CCS provides an unparalleled educational program in an exciting, hands-on learning environment. Since our inception, academic excellence and scholastic achievement have figured prominently at CCS. Both the national and Arkansas standards provide a basic framework for all curriculum areas. CCS exceeds those standards while using them as guidelines to ensure that all subjects are taught comprehensively. With a small student-teacher ratio, individualized attention is given to each child's strengths and weaknesses. Community Christian School shapes analytical thinkers willing and able to make a difference in God's world.
At CCS, we hire Christian teachers who love God, teaching and children. We do not tolerate student misbehavior or disruptions. Because discipline is a key to effective learning, we insist on it; therefore, we can spend most of our classroom time on actual instruction.
CCS uses the rigorous A Beka curriculum in grades K-8. These materials "reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practicality" (See the A Beka website at http://www.abeka.com). This curriculum includes literacy, math, social studies and science. We also offer physical education, music, art, health and drama. Biblical truths and principles are integrated into every subject.
In grades 9-12, CCS uses the A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum, which is customized to the learning needs of each student. This curriculum allows each student to progress independently instead of requiring all students in the class to work at the same pace. The A.C.E. curriculum provides a "unique discipline" of personal goal setting, which encourages responsibility and accountability, preparing students for a lifetime of achievement. (See the A.C.E. website athttp://www.aceministries.com)
Purposeful Design Bible curriculum is used in grades K-12. This inspiring curriculum is designed to intentionally draw the hearts and minds of students to God as Creator and Sustainer of all of life. Students are given an overview of the Bible with an emphasis on the attributes of God, biblical characters, the early church, and what it means to know Jesus Christ and live for Him. Purposeful Design Bible curriculum also offers challenging lessons throughout the grade levels emphasizing personal application alongside new concepts, which challenges and inspires students to understand and adopt deeper levels of living out their faith.
CCS participates in a national norm assessment through the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI). TerraNova 3, ACSI Edition Achievement Test is administered to all grades. Our school has consistently scored well above the national average.
The choice you make for your children's education shapes them academically, spiritually, and in their worldview and skills. At Christian schools, the faculty and staff are equipped to address each of these developing areas of a child's life. These schools take seriously the responsibility to develop children's minds, but they don't distance God from academics. They know that developing skills in young people is essential to helping them reach their God-given potential. See video below for more information.
Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
With excellence in education as our goal, ANSAA works closely with nonpublic schools throughout Arkansas to provide quality education. ANSAA membership allows schools the opportunity to be a part of a cooperative effort to improve education at the state and local levels. The accreditation process involves the application of standards through a self-study and an annual review of the school’s progress. Accreditation also offers assurance to the school community that the school is committed to continuous improvement.