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Annual Review 2012 - Christian Academy School System

Developing Students with a heart for God.Annual Review 2012


From Our Perspective,As the leaders of Christian Academy School SystemTim Greener,Moe Lundrigan,SuperintendentExecutive DirectorMoe Lundrigan,Executive DirectorAs co-leaders of the Christian Academy School System,we remain steadfastly focused on our mission statementof developing students with a heart for God who grow asJesus did in wisdom, stature and in favor with God andmen. Delivering on this mission statement and partneringwith you in the development of your children in a way thatglorifies God is our top priority.In reflecting on the 2011-2012 school year at ChristianAcademy, we are in awe of the many accomplishmentsof our students, staff and faculty. These accomplishmentswere achieved through the desire to glorify the Lord with excellence and service through the gifts Hehas instilled in each one of us. These accomplishments occurred in numerous areas, including spiritualdevelopment, academic excellence, fine arts, athletics, missions and service work and more. We also sawincreased enrollment in Kindergarten-12th grade, implemented an advanced technology agenda in ourclassrooms and restructured our debt to balance with our current student enrollment.Each accomplishment is a direct blessing bestowed by the Lord, for thepurpose of bringing Him honor and glory. We are humbled and thankfulfor the Lord’s favor.This past year we intentionally invested time, energy and resources in fivekey strategic priorities as highlighted in this Annual Review:• Train and Inspire Students to Positively Impact the Kingdom• Teach Students World Class Academics• Create and Implement Programs to Develop the Whole Student• Create School System Unity and Increase Engagementwith School System• Ensure School System Stability and Longevity“Praise theLORD! Oh givethanks to theLORD, for heis good, for hissteadfast loveendures forever.”Psalm 106:1Being anchored as a school system in these strategic priorities keeps us focused on the “why” behindour daily endeavors, and allows us to be good stewards of the time, talent and treasures the Lord hasentrusted to us. We consider your children a great treasure, and thank you for the opportunity to walkalongside you as they grow and develop into adult children of God.As you read this Annual Review, we ask that you take a moment and pray for the students, families, staffand faculty of Christian Academy, and offer thanks for the amazing accomplishments that were achievedthis past year. We are humbled by the many opportunities we were presented with to be witnesses forChrist, and to be His hands and feet in our daily endeavors. God is good.Your Partners in Christ,


Table of ContentsAbout Christian Academy ................................... 4Missions: Home and Abroad ...............................6The Class of 2012 .................................................... 10Elementary School ................................................ 12Middle School ....................................................... 16High School ............................................................ 19Athletics ................................................................. 21Fine Arts ................................................................ 25Development ........................................................ 29Alumni .................................................................. 31Curriculum ........................................................... 33Technology ........................................................... 34Admissions ........................................................... 36Parent Involvement .............................................. 37A Global Mindset:Hosting International Students .................. 38From the Board ................................................... 39


Expenses atChristian AcademyAt Christian Academy, we are focused on maintaining and following excellent stewardship practices,investing in people, tactics and strategies that allow us to deliver upon our mission of developing studentswith a heart for God as efficiently and effectively as possible.The chart below provides a breakdown of the budgeted expenses for the 2011-2012 school year.Annual Review 2012 5


Funds for Missionary FamilyRaised with Pocket ChangeBy Trey Hennig, Southwest StudentThe Southwest Campus participated in the “Changefor Christ” project to raise money for the Smith family(names have been changed), a missionary family in India.The money that was given to the Smith family will beused to buy clothes, food, and other appliances theyneed. The Smiths are very grateful for our hearts to givemoney, but they are also very grateful for the love andhope God gives them.Mrs. Smith said, “What a blessing it is to have theseunexpected funds so that pastors and other believerscan be trained and discipled to share the Gospel insuch a dark place. Taking it to the ends of the earth, oneperson at a time!”I was influenced by this project because of their stronglove and thankfulness for God. The love of God hasbeen so influential on them, and they want to share thisgood feeling in a country that has not seen this truthyet. It made me stop in my tracks and think, Would Iever love God enough to give up everything, leave everyoneI know, and share His Word to a sinful and blinded nation?I will never forget the experience I had once they saidthey’d started many churches and are training manypastors. It was wonderful to see their huge impact inonly a few months of time.It is always important to give for missionaries and helptheir families. They are serving the Lord and sacrificingthemselves to share God’s Word. In return, it should beour job to help in any way. In this case, it was sacrificinga little bit of coins, which many people didn’t want todo. Those people did not see or feel the thankfulness inthat sacrifice nor the stewardship they will have withthat money. God gave us His Son and a path to Him,which was the ultimate sacrifice; and the Smiths havegiven everything, except their family unity, to shareabout that story. I am thankful for their work, and praythat someday I may share His Word to this unbelievingworld.Rock Creek:Buckets of BucksStudents at the Rock Creek campus donatedmonetary gifts as well as gift cards inlight of the tornado that ravaged much ofHenryville, Indiana, in March 2012.The Rock Creek campus partnered withChristian Academy of Indiana High Schoolto collect money and gift cards to Kroger,Wal-Mart and Target.They were able to contribute more than$1,000 to aid families in Henryville.What a blessing for our families to cometogether upon seeing a need, and workingtogether to meet that need!Annual Review 2012 9


Congratulations, Class of 2012!“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;for His steadfast love endures forever!”Christian Academy of IndianaChristian Academy of LouisvilleOur desire for each Christian Academy graduate is that they will have embraced salvation and aredisciples of Jesus Christ, governed by the Word of God and led by the Holy Spirit; they will integrate theirpersonal faith in Jesus Christ with the world around them; they will achieve academic success; and theywill be good stewards of their bodies. Accomplishment in these areas is fostered through curriculum,environment and intentional time in God’s Word that are an integral part of Christian Academy SchoolSystem. As these students embark on the journey that lies before them, the mission of Christian Academyis to build a foundation from which they may launch into that journey.Students in the Class of 2012 are attendingthe following colleges and universities:Asbury UniversityBellarmine UniversityBiola UniversityBryan CollegeCampbellsville UniversityCedarville UniversityCentre CollegeCincinnati Christian UniversityColumbia CollegeColumbus College of Art and DesignEastern Kentucky UniversityElizabethtown Community CollegeGeorgetown CollegeGrand Valley State UniversityHanover CollegeHarding UniversityHunter CollegeHuntington UniversityIndiana University BloomingtonIndiana University SoutheastIndiana Wesleyan UniversityIvy Tech BloomingtonIvy Tech SellersburgJefferson Communityand Technical CollegeLincoln Memorial UniversityLindsey Wilson CollegeLipscomb UniversityMassachusetts College of PharmacyMercer UniversityMiami UniversityMurray State UniversityOhio UniversityPaul Mitchell SchoolSamford UniversitySavannah College of Art and DesignSummit InternationalSchool of MinistryThomas More CollegeUnion UniversityUnited States Naval AcademyUniversity of KentuckyUniversity of LouisvilleUniversity of LouisvilleULTRA ProgramUniversity of Southern IndianaUniversity of TennesseeWestern Kentucky UniversityWheaton CollegeWheeling Jesuit UniversityXavier University10 Christian Academy School System


