A unique aspect of CCLS is that we are a multiple campus school; however, we are united together in ministry and vision. We share in providing the same cohesive values and academic foundation. Our middle school is composed of grades fifth through eighth, purposefully leveraging fifth grade as a transitioning year. A subtle use of block scheduling and increased class length prepares students for the next few years in middle school.
Communication between teachers, students, and families is critical in the middle school years. Our teachers seamlessly integrate the use of Google Classroom, Seesaw, Educate, blogs, and other methods for communicating grades and assignments.
Students use their school-provided Chromebook in almost every facet of their daily learning. Whether it's math, literature, or science you will find students working hands-on in their peer groups collaborating and exploring new topics.
With a variety of technological resources at our fingertips, we remain convinced of the primacy of face-to-face interaction. Our teachers consistently offer students support as they form strong relationships.
Students are encouraged to grow beyond their core classes and explore the individual gifts God has given them. CCLS offers a number of different electives and co-curricular options to explore unique interests.
Electives such as Creative Writing, School News, Yearbook, Student Leadership, Handbells, Basic Training, Aerodynamics, Robotics, Book Club, TED Talks, Speech and Drama, Musicals, Choir, Band, Advanced Spanish, Coding, Peer Tutoring, Ceramics, Service Projects, Propaganda, Podcasts, and more lend students a chance to shape their own story at CCLS.
Along with a growing number of academic electives, students can participate in athletics such as soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, track, field hockey, and golf.
Block scheduling allows our students to prepare for the rigors of a secondary school schedule. Our specialized teachers are able to more fully develop engaging, relevant lessons for our students in longer periods of time that meet on an every other day basis. Students learn about time management, responsibility, and careful scheduling as they balance an A/B schedule with their co-curricular activities.
While standardized tests are only a snapshot of a much bigger picture, our upper grades consistently score well above the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence standard. To view where our students attend high school click here.