Curriculum from K4 through grade 6 is Abeka, Bob Jones University, ACSI Purposeful Design and other Christian and teacher-made and non-religious materials. In grades 7 though 12 our school uses a variety of excellent curriculums. Our curriculum choices are carefully selected with a view to provide both a sound Biblical foundation and an ability to develop critical thinking.
A copy of Claremont Christian Academy's Program of Studies can be provided upon request.
CCA provides classes in Spanish to high school students because foreign language is required for those who are pursuing either a College Prep Diploma or a College Prep with Honors Diploma.
Various mini-course electives are offered throughout the year at the Jr./Sr. High school level to supplement the program. Offerings vary from year to year. CCA uses the church and community to find capable and qualified people to teach courses. Elective courses have included: Intro to Podcasts, Drama, Art, Keyboarding, Yearbook, Carpentry, Horsemanship, Chorus, Crafts, Career Expo.
At the elementary campus, all students participate in art, music ,and physical education/health on a weekly basis. In Junior High, students take physical education once a week in Marking Periods 1 and 4. The High School engages in the Outdoor Adventure program for P.E. credits.
Homework has proven to be a valuable reinforcement of learning. It is an important part of helping our students excel academically. We recognize the importance for family time and encourage parents to communicate if there are ongoing challenges with homework.
CCA does offer options for Part Time students as follows:
K - 5 specials (Music, Art and PE)
6th Grade Electives (examples - Art, Drama, PE, Music)
7th - 12 Academics and Electives (examples - Art, Drama, Outdoor Adventure, Music, Carpentry)
Contact the CCA Office for availability, cost, and for information.
The grading system of CCA is designed to give an indication of the student's progress. Report Cards are given to the students at the end of each academic quarter. Mid-Semester Progress Reports are an indicator of progress. Report Cards with low grades (D or below) will be sent home with a letter from the Head of School. The letter will require a parent's signature and needs to be returned to the school within one week of issue.
CCA administers K-12 Iowa assessments annually. These tests are used to measure a student's progress against state and national testing results. The tests are for internal and family use only.