THE KINGDOM ATHLETE
The Kingdom Athlete is
...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service,
...an athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions,
...an athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life,
...an athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities,
...an athlete who is submissive to authority,
...an athlete who has a teachable spirit,
...an athlete who leads by serving others,
...an athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits.
...an athlete who understands he represents more than himself.
...an athlete who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and seeks opportunities to share the good news with teammates, parents, officials, opponents and to the multitude of children that will look to them as they model Christ-like leadership.
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- 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: Lisa Schuerman Phone: 678-818-1040 EMAIL 2023-2024 OPPORTUNITIES Classroom Teacher Job Description English / Language Arts - 5th Grade / 6th Grade High School Spanish (Part-time) High School Science High School Bible Advancement Coordinator/Gifts Manager • Job Description Director of Marketing and Communications • Job Description 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. EMPLOYMENT/TEACHER APPLICATION BACKGROUND CONSENT • REQUIRED WITH ALL APPLICATIONS EMPLOYMENT / STAFF APPLICATION CLASSROOM TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION ASEP/YCEP JOB APPLICATION EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Just for Seniors | ELCAChargers
ELCA Class of 2023 Graduation Friday, May 19, at 7:00pm on the Football Field Should inclement weather prohibit Graduation on Friday evening, the ceremony will occur on Saturday, May 20, at 10:00am (rain or shine). Graduation Attire In addition to following the dress code indicated below, be sure to bring your cap (with name written inside) and tassel, gown (pressed or steamed), stole (received at senior cap & gown group picture), and honor stoles/cords (received at awards night) if those apply to you. You can only wear honor stoles/cords that you receive from the academic office. Any additional cords from outside organizations cannot be worn during the ceremony. Dress Code (adhere to school requirements regarding dress policy) Guys: Dark blue or black dress pants. Dark dress shoes (no sandals or tennis shoes). Dark socks. White collared shirt and tie. Clean shaven and hair cannot cover the eyes or ears. No earrings, gauges, or nose rings. Girls: Appropriate length of skirt/dress (make sure length does not exceed length of graduation robe). Remember the dress needs to be modest and cover both shoulders. Modest coverage for top of dress. Dress sandals or dress shoes – Please no flip flops, clogs, or casual shoes. We recommend that you not wear spike style heels since they will be difficult to walk in across the football field. No nose rings. Decorated caps will not be allowed in the ceremony. Arrival time is 6:00pm for all graduates. Use the Activities Center door to access the gym. Only graduates will be allowed inside the building. Please park in the north parking lot (playground side). DO NOT park in the spots closest to the portico. All diplomas must be picked up in front of the weight room at the conclusion of the ceremony. Graduates may not carry their cell phones or have sunglasses during the ceremony. Guest Information ADMISSION TO GRADUATION IS BY TICKET ONLY Each senior will receive seven (7) field level tickets (graduate is not included in the ticket count) that indicate an assigned table number. Table seating is assigned, and you will be assisted with finding your table. A map to your assigned seats will be emailed out closer to Graduation. Field level tickets will be white. Each senior will also receive an additional five (5) tickets for guests in the bleachers. Bleacher seats are not assigned and are on a first come, first served basis. Bleacher tickets will be gold. Every person who is not in an infant carrier will be required to have a ticket to enter the stadium. Overflow seating (guests without tickets) will be available any area outside of the stadium gates. