time Sports class Life Preparedness/Career Readiness Guidance Counseling - Mrs. Weber Personality inventory for life skill strengths Disney Senior trip (learning to navigate independence) Transition lectures for middle and high school students Orientation for rising seniors and their parents discussing college/career requirements upon graduation World Impact Mission trips Safe Driving lectures/classes Lower school parent articles Staff Development Book study Continuing Education on mental health, physical health, spiritual health, cultural diversity Cultural Diversity Diversity Council Historic Excursions Curriculum Integration Grace Week Taste of ELCA Classroom Discussions Chapel Integration School Cohesiveness Grade Level Overnight Trips (Rock Eagle, St. Augustine, The Wilds, Walt Disney World, Creation Museum, Washington DC) Mission Trips Academic/Cultural Multi-night Excursions Senior Rafting trip Pep Rallies Student council Crisis Intervention Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Holly Capp Ethnic Unity Liaison, Gilbert Fields School Resource Officer, Jacob Hearn Licensed Nurse, Linda Payne Concealed-carry staff members Onsite active shooter training for faculty and staff Regular drills with students for emergency preparedness (tornado, fire, active shooter, etc.) Eagles Landing Counseling Center (licensed professional counselors) The Church and Therapy Blog Post Struggling with Stress and Depression-Blog Post The Truth about Eating Disorders Guided into Living Grace: Practical, Christ-centered guidance for your personal mental health journey The Importance of School Mental Health Services Redefine Grace: Mental Health Solutions Student Mental Health Concerns: Steps to Take Now Pregnancy Resource Center Eagles Landing Counseling Center (licensed professional counselors) Al-Anon Grief Share Satan is No Friend of the Family-Blog Post Divorce Care ​ Children and Divorce Guide OTHER RESOURCES COUNSELING ACADEMIC AWARDS 2021 MS AWARDS 2022-2023 MS AWARDS 2022-2023 HS AWARDS APPLICATION The Leadership Scholarship sponsored by the Student Council is available to all seniors. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate the attributes specific to Student Council’s mission: leadership, service, academic integrity, and exemplary representation of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy’s spirit. To apply for this scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria: 1) be eligible to receive the Hope scholarship, 2) submit a letter of reference from a faculty member which attests to the student’s eligibility for consideration, 3) submit evidence of admissions to a post-secondary institution for the upcoming fall, and 4) submit a completed application by the due date. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP 2023-2024 STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD President – Kristen Capp and Lauren Lee Vice President – Elizabeth Lewis Chaplains - Luke Gross, Audrey An Meletio and Nyla Osmani Public Relations - Sydney Craddock and Kennedy Lilly Unity Board President - Nico Mathew Unity Board Vice President - Madison Norwood Webmaster - Matthew Johnson Finance - Alex Cook SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President – Bryson Fields Vice-President – Amber Hensel Unity Board Representative - Joshua Banks Reporter - Mariah Monroig JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President – Allison Hinton Vice-President – Jack Shuler Unity Board Representative - Grace Lee and Kaila Leslie Reporter - Eli Phillips SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS President – Reagan Harris Vice-President – Emily Moghaddam Unity Board Representative - Christopher Craddock Reporter - Ana Corales TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES ​ COMMON CORE ALIGNED MATH APPS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ​Widget - A Widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third-party sites by any user on a page where they have rights of authorship, e.g. a webpage, blog, or profile on a social media site. The following 3 widgets were curated by Chris Beyerle and embedded on this page offering applications that are aligned to the Common Core. ELEMENTARY/PRESCHOOL MATH APPS SYMBALOO #1 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES Symbaloo - A Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize your favorite websites at your fingertips. BRING YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY Eagle's Landing Christian Academy believes that to be competitive in a global economy we need a technology–rich environment to prepare students for life in the 21st century. In a very competitive, digital economy, educational technology is one of the critical components for providing the tools our students need in order to reach their full potential. It is our goal to provide technology integrated standards based curriculum that will allow our students to acquire the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century’s global community and workforce. If you have any questions regarding ELCA's technology integration program and plans, please contact Denise Martin . K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL APPS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS STUDENT HELP SYMBALOO #2 VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS ELEMENTARY/PRESCHOOL PHONICS YEARBOOK HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC RESOURCES UNIFORM & SUPPLY INFO HELPFUL LINKS LUMINESCENCE Student Literary Magazine

  • Celebrating Diversity | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE PROGRAM You can make a difference Looking for an opportunity to serve? Check out these wonderful ministries making a difference for the gospel! Helping in His Name Food Pantry Helping In His Name Ministries, Inc. (aka, The Food Pantry) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit inter-denominational Christian organization, and one of the largest faith-based food assistance ministries in Henry County, Georgia. Learn More Dream Center of Henry County Breaking cycles of poverty and family homelessness with a Hand Up. Learn More The Bridge Wellness Center This is a paragraph. Click to edit and add your own text. Add any information you want to share. Change the font, size or scale to get the look you want. Volunteer Opportunities Operation Lunchbox Our mission is to impact the lives of people by providing nourishment to families in need. Learn More The River Refuge [“Malachi Project”] The River Refuge is designed to provide families, children and individuals, who are in need, education both in spiritual matters as well as in life skills. It is the endeavor of this organization to see families stay together, grow to be self-sustaining, and contribute back to society. Learn More Medical Missions Outreach Opportunities to Volunteer at the MMO Headquarters in McDonough Collection Opportunities “Dream Center of Henry County” Care Packages Collection - Ongoing throughout the Fall “Helping In His Name Food Pantry” Canned Food Drive - October – Details will be sent out when this begins Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection - End of October through week before Thanksgiving Break – Details will be sent out when this begins “Baby Bottle Boomerang” Collection - Funds directly support programs that assist mothers to be & families in need. “Medical Missions Outreach” Eyeglass Recycle Program Learn More

  • Middle School | Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL CULTURE DISTINCTIVES HIGH SCHOOL PREP CAMPUS SAFETY “Middle school years are hard years - years full of mistakes, learning, and growth. ELCA has given us an environment that offers a tremendous balance of accountability and grace; one that walks alongside my girls, reinforcing what we value as a family — a gospel-centered worldview. I have never questioned their physical or emotional safety with teachers and administration. Everyone has given them the space to grow as a person, become independent and figure out what God has uniquely created them to do.” ​ -Heather, ELCA Parent Middle school is more than a transition from elementary to high school — it's a season of growth for your child. At this stage, they are learning about their passions and building friendships. They are also balancing more responsibilities at school and at home. You may notice your child asking deeper questions, seeking the truth about God and life. As a parent, you may wonder how your child's education will shape their middle school years. Are they going to be ready for high school? Will they meet teachers and friends who care for them? Are they discovering more about how God's Word impacts their lives? At Eagle's Landing Christian Academy , we value the things that matter to you as a middle school parent. We strive to equip middle schoolers in pursuing excellence through their God-given gifts. Below you will have an overview of our biblical, college-prep program, including our school culture, distinctives, high school-prep, and campus safety. MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Andy Whitlock MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Cathie Kelly MIDDLE SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS Holly Capp, LCSW SCHOOL COUNSELOR SOCIAL WORKER WORLD IMPACT DIRECTOR Courtney Buckley ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE SEQUENCE TIPS FOR NEW STUDENTS/PARENTS In middle school, your child is building their identity. Their experiences start to shape how they see the world and how they navigate challenges, relationships, and interactions with peers and mentors. As a parent, you know that influences play a key part in these short and precious years. The love and knowledge of God is at the heart of ELCA's school culture. Our biblical worldview nurtures middle schoolers, so that they can grow in Christ-likeness. We promote an environment that encourages respect, understanding, and cooperation among our students, through: Differentiated Learning. Each child has their unique learning style and strengths. We value such differences by having small class sizes and teachers who are intentional about discovering our students' learning pace and areas of interest. Our MERIT Program supports students with diagnosed learning differences with resources that build success in the classroom. ​ C hara ct er Development. The Bible is at the core of our teachings. Our curriculum is deeply embedded with God-centered principles, helping middle schoolers to understand the heart and mind of Christ. We strive to inspire our students' character through the lessons they learn. Open Communication. We honor our students' thoughts and concerns. Should your child need one-on-one time to talk, we have a dedicated counselor who is available to listen. As a learning community, we also discuss topics about showing respect and compassion to others. Partnering with Parents. We encourage parents to volunteer, share their thoughts, and be involved in their child's development. We believe that middle schoolers can make strides in their progress when we collaborate with parents like you. A Thriving Community that Puts Christ at the Center. Want to reinforce the values you teach at home? We do too. See how. Talk With Admissions Why do parents choose ELCA? Academic Rigor Our middle schoolers are challenged with a strong academic program designed to prepare them for high school, college, and beyond. They are continuously engaged in subjects taught from a biblical perspective, helping them gain knowledge in light of God's Word. ​ Leadership Opportunities ELCA middle school students have several opportunities to sharpen their leadership skills. They can join the Student Government Association, and organizations such as the National Junior Beta Club. We also encourage them to take roles in weekly chapel services and daily prayer time. Enriched Learning Learning doesn't stop at the four walls of the classroom. Our middle schoolers enjoy a variety of enriching electives such as robotics, art , foreign language, band, drama, and more. Clubs including chess, aviation, World Impact trips, marching band, and chorale will cultivate your child's inner passions. ​ Competitive Athletics Our students develop strength, discipline, character, and teamwork through many opportunities for competitive athletics . Your child can participate in team sports such as baseball, basketball, cheer cross country, lacrosse, football, volleyball, wrestling, and more. The middle school transition can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. See how we can help. Schedule a Visit ​ ​ There's no greater feeling than knowing that your child is confident and ready to step into their future plans. At ELCA, we place a strong emphasis on preparing our middle schoolers for the opportunities that await them in high school, college, and life. ​ Executive Function Training As fundamental components of our program, students learn time management, staying organized, focusing on the right tasks, and prioritizing goals. These executive function skills can help your child thrive as responsibilities and pace increase in high school. ​ Stimulating Subjects and Specials Middle schoolers also have the opportunity to take honors math and English classes. For specials, all students engage in a fine arts class of their choice, allowing them to express their creativity and refine their craft. ​ Maximizing Potential Our committed teachers set high, but realistic expectations for students. We believe in recognizing each student's strengths, and working with them to become the best versions of themselves. We offer leadership seminars and spiritual retreats — unique ways for pre-teens to be mentored in their academic and spiritual growth. ​ Class Schedules Our students follow a balanced but structured schedule with breaks built into the day. The 7:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. school day is designed to give adequate instructional time for every subject, making sure that all topics are covered for the day. Setting A Strong Foundation for Their Success. When you enroll your child at ELCA, we recognize there is a transfer of trust that we will care for their well-being and safety. We are committed to our students’ well-being, by putting measures in place such as locked doors, security monitoring systems, and visitor check-ins. ​ Our beautiful, 86-acre campus is located within Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church. We have a middle school wing that features multiple classrooms, newly added state-of-the-art activity centers, secure outdoor spaces, and a football stadium. A Commitment To Our Students’ Well-Being Schedule an on-campus or virtual tour and see first-hand why families choose Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy for their middle schoolers. You may also contact us at (678) 818-1072 or email for any questions. We look forward to meeting you! See for yourself!

