Letter from the Headmaster

Dear Parents and Students,

As Headmaster of American Christian, I want to thank you for stopping by our website. Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make for their child.   Students actually spend more time at school than at home during the school ages. It is therefore a true investment in the future of your child. Once that opportunity has passed, it cannot be redone.   

We believe it is our job at American Christian Academy to assist parents in the education process. While the primary responsibility of raising a child belongs to the parents, the school can come alongside to help in this endeavor. We take our responsibility very seriously and want our students to be well-prepared for college and for life.

It is our desire to help students learn how to make important decisions. To make the right choices, students must be taught and trained in the moral basis for right and wrong, which we believe is found in the Bible. We understand that having an education is important, and we work hard to make sure they are prepared for the next level – whether it be UA, AU, a Service Academy, or an Ivy League school. But our desire is that a student also develop a moral character that will help them be a good spouse, employee, and citizen.

Our achievement tests scores are consistently one to three years above the national average. We offer a wide range of Dual Credit and AP classes. Our Robotics teams, math teams, and spelling bee winners do very well in competitions against much larger schools.  Graduates of ACA have been accepted at Georgia Institute of Technology, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, West Point Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, Harvard, UAB Medical School, UAB Dental School, University of South Alabama, Harding College, University of North Alabama, and many other fine colleges. Over 96% of our graduates go on to college.

As a parent, I am thankful for the education my children received from ACA. Two of our sons attended the US Air Force Academy where they graduated in the top 10% of their class. Both boys went on to receive a Masters Degree through the Sorbonne in Paris. Our second son graduated as the number one student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Alabama and went on to start an energy consulting company.  Our daughter did well very at the University of Alabama and now balances a real estate career with motherhood and doing special events for ACA. My wife and I are truly thankful to each teacher who played a role in their lives, preparing them academically and spiritually.

We often receive emails from former students who say that ACA not only prepared them to be successful in college, but gave them a love for travel, and a spiritual foundation for life. Maybe that is why so many graduates later send their own children to ACA. We would be happy for you to apply for admission to ACA by completing forms you will find online. I urge you to start the process early as some grades fill up quickly. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Dan Carden
Headmaster