FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is CCS accredited?
Yes! Covenant Christian School has dual accreditation with both Christian Schools of Florida (CSF) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Christian Schools of Florida is a charter member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation of Washington, DC. Christian Schools of Florida is also a member organization of the Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS) and is an approved accrediting organization recognized by the state of Florida.
What curriculum does CCS use?
Our basic curriculum consists of classes in math, science, language arts (literature, vocabulary, grammar, and reading), history, and Bible. Classes in Bible are taught from an evangelical Protestant perspective, and all areas of instruction emphasize the centrality of the Bible, including a Bible doctrines course taught from a reformed perspective. CCS uses a combination of Bob Jones, ABeka, Saxon Math and several other excellent publishers, Christian and secular, including Harcourt for our elementary grades. Stanford Achievement & Otis Lennon Ability tests are administered annually in elementary while secondary students are given Differential Aptitude, Explore, PSAT (practice test for the SAT), and PLAN (practice test for ACT). Covenant Christian School also offers enrichment classes in art, physical education, music, computer, web design, yearbook, graphic design and chorus.
What extra curricular activities are available?
Covenant Christian School is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and the Mid-Florida Christian Conference (MFCC). Through the FHSAA, Covenant fields 14 sports teams, including: Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country, Girls' Volleyball, Bowling, Golf, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Soccer, Boys' and Girls' Track, Baseball, and Softball. The Lions have won numerous district and conference championships and have participation at the JV and Varsity level, from 6th-12th grade. Elementary students receive instruction in various sports clinics throughout the year, and also compete in intramural leagues for flag-football, soccer, and basketball.
Covenant also offers an academic team that competes against other Brevard County schools. Students also have the opportunity to participate in math competitions, spelling bees, science fair, and youth conferences.
The Fine Arts Department offers several options, including an annual Art Fair, as well as a student praise team, that leads worship during Covenant Chapels. Covenant also offers a first class music program, which is well known throughout the state of Florida. Choir students compete in Florida Vocal Association of Christian School events annually. In addition, CCS singers compete state-wide to gain a coveted spot in the Florida All-State Choirs. They have performed twice in New York's Carnegie Hall, and in 2009, the Concert Choir performed a Cathedral tour through England, singing in such remarkable venues as the Trinity Church in London, the Bath Abbey, and the Gloucester Cathedral.
Does CCS offer Honors or AP classes to its high school students?
CCS is dedicated to academic excellence from a biblical perspective. We believe all students, including gifted students, will find our curriculum challenging and effective in preparing them for college. CCS offers both Honors classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes for students who want the extra challenge they present. CCS is registered for dual enrollment at Brevard Community College for students who want to attend college classes while still in high school.
How do CCS students perform academically?
Covenant’s past Stanford Achievement Test results have shown CCS test scores consistently in the 80th and above percentile nationally. The average CCS student to date has scored more than two grade levels above his/her actual grade. What is not measured by standardized tests is the Christian perspective and biblical world and life view CCS students receive in their accumulation of academic knowledge.
Do CCS students wear school uniforms?
Yes, our students do wear uniforms. Students have many uniform pieces to choose from including several color options of knit polo shirts, shorts, skorts, capris, pants and skirts. On chapel day, students in grades K-8 wear their uniform. For grades 9 through 11, the school uniform is required for all chapel dress days accept the last Friday of each month. On this day, students in grades 9 through 12 are allowed to dress in casual attire that must be modest, clean, in good repair as to present a neat appearance, and not tight fitting. The only exception is for the 12th grade students who can have a casual dress every Friday. The standard uniform brands may be purchased through School Time Uniform Store located at 4185 West New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne.
Where can I get more information on CCS?
Questions about CCS or a request for a personal tour can be directed to the school office by calling 727-2661. Contact Denise Van Hoeven for more information.