  • Private Christian High School in Henry County | Eagle's Landing

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS COLLEGE COUNSELING STANDARDIZED TESTING CLUBS & ELECTIVES TUTORING & INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS WORLD IMPACT PROGRAM High school students attend classes from 7:55 AM-3:15 PM (7:55 AM-2:55 PM on Wednesdays). If you have any questions or comments, please contact us during our office hours: 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. We also encourage parents to utilize FACTS SIS , where you can find information regarding homework, course outlines, and other information pertaining to classroom activities. FACTS | STUDENT ACCOUNTS COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE 2023 SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS ELCA's PK-12 alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the core content areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, and technology enable students to incorporate a biblical worldview to reinforce mastery of core knowledge and Christian virtue. The focus on collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking equips students to tackle a rigorous curriculum at the high school level through content specific courses, Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Mentorship opportunities. The focus on 21st Century skills enables our student to think critically and Christianly as they enter the workplace or post-secondary education. ​ Our complete academic program affords our students opportunities to be competitive academically for admissions into some of our country’s top public, Christian, and private colleges and universities. ​ Through God’s blessings, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy equips students to embrace Biblical truth, to strive for academic excellence, and to impact others for Jesus Christ! We thank you for the opportunity to partner with you as we all seek to grow and nurture OUR students spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally for life and eternity. ​ HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Kim Terrell 678.818.1020 HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Jay Covington 678.818.1075 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF STUDENT DISCIPLINE Denise Martin 678.818.1075 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF INSTRUCTION, 5-12 CLASSROOM INTERVENTION SPECIALIST, K-12 Kim Creasey 678.818.1012 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Ready to explore our campus? Meet our teachers and students. Tour the High School COLLEGE COUNSELING GUIDANCE & ACADEMIC COUNSELOR Heather Reagan 678.818.1043 COLLEGE PLACEMENT COUNSELOR Misty Weber 678.818.1031 ELCA COLLEGE HANDBOOK PREPARING FOR COLLEGE FRESHMAN CHECKLIST SOPHOMORE CHECKLIST JUNIOR CHECKLIST SENIOR TIMETABLE TESTING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS (test prep and registration) : ACT Applerouth tutoring services Edison Prep SAT Kaplan Khan Academy Princeton Review ​ SEARCHING FOR COLLEGES (college descriptions and majors) : Affordable Colleges Online Christian College Guide College Mapper CollegeScoreCard College View E-Campus Tours GAFutures National Center for Fair and Open Testing (list of colleges that do not require SAT/ACT) Rankings of Best Christian Colleges & Universities US News & World Report College Rankings Colleges That Change Lives What Will They Learn ​ PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Free Scholarship Searches FAFSA Fastweb Finaid Going Merry Merit Aid Scholarship List compiled by the College Guidance and Placement Office CLASS OF 2022 ACADEMIC PROFILE CLASS OF 2023 ACADEMIC STATISTICS ELCA CLASS OF 2023 The members of the class of 2023 received acceptances into 168 colleges and universities, 82 which were in state schools, 86 out-of-state. Of those acceptances 69 were public schools, 41 were HBCU schools, 54 Christian colleges, and 1 international college. Most of the class, 43 students, will remain in state and matriculate to 21 different Georgia schools, with 35 students selecting to attend 30 out-of-state schools. Most impressively, the class of 2023 received over 50 million dollars in grants, academic, arts, and athletic scholarships. ​ This brings ELCA’s nine-year scholarship total to over $100 million. The College Placement and Guidance Office at ELCA strives to provide parents and students information on college resources and to help students stay organized in the college planning process. We embrace the philosophy that a team approach is essential to reach a successful end. Here you will find resources for testing, college planning and admissions, and financial aid. Parents can be active participants in the college exploration and application process. You should visit campuses with your child and participate in programs offered by admission offices. Other ways to be involved are: making certain your child has been thorough in his/her search; reviewing the admission and financial aid applications and offering guidance in their completion; making certain that tasks get completed and forms are submitted on time; being the support and counselor when decisions are made. THE COLLEGE PLACEMENT AND GUIDANCE STAFF AIMS TO: Meet with students and parents to identify colleges of interest that complement the student’s academic, extracurricular, and spiritual desires. Write supportive letters of recommendation, where applicable, for student’s admission and scholarship applications. Review students' application and essay materials as requested. Process application materials including transcripts, counselor evaluations, teacher recommendations, and additional components for admission and scholarship applications. Inform students about upcoming college representative visits and college fairs. Guide students on the process of registering for college entrance exams and sending test scores to colleges. Provide students with test preparation resources. THE COLLEGE PLACEMENT AND GUIDANCE STAFF EXPECTS EACH STUDENT WILL: Be his/her own advocate by utilizing the resources in the College Placement and Guidance Office and by meeting with college representatives who host programs in the Henry County and Atlanta area and at ELCA. Stay in communication with the College Placement Office regarding class selection, the college search, testing opportunities, and application procedures. Take charge of his/her own application process by knowing application and scholarship requirements and deadlines and independently completing each part of the application. ​ STANDARDIZED TESTING PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test) The PSAT is given in October to all students in grades 9 - 11. The test is used for practice for the SAT and Honors/AP level placement in the High School. ELCA registers all students for the test. PSAT score reports are normally returned after Christmas break. Going over the test – question by question – is a valuable way to improve SAT scores. Students who have questions about their score report should talk with the Academic Dean or Director of College Placement and Guidance. SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and ACT (American College Test) Eagle's Landing Christian Academy school code for both the SAT and the ACT is 112046. SAT Reasoning Test Beginning with the winter/spring of the junior year, all students are strongly encouraged to take the SAT Reasoning test if their PSAT results indicate this is their best test. Dates for the test and registration information can be found on-line or in the College Placement and Guidance Office. ACT We encourage students to take the ACT if their ACT- Aspire results indicate this is their best test. The ACT is an achievement test measuring English, math, reading, and science skills. Some students naturally respond better to the nature of the questions on the ACT with more ease. Dates for tests and registration information can be found on-line or in the Director of College Placement and Guidance Office. AP Exams Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes are required to sit for the final exam written by the college board. These tests begin the second week of May. The tests are scored on a scale of 1-5 with many colleges offering credit or advanced placement for scores of 3 or higher. The college board provides score results to students in July at . CLUBS and ELECTIVES The High School educational experience is enhanced for students through the following clubs and electives: CLUBS Beta Club - Mrs. Godwin Chess Club International Club/Diversity Council International Thespian Society - Mr. Ekstedt Mock Trial Model United Nations Mu Alpha Theta - Mrs. Lockhart National Art Honor Society - Ms. Williams National Honor Society - Mrs. Godwin National Spanish Honor Society - Mrs. Johnson HOSA Future Health Professionals - Mrs. Bullard Student Council - Mrs. Davis ELECTIVES Advanced Guitar Art Band Beginning Guitar Computer Programming Chorus Drama/Theater Intermediate Guitar Introduction to Business Lifetime Sports Praise Band Spanish Speech Varsity Sports Video Technology Yearbook TUTORING and INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS PEER TUTORING PROGRAM Every year, ELCA high school students complete a tutor-training session and offer tutoring services for students who require extra help in academics. ELCA student tutors charge according to grade-level and offer 45-minute sessions. See the list below: K- 4th $10 for a 45 min. session 5th- 12th $20 for a 45 min. session* *Students in 9th-12th who tutor during IF, must tutor 2 days to complete one 45-minute session. Tutoring Facts to remember: Tutoring can take place before or after school, or during IF (grades 9-12) 7:00 is earliest possible start time/4:45 is latest end time. All tutoring takes place in a supervised setting. (teacher’s classroom or an area under video surveillance) Student tutors are paid weekly through an agreed upon method. (cash, check, cash app. etc.) Once matched, you will be contacted by the tutor to plan for time, dates, payment, and drop-off/pick-up location. Use the links below to find a tutor or become a tutor: Becoming an ELCA Peer Tutor Seeking an ELCA Student Tutor Have additional questions? Please contact INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS (IF) Instructional Focus (IF) is a twenty-five-minute, non-credit-bearing course that affords students the opportunity for academic extension and/or enrichment during the school day. Enrichment Extension – IF Learning Lab IF Extension on Fridays IF Extension with Content Teacher Self-Assessment Tracking Sheets ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS All set for high school at ELCA? Reserve your spot. Apply Today

