Creationist Voucher Schools in Ohio

Educational Choice Scholarship Program — 20 Schools

  • The Cincinnati Christian Schools, in Hamilton, say in their statement of faith, “we believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God as recorded in the Book of Genesis.”
  • Temple Christian School, in Lima, says, “parents want their children to be educated at home and at school with the consciousness that all truth is God’s truth, including history and geography, science.”  They also discriminate based on IQ and physical and mental disability.
  • Middletown Christian Schools, in Middletown says, “We believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God as recorded in the Book of Genesis” and uses ABeka and Bob Jones.
  • Emmanuel Christian School, in Springfield, says it uses Alpha Omega’s Ignitia in its handbook.  It also says, students must “believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God.  (Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 5:1-2)” and also interestingly notes, “Emmanuel Christian Academy neither supports nor endorses… any other world, national or regional organization which gives Christian recognition to unbelievers or which advocates multi-faith union.”
  • Genoa Christian School, in Westerville, says, “Students will explore God’s creation of the universe, life, technology and the interaction of natural systems. Using the scientific method, with hands-on experiments, students will deepen their understanding and application of science.  Specific emphasis is focused upon giving students critical thinking skills to enable them to effectively discern how to evaluate secular scientific claims and dogma in light of biblical truth.”
  • Gahanna Christian Academy, in Gahanna, uses ABeka and Bob Jones.  They also have restrictions on student’s independent reading books.  They say, “There is to be nothing dealing with the occult, magic spells or curses” and also “There should not be rebellion without consequences.”
  • Madison Christian Senior High School, in Groveport, teaches biology as, “the origin of life all in the light of God’s Word.”
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy, in Cincinnati, uses ACE.
  • Eden Grove Academy, in Cincinnati, uses ABeka.
  • Harrison Christian School, in Harrison, says, “We believe all things in the universe were created by God in six literal days of the creation week (Genesis 1:1-2:3, Exodus 20:8-11) and that the biblical record of primeval earth history in Genesis 1-11 is fully historical.”
  • Jefferson County Christian, in Mingo Junction, uses ABeka.
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy, in Willoughby, says Biology class “will place emphasis on the origin of life from a creationist view contrasted and compared to evolutionary beliefs.”
  • Liberty Christian Academy, in Pataskala, says in its statement of faith, “We believe in the biblical account of creation and that the Scriptures clearly and distinctly teach that the creation of man lies in the immediate and formative acts of God. (Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:16, Isaiah 42:5, Revelation 4:11).”
  • Dayton Christian School, in Miamisburg, says in Biology, “there is a strong emphasis on God as the Creator of our world.”
  • Mansfield Christian School, in Mansfield, teaches Biology using Answers in Genesis, the website run by Ken Ham, the founder of the creationism museum.
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Creationist Voucher Schools in D.C.

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program — 3 Schools

  • Calvary Christian uses ABeka.
  • Dupont Park Adventist School (Alabama Avenue and Massachusets Avenue, 2 schools) says in science, students will “explore and interpret evidences for the Genesis Flood and the Ice Age” and “distinguish between the basic ideas of and evidence for naturalistic evolution and special creation.”
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Creationist Voucher Schools in Utah

Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship — 5 Schools

  • Layton Christian Academy, in Layton, uses Bob Jones.
  • American Heritage of South Jordan, in South Jordan, uses FACE.
  • American Heritage School, in American Fork, uses FACE.
  • Liahona Preparatory Academy, in Pleasant Grove, uses Apologia.
  • Wasatch Christian School, in South Ogden, says in its fifth grade curriculum that it teaches “perfect balance” in science class.  This is usually used to attempt to support intelligent design creationism.
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Creationist Voucher Schools in Oklahoma

Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program — 5 Schools

  • Destiny Christian School, in Oklahoma City, says “in the elementary grades, the primary curriculum used is A Beka for a strong phonics foundation. All of our curriculum is chosen based on fundamentals and Biblical truth and reviewed on a five-year rotating basis, taking into account testing scores, teacher reviews, and the most recent findings in education research.”
  • Emmanuel Christian School, in Enid, says, “Science is taught within the Biblical parameters of God as Creator of the universe.”
  • Life Christian Academy uses Bob Jones and CSI.  They specify in Life Science, class will “lead the student to recognize that God created all living things and that these living things are fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Evolution is taught only in history class, where students “evaluate the theory of evolution and its flaws.”
  • Victory Christian School, in Tulsa, uses Bob Jones.
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Creationist Voucher Schools in Florida

John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program — 164 Schools

  • Passage Christian Academy, in Gainesville, uses ACE and ABeka .
  • Cassels Christian Academy, in Starke, uses Abeka.
  • Hope Christian Academy, in Starke, uses Abeka.
  • Starke Christian School, in Starke, uses ABeka.
  • Brevard Christian School, in West Melbourne, uses ACE.
  • Calvary Chapel Academy, in Ft. Lauderdale, says in their statement of faith, “we believe God inspired all the words of Scripture, as originally given” and “we believe in the creation, the test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis.”  This implies they teach creationism.
  • Rainbow Christian Academy, in Goulds, uses ABeka.
  • Coral Park Christian Learning Center, in Miami, uses ABeka.
  • Gladeview Christian school says that it teaches, “the universe was created by God” while public schools teach, “the universe is a result of the “Big Bang.”  It uses ABeka. It also says it exists “to evangelize non-Christian students.”
  • Wade Christian Academy, in Melbourne, uses ABeka.
  • The West Melbourne Christian Academy, in West Melbourne, uses ABeka.
  • Anew Generation Christian Leadership Academy, in Oakland Park, uses ACE.
  • Broward Christian School, in Plantation, uses ABeka.
  • Calvary Christian Academy, in Ft. Lauderdale, says about their AP biology course, “this advanced placement college course prepares students to have faith in Jesus in an age of science by evaluating college-level biology, chemistry, and physics from a purely biblical perspective.”
  • Cooper City Christian Academy, in Cooper City, uses ABeka.
  • Coral Springs Christian Academy, in Coral Springs, says, science is “God’s universal laws and the study of creation.”
  • Foundations Christian Academy, in Davie, uses ABeka.
  • Glades Christian Academy, in Coral Springs, explains, “since we believe that all truth is God’s truth and the world is a part of God’s creation; and that He is sovereign over all things, every academic subject must be taught from a Biblical perspective. Science is the study of God’s creation reflecting the laws and order He ordained to govern its existence. Mathematics reflects the orderly nature and structure of the creation. History is a study of the events God has ordained and orchestrated as part of His sovereign plan for His world.”
  • Highlands Christian Academy, in Deerfield Beach, uses ABeka and says, “We believe in creation, not evolution.”
  • Lighthouse Christian Academy, in Oakland Park uses ACE.
  • Mount Bethel Christian Academy, in Ft. Lauderdale, uses ABeka and quotes ABeka saying, “the A Beka Book Science and Health Program presents the universe as the direct creation of God and refuses the man-made idea of evolution.”
  • Parkridge Christian Academy, in Coral Springs, says in their curriculum philosophy “Science is taught as an exploration of God’s creative design throughout the universe that will give students an understanding of the God-ordained order and physical laws found in the natural world.”
  • Point of Grace Christian Academy, in Hollywood, uses ACE.
  • Potential Christian Academy, in Cooper City, says in its handbook, “we believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God.  (Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 5:1-2).”
  • The Master’s Academy, in Oviedo, says, “All scientific concepts are taught from a distinctively Christian perspective, based primarily on the Genesis account of creation.”
  • Trinitas Academy, in Plantation, uses ABeka.
  • True Bread Academy, in Pembroke Pines, uses ACE.
  • The Upperroom Christian Academy, in Ft. Lauderdale, uses ABeka.
  • Christian Home Academy, in Orange Park, uses ACE.
