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Carson Christian School

Private | K-12 | 80 students

Our school is known for individualized tutoring for all students.

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 8, 2014

This school is excellent! One day, all schools will be patterned after their model, as it's the only type I've found where my son, who is now a Civil Engineer, got skilled tutoring when he was stuck in Algebra. I would highly recommend this school. The school has everything a larger school would have, except on a smaller scale, and some of their teachers have doctorate degrees. Best investment I ever made!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

This school is horrible I brought my kids here and they didn't learn anything 6-12 is in one class and they don't get help.The science lab is horrible and they don't learn chemistry or anything. I don't recommend this school at all. The paces don't help at all and are horrible. This is the worst school ever. The only reason I gave it a star is because I had to because I give it zero stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

I was a student at ccs from 1989 -1993 i I had a wonderful and fun time there this school was and is the best.


Posted June 10, 2013

I am a former teacher of Carson Christian School. CCS consistently puts the needs of their students first. Mrs. Alexander, the principal, always empowered and challenged me (and the rest of her staff) to make the make learning fun and to bring the joy learning to life in my classroom. Children truly learn at Carson Christian, they are not lost in overcrowded classrooms. The teachers work one on one with each student, to ensure mastery of vital concepts. The curriculum is developed to reiterate past concepts, allowing students to build upon prior knowledge. One of the many highlights during my time at CCS was my annual class field trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The tour guides and staff would always comment on how impressed they were with how much my students knew about the presidents and historical facts. If I still lived in California, I would enroll my own daughter at CCS. Carson Christian School gives your child the opportunity to excel and exceed. Nicole Tolbert (former teacher)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2013

Carson Christian School is a school that has not only a great educational program but also a nurturing and spiritual based environment that is conducive to any student to learn in. I appreciated the school in how they met the needs of two of my children who were totally different. My son was a self starter and excelled in the program and was able to enter college at 15. The school meet the student where they are. On the other hand my daughter had to be pushed and monitored closely and I was praying she gets through high school. However she is attending college and with the grace of God she will graduate. Carson Christian met her where she was at and she did well in school. And, I am so grateful the school validated the Bible teaching that my children received at home and church. I recommend this school to any student and especially those who need that extra push like my daughter. Sincerely, Cecilia Jefferson Freeman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

While my opinion is subjective, I would truly like to reverberate that, I, in fact, received a quality Christian education coupled with the Christian academia that forged a successful path for me in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Additionally, I can truly attest that during my tenure at the school that the staff exhibited exponential qualities that could not be garnered at any other school. It is therefore my fervent prayer that God continue to bless the school including its staff members, and that the school continues on its path to providing quality Christian education to impressionable minds.


Posted June 6, 2013

In response to the ONE negative review on this page,My name is Cliff Wade,Class of '88.If it were NOT for Carson Christian,there is no telling were i would be as we speak.It taught me how to be independent,take responsibility for my OWN actions,and the value of an education.I know quite a few people that have gone through the doors of CCS and have come out BETTER for it.I have made friends for life through CCS.The staff(Thomas Alexander Jr) was EXCELLENT in helping me acheive my goals.Love CCS for life!!!!!


Posted June 6, 2013

This a wonderful school. I depended on it for the educational enrichment for two of my children. The principal is one of the greatest, and the staff were interested in seeing each student excel! I believe it is a far cry from the public school systems and therefore I highly recommend it to parents who want the very best education for their child or children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

CARSON CHRISTIAN IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL!... IT HAS AN EXCELLENT CHRISTIAN BASED PROGRAM AND AND A DEDICATED PRINCIPLE AND STAFF. ... I RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WHO SEEK A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WITH MORALS AND VALUES, ALSO WHO ARE SEEKING A ONE ON ONE STUDY GUIDE.... THE BEST SCHOOL IN CARSON,CA!... MRS. M. BLANCHETTE


Posted June 5, 2013

My experience at this school was positive. I enjoyed myself for the time I was there. Mrs. Alexander I can say she truly cares for the education of young minds in both schoolwork and spiritual guidance. The program is designed for students to take an active role in their own education. I found it very helpful. I wish the school and Mrs. A all the success


Posted June 5, 2013

carson Christian school took me in and helped a boy who was going nowhere fast and failing and turned me into a student with good passing grades. ive never loved a school as much as I did and still do as carson Christian school.


Posted June 5, 2013

Former student..CC is a great school! The staff was great, they were very involved w/ us. I pray that the school never shut down, & that it continues to be a blessing to their students & their families.


Posted June 5, 2013

I am a former student of Carson Christian School and I had a very positive experience. Every student is put on a developed "pace" level in order to continually grow past the more academia grade level approach that public schools have in place. I was not only able to graduate 2 years prior to my senior year but I also went on to a UC and graduated with Latin Honors. I do not work at a burger king and my friends that graduated along with me are all very successful individuals holding positions such as merchant marine, social work, hospitality, entertainment, etc. I would recommend the program for children who have been placed in magnet schools, or have a passion and drive in their work but are also able to work independently and do not need to be micro-managed as this is not a school of babysitters. CCS was great and I appreciate everyone like Mrs. Rhodes and Mr. A for encouraging me to continually develop in my education and career. Xo Mina


Posted April 13, 2013

This school is probably one of the worst schools in southern California. The academic "teacher" (and i use that term very loosely) are more like babysitters rather than educators. First of all each of these people discourage each student from fulfilling their full potential and try to hold each student in their high school as long as possible in order to continue to collect money for the students. They never give children works that is level appropriate for the students and do not prepare them for a prosperous future a children of our future. overall, the school should be SHUT DOWN. The worse decision you can ever make for your child unless you want them working at Burger King or a local car wash for the rest of their lives. This school has destroyed many children's futures and continue to do so. I pray that this school either changes complete staffing or just completely shuts down to avoid more student's ruin. P.S. only gave a star because I was forced to.


Posted April 19, 2006

The academic program is wonderful. However, it is not meant for all children. It was developed to help already advanced children. Children that are behind, do not 'catch up' in the program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2006

I appreciate the emphasis on Christianity and the daily recitation that help my children begin their school day on a positive note. I found the staff to be disciplined but nurturing which are characteristics I look for in a teacher. I highly recommend the school for children who need to master certain schools or who just want to quickly get through school with a mastery of needed academic skills. It is important to stay in tune to your childs needs and current academic level in order to keep them moving forward, because they will not move to the next level until they have achieved a clear understanding of the skill at hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

I appreciate the strong emphasis on Christian values at Carson Christian School. And they're not afraid to challenge my kids to be their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

My step-son attended this school. This is a 5-star school. The school is a close-knit school. The principal is very involved with the students, teachers and each student's parent(s). The homework keeps the kids busy and educates them well. Teachers are well involved in each student and is genuinely concerned for each. If you want nothing but the best for your child and your child is not on the 'lazy' side, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 6%
Hispanic 6% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Greek
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Marian Alexander
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Toll free number 800 881 4241
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Pentecostal
Associations
  • ACE
Fax number
  • (310) 609-2314

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Greek
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Carpooling
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
No.

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
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17705 Central Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
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Phone: (310) 538-5370

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