Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
- Private, Christian (General)
- Myrtle Beach, SC
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Reviews
Rating 4.05 out of 5 37 reviews
Christian Academy is a great school, and all the teachers are truly there to help you succeed. I have enjoyed all of my years at Christian Academy.
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, SC is a loving and nurturing environment. Studies are rigorous and provide students with the background they need to excel in top rated 4 year colleges. Class sizes are small, allowing one on one instruction.
I've hopped around schools all my life, so I've attended some pretty bad ones. CA, however, was by far the worst. I watched my rich-kid peers do absolutely nothing all year and make perfect A's, just cause their mommies and daddies donated thousands of dollars to the school. As long as you're on the booster squad, your kid'll make the President's List and place at the top of their class every semester. I witnessed high school faculty and administrative assistants change grade books to reflect their most dutiful donors on several occasions, ensuring that, no matter how well-off that particular child may already be, they'll get a full ride to a top-ranked college of their choice, courtesy of South Carolina's Lottery Scholarship Program. If you're not on the booster squad? Too bad, I guess. Your kid'll obtain a sub-par education surrounded by 300 of the most spoiled shits on the Grand Strand, all for the steep price of $8,000 an academic year. Save your money. Send them to Socastee.
At Christian Academy I have learned to keep my faith in God through my life. I have also learned great learning abilities and study habits. Christian Academy has taught me how to be proper and well minded. I have also learned to be open minded and to never give up.
Christian Academy is a very welcoming family environment. It is somewhere that exhibits christlike behavior and academic excellence. It is very small which makes everyone in the school very tight knit. I don’t think there are any changes that I personally would make.
I've been at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach since kindergarten, and it has been an amazing experience. Being at such a small school creates opportunities for a special connection between everyone there: students young and old, teachers, coaches, and families. I've gotten an excellent education in my time here, and I know from experience how wonderful our yearbook staff and student government are. We are lacking in the arts department, but we are growing with the new art and drama teachers added this year.
There are no lunches made in the school. It is all delivered by restaurants or fast food services which isn't very healthy but tastes great.
They take some things out of hand. The principal always checks on people to make sure they are doing okay. There are no guidance counselors. Also, most of the office staff just keep to themselves. It is mainly the administrators that stress the dress code because they don't want students who can't afford clothes with logos to feel as though they aren't as important.
I like this school because of the academics. What makes this school unique is that it is small so everyone knows each other and the teachers have a personal relationship with each student. I would choose this school again because it taught me responsibility and to not procrastinate and to focus. It also taught me to involve God in everyday things.
The only extracurricular opportunities at this school are sports. There are no clubs or organizations.
Basketball is a huge deal at Christian Academy. They have been state champions for their level for years. Mostly the whole school attends the basketball games and football games. This is a very good school for athletic and physical fitness programs. They also just built a new building so the facilities are really nice.
The academic requirements at this school are pretty high. It is a highly ranked school. I think you have to have at least a 3.5 GPA to be accepted. It is not too difficult to get into but if you have a good work ethic, good grades, and are polite, then you could get in. The financial aid process is sort of difficult since the financial aid money goes pretty quickly. You have to have little household income in order to get financial aid but they work with you.
The academics at this school are pretty top notch. There are some great teachers, while there are some duds as well. There is generally a lot of homework. Some of the subject areas are very weak, like math and science.
I would say that the health and safety policies at this school are pretty decent. However, there is somewhat of a bullying problem at times. Sadly, this issue is prominent most everywhere.
We get catered, so we have several good restaurants that bring in food. There are a few healthy options, but not a lot. There are no snack options.
My overall experience at this school has been pretty great for the most part. I am so thankful for the relationships that I have with the teachers and students. This school is unique because it is truly like a family. When tragedy strikes, the school comes together to support the victims. If I could do my high school year all over again, I would choose this school because I would not trade the friendships that I have.
The facilities at this school are very nice. The building is brand new, so that is a plus. There is ample technology and a lot of parent involvement. However, there are not many college prep resources and there are no buses.