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Secondary Education

Grades 7-12

Joshua Christian Academy is here to help Des Moines urban teens reach their fullest potential through affordable Christian education.


We believe a child’s potential is limited only by a lack of opportunity, low expectations, and lack of hope.


The First Step in a Successful Career
  • Students will receive a biblically-integrated academic curriculum, including learning full passages of Scripture in English, Spanish, and ASL
  • Smaller classes enable us to tailor to the needs of each student
  • Students can participate in college courses, central campus, ROTC and national/international field trips
  • Our teachers are asked to sign a Statement of Faith and have a college degree. They are committed to walking side by side with each student to help them develop a personal relationship with Jesus, their classmates, and members of their community.

Secondary education at JCA serves students in 7th – 12th grade at our JCA South location.


Tuition is set on a sliding scale based on family income.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Joshua Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.  Subject to the United States Constitution, and all applicable state and federal laws, JCA does not discriminate in its employment or admissions practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the school’s Equity Coordinator, Joseph Jackson, Head of School, 1740 Garfield Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316, 515-265-0603,   JCA reserves the right to institute hiring and enrollment practices based on the school’s mission statement and philosophies.