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Crossville Christian School or Christian Academy of The Cumberlands

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Smartt, TN

#1 Jul 11, 2011
I recently moved to Cumberland County from West Virginia. I have two school aged children that I would like to attend private school. Can anyone shed some insight into which of these two schools I should send my children to. Please give detailed information not just a quick answer. This is important decision and I appreciate all of your help. :)
just my opinion

Crossville, TN

#2 Jul 11, 2011
I am a teacher at Christian Academy. I can personally vouch for them as a school. What grades are your children in?
We are very dedicated to growing your child spiritually and academically.There are many planned schoolwide events that incorporate every age. We also have several "annual" opportunities to fellowship with other families from the school.
If you would like any more info, just ask.
Agree

Crossville, TN

#3 Jul 12, 2011
just my opinion wrote:
I am a teacher at Christian Academy. I can personally vouch for them as a school. What grades are your children in?
We are very dedicated to growing your child spiritually and academically.There are many planned schoolwide events that incorporate every age. We also have several "annual" opportunities to fellowship with other families from the school.
If you would like any more info, just ask.
I have heard wonderful things about CAC. I personally had extensive experience with CCS and would not recommend it in its current state. Many years ago, CCS was exeptional, but , unfortunately, things have changed drastically.
Disagree

United States

#4 Jul 12, 2011
Sorry but I would not recommend CAC for your children. My children no longer attend there because the owners run the school based around their own children that attend there as well. It is an unfair environment for everyones kids besides their own. The children do not get the one on one teaching that we had hoped for at the school and they have lost ALOT of teachers and children because of the way the school is ran. Their board consists of the owners and a few others-which is ridiculous- you need to check deep before considering. Good luck
just my opinion

Crossville, TN

#5 Jul 12, 2011
Agree, I have worked at ccs also, years ago. They are not what they used to be.
agreed

United States

#6 Jul 17, 2011
Disagree wrote:
Sorry but I would not recommend CAC for your children. My children no longer attend there because the owners run the school based around their own children that attend there as well. It is an unfair environment for everyones kids besides their own. The children do not get the one on one teaching that we had hoped for at the school and they have lost ALOT of teachers and children because of the way the school is ran. Their board consists of the owners and a few others-which is ridiculous- you need to check deep before considering. Good luck
Do not go to CAC!! Your child will be delayed academically and it's True the people who run the school put their kids first and foremost. Christian should be dropped from their name. Please investigate fully.
kids attended both

Boiling Springs, SC

#7 Jul 17, 2011
My child attended both schools. Everyone has there own personal opinion, but in my situation I found the level of education at Crossville Christian School much more superior than the Christian Acedemy. I had just changed my child from the public school system to the Christian Academy and was surprised to find them very close to the public school level. When I changed my child to Crossville Christian School, I noticed the work was more challenging and she had some catching up to do to get on their level. Her teacher was able to work with her at her own pace and did not make it overwhelming for her at all. My daughters grades and test scores speak for themselves. I could not be any happier with the education she is receiving. One thing I know she tells me that she enjoys is being able to go to chapel weekly. Its a great way for the children to learn about the bible and sing praise together in a different atmosphere. I love the low student to teacher ratio in classrooms. My child gets a lot of attention and feels like her school is another family. What more can I ask for? At both schools the teachers and staff were very nice.
khkjghjh

Manchester, TN

#8 Jul 23, 2011
dude chriatian acedemy sucked with i went there.I didnt learn nothing about god or school. all the teachers sucked.
khkjghjh

Manchester, TN

#9 Jul 23, 2011
Disagree wrote:
Sorry but I would not recommend CAC for your children. My children no longer attend there because the owners run the school based around their own children that attend there as well. It is an unfair environment for everyones kids besides their own. The children do not get the one on one teaching that we had hoped for at the school and they have lost ALOT of teachers and children because of the way the school is ran. Their board consists of the owners and a few others-which is ridiculous- you need to check deep before considering. Good luck
AMAN YOU SAID IT!
local

Crossville, TN

#10 Aug 22, 2011
So, CAC has a new "teacher" (Matthew Yankie) he came straight from KRYSTALS which is owned by the same owners as the school itself-what a coincidence! So I'm sure their teachers do NOT have a license to teach! Which should be against the law what are they teaching the kids? Pretty interesting if u ask me. I'm sure parents of the high school students that he teaches aren't aware of this. things that make you go hmmmmm
ang

United States

#11 Aug 23, 2011
I dont normally post on this site but in this case i must. I have a son in 7th a niece who is in same grade at cac. The school does their best to give the education they say they provide. With a christian atmosphere, i have daughters who attended cac who are now in highschool , they attend public now but its because of sports. And if not for the seeds planted at cac they couldnt be the light that they are to other friends who do not know God. The benefits theyve received from attending chritian academy far out weighs sending a young child to public. And the only thing about crossville christian is they only go to 8 th grade.
magnum

