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  • What is Cullman Christian School?
    Cullman Christian School (CCS) is an accredited community, interdenominational, nonprofit, co-ed Christian school. CCS is not owned or operated by any one church or denomination but is endorsed by local Bible-believing churches. MISSION: Cullman Christian School seeks to serve the Christian community by providing an academically rigorous education with a biblical world and life view. VISION: To become one of the leading private Christian schools in the state of Alabama through educating students classically, equipping students spiritually, and sending students missionally to pursue their God-ordained calling. PURPOSE: To further the kingdom of God by preparing students to impact the world. The school opened its doors to students in 2007 and graduated our first senior class in 2012. CCS is a Christ-centered, biblically-based college preparatory school dedicated to equipping covenant students to excel by using their gifts and talents for God's glory. The school offers Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade classes.
  • Is CCS Accredited?
    Yes. CCS is accredited from PreKindergarten through 12th grade. AdvancED Performance Accreditation recognizes those institutions that have sustained an exemplary commitment to continuous improvement and learner outcomes. Using a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence based criteria, AdvancED Performance Accreditation examines the whole institution – the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions and cultural context – to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. In order to earn AdvancED Performance Accreditation, institutions must: Meet the AdvancED Standards and accreditation policies, Demonstrate quality assurance through internal and engagement reviews and Engage in continuous improvement.
  • What is "Christian" Education?
    Christian education develops a biblical world view. The Bible teaches that we do not need to think like Christians only about religious things. We need to think like Christians about everything. School is about learning facts, but also about learning to think. There are no neutral facts; the point of view and values which surround a fact make the fact complete. Working side by side with parents and the Church is the best way to teach that thinking about the world in a Christian way is essential to spiritual growth. Christian schooling is all about that fine-tuned intersection where both intellectual development and spiritual formation come together with a single-minded purpose of developing young men and women who pursue wisdom, knowledge, and a biblical worldview as evidenced by a lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship. Over the last 10 years, surveys have repeated shown that 30% of young adults under age 20 claim no religious affiliation. This is the lowest level in US history. And less than 10% of church-going teenagers raised in Christian households who attend public school keep the faith after college. Most educators, and far too many parents, have bought into the myth that education can be "religion/value-neutral"- that teachers can train the mind without shaping attitudes, behavior or spiritual beliefs. Government schools will supply the raw data -- the "neutral" facts -- and parents can add the value system at home and church. Even in schools that try their level best to achieve academic objectivity the goal is never reached, because neutral education is impossible. All of us, your children included, are transformed by the renewing of our minds, a task made impossible when the primary impetus for that renewal -- the Bible -- is either not taught at all, or else reduced to a history book." The school system that ignores God teaches its pupils to ignore God," writes Gordon Clark. "This is not neutrality. It is the worst form of antagonism, for it judges God to be unimportant and irrelevant in human affairs." So, does it matter when all 3 key influences in a child's life (home, church and school) actively prepare students to impact the world through biblical thought and action? Yes, in a major study done by the the University of Notre Dame the authors concluded that "children attending Protestant Christian schools were most likely to adhere to the tenets of their faith in adulthood than others in public school, secular private, and Catholic schools, as measured by church attendance, a belief in moral absolutes, reliance on the Bible as a guide for personal behavior, views on divorce and premarital sex, financial giving, volunteer work, participation in mission and relief trips and sharing devotions with their spouses."
  • What about Sports and Extracurricular Activities?
    CCS has been accepted for membership with the AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association). This membership begins in the fall of 2022. During the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school sessions, CCS will be allowed to compete in regular AHSAA season play. Beginning in the fall of 2024 CCS will be eligible for post-season AHSAA play. CCS has a history of award-winning athletic program. Sports for upper grades that we have offered have included: Volleyball, Football, Track, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball, Bass Fishing. These may vary year-to-year based on student interest. We have several of our athletics and activities outlined here on the website. Homeschool co-op students may participate in JV and varsity athletics. Other activities such as Yearbook, 4H Club, Girl Scouts, Art and Drama are available.
  • What is "Classical" education?
