Community Christian School (Georgia)

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Coordinates: 33°28′52″N 84°13′38″W / 33.4811°N 84.2273°W / 33.4811; -84.2273 Community Christian School is a private school, and Christian school in Stockbridge, Georgia. It is commonly noted as CCS. It educates grades K3-12th, and also runs a nursery. CCS is also a college preparatory school, and operates on the 38 acres (150,000 m2) of land also occupied by Community Bible Church, or CBC. CCS's athletic rivals is Creekside Christian Academy in McDonough, GA. CCS's academic rival is Eagle's Landing Christian Academy and Strong Rock Christian School.

The administrators for 2010-2011 include, Fred Banke, the headmaster, Stephanie Bishop, principal of elementary, Lara Langston, principal of middle and high school, and Lisa Lopez, assistant principle of middle and high school. Dr. Dan Bishop is the spiritual life director at Community Christian School. In the 2010-2011 school year, nearly 1000 students were enrolled. In the school's first year of operations, only 32 students enrolled. In 2006, CCS graduated its first senior class.

Its mascot is the Royal Knight and its school colors are navy blue, white, and grey.

The school holds accreditation from ACSI and SACS.

History of Community Christian School[edit]

Community Christian School was founded in 1997 as a ministry of Community Bible Church. Realizing their accountability to God for what their children were taught, church leadership was convinced of the need to provide an opportunity for a Christian education to its members and the community. The leadership wanted a school which would be available to its parents with year-round programs, including a nursery and summer camps. The school operates on the 38-acre (150,000 m2) campus of Community Bible Church.

CCS began with 32 students in early elementary grades in 1997, and began adding higher grades each year. A new educational building was constructed in 2000 to give the school more classrooms, along with a computer lab, a library/media center and an art room. The school has developed a Fine Arts Department with a full plate of enrichments, complete with band and chorus. A science lab was also added to benefit our middle and high school students.

In June 2003, CCS received its initial accreditation from ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). They became dually accredited with SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) in 2005. Their nursery and Preschool are also accredited by ACSI.

In 2008, CCS opened a new 24 classroom Nursery/Pre-School building. Construction is forthcoming on a new gymnasium, and additional athletic fields are being added. Renovations to our existing gym will occur to convert it into a cafeteria and children's worship center.

CCS has a nursery (for newborns (6 weeks) through two year old toddlers, a preschool (for K-3 and K-4), elementary school (for Kindergarten through 5th grade), middle school (for grades 6-8) and high school (for grades 9-12).

The summer months are filled with a great summer camp program for ages three-fourteen, and our summer camp has become one of the premier programs in the south Atlanta area. Athletic camps have been added for middle and high school students. CCS has a rich heritage, its roots going back thirty years when Clayton Christian School was established as a ministry of Clayton Community Church. Community Christian School split from Community Christian Academy (now called Creekside Christian Academy).

Mission of Community Christian School[edit]

Community Christian School’s mission is to introduce students to Christ and develop Christian character through dynamic and academically challenging programs, preparing them to go out to be Godly leaders who will make a difference for Christ.

Academics[edit]

Middle & High School[edit]

CCS offered a number of Advanced Placement and Honors course

Advanced Placement Courses[edit]

Honors course[edit]

  • Honors Pre-Algebra
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Spanish I
  • Honors Spanish II
  • Honors Literature & Composition A
  • Honors Literature & Composition B
  • Honors Chemistry

Dual enrollment[edit]

Student in the 11th and 12th grade who have completed Algebra II and U.S. History are eligible to apply for Dual Enrollment to the college of their choice. Several Community Christian School students are enrolled in Truett McConnell College, receiving high school and college credit simultaneously. Students may choose full time or part time Dual enrollment status. Part time Dual enrollment students remain eligible for on-campus athletics.

Athletics[edit]

Its mascot is the Royal Knight and its school colors are blue, white, and silver. Although Community Christian School is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) in Region 1-AAA alongside Macon prep school like Stratford Academy and Tattnall Square Academy, it plays some sports in the Independent Christian Association of Georgia and Alabama (ICSGA), a lower league.

