North Central Texas Academy
North Central Texas Academy is an accredited, interdenominational Christian boarding, day, and international school for deserving students. North Central Texas Academy accepts students from all over the world who, for one reason or another, need or desire a place to live and learn away from their home.
A variety of staff professionals (including educational, vocational, guidance counseling, nursing, musical, technological, and athletic) work in concert to address the overall needs of each student.
North Central Texas Academy students live, attend the fully-accredited (K-12) private academy, participate in agriculture/4H/FFA, sports, music, art, and many other opportunities.
Residential Parents are the backbone of our boarding program. Currently we have 13 residences that house up to 8 students and three Resident Parents—one married couple and a single adult.
Resident Parents are tasked with leading and mentoring their students in a highly structured community. Resident Parent’s oversee the personal growth and development of each student assigned to their home. The students develop responsible behavior as they work and interact within the residence.
Students are given assistance in developing wise time-management skills, and interpersonal relationship skills with peers and adults. The opportunity to build essential character traits such as honesty, kindness, patience, tolerance, and self-control is provided also. Resident Parents are always aware of the God-given potential within each student and are willing to accept them where they are. The students experience a peaceful, warm, relaxed atmosphere, and feel a sense of belonging within a home environment.
Positions offered are for married couples, single men and single women who will alternate shifts within the residence.
· Resident Parents work a rotating schedule of 4 days on and 2 days off.
· Time off follows the Academic Calendar (nearly 2 ½ months of time off)
· Opportunity to be a full time student
· Private apartment provided
· All utilities paid
· Meals provided while on duty
· Health benefits are offered.
About North Central Texas Academy
Happy Hill Farm helps children from all backgrounds reach their God-given potential by:
Gathering bright and talented kids from underprivileged backgrounds.
Providing a safe, secure family environment with adults who care.
Enriching their lives through a diverse student body that includes international and day students from our area.
Giving every student a stellar education with world-class faculty.
Building solid character with athletics, agriculture, and leadership programs.
Encouraging each child to dream big and giving them the tools to get there!
In all, we produce leaders with character and integrity … ready to give back to society and lift the next generation out of poverty.
“We are able to change the lives of children in a unique way. It’s so much more than a boarding school … we deal with the mind, the body, and the heart. And we will continue to set these kids up for a future where they can be successful leaders all over the planet.”
—Lucas Shipman, Campus Pastor/Director of Development