  • Faith Christian Academy, in Orange Park, uses ACE.
  • High Point Christian Academy, in Orange Park, uses Bob Jones.
  • The Cedar Creek Christian School, in Jacksonville, seems to say it uses ABeka in its handbook.
  • Cornerstone Christian Schools, in Jacksonville, says in their handbook, “A biblical worldview is a worldview that is based on the infallible Word of God. When you believe the Bible is entirely true, then you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. That means, for instance, a person takes seriously the mandate of Romans 13 to honor the governing authorities by researching the candidates and issues, making voting a priority.”  Part of testing if someone has a biblical worldview is asking them, “Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe?”
  • The First Baptist Academy of Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, says, “In Science, our teachers seek to help students learn how to use His wisdom and discernment to expose the false information that the world teaches, and reinforce the Truth of creation and the Creator found in God’s Word.”
  • Harvest Christian Academy, in Jacksonville, uses ACE.
  • The Little Country School, in Jacksonville, uses ABeka.
  • Monument Christian Academy, in Atlantic Beach, uses ACE.
  • The Promise Land Academy, in Jacksonville, uses ABeka.  Their church (whose webpage the school is hosted out of) also notes, “Homosexuality and Lesbianism are an abomination according to the Word of God.”
  • The Beverly Institute, in Jacksonville, teaches, “Evidence of a Flood,” and “Evidence against Evolution,” and ”The Evolution of Man: A Mistaken Belief.”
  • The Potter’s House Christian Academy, in Jacksonville, uses ABeka.  About Physical Science, it says, “This course is designed to show God’s hand in every aspect of the physical nature of the world that God has given us. To show his hand from the laws of nature that govern us to the very foundational properties that make up all that exists.  It will also reveal all that God has given us to disprove the scientific worlds attack on creation itself.”
  • The Jubilee Christian Academy, in Pensacola, says in its handbook it says in science, they “teach that the biblical account of creation is the foundation of all scientific principles.
  • Lighthouse Private Christian Academy, in Pensacola, uses Bob Jones.
  • The S. L. Jones Christian Academy, in Pensacola, uses Bob Jones.
  • The First Place Academy of the First Baptist Church, in Trenton, says, “We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17).”
  • Achiever’s Christian Academy, in Jennings, uses ACE.
  • The Word in the Season Christian School, in Jasper, uses ACE.
  • Hillsborough Baptist School, in Seffner, uses ABeka.
  • Legacy Christian Academy, in Seffner, uses ACE (PACE).
  • Libertas Academy, in Tampa, uses Bob Jones, and says, “Science: We teach students that Biblical Creation is true.  Students learn that God created the universe in perfect order, with fundamental laws, and absolute truths that make the scientific method possible.”
  • The Tampa Bay Christian School, in Tampa, posts articles from the Creation Museum and the creationist Answers in Genesis on their home page.
  • Town ‘N Country Christian Academy, in Tampa, uses ACE.
  • Master’s Academy, in Viro Beach, uses FACE (Noah’s Plan) and also says, “A Christian teacher, therefore, teaches science as God’s creation, geography as God’s handiwork, history (His Story) as God’s providence with the nations of the world, mathematics as a glimpse of God’s orderliness and absolute truth.”
  • Touched by Grace Academy, in Viro Beach, uses ACE.
  • Adventure Christian Academy, in Tavares, uses ABeka.
  • Believers Christian Academy, in Clermont, uses ACE.
  • Liberty Christian Academy, in Tavares, uses ABeka.
  • New Hope Christian Academy, in Minneola, uses ACE.
  • Nicaea Academy of Cape Coral, in Cape Coral, uses ABeka.
  • Providence Christian School, in Cape Coral, uses CSI.
  • Summit Christian School, in Ft. Myers, uses CSI, to help students “discover the infinite complexity and amazing orderliness of God’s world through an innovative study of life, earth, and physical sciences from a clear, Christian perspective.”
  • North Florida Christian School, in Tallahassee, says, “Origins of life will deal with creationism, evolution, literal view, and alternate views of Creation. The student will have sufficient information to convincingly understand the reasons for creationism.”
  • Dunnellon Christian Academy, in Dunnellon, says in its statement of faith, “the Bible is the authoritative, inerrant, sufficient Word of God. It permeates our academic teaching since all truth is seen ultimately as God’s truth. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21) For example, history is viewed as “His story,” the workings of a sovereign, omnipotent God. Science is the study of His marvelous world, created by Him, and of man, who was created in His image.”