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chair. Graduation will be livestreamed for those guests who are unable to physically attend. The livestream link is https://livestream.com/eagleslanding/elca Stadium gates will open at 6:00pm. All guests must have a ticket for entry. There will be no passes out. Please practice social distancing while entering the stadium and throughout the ceremony. Anyone arriving at or after 7:00pm will have to wait until the end of the processional to be seated. Graduation will be staffed with a health professional and bottled water will be available at the gate and medical tent. The Graduation ceremony is an optional, dignified, solemn ceremony for seniors, their families, and guests. We ask that every senior, parent, and guest participate in a manner that will allow each graduate to have his/her special moment on stage. Every graduating senior and his/her family and guests deserve to see his/her senior walk across the stage to hear his/her name called as he/she receives a diploma; therefore, items such as air horns, cowbells, and other noisemakers which may interfere with hearing a graduate’s name called are prohibited. Any graduate and/or guest who creates a disturbance or insists on being a distraction to others will be escorted out of the stadium by security personnel. Parking for our handicap guests will be directly in front of the Life Center. Please do not park in this area unless you have a handicap tag. There will be a golf cart available to take handicap guests to the ticket gate. Guests are not allowed to decorate tables or use the center aisle for any reason during the ceremony. Guests are not allowed to bring balloons or anything that can obstruct the view of the ceremony into the stadium gates. Senior Dates Wednesday, April 19 – Senior Chapel @10:50AM (slideshow and junior Bible presentation) Families are invited! Friday, April 21 – Prom (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) Friday, April 28 - Jeans with College Shirts allowed Friday, April 28 – Academic Signing Day @10:00AM in the Gym • Families are invited! Friday, April 28 – Off Campus Senior Lunch (following signing day) Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 12 – AP Exams Tuesday, May 2 - High School Academic Awards Night Friday, May 5 - Kickball and Cinco de Mayo lunch (Sweatpants Day) Tuesday, May 9 - Painted skirts and pants with college shirts allowed Thursday, May 11 – Monday, May 15 – Senior Exams Thursday, May 18 - Senior Breakfast • 8:00AM • Cafeteria • Seniors only Thursday, May 18 - Senior Walk Send-off • 9:30AM • Families are invited Thursday, May 18 – Mandatory Graduation Practice • 10:15AM-12:30PM • Gym Friday, May 19 – Graduation at 7:00pm • 12 tickets per graduate (graduate not included in ticket count) SGA SENIOR LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP Student Government Association (SGA) offers a $1,000 scholarship to a member of the senior class that is a true portrait of a graduate of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy. If you are interested in applying, please turn in completed applications to Mrs. Creasey by Friday, March 24 at 3:15pm. You do not have to be a member of SGA to apply.
- Summer Camps at ELCA | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA
ELCA's Day Camp Ages 5 years to rising 8th grade Summer Fall Break Thanksgiving Break Mid-Winter Break MORE YCEP INFO 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 6th 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! Young Chargers Summer 2023 May 30 - July 21 7:30AM - 6:30PM LIMITED SPOTS Registration: $75 per child Once registered, parents may enroll their child into the week(s) of their choice. A $50 deposit per week/per child is due at the time of enrollment. Why sit still when you can FAST FORWARD over the summer? Math Boot Camp gives your chid tools that will allow them to excel in mathematics next school year. June 5-8 • Rising Grades 4 & 5 June 19-22 • Rising Grade 3 SOLD OUT • June 26-29 • Rising Grades 1 & 2 Here’s your chance to learn to code OR Improve your coding skills! Plus…Critical Thinking Skills - Coding Terminology - Math Skills INFO COMING SOON • June 7-10 • Rising grades 4-9 REGISTRATION FORM • June 20-23 * 9:00AM-12:00PM Rising K-8th grade students... Join us to complete a fun scrapbooking project! Where kids will Play It, Create It, Perform It, Rec It and Learn to Live It! June 12-16 • 9AM - 4PM Students completing grades K5-5 Camp 323 Info and Registration Young Chargers Enrichment Program students will attend Camp 323. REGISTRATION FORM • June 19-22 • 9:00AM or 1:00PM session Rising 1st-11th grade students are invited to join us for a fun, active, and healthy week of dance and fitness camp! You will learn dance styles from a variety of teachers. There will be a routine presentation and pizza party at the end of the week Camp fee includes hand-painted camp t-shirt and snacks. Morning Session: 9:00AM-Noon Afternoon Session: 1:00PM-4:00PM REGISTRATION FORM • June 26-29 • 9:00AM or 1:00PM session Rising K-8th grade students are welcome to join us for a fun and creative week of art camp. Morning Session: 9:00AM-Noon Paper Mache Project Afternoon Session: 1:00PM-4:00PM Self-Portrait Canvas Art Check out ELCA Connect for Credit Recovery Did things not go as well as you'd hoped? There is a solution!
