Welcome from the Student Senate President
Last year, our CAK family paused to praise the Lord for His faithfulness throughout the 35 years of our school’s existence. I am overjoyed to inform you that our celebration does not stop with the new 2013-2014 school year. His name is still high and lifted up all across our campus. His glory is still our heart’s chief desire. He is still our God, and ever will be.
I’ve attended CAK since Kindergarten. So, while a few things may have changed over the years, I’d dare say the majority of elementary school is still what it was for me: a whole lot of fun. First day jitters set the stage for timeless friendships. Concepts like the ABC’s and long division are learned and developed in order to get ready for more complex classes to come like English 12 AP and AP Calculus BC. Then there were opportunities like Junior Praise, International Festival, Field Day, and the Wax Museum that helped every child begin to realize their areas of interest and passion. Every Thursday morning we would all pledge allegiance to the American and Christian flag alongside the Bible just before bursting into song and dance to be followed by a Bible story in chapel. These years make students feel so loved, prepared for further learning, and encouraged to learn more about the Bible for a solid foundation in their faith.
Then, we took what we all thought was the most major leap of our lives into middle school. Here we felt our first feelings of maturity and individuality. From singing valentines to activity periods to spirit chains, middle school was one thing for sure: exciting. In this new stage of life, we put our interests into action through athletics, musical theater, student council, band, and art. Each year brought higher levels of quality scholastic learning in core academic classes. More than that, though, middle school was the time our faith became our own. We were challenged to live a life of faith in Jesus during retreats, spiritual emphasis weeks, chapels, and daily bible classes. These middle school years continue to establish the desire for unity with peers, the eagerness for continued academic learning, and enthusiasm in pursuing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Finally, we bounded into what will one day become our glory days: high school. Amidst all its hype and expectation, in high school at CAK we discover more and more about who we are and where we belong in the body of Christ. We have the privilege to delve into our passions by getting involved in state-championship sports teams, a quality musical theater program, student government, Capstone projects, international mission trips, local service projects, and a wide variety of clubs and electives. Students are also provided with the chance to take honors and AP classes to excel in academic areas. In addition, whether through daily thought-provoking classes, weekly inspiring chapels, the collaborative cultural issues program, or the personally challenging spiritual emphasis week, students are supported by the faculty and staff in seeking to know and serve Jesus more and more.
No matter the grade level, CAK works to instill Biblical values and qualities while equipping students with the academic excellence needed to succeed for God’s glory in their years following their time at CAK.