CCHS is a non-traditional high school that will look different than other high schools around. We desire our students to be disciples of Jesus Christ and to pursue excellence in an environment that looks to nurture their faith and build each other up. We desire our students to be individual thinkers and learners that can draw on each other for learning. Students at CCHS need to have a desire to follow Jesus, work independently and collaboratively and have a desire to pursue academic excellence.
As a secondary institution our mission at CCA is to provide an innovative and dynamic learning environment that provides all students with multiple opportunities for success and self-actualization. We will take a holistic approach to the development of each student as a “whole person” challenging them and nurturing them intellectually, physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually. Our goal is to develop our students into independent and capable young adults with a desire to serve the Lord and others, by providing them with an education rooted in core Christian values. We will pursue every avenue to ensure that our students are well equipped to navigate the challenges of tertiary study and vocational choice.
The Lord has blessed CCA tremendously over the years and we continue to see His hand on this school ministry. The past few years we have unmistakably experienced the Lord’s blessing on our school. Below are a few highlights.
In January 2014, we celebrated together as we completed and opened our new addition, an Early Childhood Education Wing. This added two classrooms – preschool and kindergarten, as well as supporting rooms. Furthermore, our hard-working staff now have a new staffroom and washroom to call their own.
Our Appleseeds Preschool opened its doors in 2011 with a part-time program, and was immediately successful. Now into our fifth year and offering full time preschool care, we have a waiting list for preschool spots. We have also seen new preschool families enroll their children in CCA kindergarten.
Our Capital Campaign has a new CCA representative and we currently have a 5-year pledge total exceeding $500,000. This allowed us to construct Phase 1 of our expansion, our Early Childhood Education Wing and reduce our current mortgage by $120,000.
Summer Camp Program
In 2012 CCA introduced a Summer Camp Program. Camps in academics, arts and athletics are offered, drawing in many new faces to our school facilities. Our camp initiative also enables us to employ two summer students under a government-sponsored Canada Summer Job program.
Our newest initiative is The Storeroom, CCA’s family thrift shop, located in downtown Carleton Place. The Storeroom is progressing very well and this new volunteer-run business is generating significant funds, helping to make CCA more affordable to families.