Class of 2012 AccomplishmentsChristian Academyof Indiana Graduates:Jacob Andrew BeckleyCaulan Michael BlairDanielle Elizabeth CastlemanHillary Kalene ColemanStephanie Ann CombsEvan Glenn EmbryJannah Mae HankinsJoshua Reas HarrisAmanda Christine HayesTrent Joseph KellyCaleb John LawsonMorgan Renee MercerCaleb Joseph MooreBradly Michael PetersAutumn Renee SellersChristopher Nobuki SmithOlivia Ellen SmithChristian Robert StantonJonathan Thomas StrohbeckBenjamin Tyler StumlerKalaina Jacqueline SweeneyKelsey Gail ThorntonBobbie Bro WalkerEllen Elizabeth WidemanHaley Sherie WinghamSarah Mortady Blessitt YoussifChristian Academy of IndianaSince 2010, our graduates have been offered$1.3 million in scholarships, four studentshave been recognized as AP Scholars, threestudents have been recognized as AP Scholarswith Honors and one student was recognizedas an AP Scholar with Distinction.Christian Academy of LouisvilleOf the Class of 2012, 93% attend a four-yearcollege, and 4% attend a two-year college.Our graduates have been offered more than$12.1 million in scholarships, and $187,880 inKentucky Educational Excellence Scholarshipmonies.Jacqueline Nicole AndersonJacob David ArnoldEthan Davis BarkerKaitlin Marie BarnardJoseph Michael BatuelloBrett Andrew BennettWilliam Trevor BlackGrant Withrow BlayneyAlexis Marie BoydAmanda June BrandstetterLeah Ann BrownMegan Elizabeth BrownAndrew Joseph BurnsKathryn Eloise BurnsideMuhua CaiHeather Marie CameronKatelyn Marie CaseyMorgan Ashley ClintonElisabeth Gentry CombsBenjamin Joseph CusickGabrielle Rose D’AnielloZachary Dean DannellyAlly Paige DennisonMatthew Robert DeVriesRichard Scottie DibbleMatthew Thomas DilbeckRyan Alexander DixonMorgan Lindsey DuffTanner Scott DuncanMadison Rae EvansKacie Lynne FallotJonathan David FinchAllison Michelle FosterAllison Marie FowleJoseph Harry FreibertAlan Keith GainesJordan Rae GambleChristian Academy of Louisville Graduates:Paige Nicole GardnerJenna Noelle GipperichJossie Lauren GomezKelly Theresa GreenwellHayley Nichole HammanAlison Rebecca HanleinDale Lynn HardinMarissa Castiglione HarperJon Douglas Hawkins, IIRichard Chase HazelbakerAmanda Brooke HeacockCatherine Ann Belle HerdHayden Kyle HickeyGrant Morgan HoffmanMatthew Ian HolbrookSarah Madison HoldenJohn Owen HookerMarcus Wayne ImlayShannon Hope InmanClayton Wallace JacksonJordan Harley JarboeCasey Conlin JonesReagan Lynn JonesHunter Reed JordanNicole Ruth KarrDonna Elain KelleyJessica Michelle KeylorSara KimJana Leigh KortasMegan Hannah LaffoonRoss Alexander LarsonAnnie Elizabeth LedfordBradley Alan LedfordHannah Rose LeeCraig Stephen LesmeisterAaron Michael LopezCara Nicole MartinellRachel Brooks McKinleyKelsey Lauren MeadeJessica May MeekTyler Ryan MengelbergTyler James MetevierEmily Catherine MeunierMatthew Tyler MitchellMitchell Allen MoehleHaley Gabrielle MooreYahdiel Ivonne MoraAndrea Jacquelin MoserCurtis Pearce MossKatherine MaKenna MowerySamantha Tess NeatAutumn Marie NetheryMorgan Blake NewtonAndi Leigh NicholJoshua Josiah NobileLauren Brittainy NoblittZachary Edward O’DanielAshton Elizabeth OwenMatthew Robert OwenAndrew Eric ParksLyndsey Gretchen PateSarah Elizabeth PetreyKatrina Joy PritchardMary Lynn Proctor, JuniorLogan Daniel RagsdaleBlake Bradley RamseyLauren Corinne RassenfossAlexi Jacklyn ReidAndrew William RisherCaroline Denise RiversMorgan Marie RobinsonKelly Danielle RogersHaley Laura RoseJessica Paige RoseOlivia Grace RossEmily Jennifer RousosThomas Richard RowlandMegan Christina SandersJoshua Lawrence SandlinKatie Ann ScottKristen Angelina ShafferKatilin Rose ShaheenMatthew David ShahroudiMaggie A ShermanJordan Maurer ShuttChristy Leigh SitlingerConnor Thomas SladeJoseph Andrew SnyderKirsten Faith SoldanSamuel Hyun SonBenjamin Arnold SotoMatthew James SpencerAndrew Charles St ClairHannah Leigh SteinforthJohn Tyler StockingLindsay Nicole StrattonZachary Lane StuckParnell Ivan Talley, JuniorMichael Louis ThompsonJonathan Clark TurnerJoseph Hunter VanderTollRachel Victoria VeithSean Alexander WalkerMollie Joyce WilderLauren Elizabeth WilhiteEmily Anne WoodRyan Benjamin WorkmanNicholas Ryan WytrwalAnnual Review 2012 11


Rock CreekElementaryThis year we enjoyedwatching students growin wisdom, stature, andin favor with God andmen. And just like a homethat needs repairingover time, the campusexperienced renovationsand improvements.Rock Creek studentachievement test scoresqualified for selectionas one of 50 private schoolsto be nominated to the U.S.Department of Education asMaribeth Thomas,Elementary Principala Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We eagerly await the September announcement of the 2011 BlueRibbon Schools when we will know if Rock Creek is selected for this prestigious honor.Knowing that student test scores over the last years have remained consistent, we were professionallycurious how students would perform on the newly implemented Terra Nova Achievement Testadministered this spring. We are extremely pleased to announce that expectations were exceeded.Congratulations are in order for students and teachers as the Rock Creek composite score for each gradelevel ranged from the 79th to the 85th percentiles, well above the 50th percentile national average.Rock Creek students, like brothers and sisters, get along and at times disagree! But just like a family, theycome together in the things that matter. The student body gave 210 boxes to Operation Christmas Child,collected $1,000 for the Indiana tornado relief, and honored church teachers, leaders, and pastors onPastor Appreciation Day. Students wrote sweet letters of encouragement to me in the loss of my father,to families suffering devastation of tornadoes in Indiana and to our renovation contractors.Renovations on campus included the exterior of the main building, a new fire and smoke alarm system,complete renovation from floor to ceiling in six classrooms, the addition of security cameras on allexterior entrances, wireless Internet access, and SMART Board technology in Spanish, music, and allKindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. These renovations and improvements were funded by theschool budget and generous donations from family and friends of Rock Creek.We made many memories this year: concerts, field trips, author visits, Blossoming the Cross, Field Day,Christmas at CAL and other special days at school. To some, the many trips to the basement under thegym during tornado warnings is a top memory of the year! The entire Rock Creek family from preschoolthrough fifth grade, all teachers, staff, and visitors were thankful to wait out the storms safe and securein the basement.The 2011-12 school year at the Rock Creek campus was blessed beyond measure. Relationships deepenedamong students, teachers, staff, and parents. This has been an excellent school year and we look forwardto seeing God’s plans revealed in the Rock Creek family next school year.14 Christian Academy School System


