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CHCA Distinctives

At CHCA students have experiences that will expand the way they see God’s world and their role in it. They’ll get an education that will prepare them for life.
In short, students will find their place and pursue their gifts.


Students have countless opportunities to take advantage of dynamic experiences that set CHCA apart from other local and national schools. Our programming focuses on developing students’ God-given strengths and enabling our faculty to innovate and expose students to real-world challenges – all in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.

The Atelier

As part of the newly expanded BLAKE LINDNER THOMPSON EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER, this Early Learning studio space encourages creative expression, exploration, and collaboration through the use of countless stimuli and materials.

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Theological Integration
(Integrated Christian Studies Curriculum)

Early Learning Program and Lower School students are exposed to God’s word through daily scripture lessons and bible memory verses. Our Thematic Learning Approach integrates theological understanding into all subjects. Upper School students participate in collegiate-level Christian Studies courses designed to invite challenging questions as students pursue a rich understanding of truth and develop a personal, resilient faith in Christ. Thus, teaching students how to think, not what to think. Connections to theological insights are incorporated across all subjects.

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Intersession

In one of CHCA’s most exceptional programs, Upper School students will spend two weeks off campus exploring the world with hands-on, intensive, experiential learning. Whether it’s traveling locally or abroad, lending a hand to neighbors around our city or the world, experiencing cultural immersion, or learning new skills, they’ll engage with God’s world in dynamic and interesting ways and return to the classroom with new perspectives.

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Student Organized Service

Each year more than 70 student leaders use their one-of-a-kind gifts to serve beyond themselves and meet needs in the community. By participating, you graduate with a deeper understanding of both the challenges and solutions for some of today's most pressing issues, and the inspiration and compassion to make an impact.

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zSpace Virtual Reality Platform

The only school in the region to offer zSpace, students in grades PK - 12 have the opportunity to delve into the world of STEAM in a new dimension, conducting virtual dissections, manipulating 3D models, and more.

Entrepreneurial Studies

Take part in CHCA’s unique student-run businesses. Through grades 7-8 “Mini Cup” and 9-12 “Leaning Eagle Coffee Bar” and “Blend Smoothie Bar” entrepreneurial enterprises, student leaders apply, intern, and gain real-world business experience by managing, operating, and assessing the success of their ventures.

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Interactive Learning Gardens

Students in preschool through Grade 12 have access to our interactive learning Gardens. One located just outside of the Edyth B Lindner (EBL) campus is an outside learning space where thematic units are brought to life in nature year round. The CHCA Sustainable Organic Garden, located between Founders’ Campus and EBL serves as an Upper School SOS initiative that has provided hundreds of pounds of food to local food pantries.

Research & Innovation Center
(Coming Soon '17-'18)

Coming soon, this $2.5 million, 8,000 sq ft. best-in-class facility which will be home to CHCA’s globally recognized Robotics Program, Pilot Marketing Program, and several collaboration and ideation workshop spaces. This space will also feature: a full size robotics tournament floor, robotics machining, assembly, and programming areas, SolidWorks CAD design stations, a media and print shop, and more.

Beak Squad Robotics

These globally recognized programs encourage and inspire scientific and technological pursuits for students in both the Lower and Upper Schools. Through team collaboration and the mentorship of industry professionals, we help bridge the gap between practical problems and creative solutions. They will be housed in the new Research & Innovation Center in the Fall of 2017.

Aquaponics Greenhouse
(Spring 2017)

A new greenhouse will house and enhance our nationally acclaimed Aquaponics Research & Study Program. This unique learning curriculum offers hands-on research opportunities and robust lab experiences across all scientific disciplines.

Innovation Labs
(Winter-Spring 2017)

Dedicated collaborative spaces foster creativity and provide areas where students and teachers can supplement lectures with dimensional learning. In these labs, students are free to experiment, manipulate, and take risks in their learning in ways that stimulate discussion and creative thinking.

Athletics

Twenty Varsity teams directed by accomplished coaching staff and a Sports Performance and Training regimen challenge you to perform at the highest level of competition. You’ll build mental acuity, emotional resilience, and leadership skills. In addition, a Youth Athletics Program serves our youngest students who are just learning basic skills and techniques.

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Fine Arts

Our highly acclaimed and award-winning programs put students’ artistic potential in the spotlight. Offering best-in-class programming for students PK-12, faculty who are experts in their field coach, motivate, and inspire both the gifted and the curious to perform beyond what they think is possible.

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Personal Responsibility Time (PRT) and
Student Directed Learning (SDL)

Upper school students are given empowered ownership of schedules and outcomes, encouraging time management, self-advocacy, and collaboration more typically seen at the college level.

This is just a sampling of a number of opportunities offered to students pursuing a CHCA education. Learn more today by scheduling a tour or shadow visit.

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