This school is fabulous and I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews and I'm shocked to even see complaints like this. My daughter has been going here for over a year and we love the teachers, administration and couldn't be happier with this school. My daughter has excelled in every aspect and her behavior is positive and loving! All the parents that I talk to are happy with the school as well and it's not true that this school is for rich snobs. Take a walk down the hallways, playground, gym, etc. and all you'll see is smiling happy faces!
If you want your child to learn how to have a closed mind, send them here. If you want your child to be pressured to be someone they aren't, send them here. If you want your child to be judged and frowned upon for every "mistake" he or she makes send them here. This school is for rich snobs who think they are better than everyone else. I was bullied at this school from 9-12 grade just because I wanted to be myself and not like everyone else. This is a school where you CAN'T be different. The staff will reevaluate your spot at this school if you think differently and they will question your beliefs and morals as if they themselves are 100% correct and perfect. I made zero friends there because i was always pointed out as the differnt one when in reality i was the only sane person there. Its almost as extreme as If you go out past 12 am on a school night you are considered the devils assistant. You have to have the same opinion as everyone else there to be accepted and that is the worst thing we can teach our children.
The administration here is a joke. Unfortunately, they have incompetent teachers promoted to principals and it is a recipe for disaster. Such is the case of the middle school principal; who lacks all the characteristics of a true Christian. His agenda is to bully parents whose children are somewhat struggling academically and refuses to accept any student that needs a little push in the academic area, regardless of his/her Christian walk. The school would truly benefit by replacing these people and place administrators that really care and portrait true Christian character. They must be an example. It is sad that this academy became the money seeking academy.
I see that some parents and students are upset that they were not accepted to CCA. Unfortunately there are about 120 spots open each year for all grades and 1,500 applications. The administration must accept children that they feel will do well and thrive with the environment of the school. I am in the application process currently at this school and others. I have spoken to many parents from different schools and ALL have been pleased with Calvary. If you are not accepted, do not be discouraged but continue to search for the right fit for your child.
Terrible experience from the begining. I decided not to sign up my daughter there after having a horrific (to say it lightly) that my cousin's child was not accepted there because she was having some problems at her public school, and the reason she was having some peoblems was because my cousing had lost her 4 year old son, and since then their family has been going to a difficult time and it has affected the behavior of their daugher. CCA just did not accept her daughter because she was a "behavior" child, despite the circumtances. Really ?
I am a student at CCA, there is alot of criticism, and groups here. It leaves us out alot( the kids who are new). They painted this picture like CCA was going to help me grow in God, but it brings alot of us needing help kids down . Theres alot of bullying in CCA. Dont expect to see youre kid exeling in their relationship with God or grades if they take what people say seriously.. Theres alot of degrading here. The staff are nothing but rumor spreading adults that act like children to get paid. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE.. please.
I am a student. Do not send your kid here. This school is full of hypocrites. CCA is turning into a "commercial" christian school. They are changing everything!!!! Its ridiculous. All the teachers have favorites and everyone else suffers through it. Most of the students do baaaaaad things......There is a lot of bad influences. I do not enjoy going to this school and plan on switching schools when this year is over. Take my advice: Do not send your kids here.
Unfortunately there is a lack of christian values in this school,,So much hipocrisy very sad place all about MONEY.
As a high school student at Calvary and it being my first year, I absolutely loved it. Having small groups and chapel really helped me grow as a Christian. The teachers helped me to better understand the subjects that they were teaching but through a Christian perspective to better defend my faith and not be strayed from the truth. Just like any high school, there were the rude kids that didn't have a lot of self-control in their actions, but there were also the kids who demonstrated true Christian values. This school is an amazing school that has impacted me in such a way that is unforgettable! Oh, except for the awful stairs but everyone needs exercise!!
I have been a parent at CCA for 7 years. The school has been a tremendous blessing for our family. Administration and teachers are dedicated professionals that pursue, with focus and vision, the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. The body of the school is a great reflection of the church body. I am amazed at the range of student gifts and talents (spiritualy, academically, fine arts, athletics) that can be met and nurtured. There is not a better investment that you can make in private education than CCA. There must be a reason why CCA is the largest evangelical school in Florida! Let's pray that God continues to bless and direct CCA.
I go to Calvary Christian academy and haven't liked it all the kids around me are bullied,taunted,and mocked I hope that you don't invest your money and time in this school
Honestly this school is amazing. The teachers really care about the students future & making disciples. The students are all friendly & outgoing, its hard to get bored throughout the day. The school becomes like a second home & there are always things going on. Calvary also excels in art, video, dance, theater, music, etc. The campus is also gorgeous & there are many options for lunch. Small groups & chapel are a great part of the school & its a great experience, along w/ all the the outreaches, retreats, & missions trips. Now that CCA & FLCS joined together there is great diversity & overall the students are morally good/godly. I love this school & have made priceless memories here.
