CCS elementary students thrive in an environment that includes:
♦ Mentoring, modeling, and tutoring by upper school students
♦ Godly guidance by an expert and loving faculty
♦ Character development by winning and losing through sports, competitions, and
♦ Building leadership skills by planning and participating in chapel worship
♦ Shaping social skills through a myriad of collaborative activities
♦ Learning to be the hands and feet of Jesus through service and mission opportunities
Elementary School Academics
CCS has a strong academic program that challenges our students to work hard and use their gifts for Christ. We offer support services to students that need extra help and review and have a great QUEST program for advanced students. Our learning support teacher comes alongside each classroom teacher to help meet the learning needs and styles of each child. We encourage creative teaching and movement to keep our students engaged and involved.
Curriculum is so much more than the textbooks we use. It is a way of teaching that helps us to meet our goals and objectives in each subject area. We use a variety of texts including Envision math, Saxon math, Purposeful Design science, Abeka, Bob Jones, Harcourt, Sadler Oxford , and more. In addition to textbooks, teachers use trade books and novels, and are encouraged to integrate subjects to maximize time and build understanding.
Our Bible curriculum focuses on God’s story, showing how both the Old and New Testaments point to Christ, and are a unified work , unerring and inspired by God. We use ACSI materials, along with the Deep Roots Bible, and Positive Action for Christ. Our weekly chapel program supports Bible learning and challenges students to spend time in God’s Word, in worship, and in prayer. Our desire is that our students ultimately become wise servant leaders and impact their world for Christ in whatever career path they choose.
We are blessed to have computer projectors in each room, along with Mimio smart board technology, doc cams, and several class sets of ipad minis to share. We challenge students to not only use technology to find information, but also to think critically and creatively. Each elementary class also visits the computer lab each week and third and fifth graders also take keyboarding classes to build their typing skills.
Elementary Distinctives: (K-6)
QUEST program for advanced learners in grades 2-6 (Question, Evaluate, Synthesize, Transform)- This is an interdisciplinary problem- based learning class provided for our advanced learners. Recent topics have included: archaeology, structural engineering, Mars and beyond, and Inventions to name a few.
Math Olympiad- This is an enrichment program designed to strengthen problem-solving skills and to foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity. Each year, it consists of students competing from all 50 states and 30 other countries.
Maker Space- available for all students in grades 4-6, this is a monthly opportunity for students to explore and learn with Ozobots, Little Bits circuitry, a 3-D printer and more.
Signature Programs K-6- Check out the special program of focus for each elementary grade level. These include technology, field trips, biblical integration, and a service component for each grade.
CCS Cares Program- Putting our faith into action- This group is led by a team of 5th and 6th grade students with a heart for serving their school and community. They coordinate 1 service project per quarter in the elementary school.