Over thirteen graduating classes, we’ve seen nearly 200 alumni walk out our doors, with over $4 million in scholarship offers. Of those alumni, we can boast national merit scholars, (including one national finalist), med school students, pharmacy school students, law school students, and Ivy League students. More impressive than those highlights, though, are the scores and scores of Charger Alumni who have become integral parts of their businesses, their churches, and their communities.
Our Honors Diploma graduates average a 24 on the ACT, and many have used their test performance and academic foundation to earn scholarship offers from Brown, Auburn, Jeff State, CACC, Montevallo, Huntingdon, Liberty, South Alabama, Harding, UAB, Lambuth, Belhaven, Campbellsville, Troy, Lee, Judson, Samford, UNA, Belmont, Mississippi College, Southern Union, and many more.
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Our curriculum in Pre-K through 6th grade is primarily ABeka. The ABeka curriculum provides a solid foundation in reading, which we hold to be the foundation to all subsequent learning. A student with the solid reading comprehension skills is, for all intents and purposes, capable of teaching themselves whatever they want for the rest of their life.
The elementary school also uses Saxon, Bob Jones, ACSI, and supplements as needed where a better alternative is available.
In the high school, the curriculum spectrum is much broader, because of the increased specialization of each class. Our textbooks range all the way from the standard Christian-school ABeka offerings in English 7/8 to collegiate-level Prentice Hall textbooks in Chemistry, and beyond to web-only mathematics classes through the Khan Academy website.
Our goal at each level of the high school is to find the specific textbook that best fits the intersection of teacher, student, and material–this means we give our teachers a great deal of latitude in selecting what book fits their class and style the best.
Moving forward, we are constantly looking for web-based innovations that allow us to continue trimming our textbook budget while improving the quality of our instruction in the 21st century.
CCS is fully accredited through the Alabama Independent School Association and AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).