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"When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers...a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant...be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of slavery."  Deuteronomy 6:10-12

1960s
A few women began praying for a Christian school in Knoxville.

1975
A Board of Directors was established and the school was formally chartered.

1977
The school opened in Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with 96 students grades K-6. By the end of the year, 100 students were enrolled.

1978
Enrollment grew to 159 and grades 7 and 8 added.

1979
The high school began with the addition of ninth grade.Enrollment was at 260.

1983
Twenty-seven acres of land was purchased for CAK’s campus. CAK’s first graduation ceremony honored two graduating seniors.

1985
CAK’s high school building was completed and occupied in January; the elementary building opened in September.

1986
The first gym, with band room and home economics room, was completed.

1987
CAK becomes the first school in Tennessee to gain dual accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools
International. (ACSI).

1988
Two portable classrooms were added to the campus.

1992
Six additional portable classrooms were installed and an addition to the elementary building is proposed.

1993
The new elementary wing opened in October. This is the first time we had enough classrooms for all students to meet on campus.

1997
Additional land was purchased to bring the campus to 77 acres.

1998
Enrollment topped 800 and the new high school building opened. The school officially opened its own street, Academy Way.

1999
The Campus Center with gym, stage and administrative offices opened. The spring band concert inaugurated the use of the building. The baseball field was completed in the spring.

2001-2006
Pre-K program opened and new classrooms built. The school also saw the addition of a new playground, a lighted football stadium, an eight-lane track, a lighted softball field, a lighted soccer stadium and new parking lots and athletic field houses.

2006-2007
Middle School remodel of the original building and addition of new classrooms was completed. This project
included the building of new science rooms, computer labs, a music room and a library.

2007-2008
High school remodeled offices and added new science lab, computer lab, music room, classrooms and expanded the commons. New parking lots also added.

2009
Six tennis courts were constructed and opened near the Campus Center. The weight room was refurbished in preparation for a remodel.

2011
Modular Buildings were removed and construction began on the new campus cafeteria. CAK's Football team claimed its first state championship.

2012-13
CAK Celebrated its 35th Anniversary. Superintendent Scott Sandie announced his retirement as he completed his 13th school year at CAK and a national search began to fill that spot. 

2013
Bob Neu joined CAK as the school's 9th Head of School.

 

 

 

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