Mount Airy Christian Academy exists for the purpose of maturing its students academically, physically, spiritually, and socially.
“…Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
Student Council Association
The MACA Student Council Association is a student-led organization designed to develop tomorrow’s leaders today through a variety of service opportunities and representative responsibilities. The SCA functions on both the middle and high school levels, with each grade level (6-12) choosing a class president and vice president. In addition, two teams consisting each of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and chaplain, serve their respective peers as representatives and leaders at the middle and high school levels. The MACA SCA promotes student involvement, organizes campus events, and encourages volunteerism among all MACA secondary students.
The Drama Club is about fostering an all-inclusive creative process in theater. This includes skills in vocal and physical characterization on stage, as well as other aspects of theater including costuming, hair and makeup, lighting, and sound. Vocal expression includes accents, intonation, volume, and emphasis. Physical expression is explored through various activities, including mime. Students will learn techniques for successful expression of characters through provided scripts and instructor direction. The middle school and high school drama club performs at various events throughout the school year.
The Gala is a formal, not mandatory event held off campus for juniors and seniors that helps to cultivate and grow friendships, class bonding, and leadership. Soon into the academic year, the junior class will bond together as they begin planning for this event as well as raising funds to support the Gala.. The juniors will find and book an affordable venue, plan a theme for the evening, and choose and hire a caterer, dj and guest speaker. Select juniors will sell tickets at an affordable price and the evening is enjoyed by juniors, seniors, staff, and faculty. The Gala is a social event that students and staff look forward to every year
Each year, the theme of the day for Friday of Spirit Week is “MACA Pride”. The entire student body is encouraged to wear a MACA shirt, paint their faces, and go crazy for MACA. This important social event bonds MACA as a whole. Friday afternoon, a school-wide pep rally is held for the winter sports teams and the energy continues to the go into the evening. Both male and female middle school, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams compete on that night. The Mighty Lions, middle school, and varsity cheerleaders lead the crowd in cheers to remind our athletes of the support and encouragement that MACA provides. At the end of the evening, the Homecoming Court is announced. A male and female from each class (freshman through junior) are previously selected and three nominees (both male and female) are represented by the senior class. At the end of the evening, the Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King are announced.
MACA’s yearly spirit week provides the special opportunity for the school to focus on raising school spirit and pride. Spirit Week is a school-wide event with special activities happening throughout the week. Doors are decorated, posters are made, and costumes are purchased in preparation for this event. Each day of the week, a theme is selected and the entire student body is invited to dress within that theme. (Previous themes include Pajama Day, Favorite Character Day, 80’s Day, and Twin Day). The fun and excitement of the entire week leads to the pivotal event, Homecoming, which is held on Friday night.
Socially, MACA students…
- Are prepared to bring Christian perspectives to the public square.
- Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God.
- Respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
- Have an appreciation of languages, cultures, and ethnicities.
- Embrace and practice justice, mercy, and peacemaking.
- Understand that work itself is a godly and dignified pursuit.
- See the value of a Christian worldview applied to all vocations.
- Have an appreciation for the value of collaborative effort and the input of others.
- Are service-oriented and helpful citizens.
- Have a growing degree of self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, and independence.
- Have been equipped to discover their role in society.
- Understand the importance of being an unashamed witness for Christ.
- Are adaptable, lifelong learners, able to function in a culture where things constantly change.
- Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social and civic activities from a uniquely Christian perspective.