Varsity Sports[edit]

Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

In 2005-6 boys' basketball Season, CCS has a good record as an independent team. The most monumental game of the 2005-2006 boys' basketball season is the game against Roger Bacon High School in St. Bernard, Ohio when CCS defeated them 101-73. In the 2007-8, the boys' basketball program began to decline. The record for the 2007-8 CCS boys' basketball season is 1-11-0. Because of the declining boys' basketball program, CCS decided to let the boys' basketball team played for the GISA 1-AA. There, the CCS boys' basketball team played that region for the 2008-9 and the 2009-10 season. In the 2008-9 season, CCS boys' basketball has a record of 5-20-0. In the 2009-10 season, CCS boys' basketball has a record of 4-11-0. In 2010, despite a bad record, CCS boys' basketball program are promoted to GISA 2-AAA. In the 2010-11 boys' basketball season, CCS has a horrible record of 3-23-0. Despite that, CCS made it to the first round of the GISA AAA playoffs, but lose to GISA state powerhouse Mount de Sales Academy. In 2011-12, due to a horrible record since 2007, CCS decided to demote their boys' basketball team to the ICSGA 2-AA.

Soccer[edit]

CCS has a great soccer tradition. In the 2010-11 soccer season, they are ranked 5th in the GISA AAA. The factor of CCS success is because CCS has many USYSA select club soccer players. Class of 2011 soccer player, Josh Reim, has an athletic scholarship to play soccer for Darton State College. Many more soccer players will play for colleges and universities possibly NCAA Division I soccer or even at the professional level. Despite the good record of CCS in the GISA AAA, CCS lose their GISA athletic prestige and demote their soccer team into the ICSGA. However, during the 2011-2012 soccer season, the varsity boys team won the ICGSA state championships.

Volleyball[edit]

In the 2007 volleyball season, CCS Knights volleyball team is a freelance league. In that season, CCS Knights has a record of 0-14-0 in volleyball. From 2008 to 2010, CCS Knights volleyball team play for the GISA Region 2. In the 2008 volleyball season, CCS Knights volleyball team has a record of 4-14-0. It is a better record than the 2007 volleyball season, but the team still needs tremendous improvements. In the 2009 volleyball season, CCS Knights volleyball team has a record of 2-11-0. In their final years in the GISA for volleyball, CCS Knights has a record of 2-10-1. Like boys' basketball, CCS Knights volleyball team is demoted to ICSGA.

Rivalries[edit]

Young American Christian School (YACS)[edit]

CCS Knights rivaled the YACS Eagles in boys basketball. The rivalry is nicknamed the "wild-west rivalry." The rivalry started after CCS moved to the GISA AAA. When CCS Knights play YACS at YACS home court, CCS lost to YACS 59-45. However, CCS managed to beat the YACS at CCS home court 66-43. In 2011, as CCS moved down to the ICSGA, CCS is not alone. YACS Eagles joined the ICSGA alongside with the CCS Knights. In CCS's first ICSGA basketball season, CCS Knights played against the YACS Eagles and beat them in overtime 64-62. Another rivalry that CCS and YACS attribute is the similarity between them. CCS and YACS has similar high school student body population. YACS and CCS has similar

YACS-CCS Varsity Boy's Basketball Record[edit]
  • Fri 01/07/11- @ YACS (Score: 59-45 YACS)
  • Tues 01/25/11- @ CCS (Score: 66-43 CCS)
  • Fri 12/09/11- @ CCS (Score: 64-62 OT CCS)
  • Tues 01/24/12- @ YACS (Score: 74-64 YACS)

Creekside Christian Academy (CCA)[edit]

Beside CCS rivalry with the YACS, CCS Knights also rivaled the CCA Cougars in boys basketball. In 2010, CCS Knights beat the CCA Cougars 52-40.

CCA-CCS Varsity Boys Basketball Record[edit]
  • Fri 12/03/11- @ CCA (Score: 52-40 CCS)
  • Fri 12/16/11- @ CCA (Score: 77-75 2OT CCA)
  • Fri 01/27/12- @ CCS (Score: TBA)

Strong Rock Christian School (SRCS)[edit]

Before CCS has a rivalry against CCA and YACS, CCS rivaled with the SRCS Patriots in boys basketball. In the 2008-2009 season, SRCS defeated the CCS Knights at SRCS home court 73-47. In that same season, SRCS defeated the CCS Knights at CCS home court 78-55. In the 2009-2010 season, CCS Knights improved their boys basketball performance, but lose to SRCS twice again. In the game at CCS home court, CCS Knights almost defeated the SRCS Patriots 58-60, but SRCS Patriots proved they are good at basketball. In the game at SRCS home court, SRCS Patriots defeated the CCS Knights 63-52. In the end of the 2009-2010 school year, SRCS announced that they will leave the GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) for the GHSA (Georgia High School Association), thus ending the two-year rivalry. In the 2010-2011 season, according to CBS Interactive Maxpreps.com, CCS Knights boys basketball team is ranked higher than SRCS Patriots boys basketball team, but CCS weren't allow to play SRCS due to difference of the leagues.

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