Preparing for College and Careers
Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days... –Deuteronomy 5:32
ACCA partners with parents in guiding their high school students to pursue excellence spiritually, academically, and socially so that the student establishes a foundation that will serve them throughout their lifetime. The curriculum, opportunities, and mentorship at ACCA will enable high school students to go on to compete in a global economy, and continue to advance the Great Commission. Through traditional coursework, Internships, dual enrollment, prayer groups, service projects, food drives and other meaningful activities, students graduate ready to impact their world for Jesus Christ.
ACCA requires a minimum of 25 credits to graduate for a student enrolled in our 9th – 12th grade program of studies.
In order for a student to receive enough credits, the following is required:
4 credits of English
4 credits of History
4 credits of Mathematics
4 credits of Science
1 credit in Bible is required for each year attending ACCA
2 credits in Physical Education
0.5 credit in Health
2 credits in Foreign Language
0.5 credit in Public Speaking
0.25 credit in Technology
1.25 credits in Electives.
Credits are issued on successfully passing the course.
Dual Enrollment programs through Harrisburg Area Community College or University of Valley Forge (online only) gives qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive high school and college credit simultaneously.
Dual enrollment students can take college credit courses at any Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) campus, at an off-site location or online at University of Valley Forge. Students will receive one half credit at ACCA per semester course upon verification, through an official transcript from HACC or University of Valley Forge, of successful completion of the course. These course credits also become part of the permanent college record. Students may apply them to a degree program at HACC or University of Valley Forge or transfer them to another college.
Students who wish to enroll in courses for dual enrollment must be in good financial standing at ACCA and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The cost of all dual enrollment courses is the responsibility of the student and/or their family. There is no discount offered on tuition at ACCA unless the student is taking a course that ACCA does not offer which is required to satisfy graduation requirements (i.e. student is taking Chemistry at HACC because ACCA does not offer Chemistry that year).
Students and their families should check with the college or university about whether credits earned will transfer to the college of their choice.
Serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is a desire we want to instill in our students. High school students develop a heart of service through opportunities to assist the needy by way of community service projects, Samaritan's Purse, John's Meals, food drives and more.
Area pastors, guest speakers and teachers present a message to our students each week. Leading in prayer, music, and sharing from God's word are opportunities for high school students to take leadership roles during this worshipful time.
High school students have many options for fun, leadership and involvement at ACCA. Retreats, School Spirit Week, music and drama performances, Spring Fling and the Senior missions trip are just some of the activities that enhance our high school students' experiences.
I love ACCA for many reasons. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of ACCA, is growth. I personally have grown in so many ways because of where the Lord sent me to school. Before ACCA, I always thought that I wasn't the smartest. I struggled with reading, and over all, I wasn't enthusiastic about learning. But, when we found this school, I found so much more than school. I found a family that authentically cared about what I was struggling with in my academics, in my home life and in my spiritual life. They wanted the best for me! They poured themselves into me! At ACCA there are teachers that will challenge you to be the best student you can be. However, they don't just give you this challenge and expect you to handle it on your own. They help you, lead you and guide you through it all. Teachers pray with you. You get to pray with the younger students. ACCA is a circle of never ending love and compassion, and this is only possible because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He makes ACCA what it is. To God be the glory!