- ELCA Daily News | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough
ELCA Daily News Why is it important that I give to the ELCA Fund Campaign? Your participation in the ELCA Fund bridges the gap between the total cost of operating our school and tuition revenue It takes tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that ELCA offers including smaller classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional academics, fine arts, and athletic programs, more personal attention, and an unapologetically Christian foundation for our students. Also, gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax-deductible whereas tuition is not. ARE YOU ALL IN YET? www.elcaonline.org/give TICKETS FOR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS ELCA utilizes Ticket Spicket for all regular season athletic ticket sales. Go to https://spicket.events/elca to purchase your tickets. No money will be taken at the gate as we will not be selling paper tickets at any of our athletic events. All tickets must be purchased on-line, and tickets will be redeemed at the gate. DO NOT redeem the ticket yourself before you are at the gate. Please wait until you get to the gate to have your ticket redeemed. Subscribe to the ELCA eNewsletter and timely SMS Text Messages 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. 2nd Quarter 2022/2023 1st Quarter 2022/2023 May 2022 The 2022-2023 ALL IN ELCA Fund Campaign Continues through June 30, 2023! We're striving for 100% Family Participation... MARK YOUR CALENDARS March 24 • Middle school students will present School House Rock, Live, Jr. • 7:00PM • Admission is FREE Friday, March 24 • Boosterthon FUN RUN for Technology Monday, March 27 • PreACT for grades 8 through 10 Tuesday, March 28 • K5 Cap & Gown Photos Tuesday, March 28 • Arrowsmith Meeting • 6:00PM • Room 305 March 28-31 • 8th Grade trip to Washington, DC April 3-7 • Easter Break Tuesday, April 11 • Second grade trip to Macon Planetarium Tuesday, April 11• Prospective Parent Reception • Invite your like-minded friends and neighbors to learn more about the ELCA difference Tuesday, April 18 • The NED Show for grades K5-5 Wednesday, April 19 • Senior-led Chapel • 10:50AM Friday, April 21 • Spring Fling • All students dismissed by Noon Friday, April 21 • ELCA Prom Monday, April 24 • First Grade trip to the Atlanta Zoo Thursday, April 27 • Spring Art Show • 6:00PM April 27-29 • Spring Musical Performances The Music Man Friday, April 28 • ELCA Academic Signing Day Monday, May 1 • Last day for high school students to request changes to 23-24 class registrations Tuesday, May 2 • Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the ELCA Football program Friday, May 12 • Elementary Spring Program • 8:30AM Thursday, May 18 • Senior Send-Off Friday, May 19 • High School Graduation 7PM May 22-26 • Early Release for middle and high school students (Exams) Friday, May 26 • Last Day of School • All students dismissed by Noon Pre-order your sandwich the same week by Wednesday at Noon at www.tinyurl.com/elcacfa . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be updated.
