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New Birth Missionary Baptist Church confirms it will close down its Christian Academy at the end of this school year, citing a bad economy and low enrollment.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church confirms it will close down its Christian Academy at the end of this school year, citing a bad economy and low enrollment.

“The closing of Faith Community Christian Academy ends an era for one of Georgia’s premier Christian schools,” school officials said in a written statement.

The academy, located on New Birth church grounds in Lithonia, suddenly closed in January 2012 due to economic troubles, but reopened shortly after with help from a new partnership with a local private entity called the Aurora Schools. But it doesn’t appear to be enough to save the school this time.

According to New Birth’s website, the school opened in 1993 as New Birth Christian Academy, and at one time boasted an enrollment of more than 200 students. But a church spokesperson said the current enrollment is at about 40, not nearly enough to be able to keep the school economically viable.

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article courtesy of Joy105.com

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