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Our Academics

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School Hours: Lower School 8:00am-3:00pm, Upper School 8:00am-3:15pm

Lunch: 30 minutes

Lower School Recess: 30 Minutes

Lower School SMART Block: 30 minutes (Supplemental Math And Reading Time)

Lower School Curriculum
Each grade has one hour of a specialty class rotating each day along with core curriculum.

Latin Curriculum

  • Grade 6: Latin, Beginning

  • Grade 7: Latin, Intermediate

  • Grade 8: Latin, Advanced

  • Grade 9: Latin I

  • Grade 10: Latin II

  • Optional: Two additional years of Latin or another World Language

High School Curriculum

In high school, CCA will require five credits of literature, four credits each of history,  math, and science; two credits of Latin; one credit of composition, one credit of practical/performing art and a half-credit each of U.S. government, economics, personal financial literacy, semantics and logic, rhetoric, and moral philosophy and a senior thesis. 

 

In history, students begin with Ancient Western Civilization in 9th, European History in 10th grade, American History in 11th grade, and a credit of Modern Western Civilization in 12th grade. 

 

In literature, students read great works, usually in their entirety, with an emphasis on ancient literature in 9th grade, European literature in 10th grade, American literature in 11th grade, and modern literature in 12th grade. 

 

 The required track for science is Biology and Chemistry.  Students will have options such as Physics, Marine Biology, Anatomy and Physiology or more advanced courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics to prepare them for their post-secondary pursuits.

 

In math, students will complete Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and be required to take at least one additional course such as Probability & Statistics or Pre-Calculus. Students who wish to advance to Calculus AB/BC or College Algebra will have the opportunity to do so. 

 

In world language, students will be expected to take two credits of Latin and may take two additional credits of world language- whether Latin or a modern world language.

Elective Focus

Currently, we offer a variety of electives which support our classical curriculum model including Law Studies, Creative Writing, Art, Band, Chorus, Personal Finance, Personal Fitness, and Fitness Lifestyle Design. We strive each year to offer courses supporting the interests and success of scholars in their future endeavors.

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