Asunción Christian Academy in Paraguay
Asunción Christian Academy, located in the capital city of Asunción, Paraguay, was started in 1958 by the Free Methodist, Mennonite, and Assembly of God denominations. The academy offers a Christian education to missionary kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Approximately 200 students enroll each year. Students come from Paraguay and many different nations including the U.S., Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, Scotland, England, Holland, Germany, Belgium, and Canada.
In addition to offering all required subjects, the academy offers various elective courses and after-school classes for special education, English as a second language, Korean, and Spanish. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various sports, Knowledge Bowl, chess club, and National Honor Society. Asunción Christian Academy also administers annual achievement tests to students in kindergarten through eighth grade and is an official testing site for the PSAT and SAT college entrance exams.
The academy is governed by a board of trustees consisting of representatives from each American missions agency that has children enrolled at the school. Such agencies include World Gospel Mission, the Anglican Church, Southern Baptists, the Church of the Nazarene, the Association of Missionary Baptists, Korean Presbyterians and Methodists, United Methodists, New Tribes Mission, and SIM (Serving in Mission).
Asunción Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Ministerio de Educación y Culto (Paraguay), and the North Central Board of Schools and Colleges (U.S.).