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

    Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy offers three and four-year-old pre-kindergarten programs designed for students to experience creative learning in a safe, Christian environment. The curriculum of the Early Learning Academy is designed to provide readiness to enter kindergarten and to help students begin to develop a Biblical worldview. The preschool students attend chapel once a week and have a daily Bible lesson in addition to the Bible being integrated in each subject. Weekly classes offered are: music, art, instructional technology, Spanish, and a visit to the library. ​ 4-YEAR-OLD PRE-KINDERGARTEN | K4 DAYS AND HOURS ​ 5 Half Days (7:55 AM - 11:45 AM) 5 Full Days (7:55 AM - 2:30 PM) (2:20PM dismissal on Wednesday) Extended care (3:15 PM - 6:30 PM) ​Early arrival is available starting at 7:30 AM ​ K4 ACADEMICS Learn Bible stories daily Establish proper routines and classroom habits Establish a strong reading foundation through the development of listening and language skills Learn the alphabet and phonics Form letters into words and words into sentences Learn to count and develop math concepts Participate in crafts projects Develop a sense of accomplishment that contributes to the child’s confidence and self-assurance Learn to mature socially through the interaction with peers UNIFORM GUIDELINES DAYS AND HOURS 3 Half Days -T,W,TH (7:55 AM - 11:45 AM) 5 Half Days (7:55 AM - 11:45 AM) 3 Full Days - T,W,TH (7:55 AM - 2:30 PM) (2:20PM dismissal on Wednesday) 5 Full Days (7:55 AM - 2:30 PM) (2:20PM dismissal on Wednesday) Extended care (3:15 PM - 6:30 PM) ​Early arrival is available starting at 7:30 AM ​ Preschool carpool duration: DROP-OFF 7:30-7:50AM and PICKUP 2:30-2:45 (M,T,TH,F) and 2:20-2:35 (W only) At the end of these periods, please park in a parking space and enter the building for check-in or check-out. ​ K3 ACADEMICS Learn Bible stories daily Learn the alphabet, counting, colors, and basic science Participate in craft projects Develop fine and gross motor skills Learn to mature socially through interaction with peers Develop a sense of accomplishment that contributes to the child’s confidence and self-assurance 3-YEAR-OLD PRE-KINDERGARTEN | K3 AFTER SCHOOL SERVICES LUNCH GUIDELINES See how our preschoolers play. Schedule a Visit Meet a teacher. Tour the school. EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRESCHOOL EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY

  • 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 - 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. Come see our campus just southwest of Atlanta. Schedule a Visit Quality Christian education in Henry County. AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Find out what to expect next. Contact Admissions Ready to get started? After-School Enrichment Program

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

    CONTACT US INQUIRE ABOUT ADMISSION 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 30 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 $50M+ IN ACADEMIC, ARTS & ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE 81 STUDENTS IN THE CLASS 2023 {{{{WOW}}} 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 Atlanta's Premier Christian Private School on the Southside

  • Top Private School in McDonough, Georgia | Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

    ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW ADMISSIONS PROCESS ADMISSIONS CONTACT QUICK LINKS TESTIMONIAL Are you looking for a private school that uplifts and encourages your children, cultivates their interests, and provides a strong educational and spiritual foundation? You aren’t alone, and we understand. Challenging academics, engaging extracurriculars, and a Christ-centered worldview, day in and day out – that’s what you can expect at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. Learn more about the ELCA experience and how to enroll your child at our private school, located in McDonough, Georgia. ​ Applications for 2024-2025 will be opened on Monday, October 30, 2023. Our first admissions acceptance date is Friday, March 1, 2024. We are dedicated to raising disciples of Christ in a safe, nurturing, and academically-rich community. Here are a few reasons why parents choose ELCA for their children’s education: Why Choose a Private Christian School Education at ELCA? 50+ years experience: Educating children to be Christ followers since 1970 ​ Biblical values: Aligned with Kingdom Education foundations for instruction, with daily Bible lessons and weekly chapel ​ Multiple accreditations: Cognia and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accreditation and candidate for Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA) Low student-to-teacher ratios: From a 6:1 ratio in preschool to 18:1 in high school ​ Exceptional faculty: More than half of teachers have advanced degrees and all are dedicated to sharing Christ’s likeness with students every day Challenging curriculum: 18 Advanced Placement, 19 Honors classes, 12 dual enrollment courses, STEAM activities, and emphasis on technology use in classrooms ​ Robust extracurriculars: Robotics, music, theater, fine arts, praise and worship, and more, as well as various student clubs Competitive athletics: 18 state championships and 12 varsity sports teams as well as junior varsity, middle school, and youth sports ​ Great location: Situated on an 86-acre campus 25 miles south of Atlanta ​ Financial assistance: Discounts and need-based aid available Ready to explore a Christian school that reinforces the values you teach at home? We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Contact us today Want to Experience a Day at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy? ADMISSIONS PROCESS Once you’ve taken a personal tour of our campus and decided to move forward with the admissions process, you’ll complete an application and acknowledge Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy statement of faith. Depending on your child’s grade level, you’ll also need to meet certain prerequisites as noted below. ​ ​ PK3&4 ​ Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds should follow these steps first: Apply to preschool: Interested preschool parents should complete the PK3&4 application , which is specific to our preschool families. Provide records: Additionally, while no academic testing is required for preschool admissions, ELCA will need a copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization record and a GA Form 3300 (ear, eye and dental check) for students four years of age and older. Ensure your child is toilet-trained: To allow our talented teachers time to attend to each child best, we kindly ask that children be fully potty-trained before enrolling. ​ Elementary School ​ After applying for admission, prospective kindergarten through fourth-grade students will: Complete an admissions test: This is a grade-specific readiness test. Get a recommendation: Applicants must have a teacher recommendation. Provide prior grades: Families should provide records of student performance in previous years. ​ Middle and High School ​ Parents of students going into 5th-12th grades should: ​ Complete an admissions test: This is a readiness exam by grade level. Get a recommendation: For 6th-12th grade students, two teacher recommendations (one from math and one from English) are necessary. Provide a discipline report: This is required for 6th-12th grade students. ​ All Families: Next Steps for Enrollment ​ Once an application has been submitted and all grade-level requirements have been fulfilled, families will meet with staff for an interview. If our private Christian school is a right fit for your family, ELCA will provide details about finalizing enrollment and information about the upcoming school year. AIMEE WHITLOCK Director of Admissions About: Aimee knows first-hand the value of a private Christian school education. Not only is she the wife of Andy Whitlock, middle school principal at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, but she is also the mother of four children, three of whom are proud ELCA graduates. Email: Phone: (678) 818-1072 ADMISSIONS CONTACT Quick Links to Frequently Visited Pages Here are a few links to some of our most commonly visited webpages: Visit Us Academics Learn more about how Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy supports the biblical values you teach your children at home and motivates them to be their best — academically, spiritually, and socially. Tuition “ELCA continues to be a special place in my heart. With five children attending ELCA, it’s a blessing to see the teachers pour into them day in and day out. Not only do they teach them about Jesus and help educate them, but they also participate in my children’s lives outside of school. The teachers come to their baseball games and football games on the weekends; they call and text when my children are sick. I just love the family atmosphere that my children get to experience, and that I experienced as a student myself.” ​ - Ashley Cash, ELCA Class of 2005 and mom of five current ELCA students Ready to provide your child with a Christ-centered education at a school where they can thrive? Visit our campus , meet faculty, and experience firsthand what sets us apart. We look forward to hearing from you and are delighted you’re considering ELCA. Schedule a Tour Today

