Middle School (Grades 5–8)

Our Middle School program is designed to meet the unique needs of the 5th-8th grade student. Students at this age are beginning to think critically about what they are learning. They are naturally curious and, at times, can challenge the validity of what they are learning. This challenging nature is a positive and necessary part of maturing. At the Middle School level we begin to train students how to think and reason well. This is accomplished in an informal manner in each of the classrooms as well as in a formal logic class which meets weekly.

Students at the 5th through 8th grade levels have a wide range of needs and capabilities. Our Middle School students are divided into two sections, each with age-appropriate schedules and developmental goals.

  • Early Middle School (5th & 6th grade) follows a schedule which allows for a gradual transition out of Elementary School. The students still have a homeroom, rotate between five teachers for their core subjects, and see enrichment teachers for fine arts, athletics, and computer classes. They learn how to use lockers and to manage their time and supplies effectively.
  • Advanced Middle School (7th & 8th grade) follows a schedule similar to the High School. Students rotate to different classrooms and teachers for each of their subjects with a modified final exam schedule.

Most would agree that the students at this level are undergoing unique physical and emotional changes that create potential learning and relational challenges. We strive to meet these challenges with a variety of programs and training opportunities:

  • Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills by participating in Middle School Honor Society Philanthropia Chapter (8th grade), Student Council (7th & 8th grade), and our Student Ambassador program (5th - 8th grade).
  • Various athletic, fine arts, and academic competitions allow the students to develop the ability to strive for excellence in a Christ-like manner.

The mission statement of CCA expresses our goal to instill in our students a passion for excellence, a heart of grace, and the character of Christ. This desire is lived out on a day-to-day basis by our faculty and staff as we strive to be role models for our students and inspire them to excellence, in all areas of their lives.


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