Cherokee Christian Schools is fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS accredits over 13,000 schools and school systems throughout the United States and overseas. SACS accredited schools are recognized and approved by the Georgia Department of Education for purposes of transferring credits to public schools on the same basis as students from one public school to another. Also, the Georgia Board of Regents recognizes graduates of SACS accredited schools for college entrance to any institution of the University System of Georgia on the same basis as graduates from public schools. The HOPE Scholarship Program of the Georgia Student Finance Authority recognizes graduates of all schools accredited under SACS to be eligible for HOPE Scholarships on the same basis as graduates of Georgia public schools.
Cherokee Christian Schools offers a college prep with distinction curriculum which results in superior academics. CCS students consistently outperform county, state and national averages (see our high school SAT scores). Our STEM diploma program was established in the high school in 2011. This intense program is designed to prepare students interested in a college major and future occupation in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or math. To provide an accelerated pathway in the humanities, Masterwork Studios has been established to begin in the fall of 2015.
Cherokee Christian Schools is recognized by the HOPE Scholarship Program of the Georgia Student Finance Authority for eligibility of the HOPE Scholarship. Not only are CCS students eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, 70% of our graduates qualify for the HOPE Scholarship or other types of scholarships and awards.
Each kindergarten class can comfortably accommodate up to twenty students. Each kindergarten teacher is provided with a full time Teacher’s Assistant who enables the students to receive the individual attention required.
Elementary, middle and high school classrooms are designed to accommodate up to 24 students; however, average class sizes have historically been less than 20 students. Elementary school teachers are provided with Teacher Assistants to help carry the load and attend to individual student needs when required.
CCS teachers are degreed and certified. The faculty at Cherokee Christian Schools brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching expertise to the classroom with the schools’ average teaching experience per teacher being over fourteen years. CCS teachers have a passion for teaching, for their students, and for the Lord.