What grades do you offer? CCS serves grades K4-8th. The 2019/20 school year has 135 students.
How many students are in each class? Our ideal student: teacher ratio is between 12:1 and 18:1 depending on the grade.
What is your tuition range? For the 2019/20 school year, the tuition range is $6692-$10,654 based on grade.
Do you offer financial aid? CCS offers partial tuition assistance to qualified families.
Do you offer a family tuition discount? CCS does not offer a family tuition discount, but we do offer early registration incentives and a longevity discount to our families each year. This is in addition to Financial Aid that can be applied for by any family that has applied to CCS.
What is the admissions testing process? All students applying to enter K4-8th grades will be scheduled to complete a time of evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if a student will have the opportunity to be successful in the program. Evaluations are scheduled on an individual basis once all application fees and forms are submitted.
Is Covenant affiliated with any church denomination? Covenant Christian School began as a mission of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. We are currently an individual entity (501(c)3) but we are still supported by SPC. Parents do not need to be members of this church to attend. However, at least one parent must be an active member of a Christian, Bible-believing church for a student to be considered for enrollment.
Can students enter CCS in the Logic School (7th & 8th grade)? Any student/family meeting the criteria with regard to being Christian (parents), providing required forms, and being academically equipped will be considered for enrollment into Covenant's Logic School.
How do you integrate computers and technology into the classrooms and curriculum? All students at CCS participate in Science of Computers program. Here they will learn not only basic computer skills but also block coding, keyboarding, and elements of Microsoft Office.
What specials do you offer? In addition to Computers, students will also have weekly opportunities in the Library, Music, Art, and PE. Grades 4-8 are offered strings as part of the music program.
How do you define “classical” education? Classical Christian schools use children's God-given strength at each stage of growth to encourage knowledge. This includes equipping them with the skills to encompass a lifetime love of learning by instructing the student on not only what to learn, but how to learn. Students are far more capable of achieving high levels of education than is commonly thought; therefore, classical training includes high expectations for student learning. Children with a classical, Christian education experience the personal satisfaction that is inherent in mastering a difficult task. Please see our "About Classical Education" page of our website for more information.
How do you approach homework? Homework is recognized as an opportunity to practice and develop skills related to concepts being taught in the classroom. While students have time to complete assignments during the school day, there are times when more practice time is needed to help students work toward mastery. Covenant parents agree to be an active part in their child's education when they enroll, so homework also provides a way for parents to participate in the process.
Do you administer standardized testing and if so, where do CCS students rank in the scores? CCS students take the Stanford Achievement Test each Spring. CCS students consistently surpass the national average scores on the Stanford in the content areas of math, language and reading. Our students, on average, fall within the top 30% of all students nationwide taking this test.
Do you offer any extra-curricular activities? Extra-curricular activities are offered during After School Programming and include sewing, Spanish, performing arts, Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Club, as well as some athletic and fitness opportunities.
Do you offer any athletics? Beginning in 2019/20, CCS will offer a middle school athletic program.
What opportunities are there for parents to get involved at school? Parental Involvement is encouraged not only through class and grade volunteer opportunities but also through membership in the Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Do you offer breakfast and lunch? Covenant has use of the church Fellowship Hall which has a kitchen for serving lunches. Students have the option of bringing their lunch or using our vendor, Chef Advantage, to purchase lunches. Chef Advantage lunches are ordered by the parent in advance through their website at www.chefadvantage.com. We encourage parents to join their children for lunch whenever they wish. We do not offer breakfast.
Do the students wear uniforms? Yes, our students wear uniforms. CCS contracts with Uniform Source and French Toast Uniforms. A link to their websites can be found in the Parents section of our website. We also offer a wide range of gently worn uniform pieces at a lower price.
Does Covenant have a school library? Yes, we have a dedicated library which houses our collection of rich, time-tested literature. All students visit the library with their class once a week but may also visit and use the library as a resource when needed.
Are there leadership opportunities for Logic School students? Leadership is highly encouraged at Covenant. Logic students may participate in Student Council, the Covenant Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, lead/direct Chapel, work with younger students as 'skills buddies', peer tutoring, etc.
Where do most students go after 8th grade at CCS? Our students go on to attend a variety of schools. Examples include traditional public schools, CCSD Magnet Schools, and several private schools around Cobb County and Metro Atlanta.
What education levels and qualifications do your teachers have and what are their professional development opportunities? All teachers have Bachelor’s degrees and some teachers have Master’s or higher degrees. Teachers have proven classroom experience and participate in ongoing in-house professional development as well as online and in-person professional development opportunities offered through ACCS, ACSI, and other educational organizations.
How do you ensure safety on campus? Our campus is always locked with security cameras at the doors as well as regular safety drills regarding fire, tornados, and unauthorized persons on campus.
What is your discipline policy? Our school-wide policy is reinforced by age-appropriate classroom policies in a positive Christian environment. Ordinarily, incidents of misconduct within the classroom will be handled by the teacher in charge, who will also follow up with the student as indicated.