Clarksville Christian School Receives Additional Accreditation
March 12, 2013 Clarksville, TN - The world's largest educational accrediting organization has announced that Clarksville Christian School (CCS) has been granted formal accreditation by its governing body.
AdvancED (formerly SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) recently notified CCS of its decision. This most recent accreditation now makes CCS a dually accredited school, having also received accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) last July.
From the inception of Clarksville Christian School in 2007, the desire has been to strive for excellence. CCS has undergone an intensive and rigorous five-year process to earn this distinction. The benefits of affiliation with organizations such as AdvancED and ACSI hold CCS to a higher standard and degree of accountability. Benefits that will be appreciated by students and their parents will include greater access to federal loans, scholarships, and post-secondary education and military programs that require students to attend an accredited institution, as well as ease in transferring of credits. The granting of accreditation by AdvancED coincides nicely with the graduation of Clarksville Christian School's first senior class, anticipated for the 2013-14 school year.
Upper School Principal Amanda Binkley states, "The accreditation status given to CCS by both ACSI and AdvancED will give the students who graduate from CCS all the same rights and privileges as students who graduate from any school in Tennessee, public or private. Dual accreditation ensures that students will have access to college preparation (ACT, SAT, Dual Enrollment, etc.) and full recognition of their diplomas by colleges and universities. Accreditation allows us to compete academically with any school, large or small, in the quality education that we can provide to our students."
Sixth Annual Centurion Golf Scramble
Updated March 21, 2013
The Development Committee at Clarksville Christian School is again sponsoring the Sixth Annual Centurion Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 4th, at Swan Lake Golf Course to benefit tuition assistance for students at Clarksville Christian School.
There is room available for 32 four-man teams and the cost is $100 per person. Each golfer will receive a gift bag with a golf shirt and other goodies. Refreshments will be provided, with a BBQ dinner and awards immediately following the tournament. The shotgun start is at 1:30 PM.
If you would like to participate or learn about sponsorship please contact Lance Carpenter at 931-980-6222 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download the information flyer and registration information here. Please return registration forms to the school's office along with your tax deductible donation no later than April 24th.
CCS Monthly Classroom Newsletter
Updated March 11, 2013
Take a look at our most recent monthly classroom newsletter to see what's happening in each classroom at CCS! This newsletter is packed full of great information from our Principal, each teacher, Parent Action Committee, school nurses, and much more!
Continuous School Improvement Plan
Updated February 19, 2013
Many people have participated in and received information about the process for creating a Continuous School Improvement Plan for CCS. This is a process required of us by ACSI, our accrediting agency. It is also an exciting opportunity for CCS stakeholders to come together and create a plan that is unique to our needs and growth plans. We are excited to announce that this process has now been completed. It is the result of many volunteer hours on the part of our faculty and staff, board members, parents, and even students.
We are very excited to present the finalized document to our current families. We are committed to continuously improving our school and the education and spiritual values we provide. Please continue to pray for CCS as we seek to grow and improve. Please find this year's plan attached here.
CCS Quarterly Community Newsletter
Updated February 18, 2013
Take a look at our most recent quarterly community newsletter to find out what's happening at CCS! You will read stories about our exciting new building project, activities surrounding our first homecoming week, and a heartwarming story about a former board member and her husband. Please take a few moments, and read about the wonderful things that are happening at Clarksville Christian School.
Open Enrollment Period Begins
Updated February 18, 2013
The open enrollment period begins Tuesday, February 19th at Clarksville Christian School. CCS will be enrolling students in Pre-K through 12th grades. The addition of a certified Pre-K teacher and program, along with the addition of 12th grade will ensure that each child who enrolls at CCS will be able to receive continuity in his/her education---from the earliest years throughout their secondary school education. CCS is thrilled that it will graduate its first senior class at the end of the 2013-14 school year!
An Open House will be held on Tuesday, February 19th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to tour the campus, meet administration, faculty, and staff, and find out about all the wonderful things that are happening at CCS!
Enrollment packets for the 2013-14 school year are available to download here. Please return your enrollment forms along with your $130 Enrollment Fee (per student). Several classes are expected to fill up this year, so please don't delay if you are interested in enrolling your child(ren).
Phase II Groundbreaking
Updated October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012 Clarksville, TN- On Sunday, September 30, a large crowd of Clarksville Christian School (CCS) faculty and staff, board members, students and their families, and members of the community gathered to watch as the earth was broken, marking the beginning of Phase II for Clarksville Christian School. The capital campaign to fund Phase II is entitled Something Special, and the facility will include a gym, dressing rooms, cafeteria, six new classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab, music area, and theater stage. The growth will allow the school to expand the number of students that can be served.
