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About Desert Christian Academy

View our Statement of Faith, Philosophy and Objectives (PDF)

Mission Statement

Desert Christian Academy’s mission is to train students to glorify Jesus Christ by growing spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Vision Statement

Desert Christian Academy will be a Christ-centered community that is united in our commitment to glorify Jesus Christ in academics, athletics, character, community service, and leadership. We will serve students in preschool through high school, their families and each other through an unmatched educational experience in state-of-the-art facilities. We are committed to growing in numbers, in resources, and in spirit for Jesus Christ. We will empower our school community to have a significant, everlasting impact on the world around us.

Core Values

  • Promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Mentoring young people in a lifelong walk with God
  • Prayer
  • Fostering a Christ-centered, loving community
  • Academic excellence
  • Community service
  • Building partnerships with families

At Desert Christian Academy students will grow to their potential in the following ways:

Spiritually by

  • Understanding and being personally challenged to receive the gospel of Christ. Romans 10:9-10
  • Developing a personal relationship with God through regular Bible study, prayer and fellowship with other believers. Acts 2:42
  • Maturing in their faith by acquiring knowledge and being able to defend their faith effectively and intelligently. I Peter 3:15
  • Actively applying God’s truth by enjoying God, discerning His will, demonstrating good works, sharing the Gospel message and serving others. James 1:22

Academically by

  • Developing into analytical thinkers who examine and evaluate a wide range of information, draw conclusions and apply Biblical truths in making decisions. Romans 12:2
  • Becoming well-informed and independent learners who love to read, comprehend what is read, and value reading in a broad range of topics and perspectives. Philippians 4:8-9
  • Writing effectively, applying proper mechanics, in order to express a position in a compelling and logical manner. I Peter 3:15
  • Learning to speak (and listen) with integrity and accuracy; passionately communicating with confidence, a well- reasoned position to others. James 1:19

Athletically by

  • Developing lifelong habits for healthy living and physical fitness in order to glorify God with their bodies. I Corinthians 6:19
  • Developing motor skills, coordination, knowledge and desire to confidently participate in a variety of games and activities. Colossians 3:23; Titus 1:8
  • Developing commitment, teamwork, good judgement, sportsmanship and desire to work and play well with others, submitting to the rules and authorities of the game. II Timothy 2:15
  • Experiencing competitive team sports that allow student athletes to maximize their God-given abilities, cooperatively achieve team goals, and give glory to God in victory or defeat. Hebrews 12:1

Socially by

  • Enjoying life by living it according to God’s Word, acting responsibly and becoming confident and caring young people with character and integrity. I Timothy 4:12
  • Building life-long relationships with others, esteeming others as more important than themselves and broadening their social experiences. Philippians 2:3
  • Respecting human diversity including cultural, racial, religious and philosophical differences and choosing to resolve conflicts with courtesy and consideration for others. I John 4:7
  • Becoming respectful and productive citizens, practicing democratic rights and responsibilities and reaching out to those in need. Romans 13:1