"Educating for lifelong success and enriching with Christian purpose."
Evangel Christian Academy shall have high spiritual and academic standards and shall include the development of the whole person spiritually, mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. Emphasis is placed on learning about God and the truths of God's Word in relationship to the student's world, recognizing that the only way to God comes through personal faith in Jesus Christ and the Christian maturity comes by application of the truths of the BIble in all areas of life.
Evangel Christian Academy is a private, coeducational kindergarten to 12th grade Christian school located on two campuses in Shreveport, Louisiana. Rodney and Frances Duron, parents of the current chancellor Denny Duron, founded the school in 1980 as a kindergarten to eighth grade school in West Shreveport. The high school was added in 1989. Evangel has grown from 21 graduating seniors in 1990 to over 100 seniors in 2010. The school currently has approximately 765 students.
The school’s mission is to educate students for lifelong success and to enrich their lives with Christian purpose. It is an accredited, state approved (K(5)-12) school through the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI). All faculty members are state qualified/ certified educators who are committed to Jesus Christ in their personal and professional lives.
Since the school's inception in 1980, Christ-centered, excellent academics have been the rule. With Christ at the center of Evangel, God's blessings are evident: first place sweepstake honors at the regional literary rally for six of the past nine years. Numerous students have placed at the statewide literary rally, with three overall state winners in 2010. On the Iowa standardized tests Evangel students scored 10 to 20 percent above the statewide public school norm, with many students working one to two years above grade level in reading and math.
The arts are thriving at Evangel as well. Each year the Evangel drama department stages an acclaimed first-rate musical production. Our media department sponsors a state wide student film festival each spring to showcase the very best in student film making, a growing industry in Louisiana. Students have won spots in the All-State Choir, All-State Band, and top honors at the regional ArtBreak talent show and visual arts showcase. Evangel has prepared a number of graduates to step into their dream of working in the entertainment industry, media, theater, musical performance, and Christian music.
After state championships in football (13), baseball (3), softball (2) and tennis in the last decade, many people have heard about Evangel's winning athletics. Evangel has a variety of sports for girls and boys of all ages, such as softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, golf, wrestling, and tennis to name a few. Teamwork and commitment to excellence are learned in the sports arena.
“Evangel graduates are doing well,” Chancellor Duron said. “Each year our graduates have been awarded over $1million in academic and athletic scholarship funds to colleges and universities across the nation.” About eighty-five percent continue their education in colleges and universities. Recently Sarah Milkovich, an ECA senior, was named a National Merit Finalist along with being selected to compete for Louisiana's Non-Public Student of the year. There have been others before who have set the bar at a high level by attending and graduating from Yale, MIT, Duke and Pepperdine among others. A 1996 graduate, Reed Dickens, was assistant press secretary to President George W. Bush and traveled with him around the world. Many other alumni are leaders in business, entertainment, sports, government, education, and Christian service.
Why Choose Evangel
For more information about Evangel Christian Academy, contact Admissions at 318.687.2477.