SPRING CREEK – A new building kicked off the school year for students at Spring Creek Christian Academy.
Three days before the school year began, the academy’s new addition was given the green light when they received the certificate of occupancy by the Elko County Building Department, which came “just in time,” Principal Patrick Herman said.
“The school has been bursting at the seams with student enrollment,” Herman said, adding that school saw a 35 percent increase in students. It is the largest enrollment since relocating the academy to Spring Creek Parkway five years ago.
For the first time, the academy had to turn away prospective kindergarten students, Herman said.
The school converted a 1,200 square-foot warehouse into two classrooms and assembly hall and has the capacity to house an additional 50 students.
The academy opened in 2008 and moved to their present location in 2012 on Spring Creek Parkway.
“We started with a school building graciously donated by Don and Suzi Decker in 2012,” Herman said. “We started by using only half of the existing building as a school house [and] subtly grown larger with each passing year.”
“We are happy to be here,” Herman said. “We love that we are in the heart of the Spring Creek community and that the community has embraced this school ministry so enthusiastically.”
The academy teaches kindergarten through 12th grade and expects to graduate seven students this year.