Temple Academy is an integral ministry of Centerpoint Community Church ( Calvary Temple Incorporated) and is operated by a School Board comprised of parents (from Centerpoint and other Bible-believing churches) as well as other interested persons appointed by the Centerpoint Board of Deacons. The School Board operates entirely under the authority of the Centerpoint Board of Deacons.
We are accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Parents should fully realize, however, that Temple Academy, like most church-sponsored schools in Maine, is legally an unapproved private school recognized by the State of Maine for purposes of the compulsory attendance law. As such, Temple Academy annually affirms to the Maine Department of Education its intent to comply with the state’s GUIDELINES FOR EQUIVALENT INSTRUCTION.
The majority of our full-time teachers hold bachelor’s degrees; some have received masters degrees. We do not require our teachers to be state-certified, which is in agreement with the Department of Education’s policy for Christian schools. Our primary concern is that a teacher be competent spiritually, academically, and professionally.
A vital element of Temple Academy is its spiritual program which is composed of many different facets, including our Bible-centered curriculum, Bible reading and prayer in daily opening exercises, the teaching of the Bible as a course of study, weekly chapel services, and Scripture memorization.
Chapel programs involve many different kinds of speakers, activities, skits, videos, etc. Area pastors, youth pastors, and missionaries are frequent guests. Parents are always welcome to visit chapel services. Our Spiritual Life Committee would be interested in any ideas you might have for speakers or special chapels.