Greater Houlton Christian Academy has been recognized over the past years for our superior academic program, our strong sports teams, our computer lab, and other areas of excellence. However, these things are not what makes GHCA unique in our area.
What makes GHCA special is the presence of the Living God. He is here at the center of everything we do. We recognize that our students come to us for many different reasons. When the school year is over, however, our hope that each student can look back and rejoice because within these walls God is about the business of changing lives.
GHCA provides a loving, caring environment that helps develop spiritual and moral values in our young people. We say "helps", because ultimately it is the parents who are commissioned by God to raise their children. GHCA operates in partnership with godly parents and area churches to fulfill the Biblical command, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)"
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It is the purpose of the Academy to establish, own, maintain, and conduct a Christian school for the daily instruction of children. The Academy seeks to teach its students Christian values and to help develop their Christian character and biblical worldview within the framework of a quality academic education.
GHCA exists to educate the mind for knowledge and to enlighten the spirit for wisdom in order to empower the next generation of godly leaders who will impact the world for Jesus Christ. This is best accomplished when it is done in a cooperative partnership with the student's home and church. At the Academy we are "Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts."
Functioning as a center of Christian educational influence, GHCA will be an exemplary school community that with nurture, challenge and empower students to develop their unique gifts and abilities to their highest potential for the glory of God. Led by a committed and caring faculty, the students will be taught to think critically and biblically, and to achieve appropriate levels of academic and extracurricular excellence in order to become godly leaders for Jesus Christ and His kingdom in the greater Houlton area and around the world. Each student is given opportunity for a well-rounded education in a safe, loving and disciplined environment. GHCA is committed to providing this affordable quality education for all families seeking a Christian school education.
All school parents who are in agreement with the Statement of Faith and Christian Philosophy of Education are Association members. Former school parents, alumni, and friends may also be Association members if they are also in agreement with the Statement of Faith and Christian Philosophy of Education and have been approved by the Board and if they make a contribution per year to the school. The Greater Houlton Christian Academy, Inc. holds an Association meeting each year.
Parents are encouraged to take an active part in the school experience for they play a pivotal role in the development of their children's responsible attitudes towards school, appropriate behavior, and respectful interactions with others. The Academy depends on parental involvement in such activities as work nights, fund raisers, and parent-teacher meetings. Realizing that some have time constraints due to work schedules, etc., we simply ask parents to do their very best in what they can participate in. This is what makes this parent-sponsored school work successfully.
The school is owned and sponsored by the Greater Houlton Christian Academy Association, Incorporated, a non-profit corporation. The affairs of the Association are administered by the Board of Directors, composed of at least five but not more than nine members, elected by the corporate membership. The Head of School is appointed by the Board and is the chief executive officer of the Academy and carries out the policies established by the Board.
The Head of School oversees the day to day operation of the school and is available to listen to concerns and questions regarding procedures. The Board designates the Head of School to be the contact person with overall school matters. Classroom issues or questions can best be address by the classroom teacher first.
Greater Houlton Christian Academy (GHCA) student body is represented by more than twenty area churches. GHCA, however, is a non-denominational, independent Christian School in Houlton, Maine and has been a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1994.