In March of 1999, the people of Faith Baptist Church (Thomaston, Georgia) opened their hearts and started Upson Christian Academy.
Their goals were to train young people academically in an environment void of secular humanism, to train them for the work of God, and to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Academy covers Kindegarten throught the Twelfth grade. The A Beka curriculum in used for grades K-3 through Fifth; the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum for grades Sixth through Twelfth. Both curriculums have gained a reputation as being some of the finest Christian textbooks available.
The Academy is operated as a non-profit ministry and does not receive any assistance from government agencies or programs. Fees and tuition generate the operating funds for Upson Christian Academy. The Academy does accept special contributions for equipment, library books, and other items for the improvement of the school.
It is our desire to thoroughly equip the student for life by providing an education in a spiritually-nurturing environment. By training our students in the principles and practices of our Lord Jesus Christ, we uphold the Scripture to be the all-sufficient rules for faith and practice.
Our committed purpose is that the children entrusted to our care will learn true love for God, and will come to a full understanding and appreciation for what it means to live as Christians in America. Therefore, we will teach about America's Christian heritage and the qualities that have made her people great. A high priority will be given to having respect for those in authority, for obedience to law, and for self-discipline.
The primary goal of UCA is to bring every student to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Saviour. It is our belief that a person cannot be prepared to be a success in life until he is prepared for eternity. It is required that our families and students maintain an active relationship of attendance in a church that believes the Bible to be God's Word.
Since it is our purpose to provide quality education for children as an extension of the Christian home, UCA is not a school to reform or correct behaviors/attitudes.