41 Parent Reviews for Canyon Creek Christian Academy
My child has attended CCCA for 4 years. We love the teachers and not just the primary teacher, but the Music, Art, PE and Spanish teachers as well. The curriculum seems to be very good. Our child is ahead of other children in our neighborhood. The really nice thing thing about our current teacher
... Read more is how she teaches the children through fun and creative ways so that they don't even know they are learning something new. Grades are posted at least twice a week so that I can keep up with my child's progress and papers are sent home in weekly folders so that I can review any mistakes with my child. The early years are instrumental in laying the foundation for the rest of their life. Most importantly, I love that my child is in a loving and caring school where they are learning about God and the Bible. We are so blessed that our child is able to attend Canyon Creek Christian Academy! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/03/13
(Review 2/2) Some of my friend's at the school did have a tougher time with the curriculum, and the teacher's were very accommodating towards them. I couldn't tell you a single name of one of the teachers from my large public high school senior year, but I could tell you the names of every teacher I
... Read more had from CCCA. Because the class size is so small, there was no feeling of competition or the need to out perform your peers. I was shocked by how much the kids at the larger high school obsessed over grades. The class size had its ups and downs too. I was friends with everyone in my grade, and their parents, and their siblings, etc. etc. I "played" lots of sports. It was a family environment, very close knit. If I ever needed a ride home because my mom was working late, I would have multiple offers to take me. But everyone knew everything about everyone too. And by that I mean EVERYTHING. When a random parent asks you about if your new boyfriend from another school is a christian it was a little... eerie. Good intentioned! But odd. They care. They really care and love their students. In summary, your kid won't get into Harvard but he will have friends and know the Bible pretty well. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/15/13
Having had two children go through CCCA, I can truly say that tit provided an excellent, well-rounded college prep education. Each teacher must be certified by the State of Texas and a Christian certification agency, who is also certified by the state. New teachers have 2 years in which to obtain both
... Read more certifications. (Some teachers are certified by other states.) Neither son had any problems in college and did quite well. No, CCCA does not have as many AP classes as large public schools do, but they do offer smaller class size (15-20) in which each student can receive personal attention. Because of the small school size, students who would not even be considered for public school athletic teams can participate and even PLAY sports at Canyon Creek.. The SAT and ACT scores are usually higher than Plano's and Richardson's, as well as national and Texas scores. That is pretty impressive considering that every senior at Canyon Creek must take both of these college-admission tests, not just those students in AP/IB/honor classes or those bound for college. Loving, patient teachers who truly are called to minister to children changed my boys' lives in positive ways. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/10/13
During the application process we were welcomed with open arms. The staff has been so helpful and loving and has made our son feel so at home. We have been in Plano ISD for 11 years and in the last few months have already had more communication from the staff and administration at CCCA than all 11
... Read more years combined in PISD. If you want to actually have a relationship with your child's teachers, know the other parents, and have your children go to school somewhere that people actually care about their success, then you need to look at CCCA. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/10/13
We have been involved with CCCA for 6 years and have 2 children in the lower school. We love CCCA. We love the teachers, and the headmaster. There have been teachers that have left, but it has not changed the direction the school is heading. I have only witnessed positive change so far with the turnover.
... Read more In all honesty, I love that my children are in a place that they are learning about Jesus. They come home everyday and teach me something new. Childhood is so critical/instrumental and lays the foundation for their teenage & adult years. We are blessed that CCCA is part of this journey. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/03/13
Concerning the preschool and elementary, CCCA is a first rate school. The elementary curriculum is definitely superior to other private schools that are much more expensive. My kids have been there 4 years and all the elementary school teachers are qualified and have lots of experience. They are getting
... Read more a first rate curriculum and biblical education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/10/13
I have been connected with Canyon Creek for eleven years now. While I know that no school is perfect and there are always areas to improve on, I LOVE the direction the school is going in now! There are great teachers who are extremely qualified, passionate about their subject matter and passionate
... Read more about the students in school and out of school. In the past eleven years, I have not seen a collection of teachers seeking to propel CCCA forward and to a higher level of excellence as I see now. I love this school and know that any student that is in attendance is going to be taken care of, loved, and prepared for life beyond the walls of CCCA. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/20/13
Canyon Creek has gone through some changes recently, but as a parent who has been associated with the school for quite a while (10 years with 2 children in the school), I can already tell of the overall improvement in the quality of the school environment. The teaching staff is loving, well-qualified,
... Read more and seem to truly love their jobs. The headmaster is very involved with the students, and concerned with their well being, even beyond their classroom performance. The new staff members, especially in the high school, are highly qualified, with a strong emphasis from master teachers in the English and Math areas. It is one of the only private Christian schools in the metroplex that has a specific one-on-one program for students with learning differences. I have read some of the negative reviews, and cannot understand how some of the things can be said, especially about the new hires being "uncertified". Being Master teachers seems pretty certified to me. Our experience has been nothing short of outstanding, and We look forward to our children graduating if things continue in the direction they are now. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/24/13
Do not do your children the disservice of sending them to this school. The lack of accredited teachers, the lack of professionalism, and the lack of accountability to students and parents is quite apparent. Our children have continued to decrease in their abilities and have become increasingly frustrated
... Read more with how middle and upper school teachers treat the students. Very few teachers have educational requirements met and very few are certified by a respectable, state approved agency. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/11/12
After a large portion of the staff and students left CCCA last spring, the administration hired replacement teachers who are Uncertified. Parents were not fully advised that they would continue to be billed high tuition while the quality of teachers continued to decrease.
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Richardson schools — Canyon Creek Christian Academy is located at 2800 Custer Pkwy, Richardson TX 75080. 2800 Custer Pkwy is in the 75080 ZIP code in Richardson, TX Canyon Creek Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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