Back to School Guide 2020-2021
This is your one-stop guide for getting ready for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 704-882-3375, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Classroom assignments will be available on the FACTS Family Portal on Friday, August 7, 2020.
My hope is that all our families have experienced a great summer and enjoyed time together as a family. With great anticipation, we have been busy preparing and praying for the start of school year 2020-2021. We are set to begin classes August 20th. I look forward to seeing students in the hallways again and school life and activities back in action.
We have sought the Lord about our school focus and theme for 2020-2021 and God has led us to Romans 12:9-10 for that inspiration. These verses have a very appropriate message for the times in which we live.
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other.”
Our theme for this year will be #LOVEINACTION. We want this school year to be about loving others and taking the message of hope and love to our world. Our world desperately needs to see a generation of Christ followers loving others as Jesus would.
Will you join me in asking God to do great things on our campus this school year? I pray that we will come together as a school community to ensure that we show LOVE IN ACTION to all we encounter. My heart is for our school to always bring honor and glory to our great God!
I encourage you to take the time to carefully read the content of this Back to School Guide. We have new staff members and program improvements for this coming year. I know you will be pleased with all that is planned. Our offices are open over the summer, so feel free to contact us with any questions. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Rev. Rick Calloway
MCA Head of School
Metrolina Christian Academy is a member of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA). Our division is 4A. MCA offers thirty five athletic team opportunities for students in grades 6-12. You can access our full list of teams and schedules here. Directions to athletic events can also be also accessed with the schedules and on the MCA app.
All student athletes must have an updated physical that lasts for the entire calendar year and must complete the athletic eligibility packet and consent to participate release form. You can access the physical form, the athletic handbook, the consent form, and athletic eligibility packet here.
The Warrior Weekly is a communications email sent to MCA families every Friday that includes information for all areas and departments of our school. Each family is automatically added to our email lists at the beginning of the year. If you are not receiving these emails, please update your contact information in FACTS by clicking School - Web Forms - Update Parent Information.
Metrolina Christian Academy App
We also will communicate important information (school closings, events, etc.) through the Metrolina Christian Academy app. The MCA app is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store. We ask that once you have downloaded the app that you register as a user to create a username and password. You can find more details about the MCA app here. Details about the COVID check tool will be sent out to families in the coming days. If you have questions about the MCA app, please contact our Communications Director, Lindsay Calloway.
Each year the Advancement Office staff works diligently to create and coordinate opportunities for the parents and friends of Metrolina Christian Academy to support and serve our school. Through the gifts of your time, talents, and treasures, you can continue to advance the mission of Kingdom education at MCA.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MCA accepts contributions that help us in training and equipping our young people to impact the world for Christ. Donations greatly advance our mission of providing excellence for our students and their families. You can learn more about the many ways you can bless the students at MCA with your financial gift here.
The Annual Fund
During the school year, the Annual Cornerstone Fund is used to impact our mission in the areas with the greatest need, such as campus improvements and enhancements to academics, technology, fine arts and athletics, as well as tuition assistance. Each year, MCA families are asked to make a donation to the school above and beyond the cost of tuition in support of our mission of Kingdom education.
Many employers match employee donations made to qualifying non-profits like MCA (501c3). Through the years, many parents, grandparents and friends of the school have blessed MCA by giving through their employer matching gift programs – in both dollars and volunteer service. Please click here to see if your employer will match your donation to MCA.