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  • September

    Faculty Spotlight: Angie Mynatt

    Each year students spend roughly 1,000 hours in school. At CAK, we think it's important for you to know who is in the classroom teaching your children. We will be sharing faculty spotlights each month throughout the year to help you get to know our dedicated teachers!

    Today we are shining our spotlight on Angie Mynatt, the 7th Grade World History teacher! This is the start of Mrs. Mynatt's 29th year teaching at CAK.

    We asked Mrs. Mynatt a few questions. Click to read her answers.
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  • New Head HS Softball Coach

    CAK is pleased to announce Charles Matthews as the new head High School Softball Coach. Coach Matthews has been coaching softball for 20 years. He has been president of the Tennessee Velocity, the Tennessee Sting, and now the Tennessee White Lightning. He has numerous former players who have gone on to play college ball and several who are now coaches in college and high school. Most recently, he has been the head middle school coach and an assistant high school coach at CAK.

    Coach Matthews believes in hard work, competition, and staying positive. He believes that if we keep God in the center of everything we do, our hard work will prosper.

    Welcome to the CAK family. @cakathletics
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  • Vote Maddox Mozingo for Defensive Player Mid-season

    Warriors- Vote for CAK Junior, Maddox Mozingo for Defensive Player at mid-season! Maddox has 63 total tackles, a blocked field goal, and a sack. Let's get the vote out, CAK! Vote once per hour- polls close at noon on Friday, don't wait! Click the link to vote:
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  • Vote Sloan Helton for Player of the Week!

    Hey CAK- let's get the vote out for CAK senior, Sloan Helton! Sloan is up for PrepXtra Player of the Week and 5StarPreps Player of the Week

    For PrepXtra, you can vote once per hour and polls close Thursday at Noon.

    For 5StarPreps, you can vote until Noon on Wednesday.

    Let's go, Warriors!
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  • August

    Meet Our New Nurses

    This year, CAK welcomed a new Medical Coordinator, Jessica Olson, and a new Elementary school nurse, Christina Ownby. We are excited to have them on campus and the benefit of their expertise! Read more about each of these ladies by clicking "Meet Our New Nurses."
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  • Fall Sports Team Stores Now Open!

    Looking for spirit wear for CAK's fall sports? Get your swag for FootballGolfVolleyballSoccer, or Softball.  Hats, t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, and even ladies' wear is all available. Don't miss your chance to show your school spirit. The Fan stores will close on August 21st- don't wait! Once ordering closes, delivery will be approximately two weeks later.
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  • July

    Christian Life Center Groundbreaking!

    What an exciting time to be a Warrior! Tuesday evening, we broke ground on the new Christian Life Center. This addition to our campus will allow high school students to worship each week in chapel. It will also enable CAK to develop the God-given talents of our students with a 500-seat performing arts center. We are excited about everything God is doing on our campus!
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    Hey Warriors! It's time to vote CAK for Best Private School in Knoxville. Please scan the QR codes or click the links to vote. We just have a few days left so be sure to make your voice heard. Let's Go, Warriors!

    Voting is open until July 25th! You can vote DAILY with this link.  
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  • Two CAK Students Featured in Knox TN Today

    Two of CAK's students, rising 3rd grader Malachi Dunford and rising 7th grader Landon Hunley, were recently featured in an article on Knox TN Today! The boys had the opportunity to visit Kenya on a mission trip with their church. Click HERE to read the full article.
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  • Israel 2024 Trip Information

    Where: Israel
    Dates: March 2-10, 2024
    Cost: $4200 includes airfare and tours
    Who can go: CAK high school students & their parents, CAK alumni, and CAK staff
    Contact: Angie Mynatt at or Glen Davenport at
    Information: Download the information sheet and fill out the application today. Spaces are filling fast, so don't delay!
    Information Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2023 at 5:30 in the Middle School Library

    HS Students & their parents, alumni, and staff- Join us on the trip of a lifetime! Our journey will include a variety of Biblical sites including the Sea of Galilee and the Mount of Olives. Walk where Jesus walked in Jerusalem, weep where Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, and rejoice where Jesus was resurrected.
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  • June

    2023 Graduate Chosen as Haslam Leadership Scholar

    Congratulations to 2023 CAK graduate Kathryn Faulkner, for being chosen as one of the University of Tennessee's newest class of Haslam Leadership Scholars.

    The Haslam Leadership Program was established in 2008, and this year, only 15 students from across the state were chosen. 

    Scholars receive an endowed scholarship that covers tuition, fees, and housing. They participate in an exclusive leadership-focused curriculum and a fully funded collaborative study abroad program and are guaranteed a paid internship at a leading Tennessee company or organization. Way to go, Kathryn! We are so proud of you!

    Click HERE to read the full article from UT Campus News. 
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  • May

    Boys Tennis Wins State Runner Up!

