After 40 years, MCA has implemented remarkable academic changes. MCA started this journey one year ago. It's exciting, and sometimes exhausting. We are dedicated to continued growth; good learners never stop moving forward. The name of our academy, for starters, is new. Our emphasis on critical thinking is now at the core of academics at MCA. 21st Century learning and project-based learning (PBL) is the focus in every classroom. And now, especially in our early elementary classrooms, you will see a visible change as educators implement a Reggio Emilia approach. Reggio Emilia inspired classrooms will compliment our forward-thinking learning philosophy. Students experience community and deeper relationships through respect and love for one another. In fact, we implemented a priority on respect into our school-wide expectations last year - a key element as we grow stronger, focusing on being The Academy On A Hill.
These kinds of changes don't happen overnight. As our students and families fully understand, 2015-16 was a transitional year for MCA. The growth and evolvement continues, just as learning continues. We continue to improve and strive for excellence at MCA, and it's a team effort. It takes hard work and grit, as well as commitment and an encouraging spirit. I'm grateful to say we have a great team, and I'm looking forward to the 2016-17 school year!
I am happy to report that MCA is celebrating 40 years of service to the community! Now, that's something to be excited about! One thing that has been a constant over the past forty years is the steadfast commitment to honoring God through this ministry. God as foundation is the one thing that won't change at MCA.
To God be the glory. Great things HE has done!
We appreciate your support and prayers. There's a lot of work happening behind the scenes, but we definitely could use more help. Ask how you can get involved in making MCA a great place for our students and our community. Thanks, friends!