Welcome to the fiftieth year of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, founded in 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

Our mission at ELCA is to glorify God by assisting parents in involving their children in a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through Kingdom Education.

 

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

COUNCIL

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

College Counseling

Email: Mr. Alan Teague

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 

Online Support Group and Personal Counseling Schedule

  • 1st–3rd grades – Mondays at 10:00 AM

  • 4th–5th grades – Mondays at 11:00 AM

  • 6th grade – Tuesdays at 2:00 PM

  • 7th grade – Tuesday at 2:45 PM

  • 8th grade – Tuesday at 3:30 PM

  • 9th–10th grades – Thursdays at 2:00 PM

  • 11th–12th grades – Thursdays at 3:00 PM

  • Elementary parents – Wednesdays at 2:00 PM

  • Middle School parents - Wednesdays at 2:45 PM

  • High School parents – Wednesdays at 3:30 PM

 

In order to register, send an email to Holly.Capp@eagleslanding.org by 8:00 AM each morning of the respective meeting.  You also 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

  • Richard Allen

  • Holly Capp

  • Luisa Duren

  • Martha Fairley

  • Jacob Hearn

  • Anna Ivey

  • Rick Jones

  • Grace Lee

  • Susan Loach

  • Derrick Mason

  • Linda Payne

  • Robert Riddick

  • Misty Weber

  • Rachel Williams

 

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

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 - 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

 

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, Wilds, Disney, Holyland Experience, Creation/Ark Encounter, Washington DC)

  • Mission Trips

  • Academic/Cultural Multi-night Excursions

  • Senior Rafting trip

  • Pep Rallies

  • Student council

 

Crisis Intervention

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Holly Capp

  • Diversity Liaison, Grace Lee

  • School Resource Officer, Mike Haralson

  • 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)

OTHER RESOURCES

COUNSELING

ACADEMIC AWARDS

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

2021-2022

STUDENT COUNCIL

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD

President – Christina Barrow

Vice-President – Lily Wu

Chaplains – Tim Blackburn, Miller Doerr, Alyssa Leventhal, and Claire Massengale

Diversity Chair – Nadia Osmani

Treasurer – Bria Bellamy

Communications/Logistics Chair – Cassidi Austin

 

SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS

Senior Class President – Nadia Osmani

Senior Class Vice-President – Jason Reynolds

Senior Class Treasurer – Kelvin Asapokhai

Senior Class Chaplains – Janine Baldwin, Sorionna Scott, and Miguel McNeil

Senior Class Diversity Liaison – Miles Norwood

Senior Class Social Media Chair – Cheridyn Leverette

 

JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS

Junior Class President – Sahil Trivedi

Junior Class Vice-President – Charlie Gilliam

Junior Class Treasurer – Mark Meng and Katherine Spence

Junior Class Chaplains – Emma Whitlock and Tucker Hardeman

Junior Class Diversity Liaison – Nicholas Lemons

Junior Class Social Media Chair – Allison Simmons

 

SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS

Sophomore Class President – Lauren Lee

Sophomore Class Vice-President – Alex Cook

Sophomore Class Chaplains – Audrey An Meletio and Luke Gross

Sophomore Class Diversity Liaison – Amber Hensel

Sophomore Class Social Media Chair – Kennedy Lilly

TECHNOLOGY

RESOURCES

Need an app to annotate PDF documents on your device?

 

 

Need an alternative to Microsoft Office for your iPad?  

 

  • (streams Office to your iPad)

Need an alternative to Microsoft Office for your Android?

 

  • ThinkFree Office Mobile

 

Need a word processing app for your device?

 

 

Need a presentation app for your device?

 

 

Need a spreadsheet app for your device?

 

 

Don't forget that there are quite a few web-based apps (called Web 2.0 apps) to accomplish just about anything you can do on your iOS or Android device.  Some apps are cross-platform meaning they work on iOS, Android, and Web.

 

  

Choice Boards - A Choice Board s a graphic organizer that allows students to choose how they will learn a concept. 

Do you have more applications or programs you'd like to recommend for this page to share with other students?  Click the link below and tell us about it!  

      I'd like to recommend another app or program for this page

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.

 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.

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:

 

Director, K-12 Instructional Technology  

Martha Fairley

678-818-1056

K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATIONAL APPS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

LUMINESCENCE

Student Literary Magazine

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