SouthwestElementaryAnna Carson,Elementary PrincipalWhat a wonderful year we had at the Southwest Campus of Christian Academy inour spiritual and academic elements of Christian education! Our K-5 students hadmany new and familiar experiences this year from fencing club, chapel buddies,Spelling Bee, Math Olympics, intramurals, Pastor Appreciation Day, Chess club,projects, book reports, 100th day of school, science fair, Scripture memory, fieldtrips and special events. The year was full! However, one of our highlights thisyear had to do with our school theme, Loving God, which was based on thefollowing scriptures: Matthew 22:37-39 says “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all yoursoul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love yourneighbor as yourself.”; 1 John 4:19, “We love because He first loved us.” and Ezekiel 36:26, “I will give you a newheart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”After Christmas break we started on the project that is now called Change for Christ. Students collectedchange for five months in their PIG bank (which stood for pray, invest and give) to support a formerSouthwest Campus teacher and her family on the mission field in South Asia. The exciting part about thisproject was that most of the students had this teacher as their Art teacher the year prior so they knew thismissionary. Through the student contributions a total of $3,272.10was collected!The missionary family was given a budget of $4,000 for training.Through the student efforts, they have almost doubled that budget.Our students were able to Skype with the family during our lastchapel service on May 16, and they shared that the money thatwe have raised has funded a 6-month training conference for 13pastors that has taught them about church planting, discipleshipand sharing their faith. Because of this conference, in the lastmonth, NINE new churches have started and 60 people havebecome new believers in Christ! God has used our spare changein mighty ways already!Through these endeavors students have truly learned how to trustGod with little things, such as pennies, nickels and dimes, andhow he can bless beyond our imagination. Luke 1:37 states, “Fornothing is impossible with God.” That spiritual truth is truly a lessonthat could never come from a typical educational textbook. Thatis another reason why Christian education is a true partnershipbetween families, churches and schools. What a blessing thisChange for Christ project was for all those involved. It is our goalto continue this project next year as well.Annual Review 2012 15


English StationMiddle SchoolMiddle School is a unique timein the life of a student. Sixththrough eighth grades are oftenconsidered the most difficultyears for children due to rapidchanges that occur emotionally,physically and intellectually.There is also increasinglychallenging school work andpeer pressure. That is why it isimportant to keep the focus on Gary Mounce,Christ as we assist students and Middle School Principalparents walk through this criticaltime of development, and prepare for therigors of high school and adulthood.Spiritually we strived to incorporate a theme for the year that encouraged the students to make an impactin their own lives, at home, at school, and in their community. They were encouraged to utilize compassion,honesty, responsibility, and courage in making this impact. During the school year at least five students gavetheir lives to Christ, and many grew in their faith. Through Bible studies and discipleship groups, service projectsand fundraising for missions, our students impacted Operation Christmas Child, Kosair Children’s Hospital,Operation: Care Kentucky, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and more than 20 local projects on our annualservice day.Academically our students achieved success on a daily basis. They learned that our ability is a gift from Godand that using it to glorify Him allows us to express our love for Him. They were able to do this in and out ofthe classroom. We had 23 seventh grade students receive state recognition as they qualified for the Talent SearchProgram sponsored by Duke University. Seven students received Rating Recognition of Excellent in the ACSIDistrict Creative Writing Festival, two students placed in the top three of the ACSI Spelling Bee, and one studenttook 3rd place in the Championship round.Athletically our teams were blessed as well with this being one of the strongest showings ever for our middleschool sports program: our eighth grade football team was the Division II Regional Champions and the Division IIState Champions, our eighth grade baseball team was the Greater Louisville League and Tournament champions,the lacrosse A team were runners-up in the Regional Championship and the sixth grade field hockey team was theLeague Champions and Tournament Semi-Finalists, among many accomplishments.In fine arts, several students received honors at orchestra and music festivals and contests, including the KMEAConcert Band Festival, Junior High All-State Chorus, All-State Band and the Solo and Ensemble Festival.Other opportunities for the middle school this year included a 10th anniversary ceremony for 9/11, during whichstudents planted a tree in the mixed carpool circle in remembrance of the event. Also, students participated in theChanging of the Guard ceremony in Washington, D.C. on the annual eighth grade trip.Psalm 118:29 states; “Thanks be to the Lord, for HE is good; His love endures forever.” God has been good and we haveseen His hand at work through this past year.16 Christian Academy School System


David Arrell,Upper School PrincipalIndianaMiddle SchoolOur middle school studentsexperienced a wonderfulyear of growing spiritually,academically, and athletically.It is wonderful to see thetransformation that occurseach year as students seem togrow and flourish right beforeour eyes. The most importantarea of growth this year camein their spiritual development.The spiritual climate of ourmiddle school changed whenMr. Byrley challenged the students withthe chapel theme of understanding theiridentity in Christ. The topic was presented to the students from various viewpoints by area pastors andChristian Academy of Indiana faculty. One aspect of that topic was unpacked in detail by examiningauthentic worship. As a result, the students better understood who God is, who we are and how weshould respond to Him. Since then our middle school chapels have not been the same. It is such a hugeblessing to have participated in chapel where more than 140 students have left their seats and goneforward to worship the Lord together. The carryover effect was felt in the halls and classrooms of themiddle school.We fielded teams in eight sports this year, and competed successfully with more compatible schools,although we had to travel more to do so. Under the direction of Mr. Harper and our coaches, the studentslearned skills and strategies involved in playing their particular sport; more importantly, they learnedhow to honor God in every area of athletics. It was great to field two baseball teams in preparation toreinstate baseball at the high school level in the future.Fine arts are alive and growing as the sixth, seventh and eighth grades combined bands and choirsfor wonderful concerts throughout the year. Several sections of art were needed to accommodate theoutstanding interest in visual arts, and the middle school produced its own drama production in latewinter. This year the students performed a reflective biography of Hans Christian Anderson, and severalmiddle school students were also cast in prominent roles in Beauty and the Beast.Academically, the students had an excellent year. Our reading program is strong due to our belief inthe fundamental aspect of reading inherent in learning. Several of our students went above and beyondthe requirements of our rigorous program by participating in the Accelerated Reader program. Twentyonestudents read more than a million words this year with four students reading over two millionwords. The highest student reader this year read over 2.5 million words. We have witnessed steady andcontinued progress in our math department under the direction of Mr. Ferree and Mrs. Hamby. We hada record number of inductees into our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, in which inductionis based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship.Annual Review 2012 17


SouthwestMiddle SchoolAt the Southwest Campus we havea small intimate group of about 40sixth through eighth grade students.Although we are small in size Goddid many amazing things with eighthgrade retreat, Saints & Snowflakes,middle school chapel, volleyball,basketball, FCA, Chess club (withindividual, quad, and west districtwinners and 4th place in state as ateam), fencing, Beauty & the BeastJunior, Spiritual Life Team and evenmore inside the classrooms.Anna Carson,Middle School PrincipalA highlight this year was intentionallydeveloping our mission statement, “to develop students with a heart for God, who grow as Jesus did inwisdom, stature and in favor with God and men.” Teachers helped to develop a National Junior BetaClub and Fellowship of Christian Athletes on our campus. Whether the student is a scholar or athlete ora little of both they were able to participate or qualify for the extracurricular clubs.FCA was led by Mr. Matt Deaton and Mr. Heath Rickmond. This club was open to any middle schoolstudent that was athletically gifted or simply enjoyed sports. Being an athlete was not required. This newclub was a blessing and encouraged Christ-like leadership on and off the court.The National Jr. Beta Club was another new club, and required a 3.3 GPA and outstanding characterto qualify. If the students chose to participate they had to agree to fulfill service hours, maintain therequired GPA and attend meetings. Nineteen students, half ofthe student body, chose to be a member. Mrs. Jeri Butler and Mr.Heath Rickmond led this group and have been excited to see howthe students have savored this opportunity.Leadership was a focus on a field trip that they attended at Ft.Knox. There students were able to hear from military leadersabout what it means to lead with integrity and the discipline thatis involved in being a leader. Students later were leaders at theelementary field day where Beta members led and monitoredvarious stations for the elementary students. What a blessing tosee our students step up and lead in such a fun, positive manner.A final highlight was our Change for Christ project that allK-8 students participated in. Students collected change for fivemonths to support a former Southwest Campus teacher and herfamily on the mission field in India. The exciting part about thisproject was that most of the students had this teacher as theirArt teacher the year prior so they knew this missionary. A totalof $3,272.10 was collected! What is amazing is the enrollment forK-8 was 140 students. Through these endeavors students havegrown and learned that God can do anything, and if willing, Hewill bless us to be the vessels to bless others.18 Christian Academy School System


