At that time and in many places, including Oklahoma City, the federal courts were mandating that racial balance in the public school systems be achieved through busing of elementary students.
Upon the conclusion of the Legacy Project in 2014, she became CHA's Educational Consultant. Ralph Bullard noticed that suggestions for what Christian schools should do seemed shallow to him.
He discussed it with Tom Elliff (former pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City and a patron).
It has not only been a blessing for those it has served, but also it has helped all teachers be more sensitive to the needs of students. Geis served as the Discovery Director and left a very high standard of excellence as her legacy. The building of a new gym seemed to change the perspective of the school leadership.
Instead of thinking of the school as struggling or lacking in funds to do things, the attitude became more positive, more “can do.” Since then many big projects have been endeavored and completed. The new building was named the Jim Elliot Memorial Gymnasium in 2001.
John Talcott, founder of Plymouth Rock Foundation, Mr. Rose of the American Christian History Institute, Miss Katherine Dang, historian, writer and publisher, and Mrs. All of these friends provided counsel and advice to the school as CHA developed its program and became one of the leaders in the American Christian history movement.
Meanwhile, in the midst of philosophical development, the school was growing.A Christian philosophy of athletics was written to guide the athletic development of students and to reflect Christian values on the playing field and in the stands. Cynthia Bower taught phonics classes to groups of home school moms in the summer, and the school began providing the service of annual achievement testing.The school’s philosophical stance has always been that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their own children.Christian Heritage Academy began in 1972 from a vision of Sunnyside Baptist Church and its pastor, Harry Boydstun.Prior to the time of its founding, an educational upheaval was taking place in Oklahoma City and in cities across America.Believing this, CHA developed programs to equip parents to teach and to give them educational support.