Johnson Ferry Christian Academy

955 Johnson Ferry Road,
Marietta, GA, 30068
     Tel: (678)784-5231
Grades: 5 - 12 | 249 students
Established in 2004, Johnson Ferry Christian Academy (formerly Independent Studies at Johnson Ferry) is accredited through Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc.
The vision of the ministry is to provide a Christ-centered, accredited program of excellence for independent study students.
The goal of the ministry is to serve as a partner with independent study students by monitoring study habits, overseeing individual academic achievement, providing professional evaluation and program development, and developing a transcript for successful independent study students.
Our program is a college preparatory program and our expectation is that our students will attend college.
Accreditation through Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc.
(GAC) can assure that your student’s graduation has the professional recognition and approval of a professional accrediting group.
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy meets the standards of GAC.
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy is accredited and approved by the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia (i.e.
the program is recognized by the University System of Georgia for admission into college.) A student graduating from this program who has met the grade point average requirements for HOPE is eligible for Georgia HOPE Scholarships.
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy is a ministry of the Children’s Ministry Department at Johnson Ferry Baptist under the leadership of Sheryl Beck, Minister of Childhood Development.
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy adheres to the Key Core Values of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 249 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Johnson Ferry Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 15%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1846
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(See Student Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,050
Tuition Notes + $50 Application Fee + $350 Registration Fee
Admissions Director Molly Bailey
Admissions Associate Renea Schunk

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Team, Cultural Enrichment Volunteer Program, High Achievers Program, Musical Theater, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Robotics, Science Club, Student Council, Study Abroad, Yearbook Academic Team, Newspaper, Robotics, Science Club, Study Abroad, Yearbook, Cultural Enrichment Volunteer Program,
High Achievers Program,
Musical Theater,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • The vision of the ministry is to provide a Christ-centered, accredited program of excellence. The goal of the ministry is to serve as a partner with students by monitoring study habits, overseeing individual academic achievement, providing professional evaluation and program development, and developing a transcript for successful independent study students. Students enrolled in JFCA are expected to attend all prescribed classes, i.e. parents and/or students may not choose which or how many classes to attend. Students follow a consecutive course of study to ensure they meet both graduation and college admissions requirements.
  • Although we would like to be able to provide academic studies for all students, we are unable to accommodate learning disabled students, including ADD and ADHD. JFCA is a college-preparatory program. Students begin high school level of courses in the 8th grade.
  • Our program follows a modified classical approach offering Latin, logic and rhetoric. Students need to be academically prepared and motivated to accomplish high school level courses; beginning Latin in 7th grade and Algebra 1 (honors option) and H Physical Science in 8th grade.
  • JFCA is an academically rigorous program of independent learning. Classroom instruction coupled with diligent work on the part of the student at home will provide your student with an excellent education. Students that cannot work independently or have poor work habits will not be successful in our program.
  • Johnson Ferry Christian Academy is governed by a church-appointed Board of Directors. The JFCA Board of Directors is responsible for general policies, operations, and guiding philosophy of the School.

Profile last updated: 08/30/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Francis Day School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mt. Bethel Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Wood Acres School (1.6 miles away)
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