College Matriculation

 

Classical Christian schools often do not specify that they are college preparatory as a primary purpose for existence. Classical school graduates are prepared for college, to be sure. But the purpose of an education traditionally (prior to 100 years or so ago), was to form and shape who a person WAS, not just what they did for WORK. A person with virtuous character, who is able to discern truth from lies and right from wrong; a person who can think logically and critically and discern virtue from vice; a person who seeks to reflect Christ in their life, rather than reflect popular culture are the primary goals of a classical Christian education.  

Modern education has become all about vocational preparation rather than about the shaping of a person’s character and ability to think and express thoughts. Classical education prepares students for any vocation in life, because it prepares them to live their life.

The result of a classical education is that students who graduate from CCA will be prepared to go on to college should they choose to go. Each student will have obtained the tools for learning. These tools include memorization, penmanship, phonetic decoding, reading, comprehension, computation, critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, research, synthesis, effective writing, public speaking, and sound moral judgment (see Wisdom and Eloquence). They will have learned how to study, how to take notes, how to ask questions, and most of all they should possess a love of learning with a quest for continuing their education throughout their lives.

We expect that each student will have received instruction and practice in eloquent communication. During the Grammar stage, students present projects to their class, they perform presentations for larger audiences (Chapel, presentations, programs) and participate in speech meets. During Logic and Rhetoric stages, students have more in-class conversation (Socratic questioning), receive formal tools for Logic, and participate in school debates, writing competitions, theatrical plays and film composition, which continue to refine their skills. In the final stages of Rhetoric, they learn how to formulate persuasive communication.

We understand that preparing students to go to college does not mean that we have failed if a graduate chooses not to go to college. But, college preparatory is a byproduct of an effective education, not a primary purpose of education.

Each student and family will get some assistance with guidance counseling for college. But students and parents must take advantage of the college matriculation opportunities that CCA provides by attending and taking action to matriculate to college, if that is a student’s and family’s goal.

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES AND MATRICULATIONS (BOLD) FOR CCA GRADUATES:

CCA’s first graduation class was in June of 2008.  Since that date CCA has had over 50 graduates.

Baylor University, Waco, TX

Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Boise Bible College, Boise, ID

Boise State University, Boise, ID

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

California Polytechnic St Univ, San Luis Obispo, CA

Calvary Chapel Bible College, Murrieta, CA

Calvary Chapel Bible College, Peru

Carroll College, Helena, MT

College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

Concordia University, Portland, OR

Corban University, Salem, OR

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Grand Canyon University, Phoneix, AZ

Grove City College, Grove City, PA

Harding University, Searcy, AR

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, VA

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Montana Tech of the Univ of MT, Butte, MT

North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID

 

Matriculating College/University Analysis

4 year College/University: 14

2 year College: 8

Technology School: 2

Graduate School: 2

MBA School: 1

Medical School: 1

Law School: 1

Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Pepperdine, Malibu, CA

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

Seattle Art Institute, Seattle, WA

Seattle Central, Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX

The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, CA

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

U.S. Navy, Nuclear Program

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

Willamette University, Salem, OR

Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

 

 

Field of Study Analysis

Medical/Science Field: 8

Liberal Arts/Fine Arts: 5

General Studies: 6

Business/Engineering/Computer Science: 14

Ministry: 3

Armed Forces: 1

Law: 1