English StationHigh SchoolChristian Academy of Louisville High School is known for many different aspects:academic achievement, award winning School of Fine Arts, 2010 National Blue Ribbonrecipient, respected athletic department. However, one descriptor permeates all of these:God-honoring.Linda Rafla,High School PrincipalChristian Academy of Louisville High School students are growing in wisdom, stature and in favor with God. Asthey strive for a closer relationship with Christ, many of our students are involved with on-campus Bible studies,community outreach, and national as well as international mission trips. (Please flip over to page six, Missions:Home and Abroad, to learn more about how God is stirring and moving in the hearts of students in this area.)Whether it is collecting shoes for EDGE ministries or coats for Wayside Mission, our students are making animpact on their world. The most significant and defining opportunity that our students were involved with thisyear was the building of a 50-person orphanage in India.What began as a big, audacious goal became a burning passion for our students as they sacrificed their time,effort and money to raise the $40,000 necessary to accomplish the building of the orphanage. This was a studentledand student-supported philanthropic initiative, with all funds being raised by the students themselves. Thestudents creatively thought of ways to go about this, including sponsoring a hot dog and hamburger dinner beforea football game, selling t-shirts and cupcakes, and having a community wide garage sale. At the garage sale, onestudent sold his own car and gave the proceeds to the orphanage building effort. The students were focused, andknew without doubt God would be faithful, working in amazing ways through the hearts and hands of His manylaborers.The lessons learned along the way were as valuable as the building itself; God can accomplish His purposesthrough humble and willing vessels. Our students will never be the same after watching the Hand of God workthrough them in a mighty way!Annual Review 2012 19


IndianaHigh SchoolDavid Arrell,Upper School PrincipalWe had an outstanding year in our high school. Faculty members and coaches challengedthe students to reach higher levels of commitment in every area of their lives: spiritually,academically and athletically. The students rose to meet those challenges head on. Theresults were evident in the classrooms, hallways, athletic contests, mission and serviceprojects, and chapels.Our students demonstrated their heart for God by serving others. Student organizationssuch as Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society led the way inlocal ministry projects, and our students rushed to help when disaster struck a nearbycommunity. A new domestic trip to St. Louis over spring break was initiated this year,with eight students participating in the inaugural trip. This group demonstrated Christ’s love to members of aneglected neighborhood. The students earned the right to communicate the gospel by rehabbing the exterior ofseveral homes. The number of students on our international (Honduras) ministry team nearly doubled this year.These students were involved in English lessons in public schools, personal ministry with orphans and the poor,and conducting evangelistic campaigns via gospel films and “wordless bracelets” over the summer. We institutedgrade level chapels this year in which students prepared the chapel for their classmates. It was wonderful to seeour students leading their peers in worship, prayer and Biblical instruction.We have witnessed progress in the area of academics as well. We offered five AP courses this year (Government,Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Biology and U.S. History.) In the fall we recognized ourAP Scholars, adding four AP Scholars (passed 3 AP tests) and another AP Scholar with Honor (passed four APtests) to our school’s history. For the first time we honored an AP Scholar with Distinction (passed five AP tests).This student actually passed six AP courses in her high school career. We also added two new courses in our mathdepartment: Discrete Math and Probability and Statistics. The state requires our students to earn credits and passthe End of Course Assessments (ECA) in order to graduate. This year our pass rate continued to climb in eachcategory to record levels.The most important development in the area of academics outside of the overall increase in student work ethic isin the area of academic support. For the first time in the history of our campus, a student has graduated from theDiscovery program. Moreover, many students are getting the extra help they need to succeed through our multifacetedacademic support program.20 Christian Academy School System


WarriorAthleticsWhat a fantastic first year! I’m excited to be entering my second year as athletic directorat Christian Academy of Indiana. Last year we adopted the 9-2-5 motto, which isbased on 1 Corinthians 9:25. Warrior Athletes are “running for the incorruptibleprize,” placing character before career, service before self, and God’s will for theirlives before their own. The adoption of this motto, and integrating it into every facetof Warrior Athletics, ensures we are focused on building and advancing a competitiveathletics program rooted in the promise of Christ.Chris Harper,Athletic DirectorBlessed with outstanding facilities, distinguished coaches, and a desire to glorify Godin all we do, Warrior Athletics knows what it takes to succeed both on and off thefield. With a history steeped in local, regional, and national accomplishments, our student athletes have andcontinue to run the course set before them. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, our student athletes participate ina physically, mentally, and spiritually arduous athletic process that helps define them as “Warriors” for Christ.Encouraging our athletes at every level, our coaches and athletic staff bring the right amount of discipline andcompassion to every practice, competition, and gathering. The quality of our coaching staff is the best around,with each displaying a deep love for the Lord. Knowledge of the game isn’t enough for Warrior Athletics, eachcoach must have a personal relationship with the Lord to model for the athletes entrusted to them.In the 2011-2012 season, we launched the first-ever intramurals program, with over 190 participants in the youthsoccer program alone. We have seen increased student participation in athletics compared to the previous season,and there has been a rebirth of the girls soccer team which is now fielding a varsity team. With last year’s strongperformance, our girls volleyball, boys soccer, and boys basketball are now all favored to win sectionals, andmove into regionals.As I look forward to the 2012-2013 season, I am excited for our student athletes to deepen and further buildrelationships with the godly coaches we have on staff. As athletes do so, they will lean into a deeper trustingrelationship with these leaders, honing their God-given athletic talents and abilities, participating in competitivegames and establishing a reputation for athletic excellence. But most importantly, our student athletes will learnhow to lean in and develop a stronger trusting relationship with God as well.


Boys BasketballRecord: 10-11Highlights: First Team All-Sectional (A. Hayes); Second TeamAll-Sectional (D. King)Girls BasketballRecord: 8-13Highlights: First Team All-Area and All-Sectional Team (S.Combs); Indiana Elite South All Star Team (R. Boesing, S.Combs, G. Wolfe); Indiana East All Star Team (S. Combs)Cross CountryRecord: N/AHighlights: 2011-2012 Clark/Floyd County Area Cross CountryTeam Honorable Mention (J. Woten)Girls GolfRecord: 10-4Highlights: Second Place team finish in the HenryvilleInvitationalBoys SoccerRecord: 11-4-2Highlights: Sectional Champions; Most Assists in a Career (C.Smith, 19, 2008-2011); Most Shutouts in a Season (T. Stumler, 8)VolleyballRecord: 15-8Highlights: Sectional Runner-Up; First Team All-Area Team (R.Boesing)Boys Track & FieldRecord: N/ASectional Awards: 400-Meter Dash (J. Moore, 7th place);300-Meter Hurdles (T. Sturdy, 7th place); Long Jump (T. Sturdy,7th place); 3200-Meter Relay (C. Moore, J. Moore, D. Doty, C.Fryrear, 7th place); 1600-Meter Relay (C. Moore, J. Moore, T.Sturdy, C. Fryrear, 7th place)Girls Track & FieldRecord: N/AHighlights: Discus School Record (H. Wingham, 76-02.00); ShotPut School Record (H. Wingham, 28-10.25); 1600-Meter RelaySchool Record (A. Kastensmidt, K. Thompson, R. Deich, K.Weaver, 4:45.04)Sectional Awards: 1600-Meter Relay (A. Kastensmidt, K.Thompson, R. Deich, K. Weaver, 6th place); 400-Meter Relay(A. Kastensmidt, K. Thompson, R. Deich, K. Weaver, 7th place);800-Meter Dash (K. Weaver)Chris Smith, College Signing,Huntington University Soccer“Our athletic department is growing warriors for Christ who compete for an“incorruptible prize.” Combining the efforts of new and existing personnelto prepare and equip our student athletes has paid off in more ways thansuccess on the fields and courts of competition.Our students are mentored by godly coaches who seek to equip the studentsfor a life of service and ministry in addition to learning their sport.”David Arrell,Upper School Principal


