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February 23, 2014

Community Christian School: change on the horizon

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Although CCS was at an all-time high during the 90s, peaking at 143 students, lack of funding led to cutbacks, most notably eliminating grades 9 through 12 in 1998. But things are changing rapidly for CCS and high school has been back on the map for years.

To put the growth rate in perspective, the graduating class during Jefferson’s first year as head administrator was one student.

Next year, Jefferson will see 14 students walk the stage.

Concerning academics, athletics and fine arts, CCS touts amazing success. Despite being a school of few students and depending solely on donations and tuition,

CCS’s students are given ample opportunities to challenge their minds, utilize their resolve in the field and test their artistic skills, Jefferson said.

“We’re a small school,” Jefferson said. “But even with that, we do a lot.”

Jefferson is proud to say that many of his high school graduates have gone on to receive scholarships to schools such as Texas Christian University and Texas Tech.

CCS’s athletic program is filled with championship titles in baseball, softball and basketball and two State Runner Ups in six-man football. Last year alone, CCS’s six-man football team competed in the State-Semi Finals, bringing home several All-State Individual Awards.

Regarding fine arts, students are exposed to the subject as soon as they are eligible to enter CCS at grade K4.

Drama is a prominent force at the secondary level with students competing in One-Act Play each year. Choir is also a growing endeavor for CCS.

Currently, CCS is accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association, which is recognized by the Texas Private School Accrediting Commission. Beyond this, CCS is a 501c3 non-profit organization governed by a board of directors under the presidentship of Suzan Nicholson. Karen Horton and Jefferson are the current administrators who oversee 16 faculty and staff.

For more information about what’s going on at CCS, call 940-328-1333 or visit www.ccsmw.org.

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