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.
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.
Testing (MERIT) Accommodations
MERIT Classes: Grades 6-12
Elementary Reading Programs: Grades K-2 and 3-5
Elementary Math Program: Grades 3-5
Senate Bill 10
THE SUPPORT NETWORK
Online and in person counseling is available to ELCA students, families and staff using a licensed clinical social worker.
In order to register, send an email to Holly.Capp@eagleslanding.org to coordinate a time to meet. For online counseling, you will need to have registered in the Zoom Meetings app. We will have the sessions via this platform. Feel free to contact Mrs. Capp with questions.
Good mental health is critical to children’s success in school and life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Left unmet, mental health problems are linked to costly negative outcomes. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years. Examples include stress, anxiety, taunting, family problems, depression, eating disorders, and alcohol/substance abuse. Serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, are on the rise, particularly among youth. Unfortunately, estimates of up to 60% of students do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma and lack of access to services. Of those who do get help, nearly two-thirds do so through their school.
A Christian school is uniquely equipped to assist students through some of these challenges. Every staff member at ELCA is a professing follower of Jesus Christ which means that they are indwelt with the Holy Spirit. One of the many attributes of the Holy Spirit is His ability to counsel. Therefore, each staff member at ELCA is equipped to assist students through emotional difficulties. In addition to these lay-counselors, ELCA has a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is professionally qualified to assist students with any of the aforementioned mental health issues as well as unmentioned ones. Finally, ELCA partners with several counseling services throughout the South Metro area to further intervene with clinically diagnosed students.
Through these resources, the focus is prevention, intervention, positive development, and regular communication between school and families. More importantly, though, the goal 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.
THE SUPPORT NETWORK AT ELCA IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE
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.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Mrs. Holly Capp
INITIATIVES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUPPORT NETWORK
Bible Class – financial planning, inductive studies, worldview formation, mentoring, sex education,abstinence, social justice, rebellion, risk-taking, mental health, etc.
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
Whitewater rafting for seniors
Peer accountability groups
Wilds’ ropes courses/hikes
Life Time Sports class
Life Preparedness/Career Readiness
Guidance Counseling - Mr. Teague
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
Continuing Education on mental health, physical health, spiritual health, cultural diversity
Taste of ELCA
Grade Level Overnight Trips (Rock Eagle, St. Augustine, The Wilds, Walt Disney World, Creation Museum, Washington DC)
Academic/Cultural Multi-night Excursions
Senior Rafting trip
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)
Eagles Landing Counseling Center (licensed professional counselors)
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
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
COMMON CORE ALIGNED MATH APPS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
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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