CenturionAthleticsDarin Long,Athletic DirectorAs I reflect upon the 2011-2012 Centurion Athletics season, I ask myself how the timepassed so quickly. The days of last year’s season have started to fade, but there aremany moments that I remember vividly:▪ Hearing the crowd on a last second, half-court shot to win a game▪ Sharing the emotions of seniors after they have played their last high school game▪ Sensing the pride of families at a college signing▪ The hugs between teammates after a big win or a tough loss▪ The prayers▪ A parent volunteer cooking hot dogs and hamburgers as though he were Emeril▪ The sights, sounds, and contagious energy of the marching band, cheerleaders, fans, and players as they runonto the field▪ Watching a coach take a deep breath to calm his nerves before a big game starts▪ Seeing our athletes demonstrate Christ-like sportsmanship▪ Turning the baseball lights on for the first time on a dark night▪ Reading letters from visiting parents thanking us for Christian hospitality and bringing hot chocolate tothem in the stands during a cold game they drove three hours to watch▪ Watching a tight 2nd grade intramural game as though it was Game 7 of the NBA finals▪ Hosting Special Olympics and understanding what athletics is truly aboutI pray that whether you are an athlete, parent, family member, fan or a coach that your moments from last year areequally strong. Moments become memories that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. I look forward to the moments we’llexperience together as a Centurion Athletics family this upcoming season.Annual Review 2012 23


23 sports, 132 teams, 1,570 students athletes, 235 coaches18 College Signings, 1 Regional Championship, 2 Regional Runners-up,4 District Championships, 2 District Runners-up, 2 State FinalsBaseballRecord: 22-13Post Season: Top 20 RankingCollege Signees: Joe Snyder, BryanCollege; Joey Bautello, Lincoln MemorialCollegeAwards: All Region (M.Mitchell);All District (M.Spencer, M.Mitchell,I.Holbrook, R.Thompson)Boys BasketballRecord: 14-17Post Season:College Signees: Tyler Stocking, AsburyUniversity; Jonathan Finch, LindsayWilson CollegeAwards: All Region (T.Stocking); AllDistrict (T.Stocking)Girls BasketballRecord: 21-13Post Season: District Champions; Top20 State RankingAwards: All Region (C.Dow); RegionalTournament(P.Gardner); KY Jr All Star Team(C.Dow); 7th Region Jr All Star Team(K.Joss, C. Helm)CheerleadingRecord: N/APost Season: 3rd Place LIT RegionalsCollege Signees: Hayley Hamman,Georgetown University; Kristen Shaffer,University of LouisvilleAwards: 1st place FCA Camp; 2ndplace NCA; 2nd place LIT; In-GameCompetitionBoys Cross CountryRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 5th PlaceAwards: 2A Coach of the Year(L.Stallings); 2A Runner of Year(C.Pryor)Girls Cross CountryRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 6th Place;H.Herd, 7th place overallCollege Signees: Jenna Gipperich,Mercer UniversityAwards: 2A Runner of the Year(H.Herd)Boys GolfRecord: 18 Invitationals- 12 Top 5FinishesPost Season: Regional Runner-Up;State Tournament 8th placeAwards: Regional SportsmanshipAward (B.Ledford)Girls GolfRecord: 9-5Post Season: Qualified for RegionalsField HockeyRecord: 10-10-1Post Season: District Semi-FinalistAwards: KY All Stars (M.Proctor,L.Rassenfoss, S.Neat, K.Hoerner); AllDistrict (L.Murphy, C.Sitlinger)FootballRecord: 8-5Post Season: District Champions/Regional Runner-UpCollege Signees: Trevor Black, ThomasMore College; JoeFreibert, Thomas More College, MitchellMoehle, HanoverCollege; Ivan Talley, Centre CollegeAwards: District Coach of Year (S.LeFors); District Player of theYear (I. Talley); Honorable MentionState (I. Talley); All District I.Talley,A.Risher, H.Trenaman, C.Meredith,J.Papovich, .Lewellyn)Boys LacrosseRecord: 4-7Post Season: Divisional QuarterfinalsCollege Signees: Matt Devries, WheelingJesuitAwards:All State (Z.Dannely); US LaxAcademic All American (Z.Dannely)Girls LacrosseRecord:3-5Post Season: No. 6 Seed in StateTournamentCollege Signees: Jaqueline Anderson,Centre CollegeAwards: Miss Kentucky Lacrosse(J.Anderson); All State(J.Anderson, O.Pierce); U.S. Lax AllAmerican (J.Anderson)Boys SoccerRecord: 8-10-5Post Season: District Runner-upAwards: All District Players(J.Hawkins, T.Black, J.Schutt);All Region (J.Hawkins)Girls SoccerRecord: 15-7-2Post Season: District Champions;Regional Champions; State Sweet 16;Top 20 Ranking Awards: All Region(A Beanblossom, K. Joss, T.Smith); AllState Honorable Mention (K. Joss); AllState 2ndTeam (T. Smith)SoftballRecord: 28-8Post Season: District Runner-ups; Top20 State RankingCollege Signees: Allison Foster,Bellarmine UniversityAwards: 7th Region Coach of Year(K.Mullin); All Region (A.Foster);Senior All-Stars (A.Foster); Junior All-Stars (A.Woosley); Gatorade KentuckyMiss Softball (A. Foster)Boys SwimmingRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 5thCollege Signees: Jacob Arnold,Bellarmine UniversityGirls SwimmingRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 3rd; State 5thCollege Signees: Kelly Rogers, MiamiUniversity of OhioAwards: KY Coach of the Year(Albiero); All State (H.Magnuson)Boys TennisRecord: 3-8Post Season: Qualified for RegionalsGirls TennisRecord: 8-3Post Season: Regional Runner-Up;E.Gerlach State SemifinalistCollege Signees: Gabrielle D’Aniello,Indiana Wesleyan University; HaleyRose, Georgetown CollegeAwards: KY All State (E.Gerlach)Boys TrackRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 9th; .ShadburneRegional Champion Pole Vault; 11state qualifiersGirls TrackRecord: N/APost Season: Regional 4th; State 15th;T.Sipe Regional Runner-Up Pole Vault;13 state qualifiersVolleyballRecord: 21-5Post Season: District Championship;Regional Semifinalist; Top 30 StateRankingCollege Signees: Jana Kortas,Cambellsville University; MorganNewton, Asbury UniversityAwards: All Region (K.Fallott.L.Wilhite); All District (A.Nichol,L.Wilhite, J.Kortas)24 Christian Academy School System


