Welcome to Aletheia Christian Academy!
We are glad that you have taken the time to look into Aletheia. We are blessed to have served many families in Pensacola since opening in 1992.
We adopt the Biblical position that the education of children is primarily the responsibility of the parents. However, we are told in Ecclesiastes 4:12 that “…a cord of three strands is not quickly broken…” We believe that the three strands of the Home, the Church, and the School can impact a young person’s life and keep him walking in the way that leads to righteousness. We, therefore, endeavor to be an extension of the Christian home and a tool for enhancing the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of its students.
We are looking forward to seeing what God will do through ACA this year. We are trusting that He will use Aletheia to be a Godly influence in the lives of your children. It is our desire to walk in obedience, to sow His Word, and to trust Him for the growth.
We have recently received the results from the Terra Nova standardized tests that our K5-9th grade students took two weeks ago and I am writing to inform you that our students have made significant improvement in the areas of Reading, Math, Language and Science!
Let me give you some specific numbers.
- Reading scores improved by an average of 9 percentile points.
- Language by 10 percentile points
- Math by 10 percentile points
- Science by 7 percentile points
This is an amazing increase in one year!
I have also compared our test scores to those from ACSI schools with enrollments from 200-399. Aletheia has an enrollment of just under 200 so the schools we are looking at are all bigger than us and some of them are twice our size. Aletheia’s average test scores were much higher than the average scores of these bigger schools!
- Our average Reading scores were 10 points higher than the average ACSI school.
- Our Language scores were also 10 points higher.
- Our Math scores were almost 13 points higher!
- Our Science scores were 10 points higher.
I attribute our test score improvement to several actions we have taken during the past year. During the previous two years, we have been studying the large amount of data provided by Terra Nova to try and understand where our weak areas are in each subject. We have started the process of identifying and addressing these weak areas. This process will continue as our understanding of how to use this data to improve classroom instruction increases. We have also sought to improve our test taking skills by teaching our students “academic vocabulary” words which allow them to better understand what a question is asking and also going over example test questions that are provided by Terra Nova to ensure that our students are familiar with the test question format. These steps increase our students ability to understand what a question is asking so they can then properly apply the knowledge and skills they have learned.
These results are a great testimony to the skill and hard work of Aletheia’s teachers and all of your children. God has richly blessed us.
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Cardus Study and ACSI’s Response
The purpose of the Cardus Education Survey (CES) was to determine if Christian schools were meeting the goals they have set in the areas of spiritual formation, cultural engagement and academic excellence. The results were compiled from surveying a large number of graduates of public schools, home-schooling, Catholic schools, Protestant schools, and non-religious private schools. Administrators from Protestant and Catholic schools were also surveyed. The CES highlighted the many positive outcomes of Christian schooling, while also pointing out areas where improvement is needed.
Below are links to the CES, an article from Christian School Comment called “The Christian School Difference,” and to the Association of Christian Schools International’s (ACSI) response to the CES. ACSI is Aletheia’s accrediting agency.
If you would like to purchase the Cardus Study, you may find it at this website: www.carduseducationsurvey.com
Redbird CD Sale (for download)
If you would like to purchase Redbird, the newest release CD from Warren Barfield, please click on the picture at left. You will be directed to ChristianFUNRaisers.com to complete your download for $10. Aletheia will share in 50% of the profits to go towards our ACA Scholarship Fund. Tell friends and neighbors about this sale! You will be blessed.
RenWeb School Management
Aletheia uses RenWeb as our school management software. This program enables parents and students to access real-time information such as attendance, grades, assignments, discipline issues, report cards, and contact information.
How do I log in the first time?
Before you log in to RenWeb, you must provide the school with a current email address.
- From the school website, click the “RenWeb Login” link at the bottom of the page.
- Click the “First Time Users” tab and type in your email address.
- If you are logging in as a parent, click “New Parent Login”; click “New Student Login” if you are a student.
- A new password will be emailed to your email address.
- Go back to the RenWeb login page through the school website, click the “Parents” or “Students” tab, and enter your email address and password. Click “Login.” You may change your password to one that you will easily remember after your initial login.
- Our school code is ACA-FL