About Our Academics

 

Coral Springs Christian Academy (CSCA) is a is a comprehensive PK3-12th grade educational facility. We are built on a biblical foundation that provides an atmosphere to educate the whole child, academically, spiritually, developmentally, and socially. We are accredited byAdvancEd (previously SACS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS).

Our outstanding reputation in our community is largely built on the quality and rigor of the academic program we offer and the co-curricular activities which allow your child to develop in many ways. By taking full advantage of these opportunities, your child will be prepared for whichever college he or she chooses, as well as for the broader challenges that he or she will face as an adult.

Early Education (PK-K)

 

About our Curriculum
Coral Springs Christian Academy Early Education serves children as young as three-years-old. Our program is available from August through May. We offer full-day, as well as half-day programs for Preschoolers. Extended care is available before and after school hours.

CSCA Early Education is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC). CSCA Early Education is Gold Seal certified.

What Makes Us Unique…

Early childhood years are an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. These are years of important transitions, as we prepare the children for Grade School.

Our well-developed curriculum provides children with a balance of child-initiated discovery play with teacher-directed activities to deliver a well-rounded development experience.

  • PK-3 – Creative Curriculum
  • PK-4 – Sing, Spell, Read & Write by Modern Curriculum Press; Essential Math by Singapore

What You Can Expect…

CSCA strives to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one, and our goal is to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling. Our highly motivated and enthusiastic staff is committed to honor Jesus Christ in everything they do.

Val Davis, B. A.

Kindergarten Teacher / Lead Teacher                                               

Lower School

 

About our Curriculum

Like our school mission statement, our elementary school stresses excellence in academics, character, and service for God’s glory. Academically we promote student learning at all levels. We strive to meet the academic needs of all of our students. In the classroom and in our weekly chapels, character education is stressed. Using the Bible as the only model for our students, we teach students the value of honoring and respecting God in all we say and do.

Our Lower School students are given many opportunities to help others. Recent projects have included raising money for an orphanage, collecting food for the hungry, and raising money for cancer research.

Forms & Handbooks – Lower School

NEW!  You can now order your school supplies conveniently online at ClassBundl.com/Order

boxtops

Box Tops For Education

Congratulations Box Top Participants! – May 2017
Congratulations to Mrs. Medico’s 2nd grade class for reclaiming the BoxTops Speedway Trophy!
Mrs. Brown’s 4th grade came in 2nd place.  It was a close call for 3rd place – less than 20 BoxTops difference, but Mrs. Toledo’s class finished 3rd and Mrs. Felsburg finished in 4th place.
TAP would like to thank all of our families for participating and we hope that you will keep collecting over the summer.
Upper School families are also encouraged to collect BoxTops.  They can be turned in to the Upper School office and to the Main Office.

 

August 2016

Dear Parents,

We are very excited for the new school year and the opportunities that the Box Tops for Education provides for us.  Each year we collect thousands of box tops through our school family.  We have made thousands of dollars as a result and we have been able to purchase a promethean board for one of our classrooms ($4000.00) as well as playground equipment and other smaller items for classroom use.  We are asking for everyone’s help this year to make 2016-2017 our biggest year to date!  Please see the attached list of bonus products that earn extra points as well as going to www.boxtops4education.com
for more information on the program and what products are eligible. Below is a flyer that explains a way to earn even more for the school.  If you clip one of these special Walmart certificates, please be sure to get it turned in to your teacher so that we can turn them in by November 2, 2016.

We are ready to collect all of the BoxTops that you have saved over the summer.  Lower school students can turn them in to their teacher.  Upper school students can drop them in the Upper school office.  There is also a collection box in the main office.  Join us at the first TAP meeting on Friday, September 2 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria to hear about an exciting contest we have in store for grades K-5.

Click here for more Box Tops information.

Upper School

 

 

About our Curriculum
At Coral Springs Christian our school year is made up of four nine-week grading periods divided into two semesters. Our school day is made of seven periods. All students attend school for the entire seven period day.

For High School students, 28 units of credit must be earned to earn a CSCA diploma. BI- Middle School StudentsCourses that run for an entire school year earn a student 1 credit unit if completed successfully. Semester courses earn, upon successful completion, 0.5 credit unit. Courses completed with a failing grade yield no credit unit.

For High School, honors and college preparatory classes are offered in all subject areas. Also, we offer a Dual enrollment program with both Colorado Christian University and the University of Florida.  Lastly, we offer various Advance Placement (AP) courses, which are listed below. Each student enrolled in an AP course will be required to take the AP Exam for the class.

Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment* Classes (9th – 12th)

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes are required to take the Advanced Placement exams. AP exams offered through College Board are administered at CSCA in May.

