Skipstone Academy
600 Baptist Camp Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223
770-227-8966 phone
678-814-1330 fax
The Skipstone Philosophy
The only way to teach someone to skip a stone is to show him
how and allow him to attempt it again and again until the stone
hops along the water in perfect rhythm. He cannot learn to skip
stones from just reading a book about it. You cannot just tell
him how to do it. You have to show him how and let him try.
Sometimes it takes one try, sometimes two or three tries, then
sometimes it takes hours of trying until finally...
the stone skips.
That’s the Skipstone Philosophy...Showing, Trying, Learning,
Skipstone admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic orgin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
accorded or made available. Skipstone does not discriminate on the basis of race in admnistration of its educational policies, admission
policies, scholarships, local programs, athletic programs  and other Skipstone administered programs.
From A Skipstone Parent...
I want to tell you how much Skipstone Academy means to me.  My son was diagnosed with ADHD and Turret tics when he was in
K5.  He was put on medicine to help him focus.  He was in public school from K5-2nd grade.  He didn't like school very much
because he was always put to the side of the class because he couldn't sit still.  The school requested he get different medicines
but I said no because he was not himself already, not eating very much and in a dazed state.  A friend told me about Skipstone
Academy and told me to check it out because it was like no other school, so I did.  The public school held my son back in 2nd
grade because he wasn't progressing and making good enough grades.  That was the year I enrolled him in Skipstone
Academy in 2nd grade.
My son is currently in 3rd grade this year and just received his report card and he made all A's and one B!  He loves going to
school!  He has the confidence in himself (he joined the CrossCountry team in the fall of this school year).  Skipstone Academy
has brought out the knowledge in my son that I knew was there all along, without being on medicine!!!  
I recommend Skipstone to everyone because of how they helped my son and because of the caring people there!
We are so proud of all of the Class of 2015!
These amazing graduates have been accepted to
outstanding colleges and have scholarship offers
totaling just over 1.4 million dollars!
15 members of this senior class will be graduating with
31 college hours through our Accel program and will
walk across the stage as high school graduates and as
sophomores in college!
You've "made your mark" graduates...
keep on keeping on!
From A Skipstone Parent....
My son is an 11th grader at Skipstone; however, his journey with Skipstone began when he was just 6 years old-when it was
named Flint River Baptist Camp. I was searching for a Summer camp for him to attend and came across Flint River. Since this
was his first time away, we started with day camp. At his age and since it was so close to home, this seemed a perfect fit.
Each day that I picked him up, he told me what a terrific time he had that day. Little did we both know, this was the beginning of
something very special. He couldn't wait til the next Summer to attend overnight camp. Over the years, he attended camp every
Summer. At the age of 8, he accepted Christ as his Savior, while there. During the Summer before he started 7th grade, we were
contacted about the idea for Skipstone Academy. Like families, we too, were looking for a better fit besides home schooling and
public school. I can honestly say that the decision to transfer my son to Skipstone was one of the best and easiest ones that I
have ever made. Skipstone is truly his second home and everyone there is family to us. He has made lifelong relationships, which
I know will only continue to grow and flourish. The experiences that he will take with him, have helped transform him into the
wonderful person that everyone knows him to be. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the place that has been such a
huge part of our lives.
From A Skipstone Parent....
While looking for a New School last year, we came to Skipstone and found much more than what we were looking for. In June of
2011, our son began a new chapter in his life. While looking for a Summer job an opportunity came to us that we could not pass
up. He had a chance to work as a counselor at Skipstone Adventures for a couple of months and immediately we noticed a
transformation occur right before our eyes. He developed a sense of responsibility, care and worthiness that his Mother nor I
had seen in him prior to stepping foot on this Campus. This happens to many kids and one cannot explain until you see it
happen in person. We were fortunate enough to find out that a spot came open at the beginning of the School year and we knew
that this was the right place for him. He immediately became more involved in his studies and began talking of preparing to go to
College.  The college conversations were initiated by our Son, instead of us trying to convince him why he needed to be
prepared. He also became involved in Athletics and PRIDE was another character trait that he began to portray in the discipline
that is required while participating in TEAM Sports.

Below are some of the reasons why we chose to transfer our Son to Skipstone:
* The Teachers and Administration TRULY care for the development of the kids (Not just herd them like cattle = get them in and
get them out).
* The Kids TRULY enjoy coming to School since everyday is exciting and different (Not the Rigid Schedules and Rules in public
* The Kids are pressured by each other to excel in the classroom and HELP each other out (Not ridiculed for making good
grades or at times for failing).
* The Coaches are patient and winning at all costs is NOT sacrificed (As you would normally experience in a public School
* Last but Not Least : Developing A Spiritual Relationship with JESUS CHRIST is encouraged on a daily basis (But not shoved
down your throat).
William T. Barton Memorial
Scholarship Fund
Jesse "Big Bear" Fowler
Memorial Warrior
Athletic Fund