Chisholm Trail Academy came into existence when Southwestern Adventist University was granted full college status and closed its academy operation in 1967. CTA’s first graduating class was in 1968.
Chisholm Trail Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational high school located at Fourth St. and Old Betsy Rd. in Keene, Texas. Keene is located midway between Alvarado and Cleburne, 25 miles south of Forth Worth. CTA is situated on 27 spacious acres. The facility includes two ball fields, a gymnasium with stage, 15 classrooms, library, industrial vocational building and an administrative complex.
Chisholm Trail Academy (grades 9-12) provides for the education of the young people in the Seventh-day Adventist Churches located in the Keene area. Along with Keene Adventist Elementary School (K-8) and Southwestern Adventist University (13-16), CTA provides a complete Christian church school program. The Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church is the constituent church of Chisholm Trail Academy.