Thanks to the kind partnership of Rhea County Academy and our many generous supporters, our new building on the RCA campus is ready to go! Our official grand opening will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 pm. Join Dr. Wood and the boards of Rhea County Academy and Core Academy of Science as we officially open our new buildings. After the ribbon cutting, guests may tour the new building and talk with our staff. We'll have special science demonstrations presented by our friends from Bryan College Brian Hill, Neal Doran, and Lyle Smith. They'll be doing some explosive chemistry and laser-scanning real fossils. Local historian and archivist Jacob Ellis will also be on hand to show some of the important artifacts from our archives. We'll also have a book table with signed copies of Is Genesis History? and pre-prints of Dr. Wood's Introduction to Science. The open house is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there. Bring a friend!

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PO Box 1076
Dayton, TN 37321


In May, 2017, we learned that a local school district would be auctioning two portable classrooms, each with 1440 square feet divided into two classrooms, bathrooms and closets. We knew that our local Christian school, Rhea County Academy, needed to expand, and we offered to buy one of the classroom buildings if they would allow us to set it up on their campus. They gladly agreed, and on May 30, RCA won the auctions for both buildings. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the grace of God, Core Academy was able to pay cash for the building and the costs of moving and renovating it.

Dr. Wood in the partially renovated building.

The Core Academy building will house both the offices and library as well as a full science classroom for Rhea County Academy. From this building, we will be able to continue our work developing books and curricular materials for high school students, mentoring college interns, researching the wonders of God’s creation, and sharing those wonders with the world.

The plan for the Core Academy building



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    One of our most popular events, the Creation Retreat, brings together scientists and students from around the southeast.

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    Core Academy is a leading research center for young-age creationist biology. Read more about our studies and discoveries.

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    We offer a variety of educational programs to help Christians of all walks of life better understand how science impacts us all.

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    The Core Academcy of Science Library is one of the most comprehensive libraries pertaining to the creation/evolution issue. The online database is available for search and access is by appointment only.

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    Core Academy of Science has published several books. Clicking through our link to purchase the books from will donate a portion of your purchase to Core Academy. Thank you.


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