Fine Arts atEnglish StationPsalm 19:1-2 says, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. Theskies above proclaim His craftmanship. Day after day they continue tospeak; night after night they make Him known.” Artistic expressionprovides unique and creative ways to share God-given gifts andtalents to impact others. Through Christian Academy’s growingand award-winning fine arts programs, students have numerousopportunities to develop their gifts.Visual Arts at English StationThe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s largest, longestrunningand most prestigious scholarship and recognition competition. Eachyear more than 300,000 students compete at the regional level. The winners atthe regional level represent the top 10% of artists in the region. Winners at theNational level represent the top 3% of artists nationwide. This year, we wereprivileged to receive 16 regional awards and for the first time ever, a NationalLevel Gold Key Award.Heather Cameron“Zach” Silver Key“Glare”Honorable MentionJD Hawkins“Lamp posts”Honorable MentionRyan Workman“Inside I’m Screaming” Silver Key“Cyberbully”Honorable MentionLauren Rassenfoss“The Farmer” Silver Key“Hormones” Gold Key“Hormones”Lauren RassenfossSamantha Neat“Peces Muerte” Honorable Mention“Ceramic Ship”Honorable Mention“Angel Print” Honorable MentionLauren Wilhite“Nirvana” Photograph Gold KeySenior Portfolio Honorable MentionMatthew ShermanGraphic Illustration Gold Key“Society” Honorable MentionStacy LiPhotograph Honorable MentionKathleen Meyer“Ballerinas” Honorable MentionLauren Rassenfoss’s piece entitled “Hormones” won Regional Scholastic ArtGold Key representing the top 10% of all artists in the Region. It went on tothe National Scholastic Art Competition and won a National Gold Key Awardrepresenting the top 3% of artists nationally. Lauren traveled to New YorkCity in June to receive her award at Carnegie Hall. Her piece will hang in theesteemed Parson’s School of Art and Design in New York City for the nexttwo years.Senior AP Art, Lauren WilhiteAnnual Review 2012 25


Theater atChristian AcademyFall MysteryThe Understudy,two performancesSpring MusicalRodgers and Hammerstein’sCinderella,four performances, with a90-student cast, live orchestralensemble that included faculty,students and alumniMiddle SchoolSpring Play,Once Upon a Pig Gone WrongChapel SkitsSchool of Fine ArtsWhile Christian Academy offers a variety of courses in musical and visual arts, the creation of theChristian Academy School of Fine Arts brings existing and new offerings together into an expandedand well-defined curriculum. There are many course offerings to allow students opportunities to furtherhone their abilities, while at the same time celebrating Him and inspiring others with their God-giventalents. Classes such as jazz band, honors jazz band, wind ensemble, show choir, concert band, orchestra,chorale, concert choir, mixed choir and many others are very popular, which in 2011-2012 promptedthe need for expansion of the fine arts classrooms space to accommodate the growing desire for theseprograms. The pictures shown on these pages tell just a fraction of the story of the tremendously giftedgroup of students participating in the fine arts program.Since the introduction of musical, performing and visual arts courses at Christian Academy of Louisville,English Station Campus, the number of students has increased from a handful in 1995 with the beginningof a middle school band program to over 500 participants today in 25 offerings.26 Christian Academy School System


Fine Arts atIndianaStudents at Christian Academy ofIndiana have the opportunity toparticipate in art, band, choir anddrama as a part of our fine arts program.This year our instrument and vocalstudents performed several concertsand competed in the ACSI MusicFestival, which was hosted at theIndiana campus.We had 22 students participate insolos or ensembles, all receiving eithersuperior or distinguished ratings.Drama VisualFall “The Play fine arts department Body Text Line saw OnesignificantArsenic development and Old Lace this year. Body Text There Line is Two a renewedSpringenthusiasmMusicalfor the band and choir programsBeauty under and the the leadership Beast of Miss Akin and Mrs.McCarty, respectively.The most prominent growth occurred in the dramadepartment. Under the direction of Mr. Branim,this co-curricular program has flourished withtwo very successful and well-attended programs.The spring musical, Beauty and the Beast, set a newstandard of excellence for the department.”David Arrell,Upper School PrincipalAnnual Review 2012 27


Fall Play “Arsenic and Old Lace”Spring Musical “Beauty and the Beast28 Christian Academy School System


DevelopmentJenny Druschke,Director of DevelopmentThis year has been an absolutelywonderful time of growth, building,giving and planning. I believe personalgiving is part of our discipleship asChrist-followers, and we are blessed tohave so many generous donors to helpsupport the continuation of the ministryof Christian Academy School System.Christian Academy School System is a non-profit organizationthat relies on donations for advancement. You may not knowthat tuition does not cover our operating costs and we depend ondonor support to continue our mission of developing studentswith a heart for God. This is the purpose of our annual fund.When the Christian Academy is working correctly, and living upto its calling, children’s lives are changed, their God-given talentsand abilities are being nurtured and cultivated, and the Kingdomis growing for His glory.The school leadership and the development department arecommitted to transparency with our donors, parents, studentsand the community. It is important that you understand the statusof our current financial commitments, capital projects underway,areas of need, and future plans.God’s blessings have been abundant. He has richly provided,and we are thankful. The financial support of so many parents,staff, faculty, board members, alumni and donors makes theadvancement of our mission possible. I am excited about all thathas already been accomplished and know that together, we cancontinue to help students in ways we cannot imagine.Geary MediaCenter DedicatedWe were honored to dedicate theGeary Media Center on the EnglishStation campus on Sunday, May 6,in honor of the generosity of Ronand Linda Geary. We are thankfulfor their support of Christianeducation, and are pleased to havethem as partners is our ministry.Annual Review 2012 29


Donor ActivityAnnual FundThe Annual Fund is the highest priority for fundraising for the ChristianAcademy School System. Tuition does not cover the full cost to educatestudents, and the Annual Fund is necessary to provide direct benefits tostudents and faculty, as well as a range of quality school programs.Annual Fund Total (2011-2012 School Year) $334,700Total Number of Donors 235Annual Average Donation Per Donor $1,424Annual Fund Goal (2012-2013 School Year) $500,000Rock Creek RenovationMajor renovations have been made over the past year making a hugeimpact in updating our first campus. We will continue the renovationproject through school and donor support.Fine Arts ExpansionMany improvements have been made to update our facilities and addclassroom space for our growing student body. Donor supported advancements will continue in the coming year.English Station Baseball and Softball LightsBaseball lights are now complete, and we are currently fundraising throughout the next school year with the goalto complete the softball lights prior to the 2013-2014 season.Indiana TrackFundraising through Grandparents Day and other events has begun to resurface the track.SMART Board Technology (COMPLETED)SMART Boards have been installed in nearly every elementary classroom on all four campuses so that teachersmay continue to integrate technology into everyday classroom learning.English Station Athletic Complex (COMPLETED)This project began in 2008, and we are so grateful to the donors who have faithfully given to allow the completionof this project.English Station Playground (COMPLETED)The playground opened at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, providing students with a great source ofexcercise and recreation.2011-2012 Fiscal Year, Total Giving$1,018,5152011-2012 Donors(Percentage of Total Given)Alumni 1%Board Members 6%Businesses 16%Churches 4%Christian Academy Employees 4%Grandparents 3%Current and Past Parents 56%Other 10%30 Christian Academy School System


CenturionAlumni AssociationAdrienne Crosby,Development ManagerThe role of alumni is a lifelong duty. Ouralumni are forever involved in the future andlegacy of Christian Academy School System.We are excited about the growth that Godhas granted us with 2,000+ alumni that callChristian Academy home. In addition to time,talent, and treasure, the most important thingour alumni hold is an “institutional memory”that will forever be valued.We are currently looking for alumni who are interested in servingas class agents or part of our Alumni Advisory Board. My hope andprayer is that alumni remember that their role here is far from over. Weencourage alumni to visit often, stay informed and continue to pray forwhat God has in store for Christian Academy.Please keep in touch by updating contact information online athttp://caschools.us/english-station-alumni. Alumni may also uploadsome photos and updates about life since graduating from ChristianAcademy of Louisville High School using the “Contact Us” button.We welcome all graduates to join our alumni community to keep upwith Christian Academy Alumni news and activities. We are workingto update our alumni list to improve communication and provide moreopportunities for fellowship, and we don’t want anyone to miss out onthe fun!2012-2013EventsFriday, October 5Football Homecomingand Alumni BBQClass of 1982,Celebrated 30th Class ReunionParade, 5:30-6:15 p.m.,with a BBQ Dinner tofollow.Kickoff, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, January 26Alumni BasketballNightFacebook:“Christian Academy ofLouisville Alumni”Class of 2012Annual Review 2012 31


