Curriculum for High School
We are constantly updating classes offered in an attempt to give a variety of opportunities and a broad range of experiences to our students. Each class is eligible to be taken as an elective class that will count toward graduation. This year includes Choir, Band, Drama, Art, and Sports plus much more.
Our band program is open to beginning students as well as intermediate and advanced students. Students are assigned practice lessons and meet on Fridays for class. Our band consists of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Students perform at the winter concert and end of year program and can compete in solo events at competition.
Speech is a skill you need in almost any profession or task in life. Our drama department is headed up by Mrs. Monica Bass. Mrs. Bass is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University. Each year our Sr. High students put on a full drama production with stage lighting, sound equipment, and costumes. It is a great highlight of the year!
Our Chapel time for Jr. and Sr. High students is led by our church youth pastor, Bro. J.D. Lewis. Chapel is a time to explore God’s Word and how to apply it to their lives.
High school students assist in taking pictures and editing the annual CBCA "Conqueror." Keeping our memories preserved is an enjoyable and fun activity, especially since we make so many memories at CBCA.
Our choral program is under the direction of Mr. Breeze Kennedy, a graduate of Florida Southern College. Our Sr. High choir is auditioned but most of the students are prepared as they come up through the CBCA music program. Students in choir get the opportunity to audition for All-County Chorus, All-State Chorus, and Disney’s Candlelight Processional. We work on vocal technique and music theory to prepare students who may want to enter the career of music. We also attend assessment/competition festival in the spring semester and get to hear and compete against the other Christian schools in Florida.
In art, students use a variety of mediums: pencils, colored pencils, markers, ink, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Our high school students also can enter art projects in the state competition and proceed to the national’s if they take first place at state. This includes a special trip to South Carolina if chosen.
(GRADES 9-12TH) Lunchtime is provided for students to refuel and finish out the day strong. Pack your student's lunch for them to bring or you can purchase pizza for them on a lunch account.
(GRADES 9-12TH 1st Semester) This course focuses on subjects such as photography, video production, understanding audio equipment, the use of green screen, basic graphic design and formatting, and software tutorials (Microsoft Office, Windows Live Movie Maker, iMovie, GarageBand, and others).
Field Trips and Special Events
Throughout the school year, special events are scheduled for your elementary student to participate in.
Special trips for learning and to have fun. Parents will be notified in advance and permission forms will be provided.
Mrs. Bass also directs our CBCA stage production on campus each year, with past productions including Anne of Green Gables, Meet Me In St Louis, Father Knows Best, Murder By The Book, Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, Dirty Dealings In Dixie, West Of Pecos, Arsenic And Old Lace, and Alice In Wonderland.
As members of the Florida Christian Conference, CBCA offers junior varsity and varsity athletics for 6th-12th grade. We comply with conference guidelines and eligibility rules for athletic competition, and our teams have won multiple championships in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and golf throughout the history of our program.
Auditioned chorus opportunities
Along with preparing students for competitions and performances, Mr. Kennedy tutors CBCA groups who are preparing for All-County Chorus and All-State Chorus, events sponsored by Polk County Schools and Florida Vocal Association. In addition, our choir auditions annually for Disney's Candlelight Processional. Our choir had the privilege of singing in that event and it was a highlight for our school year in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
FINE ARTS AWARDS
As students develop throughout the year, they have the opportunity to audition for productions to showcase what they learned.
Each year High School students get to compete with other Christian schools in arenas of Music, Speech, Academics, Creative Writing Poetry, and Expository Writing Essay, as well as in Art and Photography.