  • Upper School Fine Arts | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    The mission of the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Choral Program is to educate and inspire students in the performing arts disciplines, equip them to serve the body of Christ. Middle school students participate in the appropriate performing arts classes where they can specialize and develop specific skills for their performing art. Students are given the opportunity in high school to develop a mastery of their specific performing art which will prepare them to take the next steps at the university level and continue to serve the body of Christ as adults through the performing arts. ​ Choral classes are geared towards ensemble performance. Relevant music theory, music history, and aspects of vocal pedagogy are also taught. The choral ensemble experience enables students to receive a well-rounded music education in performance, theory, music history, culture, and God centered worldview. It also helps students to develop a mastery of singing skills that can be used to serve the body of Christ in choirs, praise teams, or praise bands. For those students wishing to pursue music in college, or simply advance their vocal skills, training to be part of the All State Chorus, and to prepare for vocal scholarship auditions is also offered. VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE UPPER SCHOOL CHORAL MUSIC EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL INTRODUCTION UPPER SCHOOL CHORAL MUSIC UPPER SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC UPPER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER UPPER SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS Grades 5-12 ELCA has a robust offering of visual and performing arts disciplines. ​ Throughout the year, students perform musical theater productions, dramatic plays, orchestra and band concerts, choral concerts, and more. It is our desire that students will grow in their skills and love of their art and serve the Lord with their talents. Middle School Visual Art: (Grades 5-8) – Middle school art is a further exploration of the visual arts using knowledge previously introduced to students in elementary school art. Middle school students will learn more about the elements and principles of art and will create many works of art using a much more expansive variety of media. Students are graded on a combination of classwork, sketchbook assignments, art projects, and daily participation. ​ High School Visual Art: (Grades 9-12): High school art students study the visual arts in much more detail and comprehensive art classes are designed to prep students to study art at university. The courses include Comprehensive Art 1, Comprehensive Art 2, and Selected Studio Art. ​ Advanced Placement Art: Advanced Placement classes are for the serious art student who is eager to begin working at the college level immediately. These students MUST be self-motivated because much work will have to be done outside of class. Assignments are given to students in the spring before they leave for the summer. Student’s complete their AP Art year with a student show of their pieces. Portfolios are judged by the Advanced Placement Institute and students may earn college credit if they score well on their portfolio. ​ NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY The middle school students at ELCA are eligible to be a part of the National Junior Art Honor Society. This program cultivates interest in art programs to inspire, encourage, and recognize the younger art student. When a student completes junior membership, they are encouraged to begin anew with a membership in the National Art Honor Society. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. For students to achieve high standards, art programs must maintain a substantive focus by choosing art content that includes complex problem solving and higher order thinking skills, and serious alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development that results in student learning. Participation in these programs is a mark of accomplishment in the school and community and is well recognized by institutions when your students apply for entry into colleges or universities. UPPER SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS CHUCK EKSTEDT HS Drama Instructor/Director of Theater Chuck Ekstedt oversees both the K-12 Performance Arts Education and K-12 Visual Arts Education at ELCA; where students can get a premiere education in vocal music, instrumental music, musical theater, music technology, dance, and all of the the visual arts. Mr. Ekstedt also serves as our high school drama teacher where over the years he has directed and produced many great shows such as Sound of Music, Oliver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, A Few Good Men, Steel Magnolias, The Crucible, The Lion King, Addams Family, Into the Woods and many more. Chuck has been working at ELCA since 2008 and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Eastern Montana College in Billings, MT. UPPER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER STAFF Eagle's Landing Christian Academy's award-winning theatre program provides students in both Middle School and High School with a creative and multi-faceted learning program in the theatrical arts. This program not only provides a high quality level of standardized theatrical classroom instruction, but also provides many opportunities for live stage performances both at home in our state of the art 1,800-seat theater facility and in a series of annual shows performed on the road. ELCA also has a High School Theatre Honor Society, sponsored by and developed through a relationship with the International Thespian Society (ITS). ELCA theater students can earn eligibility to join these honor societies through active participation in ELCA live theatrical performances and by joining our very active ITS Troupe. Students that successfully complete this course of study will be prepared to continue their theatrical performing arts career or any education related goals they may have in theater. The graduated theater student will have excellent work habits and time management skills. They will also have mastered the ability to speak and perform comfortably in front of large groups of people. Ultimately, they will be better prepared to succeed in any field of endeavor they may choose. Above all however, it is our ultimate desire to train young people to glorify God through excellence in the performing arts. We believe that the arts, especially the performing arts, are at the epicenter of influence in our culture today. Now more than ever, Christians need to be leading the way in setting the standards for performing arts and demanding a high level of quality, creativity, and excellence. UPPER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER TRACEY FULLER Director of Choral Programs Tracey Fuller is an educator who works with singers and choirs from preschool age and up. She serves at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church as the Choir Director, leads in the Saturate children's program, and also plays keys and sings in the worship services. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and voice. Her passion is helping people develop their talents to serve God. During her 25 years of teaching music, many of her students have made All State Chorus, received scholarships, and served on worship teams. She has also collaborated with Will Turpin of Collective Soul by directing the children's choir for his production of Rock the Cradle. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jay, and they have two adult children - Megan Cash and Trey Fuller. BEVERLY HEDGES Pre-K thru 12th grade Choral Music Teaching Assistant and Piano Accompanist Beverly Hedges has been with the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy School of Fine Arts since 2010. As a student of music, she received private piano instruction for more than a decade and studied music at Tennessee Temple University. Her experience as a pianist has included almost 40 years playing and accompanying in bands, orchestras and choral groups. Beverly is our Fine Arts Administrative Assistant who also assists, accompanies, and co-teaches Music class for pre-school - 12th grades. She and her husband TJ have been married for 40 years and have three daughters and three grandchildren. UPPER SCHOOL CHORAL MUSIC STAFF To provide quality musical education in a Christ-Centered environment. To glorify God through the playing of instruments. To recruit and retain hardworking, well-behaved students. To have students participate in GMEA sanctioned events. To teach musical skills in line with the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum and the National Standards for Arts Education. To provide performance opportunities beyond the school day. To prepare students for advanced music and academic study. PRINCIPLES OF THE BANDS AT ELCA BAND Adrian Cherry High School Art Instructor BIO COMING SOON SARAH BLACKABY High School Art Instructor Mrs. Sarah Blackaby is our high school art instructor teaching 9th through 12th grade. Comprehensive Art 1 & 2, Selected Studio, and AP Studio Art. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver, Canada with a major in Fashion Marketing and Management along with a degree in Digital Audience and New Media from Southern New Hampshire. Before teaching at ELCA, Sarah worked in graphic design for a non-profit Christian ministry and taught painting classes to adults. She and her husband, Daniel, have twin boys, Logan & Emerson, who attend ELCA. Art is Mrs. Blackaby’s passion and has been creating since she knew how to hold a paint brush. She is excited to teach the younger generation all she can about art and how they can use their gifts to serve God in amazing ways! UPPER SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS STAFF Mr. Derek Rock is a graduate from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mr. Rock found Campbell University, a private Christian University, to be the perfect place to further his education. In his four years there, he served on the Campbell University Band Staff, co-conducted two years of the University Football Band, guest conducted multiple times with the University Wind Ensemble, and sat principal chair saxophone in the Wind Symphony. In his time as an educator, he has helped many students to achieve goals of reaching the District Honor Band as well as seeing one student become a member of the All-State Jazz Band. Outside of school, Mr. Rock spends as much time as he can with his wife, Mrs. Hannah Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Rock attend First Baptist Church Jonesboro where they both serve in rotation on the Praise Team and assist with Wednesday night Youth Group. DEREK ROCK Director of Bands ​ The middle and high school praise bands are student based worship groups that lead the worship portions of the weekly chapel services. These praise teams give students a chance to both practice and perform their musical talents while leading their fellow students in worship. HS praise band meets at 7:00 a.m. on Monday and Friday. MS praise band meets at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. I'm excited to get you started on your musical journey. I've been a musician for over 30 years and played in a variety of bands for 20+ years. I'm currently Director of Guitars and Praise Bands here at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. Also, I'm a private Guitar Instructor and teach 30 students per week. As a musician, I still perform at several churches in the area. Music is a wonderful gift from God and my prayer is that you'll do your best every day and see how God can use you. JOE TUCKER Director of Praise Bands and Guitar Instructor UPPER SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STAFF

  • Young Chargers Enrichment Program | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    Contact Angie Rush REGISTER TODAY YCEP Withdrawal Form YCEP General Info Liability and Medical Release Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy's Day Camp 2400 Hwy. 42 North • McDonough, Ga 30253 Angie Rush • Program Director ​ ​ Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example... in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity. —1 Timothy 4:12 ​ The mission of the Young Chargers Enrichment Program is to lead young people to become good examples in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity through character education and recreational activities. YCEP provides a service to parents by supplying safe, quality, and loving, Christian-based care for students in our school and community just completing Kindergarten through rising 8th grade. We adhere to a maximum 12/1 student/teacher ratio per classroom. Activities include art, music, reading, Bible, crafts, computer skills, sports, games, free play, field trips, pizza/ice cream parties and more! ​ FALL BREAK REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! September 18 - 22, 2023 ​ 7:00AM - 6:30PM ​ Ages 5 years to rising 8th grade ​ Weekly tuition is $200 per child ​ STEP ONE: Complete the Registration process. Registration: $75 per child (non-refundable) A $50 deposit per week/per child is due at the time of enrollment. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. ​ Enrollment for each week is subject to availability. Once your registration is complete, it is advised that you complete enrollment for each week desired within a reasonable amount of time. ​ 10% Multi-child discount applies for multiple children from same household . ​ Weekly tuition is due at least 7 days prior to the start of each week. Students who retain a balance within 7 days of the start of the week will be subject to the late enrollment fee. ​ ​ ​ Fall Break schedule

