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Summit Christian Academy Enrollment Sets School Record

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Students were all smiles on the first day of School at SCA as the school saw record enrollment with 794 students. Left to right Freshman Chloe Woodall, Faith Dickey, Doris Li, Lenetta Lee and Emily Blumer.

As the doors opened at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) for the first day of the 2015-16 school year, excitement filled the air as SCA celebrated a record-number of students.

“Due to an increase in enrollment the administration at SCA opened a fourth Kindergarten class for the first time in school history,” shared SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson. Here SCA Kindergarten student Jack Stiglic poses with SCA Mascot Screech.

“Due to an increase in enrollment the administration at SCA opened a fourth Kindergarten class for the first time in school history,” shared SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson. Here SCA Kindergarten student Jack Stiglic poses with SCA Mascot Screech.

“We had a wonderful year last year. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in the Lee’s Summit community,” shared SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson. “We ended our year with 732 students and now, heading into our 26th year I am excited to announce that our enrollment is up 10% over last year. We see growth at our elementary and secondary level with our total enrollment currently at 794 students.”

One of the factors playing into the growth at SCA can be attributed to the fact that many families are moving to the Kansas City community for employment. In addition to families moving to the area, families are also commuting to SCA from Warrensburg, Shawnee Mission and Smithville so that their children can attend SCA.

“I have interviewed families moving to Lee’s Summit from all over the nation,” shared Mrs. Harrelson. “From California to Colorado to Oklahoma, families are desiring Christian education and for God to be part of school. Our mission is to partner with families so that we can inspire their children to achieve their God-given potential while maintaining high academic standards. When we began 26 years ago that is what our founders desired, and our mission and standards stand strong today. Many of the families have found SCA while doing an online search, or locally have heard about us from friends. When they step onto our campus, they see and feel the SCA difference, and get excited about what is happening here,” shared Mrs. Harrelson.

Outside of enrollment increasing, the number of dual-credit college courses offered at SCA has increased to 55 college hours, the school has added a symphonic orchestra and the athletic program continues to grow and compete at the regional and state level.

“A high percentage of our students are taking college courses here at SCA,” shared Mrs. Harrelson. “Around 89% of our sophomore –senior students enroll and take dual-credit college courses. Our students are preparing for college and we are excited that so many of them are using the opportunity to take the courses here on our campus and potentially graduate from SCA as college sophomores.”

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