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Hillcrest Academy

Accredited by the

National Association for
Christian Education

A Mission of Hillcrest Baptist Church
of Palatka

From its beginning, Accelerated Christian Education® has maintained high Biblical and academic standards and remained committed to setting children on a path for success. The goal is the same today: to prepare children for the world today and give them the academic and spiritual tools necessary to achieve their God-given potential.

History

Hillcrest Academy opened in August, 2005 with eight students in grades K-12, three paid staff and faculty, one full-time classroom volunteer, and a volunteer board of directors who met monthly to review progress, manage the academy’s business affairs and plan growth. The following year, services and staff expanded to include PreK-4. Christie Lane served as Principal from 2005 until 2008. Nancy Jones served from 2008-2015. Lisa Yaunk is our current Principal.

Although we did not set out to serve any niche, we evolved into a haven for students with learning disabilities. We encourage students of every ability here, and our experienced staff are uniquely equipped to minister to their needs while guiding them through the ACE curriculum at a self-pace they can manage with greater success than they may have had in other school systems.

Morning chapel services are held in the sanctuary. Two modified Sunday School rooms function also as classrooms, and the students enjoy lunch together in the fellowship hall. We await the opening of the church’s new sanctuary, which will free space for additional classrooms. Our aim is to set students on paths to living spirit-filled lives of joy and service wherever they are called.