Christian Academy of Knoxville
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|Christian Academy of Knoxville|
|Motto||Soli Deo Gloria|
|Number of students||1100|
|Color(s)||Blue and Vegas Gold|
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 "Servants. Scholars. Disciples."
The school's primary focus is combining a rigorous college preparatory education with a Biblically-sound worldview. Nearly all of the school's graduates matriculate at institutions of higher learning across the country. 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 University and the Bryan College.
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 multitude of state titles. Of these titles, nine are in men's soccer and four in women's soccer; all of them since 2003. 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. The Warriors have also won state titles in golf (both team and individual), tennis (both men's and women's), cross country, numerous track events, baseball and wrestling (Ryan Long 2x state champion).
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), Heritage 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 "Cinderella", "Meet Me in St. Louis", Beauty and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz.
The High School also has a Warrior Marching Band which performs at varsity home football games. A new addition within the last few years, the Pep Band also performs at sporting events.