Covenant Christian School (Panama City, Florida)
|Covenant Christian School
Testaméntum Christianae Sectae
|2350 Frankford Avenue
Panama City, Florida, (Bay County) 32405
|School type||Private 501(c)(3), combined elementary, middle and high school|
"Dues Nobiscum, Quis Contra" - If God is with us, who can be against us?"Soli Deo Gloria" - Glory to God alone
|Denomination||Presbyterian Church in America|
|Authority||Covenant Presbyterian Church (same location)|
|NCES School ID||02016369|
|Faculty||20.3 (on an FTE basis) |
|Enrollment||254  (2009-2010 school year)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.5 |
|Education system||Classical Christian|
Blue and White
|Team name||Covenant Lions|
|Accreditation||None. Member of and seeking accreditation from:
Christian Schools of Florida
Association of Classical Christian Schools
Covenant Christian School is a private Christian school located in Panama City, Florida. The school educates students in Pre-K (age 3) to 12th grade. The school is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Panama City. It was founded in 1982 and had its first graduating class in 1989. The principal is Michael Sabo, who presides over all grades.
The school started using the Classical Curriculum at the start of the school year in 2009, as the only school in the Bay County Area. The School is divided up into the Beginning Grammar, Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric classes instead of the usual Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High School classes. Covenant's main language course is Latin, so many of the phrases found in school, on T-shirts, car magnets, and other marketing mediums are in Latin.
Starting with the school year in 2013, Covenant is the only private high school in Bay County that offers non-virtual high school. Students have the option to customize their schedule between to take classes at the school, online, or duel-enroll at Gulf Coast State College.
The campus of Covenant Christian School includes 24 classrooms, 1 Media Center, 1 Art Studio, 1 Science Lab, 1 Gymnasium, 3 Outdoor Playgrounds, 1 Practice Soccer Field, 1 sanctuary, 1 fellowship hall, 2 robotics rooms, 3 lunch grounds, 2 basketball courts, and 5 bathroom locations.
Dubbed The Lions Den by students and faculty of Covenant Christian School, their gymnasium features 4 built-in basketball goals, 4 movable ones, and hosts all of the schools home basketball and volleyball games. A center platform is present on the opposite side of the entrance for scorekeepers, performers, and MCs. and two rooms (one classroom and one Martial Arts room) are built upstairs of the gym.
Covenant Christian School offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from robotics to martial arts. Below is a list of a few extracurricular activities:
- Robotics Club (With the FLL)
- Strategy Club
- Extreme Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football)
- Before and After care
- Piano, Voice
- Jr Beta Club
Covenant has a prestigious robotics club in the FLL, with teams that have advanced to the state competition all the years that they have competed. Due to the size of the club, Covenant competes with four teams - The Knights, The Vikings, The Crusaders, and the Spartans. Many regional competitions are hosted at the school, with students coming from all over the Florida Panhandle to compete.
Covenant is a participant in the Bay County Private Schools' "Extreme Sports" Program. where kids from 1st through 5th grade participate in Basketball, Soccer, and Flag Football. High School Students participate in the FHSAA sports league as a member of a public school team.
- "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Covenant Christian School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- http://www.christianschoolsfl.org/. Retrieved 8/6/2013
- http://www.ccs-pc.net/about-ccs/distinctives. Retrieved 8/6/2013
- http://www.ccs-pc.net/about-ccs/school-profile. Retrieved 8/6/2013
- http://www.newsherald.com/news/4-teams-from-school-to-enter-robotics-competition-1.53756. 4 teams from school to enter robotics competition. Retrieved 6/5/13
- http://www.afcec.af.mil/photos/mediagallery.asp?galleryID=10254&?id=-1&page=1&count=24. Retrieved 8/6/2013