The Academics Program
At Community Christian School, we believe that God has decreed that the responsibility for educating children is given to parents, and that they may choose to delegate a portion of that responsibility to a school such as CCS. We believe that great schools lead students to eagerly discover the truth, joy and beauty of understanding God, His world and themselves as the pinnacle of His creation.
We believe this is best done through a thorough and rigorous liberal arts education that shapes and trains the mind, the body, the heart and the spirit.
We believe the best academic education is one that guides students over time to move from being dependent learners to becoming independent learners who are capable of teaching themselves, on their way to becoming interdependent learners who are capable of learning and working with others in the global community of the 21st century.
We believe that all students must be called and trained to become leaders of character who will significantly impact their world for Jesus. We believe that all students should know God intimately, enjoy healthy relationships, and obey what God has said in His word, the Bible. This educational philosophy is incorporated and developed in an age-appropriate manner in each of our school divisions.
Youth Leadership Tallahassee:
Congratulations to CCHS student, Josh Ciarlariello, for being selected by Youth Leadership Tallahassee (YLT) to represent CCS this year! Josh was one of 35 students with 130 applying for recognition for their leadership qualities.
YLT is a year-long program bringing together a diverse group of high-school juniors from public and private schools in Tallahassee who have demonstrated leadership potential in formal and informal situations, and preparing them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. For more information, click here.
Community Christian High School Student Appointed to Air Force Academy
Many congratulations to Community Christian High School (CCHS) senior, David Mottice, for his recent appointment to the Air Force Academy! In mid January, David received his nomination from Congresswoman Gwen Graham for the United States Air Force Academy. Receiving the nomination was an important hurdle in the appointment process. All applicants to a military academy must receive a nomination from either their Congressman, Senator, or the President or Vice President to be considered for appointment to one of the military service academies. However, the final decision for appointment (acceptance) belongs to the institution. Today we can celebrate with David! The waiting is over, he received news of his formal appointment from the United States Air Force Academy for the fall of 2016! He will be leaving the last week of June for Colorado Springs to begin his Basic Training.
David is an accomplished, ranked tennis player. He has been recruited by the Air Force Academy to play on their Division I tennis team. The coaches began informally talking with David about the possibilities and opportunities at the academy beginning the fall of his junior year. These talks culminated in a formal visit this past September to Colorado Springs where David went to classes, spent time with the coaches and the team, stayed in the dorms, met with academic advisers, saw first hand what life would be like as a cadet. At that point, he was convicted that this was part of God’s plan for him. The balanced life of the academy, the mental and physical challenges of military life and strong academics, the ability to use the leadership training he received at Community Christian High School, and the opportunity to play Division I tennis, all inspired him to pursue this opportunity with all of his heart.
Congratulations, David! We are so very proud of you!
We are so proud to announce two National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year! Congratulations to CCHS seniors Evan Bouck and Slade Machado for being recognized for this prestigious accomplishment. According to their website, The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please click here.
Best and Brightest 2013 Winner:
CCHS 2013 graduate Rachel Cannella was named the First Place Winner in English and Language Arts at the 2013 Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s Best & Brightest Awards Presentation. The Best & Brightest represent the top seniors in Leon County in 15 different subject or activity areas based on accomplishment and service. As the first place winner, Rachel received a $1,500 scholarship.
Community Christian School Academic Highlights:
Student average achievement test scores are well above the national average (26-45% higher) on the Terra Nova Achievement Test.
The National Percentile (NP) score for individual students is a score that ranks a student’s test performance on a scale of 1-99 in comparison with the percentage of all students taking the TN3 nationally (national norms).
The Median National Percentile (MDNP) reflects the median score of a grade in comparison with all groups taking the TN3 nationally.
The Total Score is a compilation of reading, language and math scores on the TN3.
Example: The Total Score for CCS’s first grade using the Median National Percentile score is better than 97% of all grades nationally who took the TerraNova 3 in 2015.
CCHS ACT and SAT scores:
CCHS Graduates 2011-2015 accepted to the following colleges (currently attending in bold):
Berry College (GA)
Campbell University (NC)
Covenant College (GA)
Florida State University
The Georgia Institute of Technology
Hope College (MI)
Tallahassee Community College
Union University (TN)
The United States Air Force Academy
The University of Florida
The University of Miami
The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina-Greensboro
The University of N. Florida
The University of Pittsburgh
The University of West Florida
The University of West Florida
Wake Forest University
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”