Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: How long has Elmwood Baptist Academy been in existence?
Answer: Elmwood Baptist Academy was founded in 1973.
Question: Are Elmwood Baptist Academy’s teachers trained and certified?
Answer: Every EBA Teacher is thoroughly trained and certified in the A Beka and A.C.E. systems of Education.
Question: What is the student to teacher ratio in the classroom at EBA?
Answer: The maximum student teacher ratio varies depending on the type of curriculum used. For our A Beka classrooms, the student:teacher ratio is 1:20. For our ACE classrooms, the student/teacher ratio is 1:15. We believe in the student’s ability to seek help from their teacher at anytime without the pressure of an oversized classroom.
Question: Are Elmwood Baptist Academy’s teachers certified by the Colorado State Board of Education or any other State or National governing body?
Answer: We do not accept or recognize “State Teacher Certification”, “Government School Accreditation” or the “National Education Association”. We are an independent, private school. Our teachers are trained more effectively and certified more effectively that these government agency require.
Question: Since EBA is not accredited by a government institution, can my child go to college with your diploma?
Answer: Every graduate of Elmwood Baptist Academy over the last decade has been accepted to the college of their choice. In fact, colleges worldwide accept graduates from schools just like EBA.
Question: Does Elmwood Baptist Academy accept State or Federal Funding?
Answer: We do not and will not accept State or Federal Funding or any “Voucher program” controlled by the Government.
Question: Does Elmwood Baptist Academy require a background check for all staff members?
Answer: Yes, every Staff member has passed a complete background investigation before coming to EBA.
Question: Are Elmwood Baptist Academy staff members church members?
Answer: Every Staff member is a member of Elmwood Baptist Church and is a born-again Christian.
Question: Is the preschool program offered by Elmwood Baptist Academy a daycare?
Answer: We use the A Beka “Early Development Curriculum” for students two and three years of age. This is not a Daycare.
Question: What curriculum does Elmwood Baptist Academy use?
Answer: Every Student in K4 / Kindergarten and first through the fourth grade will be taught using “A Beka Curriculum with Phonics” to insure superior reading skills. Most EBA students are reading by the time they reach Kindergarten.
From fifth through twelfth grade, the School of Tomorrow’s A.C.E. Curriculum is used so that students may progress through every subject at their individual academic ability. EBA does not believe in the ‘Herd mentality’ of Public Education – We believe every Student is individual and learns differently, and at a different pace.
Question: Why does EBA use the ACE program instead of a traditional program for the 5th-12th grades?
Answer: We believe that the ACE program is superior to other curricula and programs available. The degree of learning required to master the program is far above other top Christian programs. People that would say otherwise do not and have not spent time researching the facts available. For more information on the ACE program, please click here.
Question: Where does Elmwood Baptist Academy receive financial support?
Answer: Elmwood Baptist Academy receives NO financial aid from any sources other than tuition and gifts and operates solely on these. Any unpaid bills left with the school will be handled as any other business would handle accounts for collections. We encourage donations to Elmwood Baptist Academy’s Tuition Scholarship Fund. These funds are used to enable families struggling financially to continue sending their children to EBA.
Question: What is the price for having a student at Elmwood Baptist Academy?
Answer: The prices are established every year by the administration and are made available through the “Financial Information” sheet. Our goal is to provide an affordable Christian education for families. Families with multiple children enrolled in the school are given a multi-student discount.
Question: Is there a diagnostic test for my child?
Answer: New students are diagnostically tested in every subject area and placed at the exact point of their individual academic ability in each subject. Age and grade or not the criteria for academic placement, understanding and mastery of the subject matter is what true education is all about.