Christian Academy of Madison, established in 2007, is a nondenominational Christian school located in rural Madison, Indiana, serving approximately 160 students from seven counties in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky in grades PreK-12. CAM’s student body is economically and academically diverse, with 70% seeking the Indiana School Choice Scholarship and 15% having some form of learning need.
The mission of the Christian Academy of Madison is to PARTNER with the student’s home and church; to PROVIDE a Christ-centered learning environment; to PROMOTE spiritual, academic and personal growth; and to PREPARE students for a lifetime of service to the Lord.
Students from the Christian Academy of Madison will acquire wisdom and knowledge through the lens of a Biblical worldview, which will be evidenced by a godly lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.
Our Core Values
CAM is a distinctively Christian school, where Christ is at the center of who we are, what we do, and what we teach. CAM’s faculty and staff are born-again Christ-followers who are committed to Christian education, devoted to supporting families as they raise their children God’s way, and burdened for the academic and spiritual growth of the students in their care. Instruction is provided from a biblical worldview and integrates the morals and values of the Bible to train students to live for Christ in a fallen world.
With a student body that exemplifies a wide variety of backgrounds and learning levels, CAM strives to meet students’ needs with engaging, assessment-driven instruction, high academic expectations, and home-to-school partnerships that meet learner diversity. CAM’s faculty also builds relationships that attend to the whole child, encourage student growth, and prepare them for future educational and career goals.
It is CAM’s desire to train students who love God, love their communities, and love others. The school provides biblically-based character development and opportunities for students to serve God at home and abroad, developing students who strive to share the gospel and minister to others through their example, words, and actions both now and for years to come.
CAM holds Freeway Accreditation through the State of Indiana and is accredited regionally by Cognia and internationally through the Association of Christian Schools International.
Joel Whitice B.S., M.A. — School Administrator
Joel Whitice has been at CAM since 2019 and was recently appointed as the school administrator of CAM. He teaches Biblical Worldview for 11th grade.
He graduated from Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in social science and from Southeastern University with a master’s degree in ministerial leadership. He is also the lead pastor of a church in Kentucky. Joel is a veteran of the United States Air Force and spent four years as a formal classroom instructor during his time in service.
Joel has been married to Crystal for 25 years, and they have five children: Joel, James, Breanna, Abaigeal and Elizabeth. He loves spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and is originally from Florida.
His favorite passage of scripture is Romans 1:16.
Amber Shafer, B.S., M.Ed. — Academic Dean
Amber has been with CAM since 2010 and was recently appointed as the Academic Dean. She teaches 7/8 math, algebra 1, digital citizenship, and Education 101. Prior to coming to CAM, Amber held various positions in two other school corporations, as well as Ivy Tech Community College.
She graduated in 2008 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in General Education K-6th and English as a New Language. In 2019, she finished her Master’s of Educational Leadership degree through the American College of Education.
When she is not teaching, she is playing the piano at her church, helping her local theatre with play productions, crafting, and spending time with her family. Her family loves to travel, play strategic board games, and take care of their 3 cats.
Her life verse is 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.”