At CCS, we value a Parent-Church-School Partnership. We see ourselves as coming alongside parents and the church in teaching and training children. In addition to personal testimony, we require pastoral reference and church membership for admission. We seek to inform and involve parents. Weekly communication includes student work, student progress report, and school announcements/school news. Our web-site offers you information about your student's progress, school events, weekly announcements, and general information. We offer opportunities for parental involvement and communication in an effort to foster excellent home and school relations.
The Family. From our homework philosophy to convenience factors such as early drop off, after school care, hot lunches, and co-curricular classes that help busy families spend less time in the car, we strive to support and protect the family.
A Biblical Worldview. We are eager to see every student understand that God is the center of our world. We want to train children to think biblically and to consider what will most glorify God in all of their decisions. We are truly a Christian school, not just offering Christian principles, a Bible class, and a Thursday chapel. In addition, we teach every subject and every class from a God-centered perspective, not separating truth from the Author of truth. We recognize Christian schooling as essential in teaching children to think from a God-centered perspective.
Academic Excellence. CCS offers rigorous academics which prepare today’s students for the challenge of life long learning. We strive to see our students learn to think deeply and to develop a love and desire for learning. Using excellent curriculum as a guide toward academic achievement, our highly qualified teachers nurture our students toward academic success and readiness for the next level of their academic pursuits. Achievement test scores are high and consistently above average in our three comparison groups: MAIS, Christian schools, and public schools.
The Well-Being of Children. CCS seeks to be a safe haven, offering Christian schooling in a loving, nurturing environment. We are intentionally a small school environment in order that students and families receive the attention and care they need. We take deliberate steps to care for the safety of our students, including building lock down policies, safety procedures, monthly drills, and traffic awareness.
Diversity. It is the desire of CCS to offer an environment reflective of God’s Kingdom, diverse in race and ethnic origin, brought together as believers in Christ for the spiritual and academic good of our children, acting in unity as the Body of Christ.
The Academic Advancement of Every Student. While CCS offers special services for particular learning differences, the school has not been established to meet the needs of an exceedingly broad range of learners. In the diversity of learners that it does educate, CCS values the progress of each and offers advancement opportunities beyond our regular course of academics. The Learning Lab, Promise Kids, Middle School resource, after school Study Hall, SRA reading labs, Reading Counts, and special math technology are among the methods used to meet learners at their particular pace of learning, whether advanced, struggling, or somewhere in between.
Different Learning Styles. CCS recognizes that students learn differently, and we seek to teach all subjects to all learning styles. Our teachers readily accept this challenge and offer an array of differentiated learning opportunities in order for every student to grasp content. Class components go beyond lecture and worksheets with manipulatives, projects, experiments, reports, research, and more.
The Foundational Importance of Strong Literacy Skills and Mathematical Concepts. We recognize the value of academic preparedness in a variety of subjects, but we see literacy skills and mathematical thinking as the crucial foundation for academic training. We strive to teach students to think deeply and to not only comprehend what they read, but also to process content with excellence in written and oral expression. We see conceptual mathematical thinking as superior to procedure oriented math, where math steps are memorized. Math is a logical process, and understanding how and why math works builds stronger mathematical thinking as well as skills. These areas serve as the foundation to other disciplines.
Our Faculty and Staff as Role Models. It is our desire to offer today’s youth role models of godly living and Christian character. We hire and equip qualified individuals who share our vision, mission, and our pursuit of excellence in every area of the Christian school experience.
Spiritual and Character Development. Even beyond our teaching from a Christian Worldview, we offer spiritual training and character development for every student. Our Living Foundations program includes Bible, mission opportunities, chapel, character development emphasis, and personal well-being training, such as nutrition and fire safety. Bible Studies are a highlight of the middle school experience.
Co-Curricular Advancement Opportunities. CCS recognizes the importance of co-curricular opportunities. During the school day, we recognize music, art, physical education, computer, foreign language, and library as part of our academic environment. We also offer after school classes in a variety of areas, such as piano, guitar, karate, ballet, gymnastics, and art. We offer such classes through our Outback program to help today’s busy family. Scouting opportunities and Safety Patrol are available at certain age levels, as well as an Adventure Club. Team sports opportunities are available to help further our mission. These include football, basketball, swim team, and pep squad. Middle school opportunities expand to include golf, tennis, cross country, student government, yearbook, math and science club, and more.
The School Facility. We provide excellent facilities that are well maintained and appropriately outfitted for the educational advancement of every student in each academic discipline. From the use of state of the art computer technology to a beautifully appointed library to spacious classrooms, extra attention is given to your child’s learning environment.
Our Expected Student Outcomes
Striving toward the realization of our school vision, programs, strategies, and methodologies within the context of biblical principles, CCS strives to produce students with a Christian worldview who:
are well prepared in all academic disciplines and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.are proficient in mathematics and science.
possess a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history and the cultures of other people and places.
appreciate literature and the arts.
know how to utilize resources, including technology, to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
have developed a love of learning and are committed to lifelong learning.
can employ problem solving skills and know how to think critically, ask appropriate questions, seek wise counsel, and make wise decisions.
have benefitted and grown from a variety of educational and extracurricular opportunities afforded them in a Christ-honoring environment.
understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God.
embrace and practice justice, mercy and peacemaking in family and society, while dispelling prejudice and appreciating differences in other people.
respect and relate appropriately and with integrity and compassion to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
understand and can commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
know, understand and apply God’s word in daily life.
possess appropriate apologetic skills to defend their faith.
are empowered to pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, love, and integrity.
take responsibility for their own work, actions, and learning.
know how to prioritize, organize, and maintain good study habits.