    🎾Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team for winning State Runner Up! Well done, Warriors! #CAKTennis #CAKBoysTennis
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  • Nominate CAK for Best Private School!

    Nominate CAK for Best Private School!

    Help CAK win Best of Knoxville private school champion for 2023! Nominations are being accepted now until May 25th for Best Private School in the Knoxville News Sentinel Community Choice Awards. It's easy to nominate! Simply choose a category (CAK is under Kids and Education>Private School), make your nomination, and fill in your email address. Continue and complete the registration form. You must register to nominate.

    The top schools that get the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round that will run in July. Winners will be recognized in a special print and online section once the voting round has ended and the votes have been tallied and verified. Only one email address per user, but each email address can nominate ONCE DAILY! Click this link to nominate CAK. Share the link with friends and family! Let the nominations begin!
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  • 2023 Senior Walk and Photos

    This morning was packed with activities and CAK traditions for our graduating seniors! Each year, the seniors walk the halls of the elementary and middle schools where they can be celebrated. They also take a photo with the kindergarten students who are just starting their CAK journey. Then they head up to the high school and take a class picture and a picture with all of the CAK 'lifer' students (those that have been at CAK since Kindergarten). Congratulations to the class of 2023! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what God has in store for you! #Classof2023 #CAKSeniors
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  • April

    Digital Media Field Trip

    Earlier this week our high school and middle school Digital Media students got the opportunity to head downtown and visit several media companies! Students were able to visit Tombras, WUTK, and WATE TV6. They had a great time seeing what each company does, getting to ask questions, and seeing what it means to work at one of these top media companies. Thank you for opening your doors and allowing our students to poke around and 'look under the hood.'
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  • Warriors of the Week!

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting CAK's Facilities Crew!

    This crew are the true unsung heroes of CAK's campus! Every day they work tirelessly to keep our campus in tip-top shape and ensure everything runs smoothly! We are thankful to Michael, Scott, and Justin for all their hard work. We couldn't ask for a more amazing and dedicated facilities crew. Well done, Warriors! You're the best 🥇
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  • CAK Announces AD and Head Football Coach

    Christian Academy of Knoxville is pleased to announce Chad Speck as the new Athletic Director and Head High School Football Coach!

    Speck served as the wide receivers coach at CAK the previous two seasons and was instrumental in creating the team’s leadership development program. He was a two-time team captain of Clemson’s football team and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in PRTM with an emphasis in Sports Management (Magna Cum Laude 2001). He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with Honors in 2004.

    "I would like to thank Mr. Fulford for trusting me to lead the athletic department and football program," said Speck. "We share a vision for what athletics can be and without his support, I would not be here - I am excited and can’t wait to get started."

    "We set out to find the absolute best candidate to serve as CAK Director of Athletics with a vision of discipleship that permeates all areas of our school,” says Rich Fulford, CAK Head of School. “Who God brought to us is not only an outstanding leader to serve as Athletic Director but a godly man to carry out that vision as Head Football Coach as well! I am excited about the future of CAK Athletics under the direction of Chad Speck." Congratulations, Chad!
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  • March

    Warrior of the Week

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting 11th grader, Austin Delp!

    Austin is a Teen Advisor and does such a fantastic job mentoring the underclassman. He truly cares about them and he engages them in both practical and spiritual conversations about their lives. He is always willing to help and serve--whether it's tearing down chairs for chapel or just encouraging others and pointing them more toward Christ. He is absolutely deserving of the Warrior of the Week award! Well done, Warrior!
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  • Warrior of the Week

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting senior, Elizabeth Ashley!

    Elizabeth is an excellent student who truly excels in every way, but most remarkably, Christ shines so brightly in her. She is beyond kind to others, always helping where she can. She gives 100% in every class, displays incredible integrity, is a friend to everyone, encourages others, and always has a positive attitude. Some specific examples are that Elizabeth stays after class to help straighten up the classrooms, throw away trash, push in chairs, and thank teachers for teaching her. Each and every day, she thanks those working in the cafeteria and tells them she hopes they have a good day. I often hear her check in with students and ask how their day is going. She is always watching and looking for ways she can encourage or help others each day. She is an absolute joy, and she is a blessing to our school! Way to go, Warrior!
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  • CAK Student Crowned Miss TN Teen!

    Congratulations to CAK Sophomore, Blye Allen! She was crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA! Blye wants to use her platform to raise awareness about teen mental health. She will compete in Miss Teen USA later this year. Way to go, Warrior!
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  • Warriors of the Week!

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting the high school students that are Bible Study leaders in the middle school.

    Our Middle School Bible Study leaders are comprised of High Schoolers who have dedicated their late start Wednesdays all year to leading our middle school students in bible study. They continually pour life and truth into these students through relationships, fellowship, and digging into the Word together. These high school leaders spend hours preparing lessons so that our middle schoolers will be able to walk in truth throughout their middle school years. Our bible study leaders walk with our middle school students through a 3-year program beginning their freshman year leading our 6th graders all the way through their 8th-grade year. Thank you MS Bible Study Leaders for living out your faith so well, and leading other students to do the same.
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  • February

    Warrior of the Week

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting elementary 5th grader, Colette Munyon!

