Q: What are the qualifications of the teachers?
A: All teachers hold current certificates with endorsements in the areas in which they are teaching.
Q: What curriculum does CCA use?
A: The staff at CCA closely follows the Common Core Standards as adopted by the Ohio Department of Education. To accomplish these standards, CCA uses a variety of curriculum publishers. Everyday Math, Abeka and ACE are used for math, social studies and science. CCA uses a balanced literacy approach to teach Language Arts and reading employing children's literature and leveled books.
Q: How much emphasis is given to Bible teaching?
A: All classes receive daily instruction in the Scriptures. All students are involved daily in memorizing Scripture. Upper elementary and Jr./Sr. high students have a weekly class for more in depth Bible Study, and sharing time. Chapel is held weekly, with speakers from our local church as well as other churches.
Q: What if a student is working below grade level? Would he/she be accepted at CCA?
A: Yes. We are blessed with a staff equipped to help students work through areas of deficiency, particularly in areas of literacy. Assessments in past years have shown some amazing results of the progress of these students.
Q: In what kinds of activities can CCA students become involved?
A: Past and present activities include; helping with activities at the area Nursing Home. Students become acquainted with the residents, and assist them with their parties, perform concerts for them, and eat lunch with them at a restaurant. Students are involved in recycling projects and assisting with food pantry collections.
As personnel is available, a variety of activities are offered, such as Sign-language, and conversational Spanish. Art, PE, and music are a part of the weekly schedule. In 2011, a bell choir was organized. Students participate in at least 2 programs a year through music and drama.
Students are encouraged to participate in the Upward Sports program in Circleville, or on the YMCA’s teams until we are able to organize our own sports program.
Q: Are scholarships available for new students?
A: Scholarship money is limited. After applications are received, an applicant may request assistance through scholarships. Recipients are determined by the CCA Board. No full scholarships are awarded.
Dr. Valerie Wilson
Will be presenting the Reading Recovery program now in place at Crossroads Christian Academy.
This is of special interest to parents of Kindergarteners and 1st graders.
Any one is welcome to attend.
What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for at-risk first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.
Individual students receive half-hour lessons for 12 to 20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual instruction.
Since 1984 when Reading Recovery began in the United States, approximately 75% of students who complete the full 12- to 20-week intervention can meet grade-level expectations in reading and writing. Follow-up studies indicate that most Reading Recovery students also do well on standardized tests and maintain their gains in later years.
Crossroads Christian Academy is blessed to have Dr. Valerie Wilson on staff. Valerie is both a Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Leader, meaning she oversees other Reading Recovery teachers and facilitates their professional development. Valerie has her Ph.D. in early literacy and is a professor at Ohio Christian University where she is the Director of Teacher Education.