Cumberland Christian Academy
|Cumberland Christian Academy|
|Georgia, Cobb County
|Religious affiliation(s)||Non-denominational Christian|
|Headmaster||Dr. Lee Campbell|
|Color(s)||Red, White and Blue|
|Athletics||Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cheerleading, Golf, Cross Country, Equestrian and Tennis|
Cumberland Christian Academy is a non-denominational, K3-12th grade Christian school in Austell, Georgia. Grades K3-12 are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. In addition, CCA is “Accredited with Quality” by the Georgia Accrediting Commission for grades K–12. CCA’s enrollment for 2015/2016 is approximately 485 students. CCA offers a college prep curriculum and provides hands on support to students with college and scholarship planning. Where other schools might tell students what they need to do, the guidance team works one on one with the Seniors to help them apply for colleges and scholarships. SAT preparation is included in tuition. Standardized test scores are consistently above average across all grade levels. College acceptance for seniors was 100% for the past six years; in 2015 alone, CCA students were offered almost $1 million in scholarships. Recent acceptances have included the U.S. Naval Academy, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, U.S. Military Academy West Point, and many other state and private universities. Founded in 1989, the school has enjoyed a long history of stable leadership—founding board chairman, Boyd Wages, still serves in this capacity. Founding headmaster Dr. Larry Kendrick retired after over twenty years of service to be succeeded by current headmaster Dr. Lee Campbell. http://www.cumberlandchristian.org/
Each fall, 8th through 12th graders begin the year with a Christian retreat. Grades 4-12 travel overnight and grades 6-12 attend extended trips each spring. Juniors and seniors go on an annual week-long mission trip to places such as Barbados, Antigua, and places in the U.S.
Students can participate in contemporary worship, instrumental ensembles, photography, film making, music theory, yearbook, art, as well as private lessons in voice, piano, violin, drama, and dance. Clubs include Patriot Ambassadors, Civil Air Patrol, BETA Club, International Club, and Patriot Voices.
The high school now offers several "major explorations" through iExplore starting in the 2016-2017 school year.
There are multiple summer camps available each year. Student life
Cumberland is a member of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. CCA’s athletic program has a long history of successful competition and league championships. Athletic History Sports offered in 2015/2016 included basketball, volleyball, golf, soccer, cross country, baseball, cheerleading, track and field, equestrian team and tennis.
Cumberland Christian Academy strives to train athletes to honor God with their talents. Coaches not only help with technique but are available to help students in their spiritual life as well. Athletics
Cumberland Christian Academy strives for 100% college acceptance and is active in helping students sign up for testing, preparing for testing, applying to colleges, and finding scholarships. The goal is to help students find what God has called them to do, and to be well prepared for future studies. Counseling and Guidance
In the summer of 2014, CCA purchased more than 30 acres of land with plans to build a new campus in the near future. At this time the school is based at three locations:
- Lower School, at 2356 Clay Road, Austell, GA 30106
- Middle School, at 4900 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126
- High School, at 2115 Pair Road, Marietta, GA 30008
- Future Unified Campus and Current Business Office, 5350 Holloman Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127
- Rev. Dr. Lee Campbell, Headmaster
- Boyd Wages, Founding Board Chairman
- Dr. Mark Ohliger, Assistant Administrator
- Renee Oxendine, High School Principal
- Jerry Jones, Middle School Principal
- Sherry Campbell, MS, LPC, Lower School Principal
- Rev. Richard Hemphill, School Pastor
- Caron Gossett, Admissions Director
- Jason Allen, Athletic Director
- Dr. Angela Smith, Fine Arts Director
- Gloria Howard, After School Program Director
Notable staff and alumni
CCA is blessed to have a number of alumni on staff and count many other successful alumni among its graduates. These include filmmaker Stephen Kendrick, noted for War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants and other productions.
- Cumberland Christian Academy
- 2014 Marietta Daily Journal Article
- 2015 Marietta Daily Journal Article