One person sent a complaint about the academics of Canyonville Christian Academy. Please know that we are proud of the academics here, and have students from all over the world going on to prestigious colleges and universities, and doing well.
Please know that all teachers of core classes have at least a bachelor's degree, and three or four have master's degrees. (Our art teacher does not, but she is an artist and we feel her professional experience is highly beneficial to her students.)
The last turn over of teachers was five years ago. We lost one half-time teacher last year, who went to the missionary field, as she planned when she came here. One teacher has been here 23 years, another has been here 11. Three of our current teachers are CCA graduates who went on to college, got their degrees, and returned here to teach. ( One of them spoke not one word of English when she came, with not a penny in her pocket. )
Our international students generally score higher on the SATs, and we are proud of their achievements scholastically and in learning a second language while doing so.
Here is the list for 2007 of colleges and universities where our graduates are studying: Binghamton University, Cedarville University, Davis College, Indiana State University, Jacksonville University, Johnson Smith University, Michigan State, Palm Beach Atlantic, Penn State, Pepperdine, Purdue, San Francisco University, Southeastern University, St. Johns University, Stonybrook University, Syracuse, Texas Tech, University of Illinois, Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts, University of Missouri, University of Nevada, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washington State, William and Jessup University, Word of Life in Portersville, NY.
Earlier years are just as prestigious, and I will be happy to put them online if anyone is interested.
We are so proud of our school and are working hard to make it even better. We have two chefs this year preparing the menus and cooking. One chef even knew to put chocolate in the soup to balance the flavors! We trust the complaints about food are dying down (as much as teenagers are ever satisfied with cafeteria food!)
Our sports programs are more difficult as many of our international students have never played competitive sports. But they are happily learning.