Board Member and Chair of the Development Committee, Chris Travis, opened the event with a prayer, and was followed by Board Chair Roger Nell, who reflected upon the growth of CCS, and his excitement as the school moves ahead in this new phase. Upper School Principal Amanda Binkley spoke of her own Christian education, and the blessing that CCS is to the families that it serves.
Student Government Association President Kelly Anne James is excited about things to come. She believes this new facility will offer brand new opportunities for CCS students. "This building will give us more room and access to resources that will enhance our education and the athletics department. As a basketball player, I am thrilled to see the new gymnasium because it will not only be used by the basketball team, but will also give a larger space for physical education classes and school gatherings."
Clarksville Christian School Parent Action Committee (PAC) President Ricky Cumberland was in attendance for the groundbreaking. Cumberland's son Dawson, is in his third year at CCS, and is active in Student Government, golf, and basketball. Cumberland states, "Clarksville Christian School has provided a wonderful foundation for families who choose to raise their children in a warm, loving, faith-based environment. This second phase builds on that foundation. With the addition of a gymnasium, theater, cafeteria, science labs, and music area, Clarksville Christian School will truly become something special."
Check out our Facebook page to see more photos from this exciting day!
Centurion Invitational Sporting Clays Tournament
Updated November 26, 2012
Clarksville Christian School is pleased to announce that over $11,000 was raised during the 6th Annual Centurion Invitational Sporting Clays Tournament, held on October 20th at Rossview Farms. All money raised will fund student scholarships at CCS. The winning team for the morning shoot (above left) included Tony Kennedy, Mark Richmond, David Richmond, and Rob Wenzler. The afternoon shoot (above right) was won by the team of Jeff Stanfield, Schafer Stanfield, Tracy Smith, and Ben Smith.
Thanks to all the teams that participated in this year's tournament! Special thanks to our Title Sponsor Moore Construction as well as our other sponsors and vendors.
CCS Hosts First Cross Country Meet of 2012 Season
Updated September 1, 2012
August 30, 2012 Clarksville, TN- Clarksville Christian School (CCS) hosted approximately 70 runners from six schools representing the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) at Rossview Farms on Thursday, August 30th, 2012.
CCS was represented well at the meet, with several students placing in their age divisions. Nathaniel Adams was the first CCS student to cross the finish line in the middle school division with a time of 10:19. He was closely followed by Sara Huggins (10:31) and Ansley Roberts (11:01), who placed first and third respectively in the middle school girls' division. The CCS middle school girls' team also placed second overall.
In the high school girls' division, Lindsey Mimms (27:11) crossed the finish line second, while Claire Singer (33:36) crossed the line in third place.
CCS Coach Beth Castner states, "All of our kids had a really strong start for the season. They have worked really hard, and I'm excited to see growth and improvement in the coming weeks."
CCS Granted Accreditation!
Updated July 9, 2012
Clarksville Christian School is proud to announce accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) , with additional accreditation expected soon by AdvancED (formerly SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
From the inception of Clarksville Christian School in 2007, the desire has been to strive for excellence. CCS has undergone an intensive and rigorous five-year process to earn this distinction. This process culminated in November 2011 with an onsite visit by the ACSI accreditation team. The ACSI committee recently met in June, and upon the recommendation of the visiting team, CCS was granted full accreditation status by ACSI.
ACSI, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is comprised of nearly 24,000 member Christian schools in more than 100 nations. ACSI is a leader in strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators worldwide, providing services through a network of 28 regional offices. The organization accredits Protestant pre-K--12 schools.
Additionally, CCS has applied for accreditation through AdvancED. This accrediting body will convene in January 2013, and accreditation for the full 2012-13 school year is expected to be granted at that time.
AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students. The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve.
2012 Capital Campaign Kickoff Dinner
Updated May 7, 2012
Master of Ceremonies George McMillian shares with the audience how Clarksville Christian School students are able to learn from a Biblical worldview.
May 3, 2012 was truly a special night for Clarksville Christian School! CCS held a dinner at the Clarksville Country Club to kick off a second capital building campaign entitled "Something Special". The first capital building campaign from 2009-2012 was a huge success, resulting in the completion of phase one of the current campus.
The current campaign will allow CCS to continue to grow by adding several new classrooms, biology and chemistry labs, a cafeteria, and a multi-purpose gymnasium with a stage.
The highlight of the evening was an announcement by campaign chairman Ronnie Moore. At the conclusion of the dinner, he shared that $593,000 was pledged by those in attendance that evening. CCS is well on its way to the base goal of $750,000, and the eventual challenge goal of $900,000. This will enable CCS to serve more children in the community by providing more space and resources. We hope you will choose to be part of this exciting time in the life of Clarksville Christian School. To read more about our "Something Special" campaign, please click here.