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We are located in Orange County, California and serve families in the city of Orange and surrounding communities. Academy families travel from north Orange County (Anaheim), south Orange County (Lake Forest), east Orange County (Corona), and west Orange County (Huntington Beach). Our campus is located on the beautiful Bridge Community Church campus, in the City of Orange, near the intersection of the California State Route 55 and 22 freeways.
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy is a Private School Satellite Program (PSP) offering an affordable classical Christian educational service for home school families. The Academy offers full-time 3-day enrollment for grades K through 12 and full-time 2-day enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten. Full-time students (grades 1-12) are listed under the Academy's PSP affidavit. Additionally, full-time student records (CUM file) are maintained by the Academy.
The Academy also offers full-time enrichment courses which are available to charter students. Enrichment enrolled students are not listed under the Academy's PSP affidavit (the Academy does not directly enroll charter school students). In this case, charter students will need to be enrolled in an umbrella school or the family will need to file their own private school affidavit. Enrichment enrolled students will receive grades for enrichment classes (quarterly, 1st - 6th; semester, 7th - 8th). Enrichment enrolled students are required to attend enrolled classes and complete assignments on time, as well as abide by the Academy's rules.
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy emphasizes the three stages of educational development that characterize classical education (trivium): first, the grammar stage, teaching factual foundations through recitation; second, the logic stage, instilling reasoning and critical thinking skills; and third, the rhetoric stage, emphasizing the role of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought.
The Academy chooses the curriculum and provides on-campus teacher-led instruction on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday and Friday are at-home school days reinforcing lessons taught on-campus. This schedule removes the inefficiencies of a typical five-day school while still providing teacher-led core instruction, which provides flexibility for families to better manage their outside activities. For at-home days, families are provided with homework sheets to help support their child's learning success. Parents are not required to teach lessons at home, they are required to help in grading homework and ensuring their student completes assigned work. Less parent grading is required as the student matriculates.
In partnership with parents, and guided by the Gospel, we strive to educate students in a classical tradition, so that they may grow in knowledge (wisdom) and in the love of our Lord; more ably use their gifts and developed virtue in the service of others; and glorify Christ and His Church. We strive to foster creativity, wisdom and virtue through learning.
The Academy exists to educate students through a reliable core of substantial subjects, including grammar, mathematics, logic, rhetoric, history, Latin, English and world literature, poetry, composition, various sciences, economics, fine arts, and Christian studies. In addition, all upper school classes are rigorous and college preparatory.
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy is directed by Christians, is largely composed of Christian participants, operates according to Christian principles, and seeks to further build a lasting relationship between students and Christ. Our relationship with Jesus, our union with Christ, is of utmost importance. Paul’s letters mention the union with Christ nearly 200 times, using terms like “in Christ,” “with Christ,” and “through Christ." Jesus also describes this reality: “In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” (John 14:20). Union with Christ captures the mysterious reality that Christ dwells in the heart of believers, and believers, simultaneously, dwell in the heart of Christ. Thus they are one. We aspire to foster student relationships that are in union with Jesus Christ.
The Academy classes are taught by gifted teachers, who are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for learning with their students. Teachers are hired for their teaching skills and knowledge, including select parent teachers who are highly educated or possess exceptional skills.
Recognizing the value of small classes, the Academy’s philosophy is to maintain small classes throughout all grades. Class size is limited to 15 students. We combine grades if there are are not enough students to fill a grade (still abiding by maximum of 15 students). For combined grades, material is rotated to avoid unnecessary repetition. Additionally, the Academy strives to hold core courses at the same time (e.g. math). Although students may be part of a combination class, they would attend their appropriate math level.
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy was established in 2014 by several faithful families. You can read more about our faithful Founders here.