FROM THE DESK OF PRINCIPAL MARK WILLIAMS
Welcome to Upland Christian Academy High School! I am excited to be serving as the high school principal and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us this year. My educational journey started back in 2003 when I was a substitute teacher and track and field coach for a public school in southern California. In 2004, I began teaching full time here at Upland Christian and been here ever since. In my many years of experience as an educator, I have been a high school teacher, football coach, track and field coach, guidance counselor, student conduct supervisor and mentor teacher. In these roles, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge throughout the educational field but most importantly have gained an understanding of how to trust God in all situations. It is this trust that has placed me at Upland Christian Academy back in 2004 and I continue to place Christ at the center of my life as well as this institution. This is how we operate here at Upland Christian Academy: we place Christ first!
It is our mission to educate students by integrating academic excellence with a Christian worldview while equipping them to impact their world for Christ. Within this mission, our desire is to challenge students to grow academically, physically, socially and spiritually. To achieve such growth students will have many opportunities at their fingertips such as AP/Honors classes, clubs, athletic teams, extra and co-curricular activities, Alpha groups, our annual high school retreat, missions/apologetics trips, Bible studies and discipleship groups, weekly chapels, and meaningful community service projects. Through these opportunities, we strive to equip our students with critical thinking and study skills that help them to engage their world through a Christian worldview, learn more in high school, and enable them to enjoy more success in college and future careers.
In achieving our mission we have employed some incredible teachers. I love coming to work with these brilliant individuals. The dedication, compassion, and love they pour out to the students is a remarkable sight. These teachers love their students, believe in making the most of their academic opportunity, and are passionate about encouraging the students in their walk with Christ. Not only do our teachers care for each individual student, but our students also take ownership in building our school culture, one in which every student is valued and encouraged to strive for excellence. Whatever the students’ future vocations may be, our prayer is that they will be fully equipped to impact their world for Christ as a result of their experience here at UC Academy.
Upland Christian Academy is a wonderful place for your child to receive his/her education. We would love for you to visit our campus and experience our community first hand. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to visit or have any questions about our school.
Serving Him together,
High School Principal
Upland Christian Academy