FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN WAS WARRIORS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STARTED?
The vision for Warriors was originally given by God to Scott Maczuga, the owner and founder of Warriors Christian Academy, in November 2018. Since then, the Warriors corporate team has prayerfully continued to seek God’s will and direction on this project. We were excited and thrilled to have opened in Fall 2020 at the Corp HQ in Leander! Warriors Christian Academy Leander finished its first year with more than 50 children enrolled from K4 – 9th grade. We now have almost 100 Kinder 5 through 12th grade and started enrolling for our Mother’s Day Out (ages 3 and 4) program starting Fall 2022!
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING MY CHILD(REN) IN WARRIORS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY?
We have smaller classrooms of 17-20 which allows for more individualized attention and the ability to cater to the individual child’s needs. Sometimes we may exceed that number by a few as we are in the process of splitting a class.
Because we stress both Christian principles and a martial arts culture, our kiddos are immersed in an environment that produces excellence and does not tolerate unhealthy lifestyles. Issues like bullying, drugs, alcohol, and alternative sexual preference or identity, are not tolerated. We focus on a biblical, Godly lifestyle that must be modeled in our Academy at all times.
As such, we have seen 16 kiddos and 2 parent come to Christ over the past year. We are sure this number will continue to grow with enrollment. We are grateful for the work God is doing through Warriors Christian Academy.
WHAT IS THE LONG TERM VISION FOR WARRIORS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY?
The long-term goal is to have campuses offering Pre-K through 12th grade in each Warriors martial arts franchise, nationally and internationally, to have a global impact for Jesus Christ.
Currently our ministry has impacted Leander TX, and in late 2022 Cedar Park, TX and Georgetown, TX.
WHY THE NAME “WARRIORS” AND WHAT’S THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND CHOOSING IT?
“Warriors” stems from the philosophy that we must be willing and able to fight not just spiritually, but morally, mentally, and physically for Biblical truth. Additionally, the right as Christians to live and share that truth.
Saint Augustine said “The right thing is the right thing even if no one is doing it. The wrong thing is the wrong thing even if everyone is doing it.” We need to raise up leaders that know and practice this, and inspire others to do the same!
AS YOU GROW, WILL YOU ADD OTHER ACTIVITIES LIKE BAND, FOOTBALL, JROTC, ETC?
Absolutely. As our academy grows, so will our offerings. This year we have added track and field as well as band. We are actively pursuing fine arts options as well.
WHAT DOES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TIME LOOK LIKE AND HOW ABOUT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY?
It is vitally important that children have a lot of physical activity during their learning day. Not only will they have structured physical disciplines like martial arts, dance, gymnastics, and parkour, but they will have a lot of unstructured, but properly supervised, recess times. Studies consistently show that ADD/ADHD trend much lower and oftentimes go away when children have more physical work and play time.
In addition, we take a very European / Nordic view of children in nature. The more kiddos can explore outside, staying in touch with nature, the healthier they become physically and mentally. Regular educational outings are included in our schedule so that our children can have exposure to our beautiful Texas outdoors while gaining an understanding of the natural world they live in.
WHAT DOES THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
As a private academy, we want to make sure that our values are in alignment with your values. First you fill out an application and come in for a tour, then have a short interview. If we are in agreement that a Warriors Christian Academy education is right for your family we will then start the enrollment paperwork.
If there is a waiting list for a class or grade, preference will first be given to families that already have children at Warriors Christian Academy, then those attending Warriors martial arts evening classes, and finally to brand new families.
WHAT CURRICULUM DOES WARRIORS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY USE AND DO YOU HAVE IN-CLASSROOM TEACHERS?
We currently use the Ignitia and Horizons curriculum. They are comprehensive, rigorous Christian programs covering Kinder through 12th grade in every subject. Ignitia, used for 3rd grade through 12th grade students, is one of a kind as it allow us to create a totally custom, individualized curriculum according to each child’s needs. For the younger students that are utilizing the Horizons curriculum, will have a traditionally structured, teacher led classroom environment until they have the skill and maturity to utilize and learn optimally with the Ignitia curriculum.
In a traditional, teacher led classroom setting, you may have one teacher for 15-30 students. They must teach to the middle group to reach as many students as possible. This means that advanced students often become bored and act out, while children who are challenged get left behind. As many as 24% of students drop out of school in the USA. Having a customized plan that does not hold back or slow down students allows for a THOROUGH education with no large blocks of missing information. In partnership with you, we are able to purposefully design a custom curriculum to address your child’s specific educational needs, whether they are learning challenged, middle of the road, or an advanced learner.
We are able to partner with each parent through our “mastery program” to set the individual levels of proficiency per lesson and subject. If a parent wants their child to only move on once they have scored 85%, 90%, 95% or better, we can do that. This ensures that the child actually learns the subject completely and makes sure there are no holes left in their education as they move from grade level to grade level. Warriors Christian Academy students that are just middle of the road with us will be a year to a year and a half advanced beyond their public school peers in their education.
Our belief is that learning shouldn’t be about how many subjects that you have had exposure too, but how well you have mastered those subjects.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL AID / TUITION ASSISTANCE?
Financial aid / tuition assistance is available.
HOW CAN I BRING A WARRIORS ACADEMY FRANCHISE LOCATION TO MY AREA?
We interview potential franchise partners at our Corporate level. For information on joining the team, contact our Corporate Franchise office at 512-774-5425.
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