Our High School program runs parallel to the Kentucky State Requirements for graduates. This includes 120 hours per credit received, 60 hours per 1/2 credit received. The minimum state requirement is 22 credits upon graduation with the following credits in each subject area:
Mathematics 3 credits (4 years of courses)
Language Arts 4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Health 1/2 credit
PE 1/2 credit
Humanities 1 credit
Electives 7 credits
Competency in Technology
While our program is based upon minimum High School graduation requirements, we strive to offer a stronger foundation with curriculum that teaches character and leadership development, more elective courses, Dual Credit (college credit) courses to Juniors and Seniors who want to get a head start on college, and offering courses to home school families in the area.
Contact Administration for additional information on Carter Christian Academy's High School program.
End of Year Testing
Carter Christian Academy implements the Terra Nova3 assessment preferred by ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International, and used in many states around the country. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Vocabulary, Spelling, and other areas.
This test helps teachers identify student needs and measure progress in academic areas. The Bible Assessment Subtest of the ACSI Edition of TerraNova allows Christian school educators to assess and demonstrate how much Biblical knowledge students have acquired. At Carter Christian Academy, our students are prepared academically to compete against some of the best students in the nation. In addition, CCA students' characters are being shaped with Biblical principles and knowledge. On the Bible portion of the test, a majority of the CCA students tested as having Excellent or Proficient Biblical knowledge. Students at CCA are achieving their goals, both academically and spiritually.
Each year, CCA is assessed nationally by NAEP, National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP is an essential measurement of student achievement in both public and private schools. It is the largest continuing and Nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do. NAEP assesses a representative of private school students at grades 4, 8, and 12. NAEP also compares public school student performance to private school student performance on the assessment. In 2013, the most current year for which mathematics and reading results are available, students from private schools on average had higher scale scores than students from public schools in mathematics and reading at both grades 4 and 8.
More specific information about testing results is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard.