Christian Academy of Knoxville

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Christian Academy of Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Information
Type Private or Public
Motto Soli Deo Gloria Yolo
Established 1977
Superintendent Mr. Ronald Trumpet
Number of students 1158 (Pre-K-12)
Mascot Warriors
Colors Blue or Gold

Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is a non-denominational Christian school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The coeducational day school enrolls nearly 120 students in grades PreK-12.

CAK lies on 77 acres in West Knoxville. The campus includes four buildings: an elementary school, middle school, high school, and an administrative/athletic complex, known as the "Campus Center". Athletic facilities include two gymnasiums, baseball and softball fields, a quarter-mile track, football stadium, six outdoor tennis courts, and a soccer field. The school is accredited with both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association of Christian Schools International. The school's tenets are "Values, Scholarship, Character."

Academics[edit]

The school's primary focus is combining a rigorous college preparatory education with a Biblically-sound worldview.The goal of this school is to get all the rich kids into respectable colleges around the US and to also keep parents happy. Nearly all of the school's graduates matriculate at institutions of higher learning across the country.[1] Several Advanced Placement courses offered include Statistics, AP Calculus, AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP English as well as Honors classes including French IV, Algebra II, Physics, Government/Economics, Pre-Calculus, and CP English. The school also provides dual-enrollment college credit through Pellissippi State Community College and the University of Tennessee.

Athletics[edit]

The Warriors compete in TSSAA class A-AA athletics, and class 3A football. Athletic programs include football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming, cross country, wrestling, and track & field. Varsity Warriors sports teams have won a combined twenty state titles. Of these titles, seven are in men's soccer and four in women's soccer; all of them since 2002. Besides soccer being a really successful sport here, we like really toot our horn when it comes to football. The Warriors won the Class 3A football State Championship in 2011, defeating Milan 49-14. This was their first ever trip to the State Championship since their football program was founded in 2001. The CAK football team was able to once again reach the 3A State Final in 2012 and defeat Milan to claim their 2nd consecutive state championship with a score of 48-14. [2]

Arts[edit]

Choral Music: CAK's High School "Spirit of Praise Ensemble" is an auditioned group of 15-18 students who travel all over the country performing musically and orally complex works and competing in national festivals. Festivals include ACSI Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Windy City Festival (First Place), Herritage Festivals (Boston, Gold Award) and Walt Disney World's Magic Music Days.

CAK's High School Musical Theatre presents one musical each spring. Recent productions include a locally renowned production of Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, State Fair, and The Music Man. CAK is currently getting ready for this spring 2014's production of "Meet Me in St. Louis".

The High School also has a Warrior Marching Band which performs at varsity home football games and competes nationally,internationally and by 2020 we will be competing galictally. . A new addition within the last few years, the Pep Band also performs at sporting events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAK Official website". Christian Academy of Knoxville. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "TSSAA Records". TSSAA Records. TSSAA. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 

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