7:45am - 4:00pm
24/7 Access to books & audiovisual materials in the CCA Media Center/Library
Destiny OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
If you have any questions about the media sources/library materials or password/user name information, please contact Lisa Herring, Media Specialist. She would be glad to assist you in taking full advantage of these resources.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the world’s leading encyclopedia publishing companies. Here at CCA, we are fortunate to have Britannica® School which is a go-to site for research — the core of any inquiry learning model — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias. Choose from three user-friendly learning entry points — Elementary, Middle, and High School —for a wealth of unique content to explore. Select an article and adjust its complexity with a single click while maintaining the age-appropriate look and clean format.
Nonfiction, cross-curricular content in Britannica School is updated daily by our 100+-member editorial team with new and revised articles and multimedia — at least 1,200 pieces of content per month — to keep users informed and engaged.
In order to log-on to the Encyclopedia Britannica go to www.school.eb.com and enter the username: ccacademy and password: eagles.
Lower School Resources
CCA uses the Accelerated Reader Program as part of our reading plan. Guided independent reading is determined by a student's reading zone. A student’s reading level indicates the level of text a student can read with comprehension. An individual student’s reading level is determined by the Star Reading Assessment that we administer to all students in the first through fifth grades. Parents are able to follow their child's results on Home Connect. Home Connect will show how well a child is doing and can even provide email results to parents for quizzes. After a student takes a Reading Practice Quiz, the student earns points based on the book’s point value and how well a student did on that particular quiz. In this way, points are a measure of reading practice— a summary of quantity, quality, and difficulty. AR quizzes may be taken in the classroom or media center during school hours.
Mrs. Herring's protopage is a website available to all K-5th grade students and parents to use. This website informs students and parents what their children are learning in computers and it offers helpful computer sites, and practice keyboarding sites to practice at home.
Upper School Resources
Questia is the world's largest online library of books, with over 77,000 full-text books; 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; and encyclopedia entries. Questia academic library also includes digital productivity tools for highlighting text, taking notes, and generating footnotes and bibliographies in seven different styles.
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books -- providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. The Florida Electronic Library offers information for all age groups, including homework help for students and resources for teachers.
How can you help?
The CCA Media Center/Library welcomes your donations. We accept new, or "good as new," books that are current titles. As far as specific needs, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students do alot with biographies and we always have a need in this department. The "who was" series is a popular series with our students, as well, and we can use several copies of these. We continuously have a need for Award books in order to participate in the Sunshine State Reader's Program.