WarriorAlumni AssociationClass of 2012Before the Christian Academy of Indiana campus was built, Graceland Christian Schools graduatedmany alumni who we consider members of the Warrior alumni community. Graduating from ChristianAcademy of Indiana may feel like the end of an era, but it is just the beginning! When students leave ourcampus, we know they will experience new and exciting changes. We welcome you to join our alumnicommunity to keep up with all Warrior Alumni news and activities.This year, the alumni association will host an alumni night on Saturday, January 5. The girls basketballgame starts at 6 p.m. followed by homecoming festivities before the boys’ game at 8 p.m. More details tofollow, so alumni should be sure to update contact information on our website.How to Get InvolvedCalling all alumni: We would love to hear from you! Keep in touch withChristian Academy by updating your contact information, as well asuploading photos and updates about your life since graduating fromChristian Academy of Indiana or Graceland Christian School, on the ChristianAcademy website:http://caschools.us/indiana-alumni32Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/indianaalumni


Curriculum atChristian AcademyCurriculum is described as “what we teach” whileinstruction is described as “how we teach it.” Thedistinction of Christian Academy, however, is found inthe one element that is central to both these concepts -the Bible. What is taught and how it is taught revolvesaround God’s revelation as seen in His Holy Scriptures.The curriculum utilized at Christian Academy strives tochallenge students academically in their studies whileintegrating a biblical worldview in the lessons taught.The instructional program here is intended to honor howGod created children. “God created man in His own image”(Genesis 1:27) and then gave man the mandate to “fill theearth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Therefore the natureof learners, as image bearers of the Creator, provides theframework for curriculum and teaching methods.Learning activities are focused on the reasoning,creative, purposeful, and relational nature of students bytargeting critical thinking, problem solving, exploration,creativity, and collaboration. From Kindergarten-12thgrade the subject matter progresses in a manner thatequips students with skills and knowledge to becomegood stewards of God’s earth and respected citizens.The mission of the educational program is to equipstudents to be self-directed learners who develop a heartfor God and grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature, and infavor with God and men. Proper nurturing of the heartand mind leads to this desired outcome of learning.Annie Gallagher,Assistant Superintendentof CurriculumEducators in the Christian Academy School System aresensitive to how the maturation processes of the mind,social development, and spiritual growth all play a part in the development of learning. As a result the content ofscience, social studies, math, English, foreign language, technology, physical education, and fine arts are presentedfrom the biblical perspective in a manner that is age appropriate, yet challenging. Learning goals for biblicalknowledge, worldview and spiritual growth are intentionally included in the curriculum, chapel programs, andmission opportunities.As children experience the academic side of Christian Academy School System, our hope and prayer is that theyalso sense how the essence of Christ filters through all that we do.Annual Review 2012 33


Technology atChristian AcademyWe believe that technology allows students to create, communicate, collaborate, and socialize in ways that aremeaningful to them. Called “digital natives,” our students were born into a world where always-on, alwaysconnectedtechnologies have always existed. This impacts the way they access, analyze, and perceive newinformation and ideas. We know that students will continue to live in a technology-rich, media-driven world.Accordingly, we intend to help prepare our students to dialogue with that world and apply biblically-basedvalues and habits in all aspects of technology use.Rob Hough,Director of TechnologyWe do that by integrating technology into teaching and learning in a safe, productiveenvironment. Over the past two years, God has richly blessed our technology agenda,providing resources to:• Deploy high-speed wireless access on all four campus locations.• Deploy a web-based, standards-aligned K-8 technology curriculum.• Install 84 interactive SMART Boards, one in nearly every elementary classroom.• Install more than 180 digital projectors on classroom ceilings and walls.• Replace an aging TDM phone systemwith VoIP unified communicationssystem.• Install security cameras (dozens ofthem) on all four campus locations.• Replace nearly 480 employee andstudent computers and laptops.In our computer labs and media centers, students enjoy access tothe latest versions of industry-relevant software, such as MicrosoftOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher) and AdobeDesign (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). All high school studentsreceive a school email address, as well as 7GB of cloud-based filestorage.The PowerSchool student information system organizesdemographics, attendance, grades, and much more into a unifieddatabase available to all schools, including preschools. Teachersaccess a portal with an online grade book to take attendance andmanage grades, and parents access a portal to view real-timeinformation about their children.Looking ahead, we expect that technology will continue to helpus meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles, allowsynchronous (real-time) and asynchronous collaboration withoutside experts, and offer opportunities for our students to connectwith and impact students from other cultures and geographicareas (missions). We have already seen technology providerich opportunities for student collaboration, reducing or eveneliminating social boundaries.In business, the role of cross-functional teams continues to increasein importance. By promoting student collaboration, we mirrorexpected behaviors in the workplace and in higher education.34 Christian Academy School System


One-to-One iPads to Launchin High School ClassroomsTechnology has been an important strategic priority forChristian Academy for several years, as we have focused withgreat intentionality on equipping world changers to create,communicate, and collaborate with a global audience for a Godgivenpurpose.Over the years, we’ve taken a developmentally-appropriate,phased approach to integrating desktops, laptops, SMARTBoards, digital projectors, and document cameras intoinstruction. These resources have greatly enriched the teachingand learning experience.As part of the next step in our technology strategic agenda, allstudents entering high school for the 2012-2013 school year, atboth our English Station and Indiana campuses, will receive aniPad tablet.Using iPads in the high schools will allow students to continueto use biblical truth to guide their movements within the worldby using technology responsibly, strategically, and capably forlearning and communicating. Moreover, as students master theuse of technology, they will become better-equipped to impactthe world for Jesus by carrying out the Great Commission:“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in thename of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teachingthem to obey everything I have commanded you.”Matthew 28:19-20More and more colleges and companies have made the useof tablets, laptops, and other technologies part of the regularacademic and operational environments. The use of iPads inour high schools will enable our students to become comfortablein such environments.At Christian Academy, we are always mindful to be goodstewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. We believeiPads will help reduce costs in several key areas, including paper,printers, and supplies. As an example, each year we currentlyprint more than four reams of paper – that’s 2,000 pages – forevery student in the school system from Preschool-12th grade.Also, we plan to lease the iPads, not own the iPads, and issuethem directly to students, spreading that device cost out overfour years. That way, the total device cost equals just over $90per student per year, and that’s not much more than the cost ofa new math or science textbook.For more information about the iPad 1:1 (one device for eachstudent) project, please visit our website: caschools.us/iPads.Annual Review 2012 35


