Academic Overview

As a Christ centered school, Union Christian Academy believes in our mission of educating our children in biblical values, character development, and academic excellence.

UCA’s curriculum integrates biblical truth with college preparatory academia to insure students develop critical thinking, a love of learning, and the skills needed to face the challenges of life.  With a combination of carefully selected Christian and secular textbooks, our curriculum encourages students to obtain their full potential, inside the classroom and beyond. To create a well-rounded student, UCA also offers additional enrichment experiences outside the traditional learning environment. 

UCA follows academic standards required by the Louisiana TOPS University Diploma, which creates scholarship opportunities.  UCA offers over 40 hours of dual enrollment courses through Louisiana Tech taught by highly qualified UCA teachers that allow our students to receive college and high school credit.  Likewise, ACT scores for university bound students average 24 with a high score of 33 over the last three graduating classes. 

Elementary students in grades Pre-K3 - 6th are taught with Bob Jones University Press, A Beka, and Saxon Math curriculums.  Teachers engage students with age-appropriate content and help them develop the ability to analyze and critically evaluate ideas with a Biblical worldview. 

In addition to our fundamentally sound academics, UCA offers a strong Liberal Arts program to include:  music, art, and drama.  These offerings develop graduates who minister in local community churches and other Christian outreach organizations, showing the true meaning of the “body of Christ”.  Opportunities for athletics include:  football, softball, cheerleading, basketball, baseball, and track.  Early childhood screening and instruction for students with dyslexic tendencies, private piano, group keyboard, private voice lessons, and after-school care are all offered at an additional charge.
On Wednesday chapel services, all students enjoy the opportunity to worship through music and the Word.  During the spring, 7th – 12th grade students participate in Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW).  In 2017, the focus of SEW was “The Names of God”.   During the week, students and faculty members participate in games, worship, teachings, and accountability groups.  Spiritual Emphasis Week encourages students to grow in their relationships with each other and with Christ. 
Founded in 2000, UCA is governed by a board of directors elected by parents of the student body. We are approved by the state of Louisiana and accredited with the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.