CCA is first and foremost offers an amazing, loving experience for each and every student in a nurturing rigorous academic setting. Graduates consistently are awarded scholarships to the top universities throughout the region. Typically, through their dual credit program, students graduate with almost an entire year of college credit. The faculty and staff are first rate with graduates from universities such as Duke, Emory, Harvard and the best Christian Universities as well. One of their tenured math teachers is a PhD!
I have three children attending CCA and they love it! The basketball team has over 15 players and the coach meets them at the local gym at 6:15 a.m. in the morning! This is an incredible character building program. Homecoming is next week. Our new football coach has been to the state playoffs 12 times and the finals four times with two State Championships! CCA's mock trial team, drama team, academic team, art students, orhestra, choir and Math and Science Olympians are consistently the top performers in the state.
Rather than read about it, go visit! I am sure they would love to meet you. The number is (972) 394-2600 and the address is 1529 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010.
ALSO they have an EAST Campus in Plano at 915 W Parker Plano, TX 75023. CCA is a tremendous blessing to our community.
The school separated last May. The new year brought in new administration. This school sold new prospects on the idea of a NEW school that was being built, just to move into closet style classrooms. Very dissappointmented. They do not communicate with parents. They evade questions with "We should know soon!". The only reason this school can financially make it, is the Asian International School inside CCA. They no longer have a gymnasium, cafeteria, or computer lab. The new location is not set up with functioning bathrooms for all age groups. Poorly ran program. The teachers are great but are limited to many defining variables, no computer, no phone lines, very limited space, and administration.
CCA is truly an asset to the Carrollton community. They have amazing teachers who bring a Christ-centered focus to every subject and truly care about their students. From the kindergarten teacher on up to the dual-credit and honors teachers in upper school they strive to prepare their students for life " beyond." The students as a group are among the kindest, most inclusive I have ever seen. I love the guidance counselor as their senior class of 28 received 1.6 million dollars this past year in scholarships and they push excellence in all subjects. The administration, coaches, and staff all strive to know and greet each student (love "Ms. Mary" at the front desk!) and they feel truly as though they are among family.
This school is pathetic. The students whose parents work in the system will never complain, because they consistently are shown special treatment by every department of staff. Horribly run by staff that doesn't care about the welfare of there students, CCA claims to be a college preparatory school, however they offer little to no opportunities to prepare for the college experience and do not even speak to students about college until they are beginning to apply. Just like every other comment has said, academics will always come second to athletics, but as an athlete even that statement is misleading because it provides the assumption that the athletics are good when in fact CCA gets destroyed in just about every single sport they have and is the joke of the TAPPS 3A division (which will, according to rumors, soon become 2A because of the large masses of students fleeing the school before they get dragged in too deep) I left this school to attend Yorktown Academy, an actual college preparatory school. With the help of the caring and talented staff, I was able to gain a $52,000 scholarship to ACU and improve my SAT score by 500 points. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
We began a quest for a new school in the summer of 2013. Our kids were starting to flounder and were easily distracted from school work in public environment and seemed to be heading the wrong way. We discovered the warmth and uniqueness of CCA based on the recommendations of friends and what a blessing it has been. I can only describe our experience to date as highly satisfying and rewarding. Our kids, after a tough 8-10 week adjustment period last year began to flourish. The school is filled with warm, God loving people who seem to genuinely love the uniqueness of each child and desire to bring out the best in them. Since making the switch, we cannot fathom a move back to public school life for our children. At CCA, they will grow in ways we never thought possible and we are looking forward to enjoying the next 8 or so years watching them. Yes, the school smaller but has a shocking broad amount of offerings and a highly qualified staff. If you are looking for a college prep school where you and your children can get to know nearly everyone and where parents, and teachers work together to raise well rounded God loving children, this is the place for you. Mike and Pam Boronski
With many great schools in this area it was hard to choose! Wow! We love CCA and are so grateful we found it! CCA offers a strong college prep program, smaller class sizes, all students have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in sports and clubs, there is a humble spirit among the campus, no pretentiousness, friendly families and students and best of all, you can feel the Holy Spirit! They do a great job keeping the students engaged all year long. The facilities are first-class; the football field feels like you are sitting in a nice, quaint small town, the private cross country track winds around a beautiful tree-lined creek behind the school, students can enjoy lunch on a shaded patio just off the cafeteria and the staff are always professional, smiling and available. The students get a lot of personal attention and are held to a high standard. Everybody is somebody at CCA! If you are looking for the perfect school, this is it. - Heidi and J Frederick