As students enter Middle School they are encouraged to ask questions, take ownership of their faith, and make a lasting connection between their faith and their role in the world. It is our goal to provide an open atmosphere of faith that will serve and guide them throughout their lives—and as leaders in our greater community.
Beginning in Middle School our students begin planning and leading chapel through their involvement in their Life House Groups. This ownership not only provides a positive example of collaborative work for our students but requires them to deepen their own understanding as they teach others. Students attend a separate boys and girls chapel twice a month that addresses topics that may be sensitive to each group.
CCA Life House Groups (LHG) give everyone a place and reason to belong. Similar to student council, houses have defined leadership positions that are earned with seniority and staff identified ability. These multi-grade level groups strengthen the bond among students and staff as they meet for a time of devotion, prayer, and sometimes friendly competition.
Houses also provide opportunities for student growth through leadership, mentoring, and a platform for enriching our school. Students learn to support one another and to lend help when someone on their team is struggling, no matter their age or ability. Some of the other ways our Houses serve include: