My two kids have attended CCS since Kindergarten. My oldest graduated in 2013 and is thriving in college. She recieved 6 different scholarships based on academics, school involvement and community service which was a huge blessing. Both of my kids love the teachers, the principal and the close friends they have at CCS. No one slips through the cracks there, and everything is taught in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
Our family has been associated with the school for a number of years. We have been pleased with the school and have a positive experience over the years.
I attended CCS when Mr. Bruns was the principal. It was an okay school while I was attending because some of the teachers I believed truly cared about my education and spiritual well-being, while there were many others who did not teach me anything! When Valedictorians and Salutatorians are unable to pass a college entrance exam, I believe there is something wrong. The only teachers worth while were the math and Spanish teacher, no longer employed there anymore. I am currently working on my B.S. and it is difficult because I do not have anywhere close to the background in English, Science or History as my classmates do who had attended public or charter schools. Sports are the main concern at this school I would be granted extended time on assignments because of a game where non-athletes were not, this is not good ethics for preparing us for college or the real world. If you think your child will get a scholarship, guess again, the only students who receive scholarships also played competitive. Basically athletics and academics are disappointing at best. Visit and sit in on classes before committing to this school definitely. Plus research each teacher in contact with your kid.
CCS is a Christ-Centered, Family oriented School. I went to CCS kindergarten until I graduated. Although there were some rough times along the way, my overall experience was amazing. I have made life-long friends and developed great relationships with most of my teachers. CCS is a place I can still visit and talk with former teachers who still care about me and what I am doing in life. You won't find that at very many schools, especially not a public school. Since graduating from CCS in 2010 I have continued to stay involved by coaching Middle School Boys Basketball, which is a great blessing to me. CCS is not for everyone, that's just the truth, but if you are looking for a school that has a family atmosphere, and want to be involved as parents, CCS is the perfect place for your family. CCS consistently has some of the best ACT and SAT score's in the state and if you think your child can get a great scholarship or get into a good university post graduation, your just dead wrong. CCS has had students attend the nation's top schools over the years, and has several athletes that get scholarships to play college sports. CCS is a great place, and we'd love to have you here!
CCS is not a good school anymore. Years ago it was, they use to have close to 300 students and now they are struggling to get 150 students. Their high school volleyball coach made a "blacklist" that targets young males saying that they aren't good enough to date some of the girls on the volleyball team, that is not Christian like at all. They preach grace, but have a tendency to not show grace. This school was great when Scott Bruns was running it, the last school year they lost their principle in the fall by being investigated by the FBI. I would send my kids hear if you thought they would never do anything wrong. Most of the teachers are great, really the strongest point in the school is their math program. I will not being rating this school high at all because I truly believe that there are thousands of better schools out there that you can send your children too.
Well, this school is not perfect. They have struggled the past couple years but keep fighting to keep it alive. Having just graduated a year ago, not only did I make lifelong friends, but I grew a lot spiritually. You can take advantage of what this school is really strong at, or just take it as some other school. I would not trade my 13 years at CCS for anything.
This school is one of the best that can be found in the Denver area, either public or private. There is a new administrator who is very enthusiastic, energetic and wants to make CCS the best Christ-centered school anywhere. We have already had two boys graduate from here and they are doing very well in college. They are in the Honors programs and received several scholarships for acedemics and athletics. For a small school they are very competitive in sports, and consistently rank in the top 5 in the state for 1a teams. Most importantly they teach a strong biblical world view and help the kids to grow strong in Christ. The teachers love the kids and overall the parents are very active in the school. We still have a daughter in the highschool and can't imagine sending her anywhere else.
No, this isn't a perfect school, but what school is. I am truly thankful for teachers who truly care about the students, and are willing to help them when they are struggling. The Principal and staff are always willing to listen to our concerns as parents, and help in making things better. The students are treated with love and respect, and students are helped when they are having a hard time with their school work. I have worked at several private schools, and CCS is more caring, teaches straight from God's word, teaches the children what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ, and is no way near a strict as some of the schools I have worked at, or my oldest child graduated from. I think CCS is a great school.
What a disgrace and disappointment! The teachers all have their own legalistic agenda. The youngest students are yelled at and belittled for talking or walking down the wrong hallway. The middle school and high school students are constantly serving detentions for having their shirts untucked, asking a question or for helping a fellow student with a homework assignment. The classroom management is so poor that the teachers, by their own admission, are unable to teach the subject matter. The majority of teachers just read the text book aloud and assign some busy seat work for the students to complete independently while the teacher checks his/her email. Many of the positive comments posted in November 2010 were a result of a plea from the administration for marketing purposes and were written by staff and long time church members. If you are seriously considering sending your child here, please observe a class for an hour before making any commitments.
