New principal joins Destin Christian Academy, Private school now accepting new students

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 05:11 PM.

"We see our parents twice a day," Quilit said. "It's important for parents to meet with teachers without having to wait a week."

"Our model in Niceville has a very active parent group," Mosley added. "Kids routinely …  see their parents and teachers as a team."

And instead of the statewide FCAT, Rocky Bayou and DCA apply nationally based standardized testing. This helps broaden the spectrum of grades. Last test cycle, students at DCA were in the 80 percentile or higher.

"Standardized testing pressure has never been present and parents are thankful," Mosley said. "We're blessed Rocky Bayou founders saw this need 30 years ago."

Beyond the classroom, students become a part of their community through acts of service. Even kindergarteners pitch in.

"It's about making your community a better place and using your abilities to bless others," Mosley said.

Quilit's principal duties won't keep him from his passion, which is teaching.

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