- Spring Fling | ELCAChargers
Each year, the PTF sponsors the Spring Fling... This day has a carnival-like atmosphere with games and booths where ELCA families can celebrate together. Friday, April 21 • 12:00PM-3:00PM This is a half-day of school...all students are dismissed by noon. No lunch is served in the cafe on this day. There is no after-school care on this day. ••• You know you're going to want a Spring Fling t-shirt , specially designed by eighth grade student, Adiella Onyemenem. The deadline to order is Friday, March 31 . Return order forms to your homeroom teacher or send via email. T-Shirt Order Form • Due 3/31/23 ••• Your Spring Fling Wrist Band includes all the fun! ALL GAMES ALL BOOTHS A DRINK A SNACK POPCORN Wrist Bands are $35 each...and elementary classrooms are competing for the privilege of entering the Spring Fling 30 minutes earlier than all other students! Complete and return the order form no later than Friday, March 31 and the homeroom with the highest percentage in participation of wrist band sales will be victorious! Return order forms to your homeroom teacher or send via email. Wrist Band Order Form • Deadline 3/31/23 ••• You Gotta Eat! The Student Government Association (SGA) is sponsoring a Spring Fling Chick-fil-A lunch! Lunch includes a Chick-fil-a sandwich, chips, drink and dessert • $7 each Lunches will be available for pickup near the football concession stand between 12:00PM and 1:00PM. All orders are non-refundable. Be sure to pre-order your lunch by Wednesday, April 12 or you will MISS OUT! Return order forms to your homeroom teacher or send via email. Chick-fil-A Lunch Order Form • Deadline 4/12/23
- 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 19 AP & DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES OFFERED 1470 SAT SCORE FOR THE TOP 10% OF THE CLASS OF 2020 #1 BEST PRIVATE K-12 SCHOOL IN HENRY COUNTY, GEORGIA AS RANKED BY NICHE $36M IN ACADEMIC, ARTS & ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY 464 STUDENTS IN THE CLASSES OF 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Eagle's Landing Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Every day is an OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONAL TOUR TODAY A school that teaches WHAT YOU MODEL AT HOME LEARN MORE I want to TELL MY ELCA STORY SHARE NOW I'd like to REQUEST INFORMATION INQUIRE TODAY HOW WE HAVE ADAPTED TO COVID-19 VIEW COVID-19 RESOURCES LATEST NEWS Atlanta's Premier Christian Private School on the Southside
- PTF | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA
A MEANINGFUL WAY TO GET INVOLVED ELCA PTF is excited about the 2022-2023 school year! Planning for our yearly fundraisers will begin soon. We are pleased to host several fundraisers including the annual Christmas Shoppe, Uniform Resale, and Spring Fling. We will continue to celebrate our teachers throughout the year with the help of our Hospitality Committee. All families are members of the PTF and we welcome your involvement at the classroom level or joining a committee that you may be interested in. Click the link below to sign-up! **** REMINDERS***** Donations of gently used ELCA approved uniforms or spirit wear are greatly appreciated. They can be donated at any time to the receptionist desk. Please do not donate items to Goodwill or other places outside of ELCA to help protect the integrity and safety of our school. OUR MISSION The mission of the PTF is to create a cohesive and supportive relationship between the parents, teachers and administrators of ELCA, so that we can work together effectively to ensure that all of the students at ELCA have the greatest advantages made available to them as they work diligently to develop academically, socially, and spiritually. Mission of the ELCA Parent Teacher Fellowship: To create a pool of resources and volunteers that can be called on to benefit the advancement of the students at ELCA in their pursuit of academic and spiritual excellence. To assist parents, teachers, and staff members in developing the skills they need to support and promote the student's academic and spiritual development. To encourage the involvement of the ELCA families in school activities, sporting events, fine arts performances, ministry projects, fundraisers, etc... To serve as a fundraising arm for the school to help bring in financial resources that can be used to further support academic excellence at ELCA. Officers President: Kisha Thomas Vice-President: T-Sharri Murchison Secretary: LaShonda Reid Committee Chairs Christmas Shop Lakia Hill Shannon Powel l Spring Fling Amanah Thrasher Uniform Resale An Opportunity for You Hospitality Christina Fraley Amanda Collier School Chairs K3 - 1st grade Haley Reagin 2nd - 5th grade Leah Peck Middle School Latasha Kettles School Representatives Preschool - Teacher Jennifer Blanton Elementary - Teacher Paula Williams Middle School - Teacher Heather Reagan VOLUNTEER SURVEY PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
- 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.