I have had all 4 of my boys attend Community Christian. Three of them are now in college or have finished college and have done very well. My oldest graduating in the top 3 in his class. My youngest is still attending. This school has made an impact on my children and those that have graduated have made lasting friendships. The oldest 2 attending summer impromptu bible studies in the summer with his fellow classmates even though it has been 5 and 6 years since they have graduated. It is so rewarding to watch these 4 young men grow up and see how well they are doing and I know that a lot of this is due to the teachers and the student they have been around for the last 19+ years that our family has been a part of CCS.
My son has been going to CCS since kindergarten. He's now a senior. It's been a financial sacrifice, but we feel very fortunate that we've been able to send him to this school, instead of to a public school. Of course, issues have come up over the years, as they're bound to in 13 years. Some things have happened in the past that we weren't happy about, but the staff has always tried to do what's best for the kids. It's a Christ-centered school, and the faculty cares about the kids, and the parents support each other and the other kids, not just their own. That said, you get out of it what you put into it - as with anything in life. If you're thinking about sending your child(ren) here, but you're not sure what to think after reading the conflicting reviews, you should come visit and check it out for yourself. That's the only way to really know if it's right for you. Because everyone develops opinions based upon their own experiences, and based upon the way THEY see things. Unless they're just like you in every way, you're unlikely to feel exactly the same. And remember, the only thing constant is change. God bless.
I've got two (2) daughters at CCS. My oldest is a senior and my youngest is a sophomore. We've been at CCS for thirteen (13) years. My wife and I have been extremely happy with the education my daughters have gotten. I feel my oldest daughter has been properly prepared for college with the AP classes she's taken and she scored in the 75th percentile nationwide on the ACT test. Both my daughters play all the Varsity sports offered at CCS. You'd be very hard pressed to find a private christian 1A school in the entire Denver Metro area that has as good of an athletic program as CCS.
This school has excellent teachers, excellent athletes and great hearts for our community. We have been blessed to be a part of this school. Several students have graduated and received several academic/athletic scholarships for colleges. This school has performed several service work to our community. This is an excellent school!
When we came to CCS last year, all the students welcomed my daughter with open arms... it's like a big family here- no clicks, and no exclusions ever...We all watch out for each other and support each other. Even the parents are inclusive! This school is the "real deal". They walk the walk!
We have 2 kids attending CCS. My oldest is a senior and I'm so thankful he has spent 13 years at this school. Not only have our kids received a great education they have had individual attention with teachers, when needed, and the ability to walk right into our administrators office for guidance. How thankful we are for teachers who love the Lord and model that to 2 young men. CCS has had it's unfortunate issues, like most private schools. What a testimony that they have an amazing board and church that supported the school through the difficult times and now that we've made it through those times we see the strength of the student body, the strength of the volunteers and the strength of the leadership team. God has his hand on this school and what a privilege it is to be a part of it.
Love this school! What a blessing to the kids and community! Many people comment what a great group of kids! strong AP classes, strong Bible, great sports-- great "family" atmosphere!
We have been sending our kids to CCS since Kindergarten (about 8 years) and we love the school. They have a great group of very dedicated teachers and staff and a school adminstrator who is passionate about his job and doing God's work. Go CCS!!
This school was excellent at one time under the leadership of Scott Bruns. Then, it had an outstanding Math and Science programs taught by two excellent teachers who were passionate about their subject and their students. However, that time has long since passed. The current Administrator has no education degree, is unresponsive to my requests or attempts to communicate with him. If you want to send your children to a academically sub-par school where much classroom time is wasted at times due to fundraisers, athletics; if you want to have your child taught to view the world in an unthinking, robotic Baptist way, then this may be the school for you - otherwise, don't waste your money!
I have been a student at CCS for 8 years, and over that 8 years i have watched the student body, administration, and educational standard drop to what you would expect from a mapleton district school. The harbinger of what was to come was the departure of administrator Scott Bruns in 2005. Since then, the school has mutated from an honest Christ-centered environment to a mediocre school with chapel on Fridays. Student funding is poor, science and art labs have practically no budget whatsoever, and teachers are very bias as to who they truely help in the classroom. I am strongly disappointed in the school, and am very pessimistic about the future prospects this school has in store for itself
CCS is a wonderful place to have your children educated in a loving Christ-centered environment. It has good academics and the children have an excellent opportunity to compete in the sports program. The spring drama presentations are excellent as well as the fall and spring music programs. I don't think you can get a better program for the reasonable cost of the tuition in the Denver area. So if you are looking for a quality education at a reasonable price then CCS is for you.
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