Our School Spirit Lasts An Eternity
"Many many thanks to the High School baseball team ... They came to our Lee's Summit neighborhood and had a workout together clearing snow from driveways . . ."
".This school has some awesome high school students. They worked diligently at Beaumont Baptist Church...cleaning, brush removal...Thanks is such a small word... I saw the hands and . . ."
"The teachers and staff of Summit Christian Academy (LSCCS when I was there) will never know how much they impacted my life. I moved . . ."
In 1989, a tiny band of travelers embarked on a journey.
With 32 students, they started an independent, nondenominational Christian school in classrooms provided by First Assembly of God in Lee’s Summit.
Each year, families looking for stellar biblically-integrated academics joined those original pioneers. In 1993, Summit Christian Academy split into two campuses in order to house a growing student body, with the “north” campus meeting at Christ Triumphant Church in Lee’s Summit.
The founders envisioned a future where all students could attend classes together at one campus, in a building on property owned by the school. God blessed that dream and in 1999, SCA took that first step and opened its new facility at 1450 SW Jefferson with 330 students. The second step included the completion of the building at 1450 SW Jefferson in 2000.
Also in 2002, the school board decided to add the first ninth grade class, marking the beginning of another exciting leg of the journey — to add one high school grade per year. In the spring of 2004, the charter graduating class ventured beyond these halls, stepping onto the next path God paved for them.
We remained true to the early vision of our founding families by taking the next step toward a top-notch facility for Jr. & Sr. High. In 2005, the school broke ground for the first phase of a 137,000 square-foot facility. Construction of the first phase of a state-of-the-art junior/senior high school building was completed in January 2007. The initial phase includes additional classrooms, state-of-the-art science laboratories, media center and a large multi-purpose room, as well as a preschool wing. Future phases will include a fine arts area, gymnasium and more classroom space. Not only will the building help us maintain a healthy growth rate, it will ensure secondary students everything they need to compete at the collegiate level.
Now, the tiny band of travelers isn’t tiny anymore. SCA has grown to over 700 preschool through 12th grade students representing over 150 churches.
Looking back over the map that marks their history, we see the footprints of the faithful. The courage of those early school families and the prayerful sacrifice of all those along the way have brought us to this very important crossroads.
As we look toward the future, SCA remains true to the spirit that has embodied our journey. The mission of inspiring students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment is unwavering.
Those early travelers knew the secret to a successful journey in the lives of our most precious youth. When young people know God their Creator designed them for a specific purpose, they will reach their destinies regardless of the obstacles.
With a solid faith in Christ established in the core of their beings, they will embark on their own journeys knowing He has written His plan on their hearts.