Shreveport Adventist Christian School Given a Fresh Start

February 21, 2023

SHREVEPORT, LA. – Shreveport Adventist Christian School continues a tradition of quality Adventist Christian education in Shreveport, La. The school started in 1960 as Shreveport Adventist Junior Academy, which was a school supported by two local Adventist churches. The name changed to Colquitt Christian Academy when the school was relocated to Shreveport South Seventh-day Adventist Church on Colquitt Road. Throughout its history, Colquitt was a thriving school with a steady enrollment. However, in recent history, Colquitt has been slowly declining in enrollment until it almost closed at the end of 2021-2022 school year in which it was operating as a one-teacher school.

Recognizing the importance of having Adventist education available in the Shreveport area, Arkansas-Louisiana Conference leadership proposed the idea of the conference operating the school. The executive committee voted on the proposal and at the close of the 2021-2022 school year, the conference took over the operations of the school. The plan is to revive the school and its constituency over the next five school years and return operation of the school to the area churches.

Before school started this year, Colquitt was relocated to the conference office property located on Greenwood Road and the name was changed to Shreveport Adventist Christian School. Because of the move and remodel of the building that used to house the Adventist Book Center and most recently the Shreveport Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, school started a little late. On Sept. 3, 2022, a Teacher/Student Dedication Ceremony was held, and classes started on Sept. 6, 2022. The school is grateful to have been blessed at the last hour with two wonderful teachers in Darrell Ezell and his wife Delecia. We have eight students (one via Zoom from Illinois) in grades K-8 and are delighted to have this school continue to be a light in the Shreveport area.

By Tim Kripps, Education Secretary