  • Leadership | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    ADMINISTRATION Richard Allen Interim Head of School Mr. Allen came to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in 2004 and has served in many different positions, including High School Principal for 8 years, Dean of Students, and Senior Bible Teacher. Prior to coming to ELCA, he served at Athens Christian School, in Athens Georgia, for 15 years. Mr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He was married for 36 years to his wife, Kathryn, before her homegoing in 2007. He has one son Jon, and daughter-in-law Sarah, who reside in Rome, GA. Both are graduates of Berry College. Doug Campbell Assistant Head of School Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Mercer University with concentrations in education, communication, and religious studies and a Masters of Arts in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. He has been married to his wife, Gina, since 1986 and has two sons, Doug Jr. and Connor. Cindy George Chief Academic Officer Mrs. George joined ELCA in 2013 as the Dean of Academics after serving in public education for 33 years as a classroom teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Assistant Principal, and Instructional Consultant. Mrs. George spent thirteen years at Union Grove High School where she established an academic continuous improvement plan that resulted in a ranking in the top 2.6% of all public high schools in the state of Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgia College and a Master of Arts for Teachers degree in biology from Georgia State University. After numerous add-on certifications from the University of West Georgia in the areas of gifted education and instructional supervision, Mrs. George received her Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. George and her husband, Jackie, are active members of Salem Baptist Church and are the proud parents of two daughters, Ivey and Lydia, as well as a grandson, Matthew, who attends ELCA. Kim Terrell High School Principal Mrs. Terrell comes to ELCA with a wealth of experience in classroom teaching, educational leadership, and Human Resources. After serving as a classroom teacher for almost 10 years, Kim then moved into the role of assistant principal where she served for 10 years in Henry County Schools at Austin Road Middle School and Union Grove High School (one of the highest-performing public schools in the state). While serving in the role of Assistant Principal, she also served as a part-time Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the school system. Mrs. Terrell also served in the Human Resources Division for over ten years as a Coordinator. Mrs. Terrell holds a Bachelor’s in English Education from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. Mrs. Terrell and her husband, Mike, have resided in McDonough for nearly 20 years, and they have one daughter, Brianna, who attends ELCA. Andy Whitlock Middle School Principal Andy Whitlock has been at ELCA since 2012. He earned a Masters Degree from The Citadel and has over 20 years of experience in Christian education. He and his wife, Aimee, have four children, three of which have graduated from ELCA. Mr. Whitlock also serves as the high school science department chair and coaches girls' basketball. Susan Hearn Elementary School Principal Susan Hearn has been at ELCA since 1995. She taught third grade for 12 years, and served as the Math and Reading Coordinator before serving as the Curriculum Director and Assistant Principal for elementary. Currently, she serves as Elementary Principal. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont College and her Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University. Prior to coming to ELCA, she taught kindergarten and third grade at another Christian school and first and third grades in Clayton County Public Schools. She and her husband Scott have been married since 1982. They have two children, Jacob (2006) and Miranda (2014). Michelle Blackburn Elementary Assistant Principal of Discipline and Spiritual Life Mrs. Michelle Blackburn began her teaching career in Arkansas before coming to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle School Administration from the University of Central Arkansas along with hours towards an Ed. Specialist degree. For ten years, she taught in the Conway Arkansas Public School System as a third and fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Blackburn also taught fourth and fifth grades at ELCA for 18 years. For many of her teaching years, she served as a lead teacher and mentor for fellow teachers. Along with her administrative duties, Mrs. Blackburn will also be leading our GROW program. She and her husband Murrell have been married since 1993. They have five children all of whom have attended and/or graduated from ELCA: Sterling (2014), Stephen (2016), Benjamin (2019), Timothy, and Alexa. Jay Covington High School Assistant Principal of Discipline ​Mr. Covington has been a part of the ELCA team since 2007 where he served as a high school math teacher and coach in several sports before accepting the position of High School Assistant Principal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Belmont University (1993) in Nashville, Tennessee, and received his License in Christian Ministry in 2000. Mr. Covington has served in Christian education since 1994 including a role as High School Assistant Principal at Lighthouse Christian School in Tennessee. Mr. Covington has been married since 1992 and has 3 students who attended ELCA; Tal (class of 2013), Gabby (class of 2016), Brhea (class of 2023). Ivey Davis Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mrs. Davis joined ELCA in 2015 after teaching Spanish at Locust Grove High School for five years. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Georgia. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish from Georgia College and State University and Tier 1 Educational Leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. She has served as the Student Government sponsor every year of her teaching career and loves helping develop student leaders. She and her husband, Jordan, have been married since 2009 and are proud parents to Matthew (ELCA, Class of 2035). Denise Martin Assistant Principal of Instruction, 5-12 Mrs. Martin joined ELCA in 2003 and has taught in all levels of Christian education in her over 20 years of teaching. She has served in leadership roles as Lead Teacher, Committee Head, Academic Team, Instructional Focus Coordinator, and Classroom Intervention Specialist. She began her undergraduate degree at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and finished her Bachelor of Science at Kennesaw State University. Her Master of Education degree was completed at Mercer University, and she has a Student Support Management add-on certification. She and her husband, Daniel, are active members of Believer’s Fellowship in Conyers, GA, have been married over 30 years, and have two boys who graduated from ELCA: Paul (2008) and Trenton (2015). Dr. Lisa Stone Elementary Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Stone came to ELCA in 2003 and has been in education since 1990. While at ELCA, she has taught first grade, STEM, EXCEL, and has been an instructional lead teacher. Before coming to ELCA, Dr. Stone taught in public schools in Cherokee, Gwinnett, and Henry counties as a special education teacher, first grade teacher, and reading specialist. She received her BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Clemson University; her MEd of Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College; and her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia State. She is married to Daryl and they have 5 children: Josh (2010), Sarah (2013), Madeline (2015), Hannah, and Charlotte. Douglas Campbell, Jr. Spiritual Life Director Douglas Campbell, Jr. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies from North Greenville University, where he graduated in 2011. Upon graduating, he moved to Madagascar, Africa where he worked as a missionary for two years with the International Mission Board. He began his career at ELCA as a middle and high school history teacher. In his first few years teaching, Mr. Campbell, Jr. completed the GA TAPP Program, receiving certification in Middle Grades Social Studies. He has spent the last few years teaching High School Bible, leading the MS and HS Chapel and Spiritual Life Programs, and working alongside MS Administration as the Dean of Discipline. He is currently working on his Master’s in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. He is married to his wife Abigail, and they have three sons. Becky Dean Director of Marketing Mrs. Dean joined ELCA in 2022 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Kentucky. Upon moving to Georgia in 2007, she began working at Rocky Creek Elementary School as a Title I Parent Involvement Paraprofessional for 5 years. After that, she was the Director of Development & Marketing at a local, private school for 4 years. Mrs. Dean also has an extensive background in social media marketing. She has been the social media manager for GAPPS (Georgia Association for Private and Parochial Schools) since 2019 and has also worked for Pipeline Social Media, a Henry county-based full-service digital marketing agency. Mrs. Dean and her husband Jared have been married since 1998. They have two children, Zachary (class of 2022) and Emily (class of 2025). Aimee Whitlock Director of Admissions Mrs. Whitlock joined the ELCA family in 2012. She moved into the role of Director of Admissions in 2021 after 10 years of working in the admissions department. She is a graduate of Clearwater Christian College where she earned a degree in Psychology. She and her husband Andy have been blessed to have all four of their children attend ELCA: Owen (2018), Mason (2021), Emma (2023) and Livie (ELCA Class of 2030). Becky Smith Advancement Coordinator Mrs. Smith has lived in McDonough since 1985. She is married to Wayne Smith and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a graduate of Valdosta State University. Becky is the founder and former Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center (now known as The Bridge). She also served as administrative assistant for the Henry Council for Quality Growth. Prior to her semi-retirement in 2021, she served 7 years as the Executive Director of the Christian Women’s Center in Griffin. Becky has 30 years of fundraising experience including event planning, grant writing and major donor development. She is an active member of Hampton First Baptist Church. Gilbert Fields Director of Ethnic Unity Gilbert Fields holds a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary and is currently a PhD prospective candidate at Clarks Summit University. He is a Bible teacher that has a passion for Biblical communication in contemporary culture through exposition of God's Word. He and his wife, Shawnn, have two children, Jonathan and Courtney. Cindy Baker Chief Financial Officer Mrs. Baker joined ELCA in 1999 as the Director of Finance after being in the private sector for 13 years as a Business Manager and Audit/Tax CPA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Mrs. Baker and her husband, Archie, have been married since 1989 and are active members at ELFBC. They are the proud parents of three sons - Will, Luke (Class of 2010), and Jake (Class of 2013), as well as two grandchildren, Alaina and Tripp. Tracey Fuller Director K-12 School of Fine Arts Mrs. Fuller is an educator who works with singers and choirs from preschool age and up. She serves at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church as the Choir Director, leads in the Saturate children’s program, and also plays keys and sings in the worship services. Mrs. Fuller is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and voice. Her passion is helping people develop their talents to serve God. During her 30+ years of teaching music, many of her students have made All-State Chorus, received scholarships, and served in worship teams. She has also collaborated with Will Turpin of Collective Soul by directing the children’s choir for his production of Rock the Cradle. Tracey is married to her high school sweetheart, Jay, and they have 2 adult children – Megan Cash and Trey Fuller. Scott Queen Athletic Director Scott Queen has been at ELCA since 1997 and has been teaching and coaching in Christian Education for over 30 years. He has served as the ELCA Athletic Director since 2001, and has been the Head Track & Field Coach, and an Assistant Football Coach since 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Liberty University, where he played football and ran track. Prior to coming to ELCA, he taught and coached for three years at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, FL and was an assistant track coach for one year at Liberty University. Meet the incredible administration here at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

