The Community in and Around the C.A.G.
Christian Academy of Guatemala campus is located in a suburb of Mixco called San Cristóbal, very near the capital - Guatemala City. The population of Mixco is approximately 690,000.
Life in San Cristóbal continues to develop and offer many modern conveniences. There are grocery stores, banks, and restaurants nearby. Most of the C.A.G. faculty and community live nearby and have their own cars in order to get around as public transportation is not recommended. Guatemala City is close by, however, travel times in and out of the city depend heavily on traffic.
There are many touristy attractions "nearby." La Antigua, the famous tourist city, is about 18 km (35 minutes by car), Volcán de Pacaya is about an hour away by car, and the Pacific Ocean, with it's black sand beaches is about 75 minutes by car.
There are many church options available to all. Many churches are only in Spanish, however, there are English-speaking churches in the area. Some faculty and families have decided to attend biblically-sound national churches while others have decided to attend the English churches. This is a family decision. If Spanish is not strong we recommend joining an English church initially and later exploring Spanish churches.
Living in Guatemala can be challenging. Although most modern conveniences can be found nearby, occasionally some have found difficulty in adjusting and fitting into the Guatemalan culture. It takes time and dedication to adapt to and understand any new culture. A lot of these difficulties can be relieved by spending time with our warm and loving Guatemalan staff.
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Christian Academy of Guatemala is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, college preparatory institution offering a biblically-based, rigorous, academic program modeled after the best educational practices and methodologies of the United States. It is founded on the principles of coeducational, bi-cultural (Guatemala/United States) teaching practices. Respect for political, social, and ethnic diversity is a fundamental part of the school’s identity.
The school was founded in 1974 by several missionary families to serve evangelical English-speaking missionaries with the educational needs of their children. The school now consists of two-thirds missionary and one-third non-missionary families. There are three sections: Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten–grade 5), Middle (grades 6–8), and High school (grades 9–12). The Director is the head of school.
The school year calendar runs from August to May, following a standard schedule used by schools in the United States. Number of school days ranges from 170-175
Extracurricular activities include the following: sports, choir, instrumental and orchestra music, Honor Society, Student Council, worship team, Quill and Scroll, and community service projects.
The School is dual accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia.
There are approximately 35 teachers from the United States, Guatemala, Korea or Canada. Average core class size is 9 (elementary) and 15 (secondary). Current Enrollment is 141 students (54 in Elementary, 31 in Middle, and 56 in High School).
The curriculum is that of a U.S. college-preparatory school. Instruction is given in English l. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered through Sevenstar Online Academy and Northstar Academy for an additional cost if the school does not have an AP teacher for a particular course. Dual Enrollment is offered through Liberty University and other approved colleges. AP, DE & Honors classes are weighted at 5.0.
In the event that CAG must close its doors permanently all student records will be on file with ACSI.