Advantages of a CCS-A Education

Check out parent perspectives on what CCS-A schools accomplish for their children.




Guest Perspective: Kelly Mann, Locke Foundation Exodus from Traditional Public Schools Likely Will Continue Unless They Refocus on Truly Educating our Children

For years, traditional public schools have been on a path less focused on educating successful learners than on a path more focused on odd, agenda-driven curricula. Parents have never been more aware of the failures and misdirection of traditional public schools, and they are demanding choice. Parents feel duped, and rightfully so. This is most evident at district school board meetings where parents are learning that their voices don’t matter.  Parents want options with funding that follows their students and not the institution, and the legislature has responded with charter schools and Opportunity Scholarships. Because of this development – along with home-schools and private schools – enrollment numbers in two of North Carolina’s largest districts are down. According to a recent poll of 500 likely voters by Parents for Educational Freedom in NC, only 38% of respondents would choose a traditional public school for their child if money and distance weren’t factors, while 52% would choose a charter school or other option. Pre-pandemic, I was a public-school lifer. Today, two of my three girls are in non-district schools that better serve their educational needs.  I recently toured Classical Charter Schools of Leland and was impressed by the approach and academic success. All students and families deserve a K-12 education that meets their needs.

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King: A Classical Inspiration

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was classically educated. He understood that for people truly to be free, they need to be able to think for themselves. King thoroughly studied the teachings of India’s celebrated civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which ignited the Civil Rights Movement. Studying others’ works and being an avid reader are two cornerstones of a classical education which Dr. King embodied. He was also a master of classical rhetoric seen in his speeches and writings. Each day we can honor the memory and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by seeking knowledge and being virtuous, “the goal of a true education!” Letters from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. MLK Jr. Keep Moving, Dr. MLK Jr. 




New Year, Same Pledge

For many, the start of a new calendar year is a time for reflection and new beginnings. It encourages us to re-evaluate how we make choices and spend our time, and helps us prioritize what matters most to us. At CCS-A, we know New Year’s resolutions can be challenging to maintain. Therefore, to avoid temporary nature, we say our School Pledge every day. Our Pledge focuses on health, truth, and virtue, so it’s easy to connect your resolutions to our Pledge! If one of your resolutions this year is to become “physically fit,” provide “charity towards my neighbor,”, or even to exemplify “prudence in new undertakings,” our School Pledge can be a daily reminder of your goals. No matter what you decide, we encourage you to discuss the tenets of the Pledge with your student and how both of you can apply it to your goals for this year!

Link to School Pledge