Our mission statement provides not only for academics, but we also strive to develop a child’s potential spiritually, socially and physically. The activities listed below help to encourage development in these areas.
- Weekly Chapel Services – Students have the opportunity to learn leadership and organizational skills by leading chapel services with their class throughout the year. Students lead prayer time, pledges, and they perform skits.
- Harvest Festival – Every year we celebrate our rich, colonial heritage. Students, teachers and many parents dress as Pilgrims and Indians, participate in activities and crafts, and eat foods reminiscent of the early days of our nation. We auction a quilt that was made during the activities and watch students perform a series of square dances.
- Grandparents’ Day – Each year we invite our grandparents to share a day with us. We have an assembly that honors grandparents with various awards, and students perform songs and skits. Grandparents visit classrooms, participate in story-telling, eat lunch, and take a picture with their grandchildren.
- Talent Show – We have a talent show for students in 1st through 5th grade. Students exhibit their talents through a variety of acts. An audition is held for the show and final decisions are made by our music teacher.
- Christmas & Spring Programs – All students participate as part of the choir in our annual Christmas and spring programs. These programs include music as well as solo and acting opportunities.
- Kingdom Kids Choir – 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to join this choir, which performs several times during the year at chapels, the talent show, Pilgrim Day, Grandparent Day, Open House, and throughout the community.
- Christmas Store with The Narrow Door – This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience loving others with actions and truth (I John 3:18). We collect and fill shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, and/or hygiene items to send to children around the world. Each shoebox also contains Christian literature explaining God’s gift of love for us in sending His Son. We have a campus-wide chapel to collect the boxes and then they are sent to another country.
- Black Buffalo Canned Food Drive – This ministry is an interdenominational agency that believes in people helping people. Black Buffalo, a former Indian Chief, visits our campus to speak in chapel. Elementary students collect canned foods and blankets for this ministry that are sent to many hungry people.
- Spelling Bee – We send our spelling representatives to the ACSI Spelling Bee each year. Classroom teachers choose their best spellers and we hold a school-wide Spelling Bee Assembly to give the finalists a chance to practice and compete. The top two placers at the Regional Spelling Bee have the opportunity to compete in the National Spelling Bee.
- Math Olympics – Our 3rd through 5th grade students participate in the ACSI Math Olympics. The Olympics challenge students in arithmetic computation and mathematical reasoning.
- Speech Meet – Our 1st through 5th grade students participate in the ACSI Speech Meet. Students demonstrate their ability by delivering a memorized poem, speech or passage to the audience. We also have a school-wide Speech Meet Assembly to give our finalists an opportunity to practice before attending the ACSI Meet.
- After School Program – Desert Christian Academy offers after school child care, which includes various after school activities such as: study time, play time, arts and crafts, computer time, music, etc. The charge for the After School Program is $6.00 per hour, charged on the 15 minute interval. If full time, the max amount charged is $215 per month.
For more information on Desert Christian Academy’s after school program (ASP), contact director Kristie Bazua at 345-2848.