You probably have questions about Christ's Church Academy and the admissions process. We are happy to answer those questions, and we would recommend contacting Kelli Nolan, CCA's Director of Admissions (904-268-8667 x115). However, you may possibly find the answer you need right here!
The Admissions Office is located just beyond the Welcome Center at the front of the main building, and parking is available for you just outside the entrance.
You certainly may, and we would love to meet you! Our monthly Open House events include group tours, as well as a chance to meet some of our staff. You can also schedule a private tour by contacting Kelli Nolan, Director of Admissions (904-268-8667 x115).
Yes we do! You may be relocating, your family may have undergone a change, or your child may just need a new start or a different environment. We understand, so we keep our doors open for you! You can visit our Getting Started page to take your first step in becoming a part of the CCA Family, request more information, or if you're ready, submit your application now.
Your child is growing up and will someday step out into a fast-paced, performance-driven world. It is our goal to ensure that every student graduating from Christ's Church Academy is prepared for the next step prior to entering that world. To accomplish this goal, CCA prepares students for success at every level. In Lower School, we build the foundation of your child's education on exploration and imagination. In Middle School, we provide a rigorous academic standard, but work diligently to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which they may excel. In High School, we prepare students for the academic rigors of college and the demands of professional life.
Yes! CCA fields 26 teams competing in 11 different sports programs for boys and girls in high school and middle schools. Many of these teams are consistently vying for district championships, and some have progressed to regional and state competition. In fact, our Varsity Volleyball won their state championship in 2017 (the first in school history), and five of our 2018 alums have moved on to compete at the college level.
CCA Athletics, however, is about more than victory; it's about living out our faith and Christian walk on and off the field. We teach hard work, discipline, teamwork, fair play, respect for our opponents, regardless of the result. Our coaches work diligently to teach our athletes how to be successful in sports and in life, regardless of their athletic prowess.
Christ's Church Academy is a ministry of Christ's Church. With that being said, CCA is a non-denominational school that serves students of many different faiths and cultures. We welcome all families to our inclusive community.
Yes...and no. All too often, children and young adults focus on clothing as a comparison, and sometimes use this comparison to establish superiority (or assume inferiority) within their peer group. To minimize this, Christ's Church Academy advocates a school uniform policy. On 'regular' school days, CCA students wear uniforms as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook.
However, on special days, students are permitted to wear "CCA Spirit Wear" or may choose to participate in "dress down days", which benefit charitable causes. On these special days, students are encouraged to express their individuality (while still following dress code guidelines established by the administration).
Yes! CCA offers 12 AP courses: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Physics B, Psychology, U.S. History, World History
You can find the complete list in our High School Profile, but to date, our students have been accepted to 138 colleges and universities. Our graduates have chosen local schools like Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida as well as schools in every corner of the nation like Yale, Syracuse, Cal-Berkley, and USC. They have gone on to large universities and small colleges.
At CCA, we offer one-on-one college counseling so that each one of our students finds, applies to, and is accepted by the best school anywhere: the one that gets them where they want to go in life.
Absolutely! In fact, Christ's Church Academy could not be what it is or do what it does without you! CCA has a very active parent group - the Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) - that works side-by-side with faculty, staff, and administration to maximize the family atmosphere that truly sets us apart. They provide fundraising opportunities, missions outreach, and support to our faculty/staff. PTP encourages all CCA parents and grandparents to offer their assistance at the school – in the classroom, on the field or at PTP events.
Application Process Questions
We believe a child is much more than a collection of numbers on a piece of paper. Our Admissions Team and Administration consider every aspect of the child they can. In addition to standardized test scores and transcripts, they observe and review character and conduct, academic ability, teacher recommendations, family involvement and support, and more. Above all else, we view and respect your child a shining example of God's creation and will treat them as such during the application process.
Our short answer is this: tell them the truth! Christ's Church Academy is a welcoming, comfortable, safe place, and we want every child who visits us to feel that way. Our Admissions Team is filled with kind, caring people who will go out of their way to make them feel welcome. Some children become anxious at the mention of a "test", but we are quick to mention it is actually an evaluation. This evaluation contains questions dealing with reading, math, grammar, and writing, but there is no pass or fail. The evaluation helps us better understand what your child has learned in school and at home.
You know how job interviews can be - tensioned, anxious times when you know every word and every movement is observed and judged. This is NOT that kind of interview, so please tell them it is nothing to worry about! In the words of our Director of Admissions, it's a "get-to-know-you" time! During the interview, a member of the CCA Admissions Team talks with your child about their interests and asks them about some of their favorite things. The interview time allows us to begin to understand the personality and character of your child, but our team is very low-key about the process, so to your child, it just turns out to be a fun conversation, and they will most likely leave the interview with a big smile on their face.
Your child's educational experience is of the utmost importance to us here at Christ's Church Academy. We want to be able to offer your child the best learning environment possible, setting them up for success in school and in life. After compiling all information, the CCA Admissions Team and Administration will make a decision regarding your child's acceptance. We feel it irresponsible, however, to suggest a rigid timetable for this decision, because every child, including yours, is unique and demands individual consideration as a potential student at CCA.