The mission of Southern Maryland Christian Academy is to create a nurturing environment that inspires personal academic excellence and the development of a lifelong commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
SMCA’s close-knit student/faculty body helps both new and old students cultivate relationships and strive to reach success. Teachers not only provide students with a great wealth of knowledge, but also serve as comforting, confidence-building mentors during these powerfully formative years. Because of this, many students call SMCA their second home.
The goal of the Bible-Integrated Curriculum is to lead the student to recognize that all Truth extends from God and the person of Jesus Christ, and to think critically about the world through God’s Truth as revealed in his Word. Not only is there prayer and Bible reading in each classroom, but each academic subject includes in-depth discovery of how God’s Creation and Love is revealed to us.
Why Christian schools?*
♦ Since 1974, ACSI schools have scored significantly higher than the national norm in every grade level on a national achievement test.
♦ ACSI schools average more required course credits in math, science, English, biblical studies, civics, social studies, art and music, and physical education.
♦ Graduates attend college at a significantly higher rate than the national average.
♦ Students are more likely to attend a religious university and obtain more years of higher education than their public school peers.
♦ Graduates have greater student involvement in community service, politics, and the fine arts.
♦ Christian school graduates have a stronger sense of direction in their lives and are more confident in their ability to deal with life challenges than their peers.
*Source: http://www.acsiglobal.org 2011 member survey
Statement of Faith
That “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, – by which we understand the whole book called THE BIBLE: that it is inerrant in the original writing and that its teaching and authority are absolute, supreme and final; that the Holy Spirit guided the holy men of old in all that they wrote.
The Godhead eternally exits in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection.
In the Personality and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man.
That man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, as stated in the word of God, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. Not only was his moral nature grievously injured by the fall but also he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil. “The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Therefore, he cannot enter the kingdom of God until he is born again by the Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute before God, and died as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ: that His body was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that He ascended into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God as the believer’s high priest and advocate.
That Christ in the fullness of the blessings He has secured by His death and resurrection is received by faith alone, and that the moment we trust in Him as Saviour, we pass out of death into everlasting life. At the time of acceptance of Christ as Saviour, He comes to dwell within the believer and to live out His life of holiness and power through Him.
That the Church is composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour. It is the body and bride of Christ. Every believer, whether Jew or Gentile, is baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and having become members of one another we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and denominational bigotry and loving one another with a pure heart.
That all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices. In the evangelization of the world, that the supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature. That special emphasis should be placed upon the evangelization of children. In the personal return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, that the coming again of Jesus Christ is the “Blessed Hope” set before us, for which we should be constantly looking. Our citizenship is in Heaven from whence we look for the Saviour.
That the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body shall be reunited with Him forever in glory.
That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne. In the reality and personality of Satan, “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.”
That marriage is God-ordained and the biblical institution of marriage is, as the Bible teaches, for one man to be married to one woman. That God’s order for holy matrimony is between God, a man, and his wife; for the establishment of the individual family unit in human society.
Last Updated: 4/14