Unity Christian Academy sees growth every year

Published 7:12 pm Monday, September 4, 2017

CHOCOWINITY — Unity Christian Academy continues an upward trend in student enrollment.

In less than eight years, the school has grown from 46 students in the 2010-11 school year, to 127 students this year, offering education from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, according to school administrator Jessica Crocker.

“The first and most important reason I think the school has experienced growth is because it is our goal to glorify God in everything we do. I think because of this God has blessed our school with numeric growth,” Crocker said. “I also think that times are changing, and more and more parents are exploring the options available for educating their children.”

Unity Christian saw its largest jumps in enrollment from 2013-14 to 2014-15 and 2015-16 to 2016-17, adding 24 students in each of those time periods. However, each year has seen some amount of increased enrollment.

Crocker said the school’s staff believes in giving children a quality education with Christian principles included, but this type of school is not for all families.

“What is right for one family is not always what works for another family, and that is OK. We are here as one option for families in the Chocowinity and surrounding areas,” Crocker said. “Every year we want to do our best to provide the finest education possible. This means providing more staff development, more teaching tools, more full-time teaching positions, etc.”

Increasing enrollment equates to extra resources for the staff and students to utilize. These resources mean the school can continue to improve and make a difference for families, according to Crocker.

She said families already at the school are still the best way for Unity Christian to spread the word on what it offers.

Crocker, who is at the beginning of her second year as administrator, plans to work to keep the trend moving in a positive direction.

“It is my goal to continue making small, sustainable and effective improvements that will benefit the students of our school,” she said. “At the end of each day I try to remember that God is ultimately in control, and that as long as I do my best, I have done all I can.”