I absolutely love this school and the teachers and kids who spend their time and efforts making this the best education I could hope for. If you are not satisfied, I don't know what planet you are on, or what schools you have attended in the past, but it just does NOT get any better!!!! My Senior said in the car today "my only regret graduating is graduating; I would love to spend another year in this motivating, kind and loving environment." There are so many areas to get involved for the students as well as parents. Get involved and embrace the best education you could possibly dream of. I thank God for this place, every single day. Of course when you gather hundreds of humans in one place it can never be perfect, but I really feel this is very close. PS I am not "rich" nor related to anyone at the church or school.
Pros: Facilities and afterschool activities are great. Cons: Bullying, Hypocrisy and politics - until you have the chance to see it, you may not want to believe that this is true at this Christian school. Expect sin, and don't expect them to admit it. This school is not backing its student population based on Biblical standards. There are a handful of people using their own lives to and experiences to judge you and your children. Decide if you need to pay for that kind of attention and "support"
I have two kids who have gone to CCA since kindergarden. I've read most of the reviews here, and there is some true, and some not. 1. Its a bible based school, if you are not reading the bible at home, you won't get the commitment here to Gods word. 2. Rich and not so rich, bullies....this is society today its everywhere including the work place. 3. CCA is a very disciplined school, they don't like you showing up late, neither will your childs future employer, so its good to get them use to being on time. 4. Am I happy all the time at CCA, no. I would like to see CCA do a better job in getting more skilled & certified teachers. I would also like them to think about the greater good of the many and lower the tuition so that the school would be open to more middle class income families which it is not. Otherwise, until something better comes along my kids will most likely graduate from CCA. God willing!
spiritual preparation is awesome, small groups, chapels, and mission trips. Facilities are gorgeous, won't believe it till you see it. my kids have great peers and my graduate is doing excellent in college. the school is only ten years old but growing by leaps and bounds. exciting things are happening, get on board, your family will love it as much as mine!!
Unfortunately there is a lack of christian values in this school. The richest and pastors kids are fine in this school, everyone else is just a source of revenues for them. They are not educators. If you are not rich and not a republican please do yourself and your kids a favor: Do not send them in this school. They made my kids feel incompetent and insecure it took a lot of work and love to instill their confidence back. I read all these comments and they are not true. So much hipocrisy . They never take responsability for mistakes and if you point them out, they will tell you to look at yourself not at others and pray about it. There some rules for you and no rules for them. What a disappointment. What is pastor Bob Coy doing , does he know that kids with autism have been invited to leave the school because they want only the best and the brightest? I hope this review will be publishe as i wrote others and I never seen them published.
My daughter was a student at this school she in in PreK. The teachers are amazing and they are extraordinary with the kids and parents. There is a lot of structure..so if you can't be there on time this school is not for you , even if its 2 minutes. My daughter loved it and so did I. You must really be involved its like an extended family. The negatives are that if you are not a militant Christian you are in for trouble...they are not there to hold your hand you have to be responsible and if you can't pay for the school for any reason they still charge you even if the child will no longer attend and you can't afford it. ..so if you happen to get laid off..expect a bill for the full year. Everyone that is really involved with the church like 7 days a week has their child here and I can see why , it is a great place but I also believe they are treated different. I love the school if you are for sure you will always be able to afford it I recommend it, if you are not making a significant amount of money don't...they will tell you " you knew what you were getting into".
Our three kids have been in the school since elementary school. Two are now in middle school and one is in high school. The politics at the school are out of control. The kids of the parents that give the most money get preferrential treatment. This is a large school. There are many pastors, administrators and teachers with children in the school. Their kids receive much favoritism in the sports programs. The kids that show up on time to practice, put forth the most effort and demonstrate the best ability should make the teams and receive the most playing time. This is far from the truth here. We are removing our kids after this school year. We don't feel comfortable giving any more money to this school. They preach one thing and then don't follow through with their actions. Ultimately God will be the judge. I can only pray for them.
My wife and I heard very mixed reviews before enrolling our children in Calvary Christian Academy. We decided to give the school the benefit of the doubt. None the less, we are very disappointed. Many of the school pastors, administrators and teachers are very pompous and rightous. They think they are an extension of God and judge others very harshly. I'm not a pastor or an expert on the word of God. Although, doesn't God say 'Judge youself before you judge others?" I hope they will "see the light" and change their ways.
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