  • Ocala Christian Academy, in Ocala, uses ABeka.
  • Riverland Christian Academy, in Dunnellon, uses ACE.
  • The Peace Christian Academy, in Stuart, says, “We believe that the physical universe, the realm of nature, is the visible creation of God.”
  • Sonshine Christian Academy, in Callahan, uses ABeka.
  • Rocky Bayou Christian School, of Niceville, says in its section on educational philosophy, “God mandates that children be discipled for Christ. They must be trained in the biblical world view which honors Jehovah, the sovereign Creator of the universe. It recognizes that man was created in the image of God” and says “Man is presumed to be an evolutionary being shaped by matter, energy, and chance… God commands His people not to teach their children the way of the heathen.”
  • The River Academy, in Niceville, uses ABeka.
  • Okeechobee Christian Academy, in Okeechobee, uses ABeka.
  • Agape Christian, in Orlando uses Alpha Omega.  They also misspelled curriculum on their website as “cirriculum.”
  • Champion Preparatory Academy, in Apopka, uses Apologia.
  • Downey Christian School, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Edgewood Children’s Ranch, in Orlando, uses ACE.
  • The First Academy, in Orlando, says the “study of the physical world reveals God’s intricate design and the divine order of His creation” and that science “has at its foundation the recognition of God as sole creator of the universe and all that is within it.”
  • Harvest Baptist Christian Academy uses ABeka.
  • Lake Rose Christian Academy, in Orlando, uses ACE.
  • Living Word Academy, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Peaceforce Christian Academy, in Orlando, uses ACE.
  • Sunset Christian Preparatory, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • The Conrad Academy, In Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Treasure of Knowledge Christian Academy, in Orlando, uses ACE.
  • Tri-L Christian Academy, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Victory Christian Academy, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Way of Grace Ministries, in Orlando, uses ABeka.
  • Boca Raton Christian School, in Boca Raton, says their Biology course contains, “critical analysis of biological evidence for creation versus evolutionary processes, presented from the underlying perspective of Biblical creation, is an integral part of the course.”
  • Greenacres Christian Academy, in Lake Worth, uses ACE.
  • Jupiter Christian School, in Jupiter, says about biology, “All parts of this course emphasize the miraculous nature of the living world and God’s creative and sustaining force.  There is an extensive unit on the creation-evolution question.”
  • Suncoast Christian Academy, in Lake Worth, uses ABeka.
  • Trinity Christian Academy, Lake Worth, has a Bio Origins class (also part of biology class), and says the class will give students “a better understanding of an atheist evolutionary world view. The students will understand complex arguments and problems with past and current evolutionary theories.”
  • Esther’s School, in Pinellas Park, uses ACE.
  • First Christian Academy, in New Port Richey, uses ABeka.
  • Heritage Christian Academy, in Zephyrhillis, uses ABeka.
  • Hope Ranch Learning Academy, in Hudson, uses ACE.
  • Community Christian School of Five Oaks, in St. Petersburg, uses ACE.
  • Cornerstone Christian School, in Dunedin, uses ABeka.
  • Grad Academy, in Largo, uses PACES, which are part of the ACE curriculum.
  • Oldsmar Christian School, in Oldsmar, in ABeka.
  • Excel Christian Academy, in Lakeland, uses ACE.
  • Lakeland Christian School, in Lakeland, says, “Creationism and evolution are contrasted with a decided bias for the former.”
  • Landmark Christian School, in Haines City, uses ABeka.
  • Ridge Christian Academy, in Davenport, uses Bob Jones.
  • Sonrise Christian School, in Lakeland, uses ABeka.
  • Victory Christian Academy, in Lakeland, uses Bob Jones.
  • Winter Haven Christian School, in Winter Haven, uses ABeka.
  • Hillcrest Academy, in Palatka, uses ACE.
  • Lighthouse Christian Academy, in Jay, uses ACE.
  • Sarasota Christian School uses ACE.
  • Beacon of Hope Christian School, in St. Augustine, uses ABeka.
  • Bethel Christian Academy, in New Smyrna Beach, uses ACE.
  • The Lighthouse Christian Academy, in Deland, uses ABeka.
  • Trinity Christian Academy, in Deltona, uses Bob Jones.
  • Word and Praise Christian Learning Center, in Daytona Beach, uses ABeka.
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Creationist Voucher Schools in Louisiana

Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence — 20 Schools (Currently ruled unconstitutional but continuing during an appeal)

  • The handbook of the Claiborne Christian School, in West Monroe, LA, says that students are taught to “discern and refute lies commonly found in [secular] textbooks, college classrooms, and in the media.” In the January 2010 school newsletter, the principal promotes young-earth creationist talking points from Answers in Genesis, saying, “Our position at CCS on the age of the Earth and other issues is that any theory that goes against God’s Word is in error.” She also claims that scientists are “sinful men” trying to explain the world “without God” so they don’t have to be “morally accountable to Him.”
  • The student handbook of Faith Academy, in Gonzalez, LA, says that as a Household of Faith school, students must “defend creationism through evidence presented by the Bible verses [sic] traditional scientific theory.”
  • Northlake Christian High School in Covington uses a secular science textbook but also “integrate[s]” material from “biblical-young-earth, Christian/Creationists,” according to Northlake’s high school biology teacher. He uses sources from Creation Ministries International, Answers in Genesis, and the Institute for Creation Research. This teacher also quotes a creationist book that says, “No coherent, cohesive theology has yet been offered that would allow Christians to embrace evolution with integrity.”  Disturbingly, NCHS’s student handbook includes a discrimination policy against prospective students and staff who do not meet “Biblical standards.”
  • New Orleans Adventist Academy teaches a creationist curriculum, according to the New Orleans newspaper, Gambit. A science curriculum guide from the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, to which NOAA belongs, shows that Adventist schools teach children that “God, in six literal days, made the heavens and the earth.” The guide contains references both to young-earth and intelligent design creationist sources.
  • Victory Christian Academy, in Metairie, LA, uses ABeka and Bob Jones curricula. Its philosophy of science education is “to develop students in principles of science. . . teaching them to observe relationships and laws as established by God’s creative hand” and that “any teaching of man that is contrary to the clear understanding of scripture is in error.”
  • Trinity Christian Academy, in Zachary, LA, explained via e-mail that it uses ABeka to teach high school science.
  • Old Bethel Christian Academy, in Clarks, explained via e0mail that it uses ABeka.
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Say No to Creationist Vouchers

On April 18, 2012, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law the most expansive and sweeping voucher program in the nation’s history, the Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program (or the SSEEP). The SSEEP is, in effect, a creationist voucher program, diverting precious state and local resources from public schools and into the coffers of radical religious schools. During the last several months, state, national, and international media have exposed the program’s enormous flaws: among other things, it is providing millions in taxpayer dollars to at least twenty schools that teach Young Earth Creationism instead of evolution; it is funding several schools that appear to lack basic infrastructure; it is propping up a school that is led by a self-appointed “apostle and prophet.”  It is funding schools that teach the Loch Ness Monster is real and disproves evolution.

And most disturbingly, Louisiana’s program is being hailed by many in the religious right as a “model” for the nation.

During the next few months, Texas and other states across the country will introduce their own programs soon, programs that will likely mirror Louisiana’s law.

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