  • Athletic Handbook | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    KINGDOM ATHLETICS The purpose of this section is to establish rules, regulations, and policies for the ELCA athletic program and to provide a framework within which students, parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of the athletic program. 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 should support this commitment. Athletes must follow all rules that are stated in this section and the student handbook. Participation on an athletic team at ELCA is a privilege, not a right. This privilege may be revoked if a student is not compliant with the guidelines established in this section. The procedures in this section will be followed. The Administration reserves the right to make final decisions regarding any policy and/or rule. If there are any suggestions for improving our athletic program, please present them to the athletic department. All coaches, student-athletes, and parents should know, understand, and abide by the information in the section. PURPOSE FOR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT The purpose of the athletic department is to complement and advance the school’s mission. Romans 15:5-6 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. GOALS FOR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 1. To pursue with excellence an athletic program that seeks to glorify God. 2. To develop highly competitive programs, first-class facilities, and a championship mentality. 3. To develop a training system with the Youth/MS/JV programs that will prepare our students for statewide varsity level competition. 4. To develop a training system beginning in the Lower School that will instruct our Facility, Staff, Parents, and Students with our Kingdom Athletics philosophy. 5. To use athletics to share Jesus Christ with those who do not know him and to inspire other schools to adopt Kingdom Athletics for themselves. Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, SCHOOL BRAND AND LOGO The Charger shield and bolt are the two logos for the school. Approval must be obtained through the Marketing and Communications Office prior to use. Anyone interested in creating a design using the ELCA brand must contact the Marketing and Communications Office for approval. Approval must be obtained through the Marketing and Communications Office prior to the use of the name and logos of ELCA and any reasonable facsimile. ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY ELCA is a member of the Georgia High Schools Association . Each student has to meet GHSA requirements to participate in athletics. Students must earn 2.5 Carnegie units to be GHSA eligible. Each class taken in a semester is equal to ½ Carnegie unit. Students receiving two “F’s” on a semester report card will not be allowed to participate in athletic activities until cleared by the academic department. The student will be cleared provided they meet GHSA eligibility requirements mentioned above and meet requirements set by the academic department. This includes, but is not limited to, mandatory IF and weekly help classes. Students who fail two classes after first semester will have to meet the set requirements to become eligible for Spring semester. Failing to meet those requirements at any time during the semester will result in the student being pulled from competitions and practices until the requirements are met. (Students who are declared GHSA ineligible at the end of first semester will not be able to participate or practice spring semester). (Students that are ineligible second semester may attend summer school to become eligible for fall sports). Students that are academically ineligible will not be allowed to dress out with the team, travel with the team, or practice with the team. ELCA EARLY GRADUATION POLICY On rare occasions students may request to graduate early. Students who wish to graduate after the first semester of their senior year must meet the following criteria: Provide a letter from the college or institution stating the fact that they prefer the student to enroll early and the reason for doing so. Provide a written request from the parents stating their desire to have the student graduate early. The written request is to be turned in before the beginning of 2nd semester the 11th grade year. (It will benefit the student to declare intent at the beginning of the 1st semester of 11th grade. This will allow the student to begin taking some 12th grade classes 1st semester in place of electives not needed for graduation). Sign a contract with the school which details the new academic plan put in place with the understanding that the school will not release transcripts to the college until all academic requirements have been met. Meet the same rigor requirements and graduation requirements expected of all senior students. If online class options differ from the options of the traditional classes, it will be the decision of the Academic Dean as to what online classes are most comparable to the traditional courses offered. Sign a new financial agreement and agree to a new payment schedule for payment of tuition. Financial obligations will need to be met before transcripts will be released to the college. *Note - ELCA does not automatically prorate the tuition for the senior year since the school is still awarding a diploma. Fees for extra online courses are the responsibility of the parents. In addition, a $2,000 early graduation fee will be required and due before transcripts are released. The high school administration may deny the student request if it is determined he/she cannot reasonably complete the requirements for graduation by the end of the 1st semester of the senior year due to poor academic performance in the past or too many limitations involved in assembling a new academic plan. YOUTH/MIDDLE SCHOOL/JV ATHLETICS These programs are vitally important to the success of our athletic program. They concentrate on developing skills, sportsmanship, participation, and experience. The Youth/MS/JV programs prepare athletes for the varsity level. All athletes are expected to follow the same rules and policies as the varsity athletes. If an athlete plays on our school team and a recreational team/travel team/club team, the school team must take priority. Sixth through eighth grade students may try out for all junior high teams. Ninth and twelfth graders may play on the JV or Varsity teams (eighth graders may play up on the JV). VARSITY ATHLETICS The varsity teams have the commitment of winning and putting the best team on the field/court/track. Varsity players are the most visible and need to show positive leadership in all activities on and off campus. Coaches will make every effort to allow each athlete the opportunity of competing at the varsity level, but a specified amount of playing time is never guaranteed. All of our athletes are expected to participate in summer workouts. We will never have the desired athletic program if we do not work out in the off-season. All athletes are expected to go with their team to camp during the summer. These camp dates will be announced well in advance so families can plan around them. PARTICIPATION POLICY ELCA takes seriously the commitments of our student-athletes. We believe honoring commitments is essential throughout life, in marriage, family, church, career, and other areas. We believe athletics helps foster a spirit of genuine commitment. Quitting a team for reasons other than medical or family matters contradicts all we teach about what a Kingdom Athlete should be. A student should never quit a sport in the middle of the season regardless of how justified he may feel their reasons to be. We encourage all students and parents to “stick it out”. It is our desire to work with parents in teaching student’s perseverance, commitment, loyalty and fortitude. You never know what God has in store for your family. Any student who quits a sport will be billed for anything ordered and not be allowed to start the next sport unless released by the Head Coach. ACADEMIC WORK Athletes are responsible for all of their academic work. Athletic teams will sometimes have to leave school early. It is the athlete’s responsibility to turn in any academic work and get assignments for that day before departing the school for a game. Athletic events can never be used as an excuse for unfinished academic work. ABSENCES AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES No student will be allowed to participate in any after-school, extracurricular activity on a day that he has been absent from school. Students must be present a half-day (3 1 / 2 hours) in order to participate in a game that day. PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS & CONSENT FORMS A physical examination is required by the GHSA. The physical examination, consent, & concussion awareness forms must be on file before a student participates in any tryouts, practices, or athletic contest. All forms are to be filed with the athletic trainer. TRAVEL All athletes are required to ride the bus to away games. Any exception must be authorized by the athletic director. The athlete must have the permission of the head coach to ride home with his/her parents or another parent after the away games. (A note from the parents will be required.) No athletes will be able to ride home with other students or non-adults. We are very thankful for the vehicles that God has provided for us, and we must do our best to take care of them. DRESS Our athletes must wear their school uniform or their game uniform to all away games. (Example: the football team may wear their jerseys). This will be determined by the head coach. For all practices, at least 7 inch inseam shorts are to be worn. PROFANITY Profanity will not be tolerated in any form by our athletes. There is no excuse. If an athlete uses profanity, the disciplinary policy that is listed in the student handbook will be followed. (Four demerits) UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT Unsportsmanlike conduct by our athletes will not be tolerated. Discipline for unsportsmanlike conduct violations (such as unsportsmanlike penalties, technical fouls, etc.) will be instituted at the discretion of the head coach. If an athlete is ejected from a game the GHSA rules and regulations will apply. The GHSA, ELCA, and member schools have made a commitment to promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators at all GHSA sanctioned or ELCA events. Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials or competitors will not be tolerated, and are grounds from removal from the event site. Spectators are not allowed to enter the competition area during warm-ups or while the contest is being conducted. We strongly encourage our fans to cheer for our teams. If a fan is ejected, the ejected person will be suspended from at least one game. The ejected person must not be seen or heard during the period of suspension. ​ Codes of Conduct Contracts are an agreement by the parents and students to conduct themselves in a manner that is reflective of the overall philosophy and mission of ELCA. ELCA PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT Our Speech: 1. Questionable language or “slang” words will not be tolerated. Anything that can be misconstrued as negative or insulting must be avoided. 2. Be positive and encouraging. Uplift your student and others. Let them know the importance and accomplishment of being a part of the team. Let them know they are important. 3. Never criticize the officials or coaches. These people represent the authority figure, the “boss”, the parent, the teacher and the “Law”. If you are “bad mouthing” your children’s coaches or officials you cannot expect him or her to play for or respect these people. Obedience to authority is not optional and is not predicated on whether or not you agree with it. All authority is God-given and disobedience to authority is disobedience to God. 4. Insist that your students address the coach and the officials with respect. They should call their coaches Coach or Mr., Miss, or Mrs. They should address the officials with “Yes, Sir” or “Yes, Ma’am” You should use these titles as well in the presence of your students or when referring to the coach or officials. 5. Never be involved in negative cheering. Booing the officials or opponents or getting into negative chants against the opposing crowd sets a bad example for your children and is counter to everything we say we believe. 6. Never speak negatively around the students or other parents about: the school, the Church, or other students. 7. Never criticize your children’s teammates. This does not teach your student team attitude and will allow them to make excuses for their own performance. Never offer excuses for your children if they are not playing. Encourage them to do their best and to keep striving for their worthwhile goals. 8. Always confront your coaches out of sight and earshot of students and other parents. Speak with the coach privately. Call to set an appointment. Pray about what you will say and what is motivating your discussion. 9. Smile, meet and greet. Often you may be the first impression someone has of ELCA and of our Lord and Savior. Ask yourself this question “Is my speech setting up an opportunity to share Jesus Christ or a need to apologize?” Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt... Our Relationships: 1. Develop relationships and a good rapport with your students and their teammates. God has placed you in this situation for a purpose. Use this opportunity to minister and be an encouragement to others. You never know who is hurting and needs your show of God’s love in their life. If sports becomes all about you and your student, you need to not participate. 2. Develop relationships and a good rapport with other parents. You will need their prayers and support as much as they will need yours. 3. Develop relationships and a good rapport with parents from other schools. Never miss an opportunity to share Jesus Christ with others. Promote your school and your students Needless to say, the relationship you develop is a reflection on our entire ministry. 4. Develop relationships with the coaches: Get to know the coaches. Pray for them. Communicate with them with an open heart and mind. Be open, honest with gentle words. Set appointments to meet with the coach rather than ambush them before or after a game. John 15:12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Our Unity: 1. Develop unity within our school family. God has called each one of us to this school. Each of us have different abilities and, therefore, different roles. Never be jealous or envious of someone else’s role. Be busy fulfilling your role. Your example of being a unified school body is a valuable lesson for your students to learn. 2. Develop unity with our Church. ELCA is a ministry of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church working together for a common purpose. Be supportive in action and in spirit. Without Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church there would be no Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. 3. Develop unity within the Kingdom. We must establish our philosophy with other schools in order for our ultimate purpose to be met… to further the Kingdom of God. It will take other Christian schools being successful. Pray for them as you pray for ELCA. I Corinthians 12:12-13 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. Our Motives: 1. Be Motivated by the Love of God. Living for Him because He died for us. 2. Strive for victory as a tool to teach your students. Teach them that athletics is just a means to an end and not an end unto itself. 3. Teach your students to abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit. Tactics that promote unfair “gamesmanship” will not be tolerated. 4. Lead your students in athletics in light of your family mission, philosophy and goals. What you are teaching your student through athletics should match with what you are teaching them at home. 5. Use your child’s experience as a chance to be involved in the life of your child. Your relationship with your child as an adult is a longer time of your life than when they are in your home. If you want a relationship with them as adults you need to begin building that relationship NOW. Athletics affords you that opportunity. I Corinthians 10:31 …do all to the Glory of God. Our Behavior: 1. Maintain class and character. You are setting the example for your students. Realize that your every action reflects upon you, your family, ELCA, ELFBC and ultimately our Lord. People will remember your actions long after they have forgotten your words. 2. Always insist that your children follow instructions. Coaches must depend on a player’s ability to follow orders immediately and without question. Questions should be raised at the appropriate time, such as at practice or after a game, when there is time for explanation. This builds respect for authority and a bond of trust between your children and their coaches. 3. Always dress appropriately. Modest attire that does not attract attention to you and away from your child should be worn. Even in warm weather events a Christ-like appearance must be maintained. 4. Be an example and a guard. Set the standard high for behavior and appearance and do not be afraid to speak to those who are indifferent to our ultimate purpose. 5. Working with the officials …not working the officials. Badgering an official to persuade a call our way comes with too high a price – our testimony and our ability to influence those others for Jesus Christ. There is never a time at any contest where a parent is afforded an opportunity to say anything to an official other than “Thank You”. Without these men and women and their willingness to officiate, no one is playing ball. 6. Remain in the stands. Never attempt to approach the field, court, bench area, press box, score table or the officials before, during or after a ballgame. Socially visiting with the coach briefly after a game is encouraged. Game officials are off-limits. 7. Be Modest in victory and gracious in defeat. Coaches, students, parents and spectators will need to be strong in this area. Shake hands with our visitors before and after a game. 8. Recognize the success of your opponent. Compliment the good play of students from the other school. Congratulate their coaches on a well-coached game. 9. Teach your children that they have a special purpose from God. It is their responsibility to accept God’s purpose for them. Do not compare or contrast them to others. This limits their ability to fulfill their own unique potential and purpose. 10. Have fun, touch lives and be yourself. You have the opportunity to be a positive influence, like no one else may be able to, in the lives your children and their peers. Enjoy this time in their lives and help them to enjoy it as well. Games, plays and officials will be forgotten, but your behavior and attitude will stay with your child forever. I John 2:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. ELCA ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT Our Speech: 1. Questionable language or “slang” words will not be tolerated. The athlete will never engage in any profanity or questionable slang. 2. The athlete will address the coach and the officials with respect. The athlete will address the coach as “Coach” or “Mr., Miss or Mrs.” and will take concerns or complaints directly to the coach. Insubordination and divisive speech or behavior will not be tolerated. The athlete should address the officials with “Yes Sir” or “Yes Ma’am". 3. Never criticize the officials or coaches. These people represent the authority figure, the “boss”, the parent, the teacher and the “Law”. Obedience to authority is not optional and is not predicated on whether or not you agree with it. All authority is God-given and disobedience to authority is disobedience to God. Our Relationships: 1. Develop relationships and a good rapport with teammates and coaches. God has placed you in this situation for a purpose. You have an opportunity to develop life-long friendships. If sports becomes all about you, you need to not participate. 2. Develop relationships and a good rapport with classmates. Do not attempt to set yourself upon a pedestal. Your classmates will not respect you or support you. 3. Develop relationships and a good rapport with students from other schools. Never miss an opportunity to share Jesus Christ with others. Our Unity: 1. Develop unity within your team. “It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” John Wooden 2. Develop unity within our school family. God has called each one of us to this school. Each of us has different abilities and, therefore, different roles. Never be jealous or envious of someone else’s role. Be busy fulfilling your role. 3. Develop unity within the Kingdom. We must establish our philosophy with other schools in order for our ultimate purpose to be met… to further the Kingdom of God. It will take other Christian schools being successful. Pray for them as you pray for ELCA. Our Motives: 1. Be Motivated by the Love of God. Living for Him because He died for us. 2. Strive for victory in order to Glorify God. Athletics is just a means to an end and not an end unto itself. 3. Demonstrating Christ by following the rules of the game in letter and in spirit. Tactics that promote unfair “gamesmanship” will not be tolerated. 4. Committed to excellence. In all areas – faith, practice, academics and game preparation. Play and Act like a CHAMPION ! Our Behavior: 1. The athlete will maintain a good reputation. The athlete’s character will be in good standing with the administration, faculty, staff and church. 2. The athlete will meet all eligibility requirements. 3. The athlete will know and understand all requirements. The athlete will know all of the expectations of their team and will follow them both in action and in spirit. 4. The athlete will show respect for all coaches, trainers and all staff personnel. This includes the game plans, methods and philosophies. 5. The athlete will show respect for their teammates. The athlete will respect the seriousness of their commitment by attending all practices, meetings and games as prescribed at the beginning of the season and by working together to accomplish a common goal. Help to hold your teammates accountable for their actions. 6. The athlete will maintain a high standard of appearance. Both in and out of the arena adhering to the strictest interpretations of the school dress code and the team dress and uniform code. 7. The athlete will demonstrate Christ-like character. Both in and out of the arena showing respect in speech and actions for game officials, opponents and all those associated with our opponents. 8. The athlete will never engage in fighting. The athlete will maintain self-control at all times. Un-sportsmanship like conduct penalties will not be tolerated and will be penalized. 9. The athlete will know and understand our philosophy. The athlete will respect the seriousness of the eternal effects of their responsibilities as they represent themselves, their families, their school, their church and ultimately their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. PARENT/COACH COMMUNICATION Parenting and coaching are both difficult vocations. Understanding each other’s role will enable parents and coaches to work together to provide a meaningful experience for the student-athlete at ELCA. Communication that parents can expect from a coach: 1. Locations and times of practice and games 2. Expectations the coach has of the players and the team 3. Team requirements 4. Team rules and disciplinary actions for violations of team rules 5. Various ways that parents may help the team Appropriate concerns for parents to discuss with the coach: 1. Ways to help your child improve 2. Concerns about your child’s behavior 3. Academic support, college opportunities Recognizing that coaches are the ones who work with the team on a daily basis in practice and in competition, it is important to understand that the coach will make decisions that he or she believes to be best for the team and for all athletes who are involved. A parent should never confront a coach before or after a game or practice. These are emotional times for a parent and coach and are not wise times to make an attempt toward the resolution of a problem. ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT INJURY POLICY According to Georgia Code 43-5-1, an Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a person with specific qualifications, as set forth in Code Sections 43-5-7 and 43-5-8 who, upon the advice and consent of a physician, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries; and, in carrying out these functions, the ATC is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment. The primary responsibilities of the ATC include injury prevention, recognition and evaluation of injuries, immediate care and treatment, rehabilitation, and administration duties. The ATC is present at school every day. He covers all home contests for middle and high schools, as well as all practices and some away games. He stays at school until the end of the last practice or contest of the day. Even though the majority of the injury evaluations and treatments take place after school hours, the ATC is available during school hours to evaluate injuries and perform rehabilitation programs. The following section provides the general guidelines put in place by the ELCA Athletic Department for handling athletic-related injuries. When an athlete is injured on campus, the coach sends him to the ATC to have his injury evaluated. If the ATC is at the scene when the injury occurs, the evaluation of the athlete will take place there. When the evaluation is completed, an explanation will be given to the athlete regarding the immediate treatment as well as the next course of action to be taken; i.e. begin a rehabilitation program, follow up with a doctor, etc. The coach is then informed of the injury as well as the treatment plan. The ATC will also get in touch with the parent to explain what happened and what the next step needs to be either in person, by phone, or by email. Depending on the extent of the injury, the ATC will assist the parent in scheduling a doctor’s appointment. After the doctor’s visit, it is the responsibility of the parent and the athlete to bring a note from the doctor stating his diagnosis of the injury as well as the plan of care. In addition, when an athlete is injured during either practice or a game and the ATC is not present, the coach will inform him of the incident and the care that was provided so the injury can be documented, and a follow up with the parent, student, doctor, and coach is made to provide the best possible care and return the athlete to play as soon as possible. If your child goes to see a doctor, then he needs to bring a note to the ATC and the coach stating he is cleared to play. When a doctor removes an athlete from competition, he will not be allowed to return to competition until the ATC has a note in hand stating the doctor has cleared him. The Georgia State Law listed above mandates that an Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of a Physician. Our team doctor is Dr. Daniel Orcutt, MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon from OrthoAtlanta. For the last 2 years, Dr. Orcutt has provided coverage for our Varsity Football games, evaluates our athletes in the office, and performs surgery when necessary. Dr. Orcutt will coordinate a time to see the athlete as soon as possible after the injury. He will also contact the ATC once he has seen an athlete from ELCA and informing him of the extent of the injury as well as the treatment protocol to follow. OrthoAtlanta is located at 915 Eagles Landing Pkwy. Stockbridge, GA, 30281 and the phone number is 770-506-4350 . STUDENT/PARENT CONCUSSION AWARENESS Dangers of concussions: Concussions at all levels of sports have received a great deal of attention and state law has been passed to address this issue. Adolescent athletes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of concussion. Once considered little more than a minor “ding” to the head, it is now understood that a concussion has the potential to result in death, or changes in brain function (either short-term or long-term). A concussion is a brain injury that results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function. A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body. Continued participation in any sport following a concussion can lead to worsening concussion symptoms, as well as increased risk for further injury to the brain, and even death. Player and parental education in this area is crucial – that is the reason for this document. Refer to it regularly. This form must be signed by a parent or guardian of each student who wishes to participate in GHSA athletics. One copy needs to be returned to the school, and one retained at home. Common signs and symptoms of concussions: * Headache, dizziness, poor balance, moves clumsily, reduced energy level/tiredness * Nausea or vomiting * Blurred vision, sensitivity to light and sounds * Fogginess of memory, difficulty concentrating, slowed thought processes, confused about surroundings or game assignments * Unexplained changes in behavior and personality * Loss of consciousness (NOTE: This does not occur in all concussion episodes.) BY-LAW 2.68: GHSA CONCUSSION POLICY: In accordance with Georgia law and national playing rules published by the National Federation of State High School Associations, any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be immediately removed from the practice or contest and shall not return to play until an appropriate health care professional has determined that no concussion has occurred. (NOTE: An appropriate health care professional may include, licensed physician (MD/DO) or another licensed individual under the supervision of a licensed physician, such as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified athletic trainer who has received training in concussion evaluation and management. a) No athlete is allowed to return to a game or a practice on the same day that a concussion (a) has been diagnosed, OR (b) cannot be ruled out. b) Any athlete diagnosed with a concussion shall be cleared medically by an appropriate health care professional prior to resuming participation in any future practice or contest. The formulation of a gradual return to play protocol shall be a part of the medical clearance. c) It is mandatory that every coach in each GHSA sport participate in a free, online course on concussion management prepared by the NFHS and available at at least every two years – beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. d) Each school will be responsible for monitoring the participation of its coaches in the concussion management course, and shall keep a record of those who participate. BY-LAW 2.67 – PRACTICE POLICY FOR HEAT AND HUMIDITY Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity that will be signed by each head coach at the beginning of each season and distributed to all players and their parents or guardians. The policy shall follow modified guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine in regard to: 1. The scheduling of practices at various heat/humidity levels 2. The ratio of workout time to time allotted for rest and hydration at various heat/humidity levels 3. The heat/humidity level that will result in practice being terminated A scientifically approved instrument that measures Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) reading must be utilized at each practice to ensure that the written policy is being followed properly. The Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature utilizes the following formula: .07 (humidity) + 0.2 (radiant heat) + 0.1 (ambient air temp) = WBGT. Here at ELCA, we use the Mannix, Model: SAM 990DW Digital Sling Psychrometer/Thermohygrometer to determine the Heat Index. After reviewing information from the GHSA, NFSHSA, and the NATA, we have concluded that the following guidelines regarding athletic participation in heat and humidity will be implemented. Based on the Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature Risk Chart: WBGT Reading - Activity & Rest Break Guidelines UNDER 82.0 - Normal activities. Provide at least three separate rest breaks each hour of minimum duration of 3 minutes each during workout. 82.0-86.9 - Use discretion for intense or prolonged exercise; watch at-risk players carefully; provide at least three separate rest breaks each hour of a minimum of four minutes duration each. 87.0-89.9 - Maximum practice time is two hours. For Football: players restricted to helmet, shoulder pads, and shorts during practice. All protective equipment must be removed for conditioning activities. For all sports: Provide at least four separate rest breaks each hour of a minimum of four minutes each. 90.0-92.0 - Maximum length of practice is one hour, no protective equipment may be worn during practice and there may be no conditioning activities. There must be 20 minutes of rest breaks provided during the hour of practice. OVER 92 - No outdoor workouts; Cancel exercise; delay practices until a cooler WBGT reading occurs. Guidelines for Hydration and Rest Breaks: 1. Rest time should involve both unlimited hydration intake (water or electrolyte drinks) and rest without any activity involved. 2. For football, helmets should be removed during rest time. 3. The site of the rest time should be a “cooling zone” and not in direct sunlight. 4. When the WBGT reading is over 86: a. Ice towels and spray bottles filled with ice water should be available at the “cooling zone” to aid the cooling process. b. Cold immersion tubs must be available for practices for the benefit of any player showing early signs of heat illness. Definitions 1. Practice: the period of time that a participant engages in a coach-supervised, school-approved sport or conditioning-related activity. Practices are timed from the time the players report to the field until they leave. 2. Walk Through: this period of time shall last no more than one hour, is not considered to be a part of the practice time regulation, and may not involve conditioning or weight-room activities. Players may not wear protective equipment. GENERAL RULES 1. No fund-raising or team-purchasing may be done without approval from the AD 2. There will be no team meetings, games, or practices on Sundays. 3. There will be no games, meets, or matches on Wednesday unless approved. 4. All athletes are to take good care of the school’s equipment. 5. Athletes should never be without a coach on or in any of the athletic facilities. 6. Athlete is required to turn in his/her uniform within two weeks of the last game. 7. Team awards are left to the discretion of the coach. EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ATHLETIC HANDBOOK

