We use the best curriculum available to provide a well-balanced Christ-centered program of instruction in all grades. We use A-Beka, Bob Jones and Saxon in most classes, plus “Ignitia” online for 8-12th grade history and electives.
Pre-School thru Kindergarten
The PS2-K4 programs are designed to prepare students for five-year-old kindergarten. Four-year-olds learn basic skills that will be continued in the five-year-old program. PS2 thru K5 students receive knowledge and develop skills in Bible, Numbers, Phonics, Reading, Writing, Music Appreciation, Social Studies, Science and Art. The Bible is taught every day, and a regular chapel program emphasizes personal salvation, patriotism, Bible knowledge, character development, etc.
Elementary (1st – 5th)
1st-5th grades are designed to impart knowledge and develop skills in Bible, English, spelling, reading, math, science, history, poetry, penmanship, physical education, computer and library skills, and fine arts. Our reading program is based on phonics, the Bible is taught every day, and a regular chapel program emphasizes personal salvation, patriotism, Bible knowledge, character development, etc.
The Calvary program is designed primarily for average and above average students. However, free after-school help classes are available and private tutoring is offered on a limited basis, as recommended by the child’s teacher or the administration.
Middle & High School
Life in middle school (6-8th) and high school (9-12th) is carefully designed and managed at CCS to insure maximum development of all academic, social, spiritual, and physical skills necessary for success in life and vocational endeavors. In middle and high school at CCS the spirit is sweet, academics are excellent, the environment is safe, the teachers are loving, students learn and have fun, and the Lord is honored!
Four courses of senior high study are available that lead to the following diplomas:
- College Prep with Honors: College prep track student completing at least 7 honors classes from 9-12 grades maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.
- College Prep Diploma: Satisfies the strict University of North Carolina requirements.
- General Diploma: Satisfies requirements for entrance into Christian or community colleges.
- Exceptional Track Diploma: For students with certain disabilities. May satisfy requirements for provisional entrance into some fields of study in community colleges.
Accelerated Math Program: This program will enable students to receive the highest level of math preparation available at CCS. Capable students will be invited to shift to the accelerated math track beginning with their sophomore year. This track will include 10th Honors Algebra II, 11th Honors Geom/Trig, & 12th Honors Calculus.
Honors Classes: Honors classes offer our highest level of academic challenge for college preparation. Students desiring this more challenging course of study will be invited to shift to an academically more rigorous Honors Option in any approved 9-12th grade subject. (English, Biology, Chemistry, Science & Origins, US History, World History, Gov’t/Economics, World Views, Spanish, Algebra II, Geometry, Trig/Pre-Calc, Calculus, and Physics)
Online Classes: A growing number of states and school districts are making online coursework a requirement for high school graduation or are moving strongly in that direction. In keeping with this national trend, our students can expect to take at least one online course each year in 8-12th grades through “Ignitia”, an online learning management system built exclusively for Christian schools.
Many online electives are available, including CTE (Career & Technical Education) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes.
Advanced Discipleship Classes: “Worldviews” & “Science & Origins” are full-credit required HS courses that train our juniors and seniors to use science, logic, and Biblical apologetics to stand for Christ in a culture that is hostile to our faith. (CLICK HERE for details about these two classes.)
American Christian Honor Society: Eligible students are inducted into the CCS chapter of the ACHS in the spring of their sophomore year on the basis of Christian testimony, scholarship, character, service, and leadership.
See the handbook for more details. (CLICK HERE)