New school set to open in September

Published 1:25 pm Monday, June 17, 2013

Students in Crenshaw County will have another option for receiving an education come September.

Word of Faith Church in Brantley will open the doors to New Covenant Christian Academy.

“The Word of Faith Church leadership and congregation are excited about what the Lord is doing through our church,” said NCCA Administrator Tia Compton. “In the early 1990s, the Lord gave a vision to the pastor and leadership at the time, which included a school. We believe now is the time for that part of the church’s vision to manifest. As we began praying and preparing for the creation of the school, a building was donated to be used for that purpose.”

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Compton said the school will begin enrolling students in K5-12 for the upcoming school year.

“The academy is accredited and will be staffed by Alabama certified teachers, school counselor and a registered nurse,” she said.

Compton has more than 25 years experience as a classroom teacher, reading coach, school administrator and central office supervisor, and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Teachers will utilize A Beka curriculum through the A Beka Academy, and Compton said, they will also seek accreditation through AdvancEd.

“We will offer regular and advanced diplomas,” she said.

Compton said the founding of the new school was strictly obedience to the vision God has given the church and is no reflection on the quality of education currently available.

“What we are doing is no reflection on the quality of education in Crenshaw County,” she said. “We believe we are fulfilling the vision the Lord has given us.”

The school’s mission is “to challenge students to achieve their individual, educational, physical, emotional and spiritual potential to enable them to fulfill their call and purpose in serving the Kingdom of God.”

“It is our intent at NCCA to teach students to respect God’s law, the laws of the land, their fellow students and people in authority,” Compton said. “We want students to learn what it means to be God’s people and for him to be their God.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the school and its academic programs may contact Compton at 527-1002.