The world of college admissions can be overwhelming but Northside Christian Academy recognizes the importance of equipping students with the knowledge and information they need to be successful as they transition into their college years.
The Guidance Department at Northside Christian Academy aids students along the college planning path by providing a full range of services for all aspects of academic life and college preparation. Our College Counseling program begins with educational workshops in ninth grade and continues through the senior year with increasingly involved and individualized programming. The Guidance Department cultivates this process by offering individual and group meetings, visits with college representatives, helps facilitate college tours and campus visits, SAT and ACT prep, and assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships.
NCA's College Counselor values building relationships with students and serving as a resource to parents. She has connections with college representatives across the country and assists students in selecting a college that will allow them to reach their spiritual, educational, and career goals.
- Cedarville University
- Davidson College
- Duke University
- North Carolina State University
- Georgia Tech
- Liberty University
- UNC-Chapel Hill
- Wheaton College
All Northside Christian Academy students are required to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year and again in the fall of their senior year. Students are encouraged to also take the ACT. In preparation for these tests, students in grade nine take the PSAT 8/9, students in grades ten and eleven take the PSAT/NMSQT. All students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the national exam in the spring.
Current Seniors may request transcripts for college applications through their Naviance Account.
Graduates may email the guidance department at bonnie.holmes@
If your student needs specific questions answered regarding the college application process, contact our Guidance Counselor, at any time. You may also follow the Northside Guidance Blog for helpful tips or check out these outside resources for college preparation:
- Christian College Guide
- CollegeBoard –SAT
- CollegeBoard- Big Future
- FAST WEB
- SAT Preparation
- The Common App
- Community Service Form
In an effort to help provide students and their families with up-to-date information in a practical way, College Guidance Counselor, Bonnie Holmes manages our NCA Guidance Blog! She will use this space to pass along details regarding scholarships, open house opportunities, deadlines, college tours, summer experiences, and more! Check back often and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Are you looking for a school that will equip your child with the necessary tools and information for the college transition? Contact us to schedule a tour of our campus and get any questions you may have answered. Call us today: 704-596-4074.
Northside Christian Academy is one of the finest Christian schools in the country. Without hesitation and with enthusiasm, I endorse its mission, its leadership, and its objectives in training young men and women in Wisdom, Honor, and Truth.
Dr. Alex McFarland, Author/Commentator
The greatest reward for me as a teacher is to see my former students become talented, Christian men and women making a difference on their college campuses, in their places of work, and within their own families.
Mr. David Nelson, NCA Social Studies Teacher
At Northside Christian Academy our middle school foundation truly helps to set the tone for a successful high school experience. "I felt special being a part of the middle school at Northside. I was loved by my teachers and encouraged to grow both academically and spiritually.
Jocqueline Helms Propst, Nurse, NCA Alumna Class of 2001