Reverse the Decision to Close CCA!
Central Christian Academy, founded in 1967, is a private Christian School located in Elizabeth Manor area of Portsmouth. The school serves children in grades K-6 and also has a preschool program for children ages 2-4. The school’s motto is “Where home, church, and school work together.” There are many hard working families living in Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk who make great sacrifices to send their children to CCA to get an excellent Christian education.
On January 29, 2020 CCA parents and guardians were informed, without prior consultation, that the school would be closing permanently at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
The effect of this abrupt announcement has produced confusion, grief, anxiety and general distress among the children and families of CCA.
No reason for the closure was outlined in the letter issued to parents informing them of the closure; only an explanation that it was a decision that “was prayed and deliberated over” for several years.
The lack of transparency around the apparent financial struggles of the Academy that have seemingly existed for several years have left parents perplexed. Per the school’s motto, CCA is a partnership of home, church and school; yet CCA parents and guardians were not consulted about the challenges facing the school nor were they given an opportunity to offer suggestions or actively engage with administrators to meet the challenges.
In response, parents have formed this campaign to try and reverse this shocking decision. We are offering our full support and engagement to resolve this issue in a timely and positive manner.
We need your support to challenge the decision to close the school. We are asking you to join our campaign by signing this petition as we:
1. Seek a meeting with the Pastor, Principal and members of the Church’s financial committee to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing CCA.
2. Form a parenting group that will seek to actively and diligently engage with the administration to raise funds and increase enrollment on behalf of the School.
3. Urgently seek reversal of this decision to lift the uncertainty hovering over the children’s future.