- Alumni Information | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough
EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ALUMNI INFORMATION ALUMNI STORIES SHARE YOUR JOURNEY SUPPORT ELCA Our alumni are an important part of the foundation that our school is built upon. We have formed our Alumni Council that will help coordinate all alumni activities and special events. If you are interested in serving on the Council or being a class representative, email email@example.com . Please keep in touch! E-mail pictures in digital format to firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us what you have been doing since you left high school; college awards, promotions, marriage, children, etc. We want to share the news with everyone! ALUMNI PRIVATE GROUP ALUMNI FACEBOOK All former students of MCA, GACS-Meadow Creek, and ELCA are invited to attend the annual Homecoming Tailgate Tradition. Save the date...Friday, October 6, 2023. More info to come. TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM The philosophy is solid, true, and timeless! • McDonough Christian Academy • Meadow Creek Academy • Greater Atlanta Christian School (Meadow Creek Campus) • Eagle's Landing Christian Academy The name may have changed since 1970, but the mission remains . . . • To create for our students, our children, a learning environment conducive to spiritual nurturing. • To provide a Christian education that prepares every student for a lifetime of success in whatever path God has for him or her. ALUMNI STORIES WRITTEN ALUMNI STORIES Jeff Wilkerson Class of 1997 Phillip Brown Class of 2007 Shelby Ausband Class of 2009 Stephanie Tirado Class of 2010 Taylor Echols Class of 2011 Josh Ekstedt Class of 2011 Zach Morgan Class of 2011 PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE SHOW SOME LOVE! SUPPORT ELCA SUBMIT YOUR STORY SHARE YOUR JOURNEY
- Leadership | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy | McDonough, GA
ADMINISTRATION Doug Campbell 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. Assistant Head for Operations Cindy George 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. ( Assistant Head for Academics Kim Terrell 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. High School Principal Andy Whitlock 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, two of which have graduated from ELCA. Mr. Whitlock also serves as the high school science department chair and coaches girls' basketball. Middle School Principal Susan Hearn 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). Elementary School Principal Michelle Blackburn 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. Elementary Assistant Principal of Discipline and Spiritual Life Jay Covington 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) 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). High School Assistant Principal of Discipline Ivey Davis 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). Director of Curriculum and Instruction Denise Martin 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). Assistant Principal of Instruction, 5-12 Dr. Lisa Stone 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. Elementary Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Douglas Campbell, Jr. 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. Spiritual Life Director Gilbert Fields COMING SOON Director of Ethnic Unity Cindy Baker COMING SOON Chief Financial Officer Chuck Ekstedt 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 oversees the home-school component at ELCA which gives "At Home" learners the opportunity to come on campus and enroll in our amazing large format Fine Arts classes, and attend these courses right alongside of the full-time students. He 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. Director K-12 School of Fine Arts Scott Queen Scott Queen has been at ELCA since 1996 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 Recreation 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. Athletic Director
- 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 2023 PROM GUIDELINES 2023 PROM GUEST FORM 2023 PROM BILL TO ACCOUNT 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 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 2022-2023 STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD President – Lily Wu VP Programming – Lauren Lee VP Operations – Kristen Capp VP Finance Cash – Alex Cook VP Finance Billing – Mark Meng VP Fundraising – Matthew Johnson VP Internal Affairs – Katherine Spence VP External Affairs – Nico Mathew VP Public Relations – Divya Scott VP Public Relations – Allison Simmons VP Service – Zoe Purcaro VP Discipleship – Claire Massengale VP Spiritual Formation – Miller Doerr SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President – Melanie Collier Vice-President – Makenna Tyson Chaplain – Emma Whitlock Chaplain – Tucker Hardeman Diversity Liaison – Nick Lemons JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President – Bryson Fields Vice-President – Mariah Monroig Chaplain – Audrey An Meletio Chaplain – Luke Gross Diversity Liaison – Sydney Craddock SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS President – Elizabeth Lewis Vice-President – Claire Gilliam Chaplain – Nyla Osmani Chaplain – Jack Shuler Diversity Liaison – Madison Norwood 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
- Academics | Christian School in McDonough, GA | Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
