Central Arkansas Christian Schools
|Central Arkansas Christian Schools|
|1 Windsong Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113
|Denomination||Churches of Christ|
|Number of students||850|
|Classes offered||Regular, Advanced Placement|
|Hours in school day||8:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|Campus||"Mustang Mountain" (6th-12th), Pleasant Valley (PreK3-5th), and North Little Rock (PreK3-5th)|
|Athletics conference||4A 2|
|Team name||CAC Mustangs|
|Rival||Pulaski Academy, Little Rock Christian Academy, Arkansas Baptist|
Arkansas Non-public Schools Accrediting Association
|Affiliation||National Christian School Association,
The College Board
Central Arkansas Christian Schools (CAC) is a group of three private schools based in North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. CAC was established in 1971 at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ in Sherwood and includes Central Arkansas Christian High School and two elementary schools: Pleasant Valley and North Little Rock Elementary. Together, they composed the state's second-largest combined private school in 1997. The schools are run by the Churches of Christ and are members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
The organization bought 40 acres (160,000 m2) of adjacent land, for $500,000 in August 2003, to allow further expansion. Notable visitors to the school include Pat Buchanan, who spoke to the high school students in 1999.
Central Arkansas Christian School is fully accredited by AdvancED and the Arkansas Non-public Schools Accrediting Association. CAC is also a member of the National Christian School Association and The College Board.
The Central Arkansas Christian High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Mustang with purple and gold serving as the school colors.
The CAC Mustangs participate in the 4A Classification within the 4A 2 Conference as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Mustangs compete in football, volleyball, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), cheer, swimming and driving (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls), baseball, fastpitch softball, wrestling, and track and field (boys/girls).
Central Arkansas Christian High School has won many state championships including:
- Football: The Mustangs football team won a state football championship in 2004.
- Golf: The boys golf team are 5-time state golf champions with titles in 1994, 1997, 2005, and 2012. The girls team took home the 2015 title.
- Basketball: The girls basketball team won three consecutive state basketball championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and were the 4A state runners-up in 2014. The boys basketball team went back to back as conference and regional champions in 2013 and 2014.
- Baseball: The Mustangs baseball team are 6-time state baseball champions (1990, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2009)
- Tennis: The boys tennis team are 4-time state tennis champions (1982, 1998, 2005 and 2010).
- Soccer: The girls soccer team are 5-time state soccer champions (2006–08, 2012–13); the boys soccer team won a state title in 2008 and also in 2015.
- Softball: The girls' softball team won the Class AAA state championship in 2006.
- Wrestling: In 2008 CAC became the first private school in Arkansas to add wrestling to their program. The wrestling team won the 2008 Arkansas Wrestling Association championship, in the 1A-4A classification. In fall 2008, high school wrestling debuted in Arkansas with a full schedule and CAC was one of forty-two schools to participate. The wrestling team also won the 1A-5A state championship in 2009.
The Mustangs won the 1A-5A state championship again for wrestling in 2015.
Clubs and traditions
CAC students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Art Club, Beta Club, Quiz Bowl, Speech and Debate Clubs, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, and Student Council.
- Joe Adams (2008)—Athlete; NFL professional football player.
- A. J. Burnett (1995)—Athlete; Major League Baseball (MLB) professional pitcher.
- Jennifer Sherrill (2002)—Miss Arkansas USA 2004.
- D. J. Williams (2007)—Athlete; NFL professional football player.
- Steven McRoberts (1988)- Coach; Head volleyball coach - University of Mississippi 2015-
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