Admissions atChristian AcademyEnglish Station Campus700 S. English Station RoadLouisville, Kentucky 40245Preschool-12th GradeIndiana Campus1000 Academy DriveNew Albany, Indiana 47150Preschool-12th GradeRock Creek Campus3110 Rock Creek DriveLouisville, Kentucky 40207Preschool-5th GradeSouthwest Campus8307 St. Andrews Church RoadLouisville, Kentucky 40258Preschool-12th GradeAt each of the campuses of Christian Academy, our desire is to partner with our families, in their life,in education and in the church and community. We consider it a privilege and honor to partner withparents and the local church in developing each child spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically.We consider every child a gift from God, with special talents and abilities to be nurtured and cultivated.In school, solid, biblical principles are integrated into all areas of student life -- academics, athletics, finearts, extracurricular activities and curriculum -- so that as students transition into adult children of God,they leave Christian Academy with a solid foundation to fulfill their life’spurpose, according to God’s plan.2011-2012EnrollmentEnglish StationPreschool - 66 studentsElementary - 551 studentsMiddle School - 485 studentsHigh School - 654 studentsIndianaPreschool - 101 studentsElementary - 330 studentsMiddle School - 153 studentsHigh School - 173 studentsRock CreekPreschool - 81 studentsElementary - 180 studentsSouthwestPreschool - 71 studentsElementary - 104 studentsMiddle School - 40 studentsWithin the church and community, Christian Academy desires to walkarm-in-arm with the local churches where our families attend andworship. A family grounded in a solid church with Scripture-basedteaching will find that Christian Academy serves to supplement andreinforce what is being taught at church and in the home.As our admissions staff works with prospective students and theirfamilies, they take great pleasure in communicating this purpose witheach family, and seamlessly transitions them through the admissionprocess, from their first inquiry to the first day of school.Whitney Byrley,CoordinatorJustine Hahn,CoordinatorCarol Marra,Director of AdmissionsDarlene Kutzner,Coordinator36 Christian Academy School System


Parent InvolvementEnglish Station PTOStewards Funds forCampus EnhancementsThe English Station PTO haswrapped up another schoolyear and is busy gearing upfor the next one.Throughout the school yearwe have collected Box Topsfor Education.We are amazed at how Godhas enabled and equippedthe English Station PTO.Despite the economy, wehave been successful thisyear and we are in theplanning stages on how bestto be good stewards. It hasbeen awesome to see howpast gifts continue to blessthe school – from the signthat greets us each timewe arrive at school to theplayground and the behindthe-scenestechnology.We are so grateful for thegenerosity and support ofboth our parents and theadministration of ChristianAcademy, and we are excitedto see what God has plannednext for the PTO.Race for EducationNets Nearly $80,000for Indiana CampusThe Indiana PTO includesfamilies from every schoollevel and works year-roundto encourage our faculty andassist with school events.The biggest event of theyear, the Race for Educationfundraiser, started in Marchas students filled out addresslabels. After all labels werein, the students hand wrotea note explaining why wewere raising money and allthe mailerswere sentout. Overthe nextthree weeksdonors sentpledges ordonations,and this event culminatedwith the actual race day inApril. All students walkedon the track for one hourand counted their laps.Prizes are given for mostlaps completed and the mostfunds collected.This year more than 10,000mailers were sent to friends,neighbors, grandparentsand other family members.With their great support, weraised nearly $80,000, whichwill cover all PTO events fornext year as well as fund fiveSMART Boards to completethe elementary classroomsand the middle school mathand science classrooms.Purchases will also includeband instruments and a kilnfor the art department.Rock Creek PTOHosts Annual Event:Christmas at CALEach November, the RockCreek campus family looksforward to Christmas atCAL, a Christmas-themedfamily festival that featuresa silent auction, inflatablesand games for the kids,great grilled hamburgers,and showcases local artists,crafters and vendors sellinga wide variety of items thathelp shoppers get a jumpstart on their Christmas giftlists. This fun-filled day isgreat for the whole family.Christmas at CAL has becomea tradition at Rock Creekand over the years it hasgrown bigger and bigger asdedicated PTO volunteersserve to create a fun andinviting event for the CALfamily and local community.Each year, CAL families andlocal businesses donate amyriad of items includingtickets to UK and UofLsporting events, themed giftbaskets, and products andservices to create an excitingsilent auction with more than80 items each year.Money raised from this eventhelps to fund projects andimprovements at the RockCreek campus that enhancethe learning and teachingenvironment at Rock Creek.Mark your calendar nowfor Christmas at CAL onSaturday, November 3, 2012.Saints and Snowflakes:Inaugural EventKicked OffAt SouthwestSaints and Snowflakes, aholiday-themed festivaland arts and crafts fair,features many activitiesthat the whole family canenjoy together. Christmasshopping may be done earlywith more than 40 vendorsselling unique gift items.Bounce houses are set upoutside for children toenjoy, as well as pony rides,games, a cake walk, and facepainting. In addition to bakesale items, lunch is servedby several food vendors. Asilent auction includes avariety of goods and servicesdonated by area businesses,as well as themed gift basketscreated by each class.Our living nativity scene,complete with live animals,features Southwest studentsdressed up as biblicalcharacters from the very firstChristmas in Bethlehem.Don’t miss out on this festiveevent for the whole family.See you at the Southwestcampus on Saturday,December 1, 2012, from9 a.m.-2 p.m.!Annual Review 2012 37


A Global Mindset:Hosting International StudentsDuring the 2011-2012 school year, as international students increasingly desiredto broaden their educational experience, Christian Academy School System wasable to hire Teryl Benge to coordinate the details of providing host families forthese students, as well as support for our host families.Christian Academy currently partners with Global Vision Christian School inSeoul, South Korea, to place exchange students with host families at our EnglishStation and Indiana campuses. We also host several independent exchangestudents from various other countries.Hosting foreign exchange students allows us to equip future leaders who willshare Christ’s message worldwide. We serve a global God and live ina global world, and international students bring diversity and a newperspective that would be difficult to duplicate for our Americanstudents as well as those from other countries. The mission of ChristianAcademy is expanded through this program to be far reaching, to theends of the earth.As the program begins to take root and expand in the future, wehope to provide more support to students, staff and host families sothat everyone benefits as much as possible through their internationalexperience, as well as find more creative ways to integrate internationalstudents into our student body so both have more opportunities to learnnew cultures and be challenged academically and spiritually.We are currently laying the groundwork for partnering with WheatonAcademy Network (WAnet), an association of American Christian,private high schools, which will help us succeed in meeting some of ourgoals through learning opportunities and resources.“We have trulyenjoyed havingMiSun as part ofour family. Wehave learned alot about Korea;Teryl Benge,International ProgramCoordinatorthe language,the food, andthe differentcustoms. Wehave also benefited from having theopportunity to open our home andhearts to a child who needs a homeand family to support her as she is sofar from her own family.”Jonathan and Amy Fletcher,Host Family38 Christian Academy School System


From the BoardMark Lagestee,Chairman of the BoardAs we read this Annual Review, it is impressed upon our hearts howabundantly and richly God continues to bless the Christian AcademySchool System. We are humbled to be a part of this school system, andare thankful for the opportunity to represent the interests of familiesacross all four campuses of Christian Academy.At Christian Academy, our mission is to develop students with a heartfor God, who grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and in favor withGod and men. The methods and ways that hearts are developed takemultiple forms and fashions, and are expressed over and over again inthe pages of this Annual Review. Ensuring every student’s heart grows with love for the Lord,and their actions, words and behavior reflect that love, is the ultimate outcome desired of ourmission statement.On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your continued commitment andsupport of Christian Academy School System. We appreciate that each of you makes it a familypriority for your child to receive a Christ-centered education.We work diligently to protect the mission of the school, as weunderstand the eternal impact of the important decision youhave made to send your child to Christian Academy.This Annual Review is a reminder to all of us of the blessingswe have experienced this past year. We thank God for yourchildren who are growing everyday in their spiritual walkwith the Lord, the teachers and staff who nurture and invest instudents everyday with giving and loving hearts, and for you,the parents who entrust all who serve at Christian Academywith your precious children.It’s an honor to be a part of Christian Academy.In Christ,Mark LagesteeChristian Academy Chairman of the Board“Finally...whatever is true,whatever is noble,whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely,whatever is admirableifanything is excellentor praiseworthy-thinkabout such things.”Philippians 4:8Annual Review 2012 39


The mission of Christian Academy School Systemis to develop students with a heart for God,who grow as Jesus did in wisdom, statureand in favor with God and men.Special thanks to Publisher’s Printing Company for their significant contribution in the printing of this Annual Review.

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