    A classical education has two important advantages. It is language-focused. And it follows a specific three-part pattern: the mind must be first supplied with facts and images, then given the logical tools for organization of facts, and finally equipped to express conclusions. To the classical mind, all knowledge is interrelated. Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium. The first years of schooling are called the “grammar stage” because these are the years in which the building blocks for all other learning are laid, just as grammar is the foundation for language.The second phase of the classical education, the “Logic Stage,” is a time when the child begins to pay attention to cause and effect, to the relationships between different fields of knowledge relate, to the way facts fit together into a logical framework. The final phase of a classical education, the “Rhetoric Stage,” builds on the first two. At this point, the high school student learns to write and speak with force and originality. CCS began integrating classical education curriculum in 2019.
  • Does CCS offer Special Education Classes?
    No. Uniform academic content and classroom requirements are expected for all students. Unfortunately CCS is not equipped to handle students with special learning needs such profound learning disabilities, severe disruptive behavior disorders, severe dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome or autism. In these cases, since we cannot meet the special needs of these precious children, we encourage them to seek admission at public schools which have funding and specialized teachers to meet your needs and maximize the child's learning potential.
  • What Home School Programs do you offer?
    Cullman Christian School is not a homeschool covering. However, we do have dedicated programs to support homeschooled students and families. Options for homeschoolers include: Co-op classes on-campus, participation in junior varsity and varsity athletics, participation in standardized testing, and participation in field trip activities.
  • Do you offer Dual Enrollment Courses?
    Yes. Our dual credit courses let students earn high school and college credit by taking a single class. For many high school students it is an affordable way to earn college credit. At most institutions, students will enroll in classes with a college professor and learn within the college institution’s learning management system. Upon successful completion of a dual credit course, students will earn a half credit at CCS for each 3 or 4 credit hour college course. The college or university will also provide the student with a final grade and send instructions to request an official transcript for the credit(s) earned. CCS has partnered with Wallace State Community College- CCS 11th and 12th grade students may take courses on the Wallace campus for dual credit. CCS students still take Bible at the CCS campus.
  • Does CCS have uniforms?
    Yes. All CCS students have a uniform dress code. Uniforms are purchased on your own but are basic and low cost. Please see the student handbook for details. On select Fridays, students may wear casual clothes as part of our "free-style Friday" program.
  • What are CCS school culture?  (motto, mascot, colors, songs)"
    CCS Motto: Initium sapiente timor Domini "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" Psalm 111:10 CCS Mascot: The Lions CCS Crest: The crest is a shield representing the Shield of Faith. The two thrusts of the school- faith (represented by the cross) and scholarship (represented by the lamp)- are on the crest. The open Bible on the bottom of the crest symbolizes that the School is founded on the inspired Word of God and the lion mascot. Across the shield, in a banner of crimson, runs the school’s name, motto and year founded, 2007. Created bt Dr. Scott Warner CCS Colors: navy blue (Auburn blue) representing wisdom and gold (Greenbay Packers gold) representing purity CCS Alma Mater: (by Mrs. Jill Perry) Cullman Christian Sons and Daughters faithful few are we. For God's glory we aspire, Hearts in harmony. ​ Thanking humbly Our Creator, Loyal we will be. ​ Proud to call you Alma Mater, ​Cullman Christian School! CCS Fight Song: "Fight on Culman Christian School" Fight on Cullman ChristianFight for the Blue and Gold!We're out to beat the foe;Fight on brave and bold! Fight on to victory,Come hear the lion roar;We're all together, Let's go lions!C-C-S!
  • Why is CCS called "the safest school in north Alabama"?
    Because we care deeply for the safety of our staff and students, CCS has the following distinctions making it the safest school in north Alabama: SAFE AGAINST WEATHER: We have the only school with the entire lower level hosting a community tornado shelter. SAFE AGAINST THREATS: We have the newest, most modern security measures in place and all staff trained to protect our students. SAFE AGAINST INFECTIONS: Each classroom has its own air conditioning unit so there is no spreading of airborne viruses like COVID-19 or influenza and other germs from classroom to classroom. In addition, each classroom AC unit has ultraviolet germicidal units which disinfects microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, mold, and fungi. UVGI is a non-chemical technology with no residual by-products. The use of short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms inside the AC duct before it comes into the classroom. This technology has been used in hospitals since the middle of the 20th century.
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