In 1988, twelve energetic students were enrolled into the first kindergarten class of the Academy. In order to accomplish the mission effectively the school chose to add just one grade level per year until it reached the eighth grade.
By 1990, the school had the required three grade levels to obtain a charter with the Ohio Board of Education. This charter gave full academic accreditation to the Academy, a certification process for our teachers, while still enabling the school to operate under its stated Christian mission.
The school obtained the charter in 1991, and in the same year became a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
The First Graduates
In May 1997, twelve 8th grade students participated in the first commencement exercises of the Arlington Christian Academy.