FAQ's

Providing Academic Excellence through The Covenant Difference

We are Making Disciples... 
…Using Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom...
 …By Discovering God’s Truth...
The way God made us to learn.

Matthew 28:19 |  Proverbs 2:6  | Psalm 19:1  | Luke 2:52

 

Admissions

What grades do you offer?  CCS serves grades K4-8
The 2018-2019 school year has 160 students

How many students are in each class? Our ideal student:teacher ratio is between 12:1 and 18:1 depending on grade.
The 2018-2019 school year has 26 teachers

What is your tuition range?  For the 2018/19 school year, the tuition range is $6254-$9957 based on grade.

Do you offer financial aid?  CCS offers partial tuition assistance to qualified families

Do you offer a tuition discount?  CCS does not offer a tuition discount, but we do offer referral incentives to our families each year.

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.

Can students enter CCS in the Logic School (7th & 8th grade)?  Provided there is space, 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.

Is Covenant affiliated with any church denomination?  Covenant Christian School began as a mission of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.  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.

 

Curriculum

How do you integrate computers and technology into the classrooms and curriculum?  All students at CCS participate in classes in the computer lab.  Here they will learn not only basic computer skills but also coding and web design.

What specials do you offer?  Students will also have weekly classes in 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 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?  Covenant students take the Stanford 10 each year.

 

School

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.

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 by 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 a few different suppliers and also offers 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.  The library is used by all students.

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 and CCSD Magnet Schools, as well as 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 currently five 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, regular safety drills, and access to the Anonymous Alerts reporting system.

What is your discipline policy?  Our school-wide policy is reinforced by age-appropriate classroom policies in a positive Christian environment.

Does the school have an anti-bullying policy?  How is bullying handled?   Yes, our school-wide anti-bullying policy reinforced by digital reporting system, Anonymous Alerts.