Frequently Asked Questions

What is your mission?
Our mission is to provide instruction in God’s Word and conventional instruction that meets or exceeds State standards for all who desire a biblical foundation; and to serve students who historically are defined as being at-risk and those who are underserved in traditional systems of education.

How do you define an at-risk student?
An at-risk student is one who is in danger of not graduating from high school and is characterized by one or more of the following five conditions:  poverty, lack of education of the parent(s), single-parent homes, race/ethnicity and environment (inner-cirty).

What is Emmanuel’s relationship with The House of the Lord?
The House of the Lord, which has permitted Emmanuel to use its facilities for 20 years, has experienced tremendous growth, now needs those facilities back to accommodate that growth and provide additional services to its members and constituents.  In addition, Emmanuel has outgrown these facilities and must accommodate its expanding programs and student growth rate.

What are Emmanuel’s graduation and high school graduation rates?
Our graduation rate is 94%

Where do students go after graduating from Emmanuel?
Students that graduate from Emmanuel Christian Academy attend schools such as:

  • Our Lady of the Elms
  • St. Vincent & St. Mary’s
  • Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
  • Arch Bishop Hoban
  • National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Center for STEM Learning
  • Akron Early College
  • Greater Akron Public Schools

How much is tuition?
Tuition at Emmanuel is $4,250 per year, K-8th and $5,347 for Prekindergarten Tuition

How much does it cost to educate a child?
Our cost is $6,400 per child to provide an education here at Emmanuel. If we were able to pay our teachers more comparable salaries, the cost would be closer to $9,000 per child while offering the same services.

What additional fees are parents required to pay?
All new enrollees are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $105, which is due upon submitting an application. Reenrolling students are assessed an annual reenrollment fee of $95. All students must pay an activity fee of $90 for elementary students and $95 for middle school students.

Are scholarships available?
Yes, there are scholarships or tuition assistance available. The average tuition assistance award is $2,250. We awarded a total of $112,000 in tuition assistance for 2013-14 school year.

How is Emmanuel funded?
Tuition, donations and our annual benefit comprised 88 percent of our total income for 2013-2014 fiscal year. Tuition funding includes the Autism Scholarship Program, Jon Peterson Scholarship Program and Ohio Education Choice Program from the Ohio Department of Education. This year we also received four percent of our funding solely from private donations.

What is our annual operating budget?
Our 2013-2014 operating budget was $1.3 million; our projected budget for 2014-2015 is $1.4 million.

Why does Emmanuel need to expand?
Emmanuel is growing at an exciting rate! Our enrollment annual growth rate since the 2011-2012 school year has been nearly seven percent with only word of mouth marketing. Our current enrollment of 220 does not include an extensive waiting list of children who wish to receive an education at Emmanuel. The House of The Lord, though it has been very accommodating, is unable to provide additional space. We are exploring many avenues, which would allow us to move to expanded facilities.

Who does Emmanuel collaborate with?
Emmanuel Christian Academy partners with many local organizations including: The House of the Lord Church, Akron Public Schools, Akron Urban League, Kent State University, The University of Akron PACE Program, Summa Health Systems.

What credentials are required for teacher’s at Emmanuel?
All Emmanuel teachers are required to have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and be certified by the Ohio Department of Education.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

Does Emmanuel provide addition educational services?
Yes, we offer Title I Tutors (during the school day and after school), auxiliary tutors, intervention specialists, speech and language pathologists, a counselor and an occupational therapist.

What core curriculum does Emmanuel offer?

  • Art
  • Bible
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Does Emmanuel accept students with IEP’s and Autism?

Yes. We can serve students with IEP/Service Plans and moderate to high functioning Autism.

Does Emmanuel provide transportation?
Emmanuel Christian Academy has a unique partnership with Akron Public Schools that allows the use of one bus, including bus drivers, to accommodate the transportation needs of our students. Students qualifying for transportation must live at least two miles away from the school. Students who qualify for transportation, but are unable to be included on the route, receive transportation reimbursement.

Does Emmanuel offer sports activities?
Yes. Emmanuel offers boys and girls basketball, track, and cheerleading. All sports participants are assessed a fee to participate.

What other programs/extra curricular activities do you offer?

  • Extended Day Childcare
  • USDA Child Nutrition Program
  • Creative Arts (art, choir, drama, mime)
  • Summer Enrichment S.T.E.A.M. Academy
  • Career Assessment
  • Physical Education
  • Entrepreneurship Camp
  • Social Skill Intervention
  • Financial Literacy
  • Athletics (boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys and girls track and field)
  • Student Clubs (art, bible)

Does Emmanuel have a parent-teacher association?
Yes. Emmanuel Express, a parent orgranization responsible for coordinating small fundraisers and other parent-led activities. All parents are required to complete 15 hours of volunteerism. Many parents along with family members and friends exceed this number. For the 2013-2014 year parents completed over 2,000 hours of volunteer work.

What is Emmanuel’s current enrollment and growth percentage over last several years?
Enrollment Comparison
2013-2014        220
2012-2013        183
2011-2012        181
2010-2011        163
End-of-Year Enrollment: 220    Growth Rate: 6.75% increase in enrollment over four years.