December 13, 2013
Thank you for the opportunity for Chicago Christian Academy to provide quality childcare and education to your child. This is a very difficult letter to write. During these strenuous economic times, we've managed to continue to maintain our high academic standard by providing holistic ministry to your sons and daughters. However, due to low student enrollment and mounting financial obligations, we will have to close our school effective December 31, 2013. This announcement comes with a heavy heart.
Please be assured the Board and Administration exhausted every possibility of continuing this program before reaching this final decision. We've tried multiple ways to boost the enrollment through advertisement via social media, printed ads, parent information platforms, partner church visits, and strengthening our relationship with community organizations. Nevertheless, we haven't been able to add enough students to substantiate our budget. We have continued to operation with substantial deficits for several months in hope that our fiscal climate would improve, but the change did not materialize.
I know that this decision greatly impacts your family, as it does mine also. I apologize for the inconvenience of the timing. To help ease your transition, I"m working with another private school with a similar mission, goals, and initiatives as CCA to accept our students.
Again, thank you for your continued support of CCA over the years. We couldn't have made it this far without it. As always, it's a honor and a privilege to serve you and your family. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the infomation provided below.
Chicago Christian Academy ■ P. O. Box 300917, Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 286-0767 (Administrative Office) ■ (773) 286-9422 (Fax)