ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Central Kansas Christian Academy is an non-denominational community Christian school which provides an exceptional educational opportunity for children in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Our strong curriculum not only promotes learning, but also growth in the student's Christian spirit. CKCA combines Christian character training with an excellent academic program that we believe will build a strong foundation for your child's future. ACSI Accredited.
Statement & Philosophy of Purpose. Central Kansas Christian Academy is dedicated to teaching students to know, honor, and love Jesus Christ by training them on the promises God gives us in His Word and impressing God’s commandments and values on their hearts.
History of CKCA. CKCA has been formed through the cooperation of Christians who have worked together to make sure that quality Christian education is available to those who seek it for their children. CKCA was formed in 2002 when two schools came together to better utilize resources, and provide the highest quality Christian education for Great Bend and the surrounding communities.
Vision. CKCA's vision is to prepare young people to function in this world, both academically and spiritually.
Mission. Central Kansas Christian Academy will provide a quality Christian education by partnering with parents in preparing our students in developing their relationship with God and achieving academic excellence.
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
In the Spring of 2023, CKCA worked through an eight-component verification to receive accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The obtain accreditation, we not only had to operate with all eight standards in mind, but documentation and pieces of evidence had to be provided and reviewed during our site visit to ensure we were meeting all standards. Though we have been operating at an accreditation level for years, this official stamp of approval verifies that our school is being held to a high standard and meeting or exceeding all areas of review.
ACSI's Eight Standards of Accreditation:
Standard One: Philosophy and Foundations
Standard Two: Governance and Executive Leadership
Standard Three: Home and Community Relations and Student Services
Standard Four: Personnel
Standard Five: Instructional Program and Resources
Standard Six: Student Care
Standard Seven: Character, Values, and Spiritual Formation of Students
Standard Eight: Continuous School Improvement Plan
Click here to read more about our accreditation announcement and accomplishments.
Statement of faith
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and externally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty of High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinance to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
That the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which His is Head.
In the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment.
CKCA is a K-8 Christian school. We had 74 students enrolled for the 2022/2023 school year.
Average Class Size
Our student-to-teacher ratio is 10:1. The national average ratio is 15:1.
All CKCA full time and part time teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
Full-Time Teachers: 7
Part-Time Teachers: 4
Teaching Aides: 2
Support Staff: 4
Accredited by ACSI
As of the spring of 2023, Central Kansas Christian Academy received approval for accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
Expected Student outcomes
Central Kansas Christian Academy students are actively discipled and encouraged to grow as Christ-followers in truth, faith, and character. The GROW model focuses on the following goals or outcomes as we nurture each student:
G – Growing in godliness – “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20)
R – Growing in relational skills and as responsible individuals – “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)
O – Growing in opportunities to serve others – “Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
W – Growing in wisdom – “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding.” (Proverbs 3:13)
To accomplish this, students will:
Demonstrate the value of a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through personal spiritual formation and active engagement in service to others.
Engage in analytical thinking, recognizing God’s providential plan, in order to embrace a biblical worldview as well as understand opposing worldviews and cultures.
Understand the biblical themes of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration and how they influence every discipline and program of the school.
Appreciate that all truth is God’s truth and is applicable to every area of life as created in the image of God.
Develop higher-order thinking skills that transfer into future life experiences.
Discover, evaluate, and convey knowledge, creatively, collaboratively and independently, in written and oral communication.
Be ethical and competent in the use of technology, including the discernment of its advantages and limitations.
Appreciate their God-given design and wisely steward their gifts and abilities for His glory.