Music: While singing hymns and spiritual songs is a vital part of each Bible class, we extend our scope to the formal study of music to help our students achieve proficiency in reading music, understanding musical notation, recognizing musical integrity and style, and realizing musical heritage through the study of notable composers and periods of music history. We encourage our students' love of music by offering optional individual piano lessons during the school day.
Special presentations include Christmas and Spring programs, Chapel services, and character-building plays and musicals.
Art: Art instruction within the classroom occurs regularly. An elective class is available to students in Grades 5-8; they meet on a weekly basis in a success-oriented, multi-media arts and crafts program. Composition basics, perspective, three-dimensional activity, the color wheel and several crafts are included. An overview of well-known artists of the given periods of art is presented to the students. This study may be enhanced by trips to local exhibits as well as to museums and galleries.
Other activities include poster contests and participation in shows and festivals sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International.
Drama and Public Speaking: Students are taught proper technique and presentation skills so that they may more efficiently present the Word of God and Christian literature to their peers and the greater school and community population.
Fine Arts Festival: All students in Grades 1 - 8 participate in this annual festival as part of the total educational experience. In Grades 5 - 8, a project must be done in the student's chosen elective class. Vocal and instrumental music, creative writing, poetry recitations, memorized Scripture, and art projects are included. This is a collection of exceptional work done throughout the school year, as well as projects that may be done at home. All entries, though not necessarily Christian in nature, should be in line with Biblical principles and pass the "Philippians 4:8" test. Parents will receive details prior to the Fine Art Festival about projects that may be done at home. The entries are judged by an independent panel, and ribbons are awarded.
God has given to each of us talents and gifts to be used to His honor and glory. We encourage our students to exercise these abilities as a part of worship and as a reflection of God and His beauty.
Science and History Fairs: A Science Fair or History Fair (in alternating years) is scheduled for students in Grades 5 through 8. Students work on these projects in groups in Grades 5 and 6 and independently in Grades 7 and above. The classroom teacher helps in choosing topics and gives a set of standards. A panel of judges, chosen from the community, evaluate the projects and awards ribbons.
International Day: Held yearly for Grades 5 and up, this event gives students a chance to study the culture, food, dress, etc. of a foreign country and present their findings to the public. It also raises awareness of and interest in foreign missions with the goal to fulfill God's command to take the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
Athletics: Each year boys in grades fourth through eighth may participate in our fall soccer clinic during the months of September and October. CCS also provides a spring baseball clinic for boys in grades fourth through eighth. During the winter season, competitive boys’ and girls’ basketball also is available to our students in grades fifth through eighth. Our basketball teams compete against other area Christian and private schools.
Young ladies in grades first through eighth may participate on CCS’s Praise and Cheer Team, which performs during home basketball games and at select community events. A fall volleyball clinic also is available to girls in grade fifth through eighth.