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Gulfport, MS
Students enrolled: 273

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12200 Dedeaux Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

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(228) 832-4585
(228) 832-9369
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August 10, 2015
I did like the small class size, the spiritual foundation and the teacher, however, The curriculum did not challenge my child. I would not send my child back to this school, nor,would I recommend this school if you are looking for a good education.

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Teacher effectiveness: Effective
August 10, 2015
My childs teacher was effective. She was nurturing, yet stern. Teachers were not the issue

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Amount of homework: Not enough
August 10, 2015
There was definitely not enough home work given to students. And then, they wanted not age appropriate all school assignments

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Develops grit: Neutral
August 10, 2015
I do not know if this school develped persistence, grit and determination in its students

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Develops respect: Neutral
August 10, 2015
I do not have a say in this. I do not know if they develop respect

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Develops empathy: Agree
August 10, 2015
I felt like the teacher cared for her students. She was stern, but, she let the students know she cared for them

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Develops honesty: Agree
August 10, 2015
I believe they offer a good christian foundation for the students, but, the education is lacking.

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May 12, 2015
My kids love going to CCA. I have K-5 and high school ages. Teachers are well educated and the smaller classrooms (15-20 students) means my kids are getting more one on one time in the subjects they struggle in. Great communication with the teachers and staff. They do everything in their power to see that the children succeed and are prepared for the future. This is the place to take your kids on the coast. They are fully accredited.

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January 20, 2015
My children were very unhappy at CCA. The curriculum was boring and required only rote memory. There was no analysis or higher level thinking required in any middle school or high school subject that my children took. The teaching was substandard with an emphasis on reading the textbooks and filling in worksheets. My children were getting good grades, but were complaining about not being pushed to think and learn. The school suffers from a serious lack of equipment. Although my child was supposed to have a computer class, there were not enough working computers for the class until the second quarter of the year. There also appears to be some leadership issues at this school because in the year that my children were there, 3 different teachers left midyear. In any business this is a troubling sign; but especially in a school.

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February 03, 2014
Great school! We have two kids going there. Both have been there since k4. My oldest is now in 8th grade. The teachers there are wonderful! Very loving , caring, family environment with a lot of focus on advanced education.

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July 14, 2013
This school is Great! Teachers and Staff really care about their students. Tons of activities for the kids to be involved in and was nice to have my daughter involved in Gym every day. She said her favorite part of the school is the small class sizes, the awesome school lunches and Gym. I wish every state had this type of private school and the affordable tuition to go along with it. We are sad to go but being military we do not have a choice. Also it is accredited to which you really need to be aware of the private schools that are not. I really do not have any suggestions for improvement!

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February 20, 2013
Christian Collegiate is a very good school. My children have been challenged academically. They have had opportunities to grow spiritually, and they have had a wholesome nurturing environment in which to develop their social skills. The staff's credentials are outstanding, and I often marvel that such accomplished educators choose to teach at CCA when they could be making much more in a public setting. I watch some of them volunteer their personal time to cheer on the teams, work the snack bar at games, put on full scale productions, and invest in the students through additional educational opportunities such as technology programs. When my child is stuck on something, his teacher spends extra time working with him. No school can provide every single opportunity possible, but if you are looking for solid academics in an environment where Christians with teacher's hearts will invest in your child, look no further.

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December 29, 2012
We have three children at CCA. This will be their second year attending. The morals and values being taught here can't be bought. They are just taught. This school, like any school, has students that get into trouble, but the way the staff work with the student to prepare them to be better is above and beyond. The academics are exceptional and the teachers are very available for my kids. All 3 are very involved in sports and have excellent coaches with Godly Character. We will miss CCA when we move.

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March 26, 2012
This is my daughter's second and last year at CCA. For the cost, CCA is not worth it. I am not happy with the teachers or what is being taught at CCA. They are not teaching at the same level as other schools. We hired a tutor during the spring break and the learning level was unbelievable. Even the tutor suggested we consider other schools. The teachers seem to just be doing a job. Not really caring about the students. I am extremely disappointed with CCA and can hardly wait for this year to end.

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February 15, 2012
My daughter has gone to CCA since she was in K3 and she's now in the 7th grade. The classes have been small and she's always been able to get the attention needed from her teachers to succeed. The school is now accredited which is awesome! Her teachers have always been great and loving...I do however wish they had more extra-curricular activities once the student becomes middle school/high school, that would be the only negative. My son is in the preschool dept and his teachers are very loving and patient. I have really enjoyed having both of my children in CCA and they have loved their time there and made alot of friends. We will be leaving CCA this year due to military obligations but will be forever grateful for the teachers and staff of CCA for the love and dedication they have given to our whole family!

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June 18, 2011
Both of my children have attended CCA since K3. My son is going into the 8th grade, and my daughter is going into fourth. They both score very well on standardized tests; my son scores "post high school" and my daughter scores 8th grade in many areas. The teachers love my kids and my kids know it. I wouldn't send my kids to school anywhere else. (It costs a lot less than most private schools in the area, by the way!!)