  • BYOT | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    FIND YOUR DEVICE MAC ADDRESS ELCA BYOT MANUAL FAQ | STUDENTS FAQ | PARENTS BYOT LETTER TO PARENTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGISTER YOUR DEVICE NOW All students and parents are required to complete and sign a BYOT contract. Device serial numbers and MAC/WiFi addresses will be recorded on this contract. However, responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. ELCA is not liable for any device stolen or damaged on campus. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the School Resource Officer, similar to other personal belongings. It is recommended that serial numbers be recorded and stored off campus. It is also recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. Additionally, protective cases for technology are encouraged. ​ To register your device for the BYOT Program, click the button below: SECURITY AND DAMAGES Students will be expected to access the internet through the ELFBC Wi-Fi network, which will be available in buildings with instructional classrooms. All students will complete a Student/Parent Contract for BYOT, which requires that they use the ELFBC Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Once on the ELFBC Wi-Fi network, all users will have filtered internet access. The ELFBC Wi-Fi network is filtered in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Only the internet gateway provided by the school may be accessed while on campus. Personal internet connectivity devices, such as hotspots, are not permitted. Students are also not permitted to use proxy programs such as VPNs. Immediate disciplinary action will be taken for students that do not abide by these guidelines. INTERNET As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) is applicable to grades 7 - 12. In this initiative, students are encouraged to bring their own technology devices to school to assist in their learning experiences ​ For the purposes of BYOT, “technology” means a privately owned wireless device including laptops, computers and tablets (i.e. iPads, or similar). It does NOT include cell phones, iTouch, or iPod devices (or similar). PURPOSE

