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  • Veterans Day Lunch
    Veterans Day Lunch
    Friday, November 10th
    Wear Red, White and Blue!
    October 19 2017 13:00:54 · 0 Comments · Print ·
  • Box tops for Education
    Start collecting those Box Tops because
    Desoto County Academy
    is having a Box Top competition!
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    Grade Book Wizard
    Online Grade Book for 7th-12th Grade
    Call or stop by the school office for your log in!
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    Thanksgiving Holidays
    School is Dismissed - November 20th - 24th.
    Enjoy your holiday!
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History
The Founding of Desoto County Academy

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DCA was started in 1970, by a group of parents concerned about their children’s education. Ark Academy was the name of the school from 1970 – 1974. The school first met in a small building in Olive Branch, MS, formerly Mineral Wells on Old Hwy 78. The school then moved to its current location in August, 1973 once the building construction was complete.

The school was named by Mrs. Betty, who had a vision to start a private school where children could get a quality Christian education. The name came from the Bible. God told Noah to build the Ark to save his family and others from destruction. The vision God gave her was to save the children from the dangerous direction public education was headed because of the removal of prayer from the public schools.

In 1974 the new board of directors changed the name of the school to Desoto County Academy as it still is today.

The goal has always been to provide a Christian education to the children of this area.

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