AP American Government

AP & DE Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP & DE Environmental Science

AP European History

AP Human Geography

AP & DE Literature and Composition

AP & DE Language and Composition

AP Music Theory

AP Psychology

AP Spanish

AP Statistics

AP Studio Art

AP U.S. History

AP World History

DE General Physics

DE Human Anatomy & Physiology

DE Theatre Appreciation

DE World Religions

 

* CSCA students also have the opportunity to take online Dual Enrollment courses with the University of Florida and Colorado Christian University. Honors and College Preparatory classes offered in all subject areas. Student placement is based on qualifying grades, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendation.

College Boards Score Distribution

SAT Score Distribution
                       Critical Reading           Math           Writing

Top 10%                   770                    735              730

Top 25%                   715                     693              683

Mean                       585                     568              580

 

ACT Score Distribution

                          English      Reading          Math       Science      Composite

Top 10%                31               34               30            28                30

Top 25%                29               31               27            26                28

Mean                    22               23               21             21                22

Upper School Distinctives

Coral Springs Christian Academy offers many ways for furthering your child’s education. Listed below are seminars, events, and activities that we offer to further your child’s education

High School

Excellent College Preparatory Academic Program
– Honors/Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement Courses
– Honors and Advanced Placement Graduation Diploma Options
Extensive Elective Offerings
– Science electives
– Technology electives
– Engineering electives
– Fine Arts electives
– Sport electives
– Yearbook/Journalism/Speech and Debate
Comprehensive Athletic Program
Full Service Guidance/College Counseling Program
– Academic Counseling
– College Counseling
– Career Assessment Tools
– Christian College Fair
– College Representative Visits
– College Informational Meetings
– College Night Event
– Freshman Orientation Night
College Preparation Testing
– PSAT
– ACT/Aspire
– SAT/ACT Preparation Seminars
Extra-Curricular Program
– School Clubs
National Honor Society
– National English Honor Society
– Student Government
– Competitive Debate Team/Junior State of America
– Fine Arts Program
Chapel/Discipleship Program
-Weekly Chapel
-Small Group Discipleship
-Spiritual Emphasis Week
-Mission Trips

Middle School

Excellent College Preparatory Academic Program
– Advanced and Honors classes
– Classes for High School Credit
Algebra I
Spanish I
Creative Writing
Modern US History
Earth/Space Science
Introduction to Information Technology
Extensive Elective Offerings
– Science electives
– Technology electives
– Engineering electives
– Fine Arts electives
– Personal Fitness
– Spanish
– Yearbook/Journalism/Speech and Debate/Study Skills

Comprehensive Athletic Program

Full Service Guidance/College Counseling Program
– Academic Counseling
– College Counseling
– Career Assessment Tools
Standardized Testing
– Terra Nova
Extra-Curricular Program
– School Clubs
– National Junior Honor Society
– Student Government
– Competitive Debate Team/Junior State of America
– Fine Arts Program
– ACSI Competitions/Math/Speech/Spelling
Chapel/Discipleship Program
– Weekly Chapel
– Small Group Discipleship
– Spiritual Emphasis Week
Duke TIP
Marine Camp for 6th Grade
Educational Class Trip for 7th Grade
Educational Class Trip for 8th Grade

Forms & Handbooks – Upper School

Service Hours

Please use the form below for each quarter, if needed, you may use additional copies.  All forms must be turned in by the dates listed below to be counted for the given quarter.

1st Quarter – October 2016
2nd Quarter – December 2016
3rd Quarter – March 2017

Guidance

CSCA Middle & High School Guidance Services

It is the mission of the CSCA Guidance Department to take an active role in meeting the needs of its students and families through Christ-centered activities in spiritual, academic, career, college, social, and personal development.  As partners in student achievement, the Guidance department provides the following services:

  • High School – Individual course scheduling every year:  Family appointments with course selection based on student performance in each subject, college requirements, cumulative GPA, and motivation/interests of the student.
  • High School~ College & career planning resources:  ECOS-college planning website available for every high school family with career inventory, SAT & ACT preparation, college research, and general college planning tools.

College representative visits on campus
Florida college tour for sophomores & juniors

  • Middle & High School student & family counseling issues:  Academic/study skills, behavior/discipline issues, discipleship, personal & family issues, peer relationships, communication, physical & mental health issues, coping skills, goal setting, and self-awareness.  The CSCA Guidance Department believes in the uniqueness of each individual and strives to address all concerns in a Christ-like manner.

