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Academics

Chattanooga Christian School is committed to preparing students for further study at the nation’s top colleges and universities, for service to their communities, and for leadership in their respective fields of inquiry. Our goal is to equip students to be faithful participants in God’s redemptive work.

We offer a comprehensive curricular program with Honors, Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement coursework in Math, English, Science, History, the Fine Arts, and World Languages.

Academic Profile

View the 2017-2018 Course Catalog below.
 

Exceptional Education

CCS provides a comprehensive exceptional education program to facilitate tutorial, accommodation, and modification services in accordance with educational plans developed by our Guidance and Exceptional Education Program staff.

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College Guidance

The College Guidance Office gives attention to individual students' gifts, interests, and post-graduation plans by offering career guidance, support for all aspects of the college search and planning process, and oversight for the multiple details of the college and scholarship application process.

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Chapel & Spiritual Life

In the Upper School, students attend weekly chapel services on Wednesdays. These services provide an opportunity for community worship, ministry to the needs of students, and proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ.

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Reading Program

Reading is a vital part of a Christian scholar's life. As a way to foster a love for the written word, CCS requires students to read two books for summer reading—one as a part of a faculty-sponsored book group and one for English class.

In late spring, students sign up for a book selected by a teacher. Titles range from classic to contemporary in a variety of genres. These book groups meet in August for discussion and assessment.

MS & HS Summer Reading

Interim

For a week during the third quarter (usually around President's Day), all regular classes are suspended, and students and teachers re-align to engage in a host of truly extra-curricular activities. Teachers offer alternative “classes,” and students sign up according to their interests and course availability; these offerings have ranged from Japan trips to French cuisine to surfing in Florida to bass fishing on the Tennessee River.

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Assessment

The focus of assessment at CCS is on measuring student learning, not on producing a grade for the sake of producing a grade. To this end, we evaluate students using a variety of formative and summative assessments, including collaborative projects, written essays, speeches, and tests (including NWEA, ACT, SAT, and AP exams).

Accreditation

Chattanooga Christian School is accredited by AdvancED and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). CCS is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and is a member of Christian Schools International (CSI).

Class Size

The median class size in the Upper School is 19, and the average student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1. The average student load for each teacher is around 88.