We understand that you care about every aspect of your child’s school experience. What they learn, who they learn from, and the methods in which they learn matter. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy embraces a culture of continuous improvement with a strong biblical worldview, which serves as the foundation of our academic program. The strength of our curriculum is reflected in our students’ achievement, engagement, and post-graduate success. When seniors leave our campus, they are academically prepared to enter the country’s top public, Christian, and private colleges and universities. More importantly, they’re equipped to impact the world for Christ. Academics at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMIC OVERVIEW Cindy George 678.818.1077 ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL for ACADEMICS Ivey Davis 678.818.1054 DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Lisa Stone 678.818.1047 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (PK-4) Denise Martin 678.818.1075 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (5-12) Becky Dean 678.818.1071 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Donna Bowie 678.818.1046 REGISTRAR The Registrar's Office assists with questions regarding: Transcript Requests Student Records Report Cards Work Permits (information and form ) Alcohol/Drug Forms Early Learning (3- and 4-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten) ELCA’s Early Learning Academy prepares students to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Students develop their identity in Christ through Bible stories, grow socially through collaboration with peers, and start building the foundation for future academics. In addition to core subject areas, students are introduced to music, art, instructional technology, Spanish, and library. Visit our Early Learning Academy page to learn more about our programs and schedule options. Elementary School (K-4) Our Kingdom Education approach helps students in kindergarten through grade 5 develop both a strong academic foundation and a biblical worldview. Our curriculum exceeds state standards to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve their potential. Core subjects are Bible, reading, math, science, history, and language arts. Enrichments such as art, music, Spanish, technology, P.E., and more round out the curriculum and help students explore their interests. Special events include field trips, academic competitions, and festivals that showcase our students’ budding talents. Read more about our elementary program . Middle School (5-8) When students enter middle school, they are ready to take on more challenging academics and pursue their God-given gifts. An intentionally-designed curriculum keeps students engaged in the classroom, and athletics, fine arts programs, and leadership opportunities foster friendships built on shared interests. Middle school students prepare for the next steps in their education by enrolling in Honors classes, taking the PSAT and the Pre-ACT, and setting meaningful goals. Visit our middle school page to learn more about our engaging curriculum, character education, exciting electives, and opportunities for growth outside the classroom. High School (9-12) High school is not just about preparing for college; it’s about preparing for life. At ELCA, students prepare for lives of impact as they strengthen their faith, define their passions, and hone their skills. Honors, AP, and Early College courses equip high school students for success at the college level, and a dedicated College Placement & Guidance staff ensures each student is competitive for admission to their best-fit universities. A wide variety of extracurricular activities and clubs round out the experience, fostering unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Read more about high school now. Are you comparing private schools in the Henry County, Georgia area? Schedule an on-campus tour to learn more about the ELCA advantage. When you think about all the things you want your child to get out of their educational journey, the bar is set high. Whether they are in pre-kindergarten or high school, you know their learning environment will shape their future. Here are a few of the most important reasons families partner with ELCA: Alignment Our Pre-K teachers sit down with our high school teachers to align our curriculum in a meaningful way, enabling students to incorporate a biblical worldview as they develop mastery of core knowledge throughout the years. ELCAs close-knit community is centered on shared Christian values, and we view each child’s education as a partnership with their parents. Families are invited to be involved in classroom activities and auxiliary organizations. Differentiation We recognize that every child is a unique creation of God with varied strengths, challenges, and learning styles. With optimal class sizes, teachers are able to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Students are encouraged to pursue excellence at the next level through our Excel, Honors, and AP programs, and our Student Support Services are available to assist those who need extra help in one or more subject areas. Success In the past ten years, our students have attended over 140 different post-secondary institutions including: Naval Academy Messiah Wheaton Spelman Dartmouth Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgetown University of Chicago Morehouse Liberty University Penn State Tulane University of Georgia Clark Atlanta University Purdue University University of Alabama University of Tennessee University of Kentucky Auburn University Clemson University Georgia State University Howard University Hofstra University Syracuse University. In 2022, 83 ELCA graduates earned $10.3 million in scholarship dollars. WHY FAMILIES CHOOSE EAGLE'S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Learn More About Moving Your Child to ELCA Whether you have a preschool or are looking to transfer your older child, our Switch Guide for parents is a great place to start. This free information packet will tell you more about our academic program and help you learn how to take the next steps toward enrollment.
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