Registrar

CSCA Alumni – Transcript Request

Transcript Request Instructions:

To request transcripts,

  1. Download, complete, and sign the Transcript Request Form.
  2. Fax or mail the completed form to the Registrar.
  3. Send $10 for each transcript requested. Payment may be sent by check payable to CSCA or in cash. Send to the attention of the Registrar.
  4. Once authorization to release the transcript has been received from the Finance Office and the payment has been received, the transcript will be mailed to the college indicated.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.

Registrar – Anitra Tinsley

Email:  atinsley@csca.us
Fax: (954) 757-5383
Phone: (954) 752-2870  X1110

Library & Media Center

Library Media Center

Our CSCA Media Center Libraries strive to help students become better readers and to enjoy the process.  Our goal is to build life-long readers that read for pleasure and for information.

The CSCA Library Media Center has two locations.  The Lower School Library Media Center is located on the first floor, Building A, in Room 118.  The Upper School Library Media Center is located on the second floor of Building A, Room 212.  Our Media Centers provide quiet spaces for research, homework, and reading.  Students have access to computers and printers and approximately 15,000 volumes.

CSCA Library Catalog Search (click link below):

https://csca-fl.client.renweb.com/LibraryPublicSearch/Default.aspx?s=1&dw=False

 

Our Media Centers are open Monday through Friday from 7:45 to 3:45 p.m.  Students in the Lower School may use the Lower School Media Center before and after school if accompanied by a parent.   Students in grades 6 through 12 may use the Upper School Media Center after school until 3:45 p.m.

Accelerated Reader is an important reading program that is used in conjunction with our Media Center.    Teachers and students work with Mrs. Hunter to insure success in this computerized reading program.  Please see your student’s classroom teacher or email Mrs. khunter@csca.us  for further information on Accelerated Reader.

ONLINE RESOURCES FROM YOUR CSCA MEDIA CENTERS

http://www.mackinvia.com  macklin

K – 12 Multi-use E-Books are accessible through mackinvia.com.    A free Mackin Via  app can be downloaded from the App Store.  These   e- books can be accessed and read on any device that has internet.  This includes all laptops, PCs, Kindles, Nooks, phones and tablets of all types.  Books can also be downloaded to your device to be read without internet. . Many non-fiction research and study guide books are available through our MackinVia site.  You will need to have the user name and password for this program, which is available from your media centers. Optional note-taking and highlighting is available by setting up a “backpack”.  (Follow the prompts.)

http://go.grolier.com

This online resource includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Book of Knowledge, and America the Beautiful.  This site also includes world newspapers, atlases, multilingual dictionaries and thesauri, periodicals, current news events/news sources, science projects and experiments, timelines, research starters, tables, charts, and flags, bibliographies and additional readings, biographies, maps, images, homework help and web links.  The articles are Lexile-leveled and aligned to national and state standards.  There is a special section for students of our lower school to search for material.

http://www.countryreports.org)    Country  Reports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. With unique content from around the world, the database is kept concise and current.

 Broward Public Libraries 

http://www.broward.org/Library/CatalogsDatabases/Pages/default.aspx 

Students are encouraged to use the online resources available through the multiple public libraries as well as the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center. You need separate library cards to access the NSU resources, but once you have one you can access many databases online. Anyone who resides or works in Broward County can obtain access to these college level resources.

http://flelibrary.org/                               Florida Electronic Library

Students can use resources from FEL, which hosts over 50 research databases with various interests and age levels.

Our CSCA subscribed resources are available for use in the Media Center, the computer lab, throughout the school and from home for all of our enrolled patrons.

User names and passwords are available from the Media Center. 

 

Mrs. Kelle Hunter
khunter@csca.us 954-840-1164

Media Specialist

Graduate Testimonies

“I attended CSCA from eighth grade to my senior year and I graduated as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2015. Throughout my time as a Crusader, I had the opportunity to take rigorous and challenging courses in a wide array of subjects; many were AP courses that not only helped to prepare me for college, but also allowed me to leave high school with college credit.  Academics at CSCA requires hard work and commitment, but the benefits of success and the sense of accomplishment are well worth the initiative.”

Nathan Yerby

“Coral Springs Christian Academy gave me amazing opportunities when it came to academics throughout my fifteen years as a student here. In high school, I was lucky to be able to take rigorous classes that not only gave me college credit, but also prepared me for future college classes. CSCA takes academics very seriously and the teachers are willing to help you succeed in so many different ways. I am so grateful for all that I have learned at this school.

Through my hard work and the help of the amazing academics program, I was able to graduate CSCA as Salutatorian with a 4.7 GPA and was designated as an AP Scholar with 7 AP classes taken. I was also awarded the Florida Gulf Coast University President’s Gold Scholarship for academics as well as the Bright Futures scholarship. CSCA certainly helped me accomplish great things in academics!”

Chelsea Torres