CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

FAQ

How many spaces are available for the 2016-2017 school year?

We have 20 spaces available.  These spaces are first come, first served and based on availability.

What are the grades offered by the school?

Kindergarten – Grade 12.  However, due to state graduation requirements we do not accept students as a senior (12th); the highest acceptance level is a junior (11th).

International Student Handbook: View hand book here

Is a TOEFL Score Required for admission?

A TOEFL score is preferred but can be waived at the discretion of the International Program Director. For the TOEFL score to be waived the student must show strong English ability during their interview and have a school resume which shows academic proficiency.

What is the language requirement?

Grade Level iTEP SLATE
Score Range
TOEFL iBT
Score Range
TOEFL Jr.
Score Range
Grades 7 – 8 3.0-3.9 38-51 675-730
Grades 9 – 10 4.0-4.9 52-74 745-835
Grade 11 5.0-6.0 75-97 850-900
Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for their grade level based on scores and/or transcripts may need to enter school at the grade level indicated by their test score and/or enter remedial classes designed for International English support.

 

What is the age limit to enroll?

Grade Level   Maximum Age   Minimum Age
7th    14 years old    12 years old
8th    15 years old    13 years old
9th    16 years old    14 years old
10th    17 years old    15 years old
11th    18 years old    16 years old
12th    19 years old    17 years old

What is the average SAT and ACT score for the school?

SAT Critical Reading – 653
SAT Mathematics – 660
SAT Writing – 634
SAT Composite Average – 1947
ACT Composite Average – 29.6

Where do your graduates go to college?

Some of the best Universities and colleges in America that have accepted our graduating students include University of Southern California, St Leo University, University of Southern Florida, Johnson & Wales University, College of Central Florida, Florida State University, College of Charleston -South Carolina, and University of St Petersburg.

How many international students are currently enrolled in your school?

We have 9 students (Chinese, Colombian, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese)

What credentials and certifications are held by the teachers?

Our teachers are all certified through the State of Florida. Each year teachers participate in numerous professional development seminars.
Teachers ages and years of experience vary but all teachers are carefully selected and purposefully trained to provide an excellent educational experience.

How many total students in the campus?

195 students from K-12th grade with 115 in junior high and high school

How many AP and honor classes does the school have?

CCSA offers over online AP classes. Because many of these classes have academic prerequisites, students typically do not start their first year in Honors classes.  However, after the first year, students who show academic excellence are evaluated and may have the opportunity to transfer into Honors classes.

Do you have an ESL program?

No. Our program is designed for English immersion in the standard classroom. Based on TOEFL / SLEP  scores and previous school transcripts they are placed in the appropriate remedial English classes or standard classes. Refer to Language Requirement chart above.

Our goal is to help students learn the English necessary to succeed in standard classes while protecting their GPA.  A students GPA, ACT and TOEFL scores are crucial to college acceptance and our remedial English program is designed to help them achieve college acceptance either in the USA or their home country.

Is there a school lunch program?

Lunch is not part of the tuition.  Students are responsible for their bringing their lunch to school. If students i staying with a host family, all meals are included.

What extracurricular activities are offered at the school?

Science Club
Art: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media
Drama/Theatre
Computer Programming
Cheerleading
Band, Chorus
Odyssey of the Mind
Debate Team
Chess Club
Dance: Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz and more
Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country

*Private Music & Art Lessons Club

Can I play sports?

YES!  International students are eligible to play all competitive school sports in addition to the non-sports clubs and programs offered through the school and community.

How do I register?

Contact the International Program Director, Mrs.Lori-Kim Merrigan directly to receive admissions help at 727-547-6820 or by email at ccsa@live.com

Once you complete the admissions paperwork according to the instructions, Mrs. Merrigan contact you within 48 hours of receiving your admissions packet to discuss your enrollment options.