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Welcome from the Principal





Dear Mt. Zion Christian Academy Families,

            As the Principal of Mt. Zion Christian Academy, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at MZCA. We are all excited to have students back in our traditional classrooms and in our online classrooms filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the MZCA family.  Additionally, we strive to challenge activities to engage our students in learning.

This summer we have been working hard to meet and maintain all CDC and Florida State requirements related to COVID-19.  We have had to make adjustments to our classroom setting to ensure the safety of both our students and faculty.  All staff members, students, and visitors are required to wear masks when on our campus and have their temperature checked upon entering the building. Please be mindful and practice Social Distancing whenever possible.  For a detailed list of our Reopening Plan, please refer to the email that was sent out titled, “Mt. Zion’s Christian Academy Reopening Plan”.  We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation through these unprecedented times.

Although COVID has limited our school gatherings for the First Semester, I encourage you to continue to play an active role in your student’s education and communicate with teachers. This year, we have adopted a new Student Information System called MyStudentWorx.  Please be sure to sign up to receive notices and view student progress reports and report cards.  In addition, we are using Google Classroom to drive our MZCA Online Program.  All students will be utilizing Google Classroom within the classroom setting.   Using Google Classroom, parents can receive notices, and will have the ability to view student assignments and assignment grades.  I understand that there are a lot of changes this year but together we will make it through.

I am honored and blessed to serve as the new principal of Mt. Zion Christian Academy.  It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build a positive relationship that supports academic and social growth.  Please feel free to contact me at 727.894.0140 or at

Michele Ariano, M.Ed.
Mt. Zion Christian Academy