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February 14, 2011
All 3 of my children attend CCA and I have been highly impressed! The morals and values being taught are well worth the money! The academics are exceptional and the teachers are very available for my kids. All 3 are very involved in sports and have excellent coaches with great moral character!

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May 11, 2010
My daughter went to school there, K3- 3rd grade. When we switched her over to public school she was tested to make sure she was 3rd grade level. Her test scores came back 1st grade 6th month. We had to get her tutoring all summer so she could be in her right grade. On her CCA report cards she had all A & B. Apparently they would review the entire test together right before taking it to insure 'good' grades. The grades were there but she didn't retain/learn. What a waste of money!

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March 26, 2010
My child went to preschool here for almost 2 years. In January of her second year the school sent out a letter letting the parents know that, due to financial difficulties, an additional $350.00 would be needed to keep your child enrolled. The 'facility assessment fee' was to cover the cost of a building that was already built and being used! I could not afford to pay this additional fee and was told 'so sorry, you will have to withdraw your child if you can not pay the fee' I left message asking that the principal call me.......no surprise, I never heard from him. They boast their preschoolers learn to read..don't believe this. Their preschoolers are jammed into a tiny room with 16 other children. My child did learn a lot of Christian values from her teacher. The principal needs to sit in on some of THOSE lessons!

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February 27, 2008
Putting my children in CCA has been the best decision I have ever made for my children s education. They have excelled beyond my expectations. The teachers are phenomenal and completely dedicated to helping their student succeed. They set extraordinary Christian examples, and help instill strong morals and character. A+++

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July 17, 2007
With 3 children in CCA, our experiences have been very positive. The staff and administration is always seeking ways of improvement. My oldest once stated that she thought that she had caring, great teachers in public school until she came to CCA. The only thing that needs improvement is seeking scholarships and helping students with career/educational choices past high school. I praise God for CCA!

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June 20, 2006
I attended this school from 7th grade to graduation. Although it had some shortcomings when it came to extracurricular acctivities, the learning environment was far superior to what I experienced in Mississippi public schools.

- submitted by a student

July 13, 2005
I am a parent extremely pleased with the education my high school children are receiving. The school has produced outstanding student achievements in the academic competitive arena. Dramatic changes have occurred recently to attain a stronger college preparatory foundation. The ability of the school to remove the 'Public School' influence and maintain a high moral code is of utmost importance to me as a parent. I also like the qualifications of the high school teachers. Not only do they have vast backgrounds in the technology fields, but have wonderful Christian character. For an approximate 300 enrollment, there is the downside of which includes smaller athletic advantage, and music achievements. However, in light of the other aspects, I believe I have made the best choice.

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May 10, 2005
CCA is a wonderful school. I would not have my kids at any other. I have a son and a daughter there and they are in 1st and 2nd grade. They have been there since K-3 and K-4. I plan for them to graduate from CCA. CCA is now accredited and public schools have to recognize credits from CCA. I graduated from a non accredited school and had no problems getting into a college. CCA has worked hard for to be accredited and I am proud of their success.

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March 04, 2005
This is a wonderful school! The environment is very safe, class sizes are smaller, Christian principles are taught and the teachers are very accessible. My son loves it.

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March 02, 2005
I enrolled my son there for K3 and was extremely satisfied. He had a wonderful caring teacher and learned so much in that 10 months. He looked forward to going to school everyday.I took him out due to financial constraints and regretted every moment of it. Even my son kept asking me why I took him out. I am now re-enrolling him for the last two months of the term and hope he will be there for K5 along with his baby brother for K3. My son told me that he is very happy to be back at his old school. A very satisfied parent.

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March 01, 2005
I was a student at Christian Collegiate Academy, and I must say that CCA falls short of the academic expectations of the vast majority of what colleges look for in a student: outstanding academic and heavy course loads, extra-curricular activities, and the competence to perform in society. This school is extremely small and tends to shelter the child from the world around him by not exposing him to certain aspects of a well-rounded education. While this school claims to hold a certain amount of extra-curricular activities, they foil in comparison to other high schools around them. I would not recommend this school to any middle or high school student unless they plan to go into the ministry field or just receive a high school diploma for minimal effort who plans to attend a public university, as the curriculum and the overall private school experience does not cater to the academic needs for college pre-requisites.

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August 05, 2004
I would not reccomend this school for any student that is going into high school. The school is not accredited by the Mississippi Association of Public Schools. The credits will not carry over if you decide to put your child back in a public school.

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May 01, 2004
This school is wonderful , the kindergarden class is the best I ever seen. The teacher is just wonderful she is cares of each student and there progess, and teaches the students all subjects not just play. This is excellent place to start a child.

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Christian Collegiate Academy
12200 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport, MS  39503
(228) 832-4585
Last modified Christian Collegiate Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Christian Collegiate Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top