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In the Fall of 2000, Union Christian Academy began as our Lord placed a burden on the hearts of seven families in Union Parish. In March of 2000, these families met to share their concerns for the children of their community and prayed for guidance concerning the opening of a Christian school in Union Parish. Through answered prayer, the Lord continued to expand this group and open doors of opportunity that would allow Union Christian Academy to become a reality. In May of 2000, the Lord provided the use of facilities at Farmerville's Crestview Baptist Church. In the fall of that year, our enrollment was thirty-four students. Within two years our enrollment had outgrown the facilities at Crestview, and UCA purchased the former Lakeview Nursing Home on West Hill Street. The summer of 2003 was consumed with converting one wing of the 26,000 square foot facility from a nurse care facility into a primary school. Some walls were removed, others were painted, floors were carpeted, and chalkboards were installed. The new home of Union Christian Academy was opened in the fall of 2003 to a record 141 students from grades K3 through 7. By the end of the summer of 2004, a second wing was converted and renovated, and finally a third wing was finished in time for the 2005-06 school year.

Adjacent property to the facility was donated by Farmerville businessman Don Barron, and construction on the High School and Pride Assembly Center was begun. By the fall of 2006, enrollment set a seventh consecutive record as UCA opened the door to 325 students, in grades K3-10.

In the Spring of 2007, UCA achieved another milestone in its young history by receiving an official approval by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), opening the door for qualifying graduates of UCA to be eligible for the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarships. Approval by the State of Louisiana for non-public schools is equivalent to accreditation in the state's public systems.

In 2009, UCA received accreditation through the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS). MAIS provides both athletic and academic benefits to our students, such as academic betterment competitions, spelling bees, science fairs, and other academic opportunities.

UCA is selective in the hiring of its Christian educators. All of our teachers in grades Kindergarten through high school are approved by the State of Louisiana. These high standards and state approval will be the springboard by which Union Christian Academy will seek other certifications and accreditation.

Our students are given the Stanford Achievement Tests, a standardized assessment measuring the effectiveness of our curriculum and their comprehension of it. UCA students consistently score in the Top 30 percentile in the nation. UCA is a place where Christian values and academic excellence go hand in hand.