The mission of Carter Christian Academy is to provide a secure, Christ-Centered environment in which students will have the opportunity to acquire a personal knowledge of God, develop Christian character, and achieve academic excellence.
Accreditation CCA is accredited through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools, International).
Course of Study: CCA is a private Christian school offering classes to all students in the Bible, fine arts, language arts, math, science, and social studies. CCA is philosophically based on the foundations of Christian education. CCA instructs students from preschool (age 4) through grade 12.
Curriculum: BJU Press, A Beka books, and Purposeful Design (curriculum created and approved by ACSI).
Standards: CCA, at minimum, follows the Kentucky State Standards. We set high expectations for our students. We believe that if it's Christian, it should be better.
Basic Educational Goals: To give God the Glory in all things (I Corinthians 10:31) To develop an understanding that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Savior (Ephesians 1: 17-18)
To teach the fundamentals of arts, Bible, language arts, math, science, and social studies (Colossians 1: 16)
To equip students with the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and effectively through reading, writing, speaking, and listening (Luke 4:16)
To encourage creativity and curiosity (Proverbs 22:6)
To help students realize their capabilities and how to make the most of them toward growth and service (Luke 2:52)
To provide a safe and secure school environment that will be conducive to learning and moral, joyful living (Proverbs 4:1-13)
History: CCA opened its doors in a joint effort supported by area evangelical churches in the fall of 1997 with 29 students and 3 teachers. CCA was housed entirely by the First Baptist Church for the first two years. By the fall of 1999, CCA needed more classroom space and the Grayson Freewill Baptist Church provided additional facilities. In 2011, CCA was able to obtain a building the Hitchins area. The facility was newly renovated by Mr. Edward Issacs and the Hitchins Preservation Society. CCA relocated into the new facility in August of 2012. CCA recently completed an expansion project by renovating the lower floor of the main building to increase available classroom space. Renovation of the the gymnasium area is underway and there are plans to remodel the Isaacs Performing Arts Center in the future.
Standardized Test: CCA administers the most recent Terra Nova with Bible subtest for grades K5-12.
Faculty and Staff: CCA operates daily under the supervision of an administrator, teachers, and teacher aid/mastery support staff. All staff are highly qualified. Each of our staff has a bachelors degree and/or is working towards that as a goal.
Board Committees: The board has five working committees that oversee the operations of the school. These are comprised of board members, teachers, and volunteers and are this year focused on three tasks this year: (1) daily operations, (2) curriculum development, and (3) developing and assisting in the building program.
Strategic Planning & Capital Development Committee
Parent Teacher Fellowship: This is a parent-sponsored organization whose goal is to support the school financially as well as socially and to encourage academic excellence. Every parent is urged to join the club during the membership drive each fall. Every effort is made to utilize the individual talents and interests of each member. Meetings are held every month during the school year. An elected board of four (4) members serves the club: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Current Support: CCA is tuition and gift driven. CCA receives support in the following ways: · Tuition (CCA Budget) · Parent Teacher Fellowship (Described above) · Area Churches (Facilities, student scholarships, general fund & building fund, etc.) · Donors (Projects, general fund, tuition support, classroom supplies, gifts in kind) · Volunteers (Driving, projects, workers, aides, etc.) · Area Businesses (Projects, gifts in kind, general fund, discounts)
CCA seeks to keep our tuition affordable for our families. Currently only eighty percent of our budget is covered by tuition payments. CCA is dependent upon support from area churches and individuals for twenty percent of our monthly budget needs.
For more information on how you can become a donor, call us at 475-1919.
Membership: CCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).