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A Principle-Approach® Pre-K–12 Christian School in Lancaster County, PA

College Acceptance & SAT Scores

Dayspring students have the opportunity to earn up to 28 college credits before graduating from high school through our dual enrollment program with Cairn University and AP courses. Many of our students arrive at college already having earned a full semester of credits.

Dayspring Christian Academy’s mission reflects our commitment to academic excellence and college preparation for our students who desire to go on to college. In fact, our SAT scores are on average about 100 points higher than the national average. This is a reflection of our students’ commitment to working as unto the Lord in school and the preparation that we offer as students prepare for college. Dayspring’s mission also seeks to develop the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life for our students and calls for excellence in character. With hearts set on seeking the Lord, over the past five years, 74% of our graduates have attended a Christian university. Some of the colleges our students frequently select are Liberty University, Cedarville University, Regent University, and Grove City College. Over the years, our students have been admitted to the most rigorous institutions, including Drexel University, Holberton School of Software Engineering, Swarthmore, and others. Typically, our students are admitted to their first choice for colleges.

GPA and Class Rank Computation

A student’s grade point average and class rank reflect their academic achievement in grades 9 through 12 and are computed cumulatively on the basis of a four-point scale at the conclusion of the year. Final marks in all credit courses are used, and Honors and AP courses are weighted. All courses taken at Dayspring Christian Academy, except college courses, are included in the computation.

Top SAT Scores for College-Bound Seniors
Year Score
2015 1320
2016 1220
2017 1500
2018 1480
2019 1450
2020 1350
2021 1470
2022 1460
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Examination Results
Year National Average DCA Average
2015 1005 1115
2016 1002 1023
2017 1060 1202
2018 1060 1125
2019 1059 1244
2020 1051 1142
2021 1060 1169
2022 1051 1265
National Merit Program
Designation Year
Commended 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2014, 2015
Semi-Finalist 2007, 2009, 2016
Finalist 2001, 2007, 2009, 2017
Lower and upper school students at dayspring christian academy

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