Dear Parents and Guardians,
Yesterday the Iowa Department of Education announced that as of July 1, all Covid-19 restrictions on schools are being lifted. This means that school can begin on time and that many of the fears that we have had about restrictions will not, as likely, be seen. Of course, along with all Iowa organizations, we are still under restrictions from the Iowa Department of Health.
Some of the issues raised in our survey are still important but now we have an understanding of how they will be handled by the Department of Education. The restrictions placed on schools for health reasons are still very important, but the primary decision-making will be on a local level by the school board. This will include school closings. Of course, the governor can step in at any time for an emergency, but currently the decisions on how to respond to Covid-19 will rest with our board.
Dr. Pedati, the director of the Iowa Department of Health, spoke to the school leaders of Iowa yesterday by “Zoom”. She noted that school children are the least likely to get, or to spread, Covid-19. She noted that, by far, the most important thing that we can do is to keep sick people out of this building. This is already in our policy but we do need to all join together in making this a firmer reality in the 2020-21 school year.
Without going into further detail about specifics covered in our survey (due June 30), know that the news is good. The Director of Education in Iowa was smiling when she said, “We are going back to school!” We at ACA have been waiting for this word and are happy to pass it on. Keep ACA in your prayers. For all the good and all the bad, we remain the best non-church ministry in Iowa!! I may be biased.
Conferences for Begindergarten-12th grade will be Thursday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 10. There will be an early dismissal of 2:30 p.m. Sixth-12th grade parents can come anytime between 4-8pm and wait outside secondary teachers’ rooms for availability. Elementary parents, look for a sign up list from your child’s teacher.
The 8-12 grade schedule for these two days is as follows:
Biblical Worldview, Small Class Sizes, Dedicated Faculty – just a few of the reasons why ACA might be a good fit for your family! Enrollment is open for preschool through Grade 12.
Enrollment forms and tuition rates for Begindergarten, Kindergarten through grade 12 can be found here.
What’s unique about Ankeny Christian Academy?
At Ankeny Christian Academy we believe in the importance of developing the whole person by shepherding our students through a Christ-centered education and challenging them to achieve their fullest potential spiritually, academically, socially, physically, and relationally. We value the partnership between a student’s school, home, and church as we co-labor in preparing them with the foundation of God’s unchanging truth so that they can serve Christ in a rapidly changing world.
- Strong, Christ-Centered Academics
- Devoted, State Certified Teachers
- Small Class Sizes
- Needs-Based Tuition Aid Available
- Advanced College Prep Courses
Schedule a Tour
Now scheduling in-person tours. Please fill out the prospective family form HERE and a staff member will contact you to set up a virtual or in-person tour and to go over the admissions process.
Now Enrolling Preschool through Grade 12
Come find out what we are all about! We would love to meet with you and show you our school. Call the office and schedule a tour or a school day visit with Advancement Director, Lydia Quick. 515-965-8114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment forms and tuition rates can be found here.
ACA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, or disability in the administration of its admission, education, financial assistance, extracurricular policies, or employment policies and other school sponsored programs.
Note: As a bona fide religious organization, we impose qualifications based on a bona fide religious purpose. (Refer to school’s doctrinal statement.) Sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and creed
have been excluded from this policy in accordance with Iowa Code 216.9(2) (2003)
Due to restrictions, ACA Summer Camp has been canceled this summer. Thank you for your understanding.