Listen to the advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:20-21
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The Academy is located in Orange County, California and mostly serves families in the city of Orange and surrounding communities. Academy families travel from north Orange County (Anaheim), south Orange County (Mission Viejo), east Orange County (Corona), and west Orange County (Huntington Beach). Some families also travel from Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.
The 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. A car pool coordinator is available for families seeking opportunities to share rides (inquire within).
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy is a Private School Satellite Program (PSP) offering an affordable classical Christian educational service for homeschool families. The Academy offers full-time 3-day enrollment for grades K through 12. Full-time students (grades 1-12) are listed under the Academy's PSP affidavit; the Academy files the annual PSP affidavit covering your student in California. The Academy operates as the student's administrator by maintaining student cumulative records (e.g. attendance, grades, high school transcripts, and health information). Additionally, the Academy also has researched and chosen a classical Christian curriculum for your student(s).
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 provides the curriculum and on-campus teacher-led instruction three days per week. Classes meet 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 with grading homework and ensuring their student completes assigned tasks. 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 seek 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 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." The Academy focuses on unity in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Book of John (chapter 17), Jesus prays for His disciples, but He also prays for those of us here today and tomorrow to be in unity with Him and His Father so that the world will know that He was sent by the Father. Christians are called to be united in Christ. 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. The Academy aspires to foster unity in Jesus Christ to help show the world that the Father sent the Son.
"I do not pray for these only [disciples], but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me."
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 16 students. Grades are combined if there are are not enough students to fill a grade (still abiding by the maximum of 16 students). For combined grades, material is rotated to avoid unnecessary repetition. Additionally, the Academy strives to offer core courses during the same time period for grades 5 and up (e.g. math). Although students may be part of a combination class, they will receive separate instruction for their appropriate math level.
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy was established in 2014 by faithful families. You can read more about the Academy's faithful Founders here.