That CCS started in a house with 35 kids?
This year, most of us will delegate to teachers a significant part of our children’s training and education. When we choose to let others do most of the work in reading, spelling, math, science, etc., we give these professionals about 45% of our children’s waking hours.
Teachers at Cherokee Christian Schools are committed to working with parents in a true partnership. For example, we know that effective communication between teacher and parent is vital to the success of our mission. Therefore, we have invested in Powerschool management software which allows the parent to view the grades, attendance, and assignments of students on line.
We also have the GetMyHomework voice mail system which gives each teacher their own voice mail box and allows them to leave announcements for students and parents. Finally, every teacher has their own computer and email address to provide a third level of communication for students and parents who enjoy the world of email! We believe that the job of the school is not to take over the duties of parents, but to support and assist them in carrying out their God-given responsibility to educate their children according to the Word of God.
Our teachers are thoroughly screened to ensure their perspective is one of Biblical Christianity. Cherokee Christian Schools are committed to naturally integrating Biblical values into all areas of the child’s life, from his/her interaction with peers to the content of the lessons. You can be sure that the value system and life view presented by our faculty is wholly Christian.
Cherokee Christian Schools recognize four “pillars” of education that lead towards wisdom and maturity (Spiritual, Academic, Social, and Physical). When these “pillars” are built upon the Word of God, great things happen. We strive to edify the whole child by developing and enriching each one of these “pillars” during their educational experience. We strive for excellence in our academic curriculum, sports programs, social programs, and Biblical study. Students become “well- rounded” in mind, body, character, and spirit. They become secure in who they are and who they can become. They are prepared for the challenges that lay ahead and are equipped to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Teachers You Can Trust
Cherokee Christian Schools are committed to hiring teachers who not only are professionals in their field, but have a passion for teaching. All teachers are professing Christians who love the Lord and love their job. The leadership at Cherokee Christian Schools treats teachers with respect and honor and creates an atmosphere which brings out each teacher’s best.
Teachers are retained on the basis of merit, not tenure. The grid through which all teachers are evaluated includes Christian character, teaching skills, academic achievement, teachability, classroom control, creativity, flexibility, discernment, and love for children.
Each year, Cherokee Christian Schools analyze curriculum materials for currency, effectiveness, and quality. The very best curriculum available is chosen from a variety of publishers. Most curriculum products come from Christian publishers such as A Beka, Bob Jones, and Christian Schools International. We continually strive to improve and embellish our curriculum to ensure each student receives the best education available. Standardized test results are used each year to help access curriculum choices. We are proud of our curriculum and even more proud of our student results.
Cherokee Christian Schools employ a standard uniform for elementary and middle school grades and both a standard uniform and dress uniform for high school. Students have been wearing uniforms for many years and the school has enjoyed an atmosphere of greater order and appearance. Students are less tempted to exclude those who don’t dress “a certain way” or buy a particular brand. The distractions that clothing may bring to the students through an ungodly view of what is appropriate is reduced by a solid uniform policy and dress code. Dress uniforms are worn once each week (for chapel day) and on other special occasions. Standard uniforms, which are more causal, are worn each day.