Crossville, TN

#12 Aug 26, 2011
My daughter attended Christian Academy for 2 years. I thought everything was right on target until my neighbor's daughter who was also in 6th grade came over one night while my daughter was doing her homework. She saw what my daughter was doing and said "I was taught that last year" (thinking it was just a my dog is bigger than your dog situation) i said well Chelsea, show her how to do it then. Not only did she show her, she broke it down where daughter could understand it. Had my daughter been taught the basic information she too probably could have flown through it as did Chelsea.
I was ashamed to say I was paying $300+ per month for nothing more than a babysitter.
John and Alisha want to stand out in the crowd as excelling academically however they have fallen so far behind my fear is the students coming from this non accredited school will be no more than a Krystal worker.
Please consider your choices carefully. Sometimes people are dressed in wolves clothing.
Public or home school may truly be your only logical choice.
Agree

Crossville, TN

#13 Aug 26, 2011
magnum wrote:
My daughter attended Christian Academy for 2 years. I thought everything was right on target until my neighbor's daughter who was also in 6th grade came over one night while my daughter was doing her homework. She saw what my daughter was doing and said "I was taught that last year" (thinking it was just a my dog is bigger than your dog situation) i said well Chelsea, show her how to do it then. Not only did she show her, she broke it down where daughter could understand it. Had my daughter been taught the basic information she too probably could have flown through it as did Chelsea.
I was ashamed to say I was paying $300+ per month for nothing more than a babysitter.
John and Alisha want to stand out in the crowd as excelling academically however they have fallen so far behind my fear is the students coming from this non accredited school will be no more than a Krystal worker.
Please consider your choices carefully. Sometimes people are dressed in wolves clothing.
Public or home school may truly be your only logical choice.
Totally agree with this post. I have heard this same complaint from MANY people here in town. There are 7 kids that I know personally which have went back to public school and were tested prior to and 4 of the kids were actually held back a year because of what they DID NOT learn while at CAC. it's really heartbreaking to the parents who thought their child/children were learning so much when all they are paying for is truly a baby sitter. The school curriculum is taught online where the kids pretty much teach themselves and there is no way a child can be ahead of public school with this type of teaching! And NO their teachers are not certified teachers! Ask to see their license and see what you get for example one teacher is the grandmother of their daughters boyfriend and another teacher is a worker from the owners resturaunt so yes I agree home school option is your best choice.
justin

Crossville, TN

#14 Aug 26, 2011
cant believe a teacher from a christian school would be on topix, how funny. bs.
just my opinion wrote:
I am a teacher at Christian Academy. I can personally vouch for them as a school. What grades are your children in?
We are very dedicated to growing your child spiritually and academically.There are many planned schoolwide events that incorporate every age. We also have several "annual" opportunities to fellowship with other families from the school.
If you would like any more info, just ask.
Lookup_TeacherCr eds

Crossville, TN

#15 Aug 28, 2011
The people at CAC have very limited credentials if any. By law you can ask them for their credentials. They have no teachers with valid licenses. Simply log on to the State Dept of Education website and look to see if any of them have a valid license. It's called the state teacher "lookup". When you log onto the state site, look to the bottom right corner(under Agency Services) and type in any teacher's name. If they try to tell you their teachers are ACSI certfied they are not. ACSI is a legitimate organization. But, if you apply for certification with them, they will always provide a one year temporary license. None of their teachers have anything more than that. As for the "principal" or whatever they are calling the school admin now, that person has no credentials either. Look her up. She had an elementary license at one point but it's no longer valid and she has absolutely no school administration license and definitely no credentials to teach high school. Not even a beginners admin license. You can ask any school to show proof of certifications and endorsements. As far as the hiring of folks from Krystals, I dont know anything about that, but I certainly would not put it past them. I suppose one could work at Krystals and have teaching credentials though.
Any responsible parent with a child in private school or public for that matter, should ask about credentials of the staff. If not, then, I am afraid you get what you pay for which may be a WHOLE lot of nothing. By the way, you can ask teachers or the principal (who is a very educated lady) at Crossville Christian for their credentials and they will gladly show them to you. Best of luck in your search for the right education.
troof

Crossville, TN

#16 Aug 30, 2011
Public schools are more than sufficient education without burdening your child's mind with bronze-aged, mystical bullshit.
Igor Nance

Spencer, NC

#17 Aug 31, 2011
troof wrote:
Public schools are more than sufficient education without burdening your child's mind with bronze-aged, mystical bullshit.
Public schools have been corrupted by atheist scum like you. My child will not grow up immoral and a murderer because of you! And have fun with your "Mystical Bullshit" as it surrounds you in hell!
Regarding Accreditation

Cookeville, TN

#18 Aug 31, 2011
I'd be more concerned as to whether a school is accredited or not.

http://www.acsi.org/www.acsi.org/FooterLinks/...
troof2

Albany, NY

#19 Feb 7, 2012
Regarding Accreditation wrote:
I'd be more concerned as to whether a school is accredited or not.
http://www.acsi.org/www.acsi.org/FooterLinks/...
Really?!?!!! What a scam this school is!! Everyone needs to checkout that accreditation link. Does the state even know these kids are enrolled? How can the state of TN allow this garbage?

Since: Jan 12

Friendsville, TN

#20 Feb 8, 2012
Private schools do not have to be accredited. The State does not oversee them so "reporting" them for not having licensed teachers is a mute point. It could be similar to home-schooling since you don't have to have a license. If you want licensed teachers, go to public schools.

I do agree with most on here. You must check out the school. I visited both CCS and CAC and decided on public school.

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