    Colette continually shows leadership in her classes, going above and beyond to complete her tasks and help others. She is an encourager of others and speaks the love of Jesus to those around her. She is taking on many responsibilities in the grade-level musical as well as Junior Praise and works hard in each area. Every day she has a smile on her face and comes up with new ways to bring others happiness. She has a great heart, and we can't wait to see what she does with her talents in the future. Thank you, Colette, for leading by example!
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  • Warriors of the Week!

    Each week, we spotlight a student or group that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting the Middle School Student Council!
    Did you know that "Love" is mentioned 51 times in 1 John? Thanks to the Middle School Student Council we now do! We are so thankful for our MS Student Council. They worked diligently to bring a three-part chapel series about the different types of love to their peers. They researched the different types of love given in scripture and prayed about their giftings and how they would be utilized in presenting their message. Some were speakers or writers, while some were planners or artists working behind the scenes. Since October they have prayerfully considered how each part would fit together to glorify God. They encouraged each other and stepped in to lift each other up when they had sickness, sports, or academic commitments during their preparation. The maturity level and work ethic shown over these months exhibited their love for Christ and others. Thank you for showing us the Love of Jesus through your words, actions, and dedication to delivering the wonderful truth of God's Word! Well done, Warriors!
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  • Warrior of the Week

    Christa Margene
    Something new is starting, CAK! Each week, we are spotlighting a student that has shown what it means to be a servant, scholar, or disciple around CAK's campus or within our community. This week we are spotlighting Junior, Emma Leigh Lockhart!

    Emma Leigh was nominated by several faculty members. She is one of our lead student leaders for the high school chapels each week. The leadership, servanthood, and dedication she shows week after week to the HS student body are incredible! She consistently encourages the Chapel Leadership Team with Scripture and prayer. We are proud of Emma Leigh for using her gifts to glorify God. Well done, Warrior!
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  • CAK Announces Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Christa Margene
    Christian Academy of Knoxville is proud to announce that the class of 2023 Valedictorian is Miss Sydney Woodall and the Salutatorian is Miss Anya Cotten. Learn more about these outstanding students by clicking more. MORE
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  • CAK Senior Chosen as Knox County Junior Commissioner

    Christa Margene
    Ethan Coffey, CAK senior, was among 11 students chosen for the Knox County Junior Commission program. This is the first year for the Junior Commission program, which allows students to become more engaged and informed in local government.
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  • January

    Pray for J- CAK's Jackson Igou

    CAK- we need to be PRAYER WARRIORS for Jackson Igou! Jackson will have surgery tomorrow, January 31st at 10:30 am. It will last all day and there are multiple issues the doctors are trying to fix. Please pray for Dr. Garrison and Dr. Wales who will be performing the surgery. Pray for success in surgery, pain control, and mental strength for Jackson.

    Jackson is a former CAK student and basketball player. The summer after his sophomore year, he became very ill with complications from ulcerative colitis and has been in and out of the hospital for the last four years. Jackson has over 10,000 hours in just this most recent hospital stay of 17 months at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital! Over the last 3.5 years, he has had 700 overnight hospital admissions! #PrayforJ #pray4J
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  • Battle of the Bottles- UPDATE

    UPDATE- HOPE has a very generous donor who has contributed $5,400 ($2,700 for each school) toward the campaign as a challenge gift! We would love to see the gift matched before the game tonight! With the $5400, we are now at $17,376.98 in total dollars raised. Let's keep it up! 

    Today is the final day to donate to Battle of the Bottles! The winner will be announced tonight at halftime of the boys basketball game. The game begins at 7:30 pm in the Campus Center Gym. If you would still like to donate, you can do so by visiting:! Let's do this, Warriors!
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  • MS Robotics Compete in FIRST Lego League

    The CAK Middle School robotics teams competed in the FIRST Lego League. 

    Competitions have four components: 
    1. Robot game  - teams design, build, and program a Lego Education robot to autonomously complete tasks on the challenge mat
    2. Robot design - teams give a presentation on their robot design, strategy, and code
    3. Innovation project - teams develop a solution around the challenge theme  - this year was focused on Energy (production, distribution, storage, and usage)
    4. Core Values  - teams demonstrate teamwork and problem-solving 
    At the Marble City Qualifier in December, the middle school robotics teams: 
    Blue Team (6th Grade): Won 1st place Robot Design
    Gold Team (7th/8th Grade): Won Judges Award for Engineering Excellence
    Both teams qualified for the East Tennessee Championship to be held Saturday, February 11, at Tennessee Tech.
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