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Course Selections Will Begin Soon!

Attention Parents of 8th – 11th Graders:
Course selection appointments for the 2023-2024 school year will begin in a few short weeks. Course selections are carefully considered and recommended by the Guidance Office based on teacher recommendations, grades in previous related courses, standardized test scores, study habits and work ethic. Students will bring home their proposed course selection form to review with parents; a parent signature is required on all approved course selection forms. Course assignments will be finalized at the end of the current school year.

As a reminder, ONLY those upper school students who have reenrolled will meet to schedule classes for next year. Complete details regarding how to re-enroll can be found on our website www.ccajax.org.  Please contact Heather Feltman (hfeltman@ccajax.org) or Kay Schneller (kschneller@ccajax.org) in Admissions, with questions. Thank you.

 

GRAD BASH

Seniors, it’s time to sign up for Universal Orlando’s Grad Bash on April 21st. Check your email for more details or stop by Mrs. Miller’s office for a participation form. Forms are due by Wednesday, Feb. 1st.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE

“The Red Carpet” 

This year’s red carpet themed dance is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd, 2023, directly following dismissal. The dance will begin at 3:30 and be held in the Mandarin Room. Pick up will be at 4:30 pm, in front of the Mandarin Room. The Mandarin Room is located in Christ Church.  

If your child plans to attend fill out the provided middle school dance registration link found on the CCA app.  Our wonderful PTP is assisting the CCA middle school students in making this a dance they won’t forget.

If your child registers for the dance, they are permitted to dress down Friday, February 3rd in their Red Carpet attire. Any young lady wearing a dress where their shoulders are exposed is required to wear something that covers their shoulders throughout the academic portion of the day.

All students attending the dance will meet in the cafetorium at 3:25pm to be escorted. Students who do not wish to dress down during the school day are encouraged to change between school dismissal and the 3:25 pm meeting time. Please follow the below dress down guidelines. Students out of dress code guidelines will be asked to change into their school uniforms.

  • Ladies:  
  • NO midriffs showing.  
  • NO dresses, skirts, or shorts that do not follow the 2-inch fingertips-length rule.
  •            Please note during the school day no shoulders can be shown and a cover up is required.
  • NO inappropriate words, pictures, tobacco or alcohol advertising, or horror characters or symbols  
  • NO tank tops, off the shoulder, sheer, or low-cut shirts  
  • NO undergarments may show through clothing.  
  • NO yoga pants, tights, or leggings. No pajamas.  
  • Flip-flops and backless shoes/sandals are OK. Boots can be worn.  
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  • Gentlemen:  
  • NO inappropriate words, pictures, tobacco or alcohol advertising, or horror characters or symbols  
  • NO tank tops.  
  • NO undergarments may show through clothing.  
  • NO hats  
  • NO “chubbies” style shorts, bathing suits, or board shorts.  
  • Flip-flops and backless shoes/sandals are OK.  

 

Upper School Vision Screening: Thursday, February 23rd

Our Upper School Vision Screening will be handled by Vision Is Priceless which is a nonprofit organization. All Upper School students will be screened on Thursday, February 23, at CCA.
If your student wears glasses, please help them remember to bring them to school on vision screening day.
If you have any questions, you can reach out to our clinic and speak to Linda Visman at 904-268-8667 x2109.
 

VALENTINE CANDY GRAMS

Tri-M National Music Honor Society will be selling Valentine Candy Grams starting next week before and after school in the front lobby and during MS and HS lunch.   Send your friends a sweet treat for $3.00. All proceeds will go to Connecting Through Music, a music therapy program to help students with medical and learning disabilities.  
 

KEY CLUB POP TAB COLLECTION
 

CCA Key Club is sponsoring our annual POP tab competition to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. We’re dying to know which Lower School class will win the ice cream sundae party- bring in those Pop Tabs through Feb. 10 and we’ll find out!

Athletic Department News

The Athletic Dept is thrilled to announce our new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Mr. Justin Sirmon. Justin and his wife, Chloe, are long time Florida residents and are well established in the community. Justin brings a wealth of both coaching and administrative experience to the team, and is passionate about his family, the local church, and how to become the player and leader that Jesus desires for all of us to be.  After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Justin went on to coach at football programs in both Georgia and Florida. He most recently helped lead a successful 1M varsity football program to the Florida state semifinals with an 11-2 season.

Coach Sirmon will start on March 20, 2023. He will spend the first few months at CCA getting oriented to his new role and responsibilities, and training directly with current athletic director Kurt Dugan. 

 

 

Fine Arts Department News

Mr. Ponder and Mr. Brite accompanied 4 students who represented CCA at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference this January. Libby Oglesby was 4th chair clarinet in the All State Middle School Band. Katie Karstedt was 4th chair trumpet in the 9-10 All State Concert Band. Alex Karstedt and Seth Corlew were in the All State Symphonic Orchestra, where they were 2nd trombone and 1st horn respectively.
We are so proud of their accomplishments as it is an honor to be selected!