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

    SUPPORT ELCA GIVE TO ELCA ELCA FUND 2021-2022 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! 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. ​ 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 Steadfast car magnets and a homework pass for each child in grades K5 and up. ​ Families who donate $250 or more will receive the above along with a STEADFAST theme t-shirt for each child. Please complete the t-shirt form below, if applicable. ​ ​ 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). 2023-24 ALL-IN T-SHIRT FORM GIVE ONLINE Our goal is 100% participation from all of our constituency groups. We have reached almost 100% participation from our faculty and staff. ​ What is the ELCA Fund? 2023 GOAL TAX CREDIT APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED DETAILS ABOUT GEORGIA GOAL PARTICIPATION Welcome to the GOAL Program! We are thrilled to have you as part of our vibrant school community, where we utilize every opportunity to make a difference. At the heart of the GOAL Program is the incredible opportunity for Georgia taxpayers to play an invaluable role in supporting private K-12 education. By redirecting a portion of your state income tax dollars, you can empower deserving students to pursue an exceptional education at ELCA. It's a win-win situation, where you can make a meaningful contribution while fulfilling your tax obligations. ​ 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) When the application portal opens: Complete the 2024 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at (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 ELCA Advancement Office with any questions. Thank you for your support! _________________________ ​ 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 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 for more information. There is a 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 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. ​ 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: $500-$999​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Supporters: $250-$499 Contributors: $150-$249 ELCA Friends: $100-$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 2023-24 ELCA Steadfast car magnets. For a donation of $250 or greater, each ELCA student in your family will receive the above along with a Friday wear “STEADFAST” t-shirt (please complete and return the enclosed t-shirt order form). ​ 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). 2023-24 ALL-IN T-SHIRT FORM 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan 2021-2022 Donor Report Gifts received 7/1/21 - 6/30/22 GEORGIA GOAL PARTNERS IN EDUCATION If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Ed for the 2023/2024 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. 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. ​ 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 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 Aylo Health - 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 ​ Jim 'N Nicks BBQ 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. 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. Shane's Rib Shack - Hwy. 155 Location - Sponsor for In-Service Luncheon and Leadership Retreat. Prize sponsor for Teacher Appreciation. 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

  • Auxiliary Organizations | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy |

    Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is blessed to have three wonderful auxiliary organizations that support the ELCA mission. Membership in one or all of these organizations is a great way to get involved within the ELCA family. PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB FINE ARTS PATRONS AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS

  • After School Services | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AFTER SCHOOL SERVICES The After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is offered exclusively to students of Eagles Landing Christian Academy (K3 – 12th grade) starting at 3:15 pm until 6:30pm. Eligibility is offered on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment for ASEP is achieved by completing the enrollment form below. Enrollment is only required for full-time attendance. Students not involved in a sport, club or other after school activity who remain on campus after 3:30 PM must report to the after-school program or risk an automatic detention for not being supervised. ​ FULL-TIME BILLING: The Full-Time status rate is $13 per day and is billed starting in September through May. There is a $30, non-refundable, enrollment fee that will be billed upon your enrollment. Middle/High: yearly amount will be billed monthly starting in September Lower: yearly amount will be billed monthly starting in September If you enroll in ASEP on a full-time basis after school begins, your billing will be prorated based on your start date through the remaining number of months in school. ​ By completing the ASEP enrollment form, you understand you will be billed at the full-time rate without regard to attendance. Once enrolled, a withdrawal request must be completed to change from full-time to drop-in status. If you later wish to re-enroll for full-time status, you will be required to pay a $30 re-enrollment fee. ​ PART TIME / DROP-IN BILLING: The ASEP Drop-In rate is $18 per day and is billed on a monthly basis starting in September. All students not attending on a full-time basis are considered drop-in and no enrollment form is necessary. ​ ENRICHMENT PROGRAM DISMISSAL: (After 3:15) When picking up your child from ASEP, park at the north portico (near the playground). Check out your child at the ASEP desk across from the library and the student will be called to go home. Students will only be released to those listed in RenWeb/FACTS as having permission to pick up the student. ON DAYS NOT ATTENDING (Elementary and Preschool): If your child is enrolled in ASEP, the regular classroom teacher will take him/her to enrichment at 3:15 PM. If there is a day your child will not attend the program, please inform the classroom teacher and go through the carpool line to pick up your child. If your preschool or elementary student is attending the After School Enrichment Program on a "drop-in" basis, please alert your child's teacher to let her know when he/she will attend ASEP. ​ LATE PICK-UP POLICY: Students who remain after 6:30PM will be charged $2 per minute until checked out. Late pick-up charges are billed monthly. WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE: Anyone who wishes to withdraw their student from full-time ASEP enrollment must submit, in writing, a withdrawal request in order to terminate full-time status billing. Withdrawal requests may be emailed , returned to the receptionist's desk, or faxed to 770.957.2290. Students withdrawing from ASEP and later re-enrolling into the program will incur a $30 re-enrollment fee. ​ To reach the ASEP receptionist's desk, after school hours: Call the school at 678-818-1033. For questions or concerns regarding the After-School Enrichment Program, please contact Angie Rush. PIANO LESSONS • Ages 3-7 TAP/BALLET • K3-K5 MARTIAL ARTS • K3-K5 AFTER-SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORM WITHDRAWAL FORM Eagle's Landing Christian Academy provides an enriched environment for students (K3-12) who need after-school care. Students enjoy participating in various activities such as computer time, board games, sports/recreational activities, free center time, outside play, etc. The program offers homework supervision and assistance and provides a snack for the students. AFTER-SCHOOL ENRIGHMENT PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Contact | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough

    CONTACT Contact Us Submit Thanks for contacting us! You will hear back from us shortly. EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ADDRESS: 2400 Hwy. 42 North McDonough, GA 30253 PHONE: 770.957.2927 FAX: 770.957.2290 ADMISSIONS OFFICE

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

    THE HISTORY OF EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TUITION INFORMATION THE ELCA ADVANTAGE SCHEDULE A TOUR Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy has its roots in the founding of McDonough Christian Academy in 1970. In 1994, the Academy became a ministry of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church. In the years between 1970 and 1994, the Academy operated as Meadow Creek Academy and Greater Atlanta Christian School -- Meadow Creek Campus. ​ Since 1994, the academy has experienced its strongest growth. ELCA opened its doors in 1994 with 170 students and grew to 593 students by 1999. During this season of growth, both the church and school decided to sell their existing properties and relocate on the current 150-acre campus. Since 1994, the Academy has: Moved to a new 86 acre campus on Highway 42 North (2000). Expanded high school wing, and added football field and stadium, field house, and other athletic fields (2002). Added a state-of-the-art playground facility with a basketball court, a gated play area with artificial turf, and a special area designated for preschool that includes a tricycle track (2006). Completed multi-level 63,500-square-foot Activity Center which includes a gymnasium, weight room, Chapel and wrestling room (2006). Expanded Middle School and High School classrooms Added Middle School and High School Collaboratory (2019) Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy invites you to visit our campus and allow us to show you how we are partnering with parents and the local church to prepare students for a life as a Christian leader. We pray that our students will choose Christian character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, and service before self. ELCA is committed to excellence in all areas, spiritually, academically, aesthetically, athletically, and socially.

  • Praying Parents | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA

    Parent Prayer Join us for Parent Prayer every Friday at 8:05AM in the Life Center, Room 106. We will meet every Friday and we hope you can join us for a guided time of praise and intercession as ELCA families join to pray for their students, for others, and for the ministry of ELCA. ​ "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:6-7

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