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!
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
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.'
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 🥇
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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: www.investingHOPE.com/CAK! Let's do this, Warriors!