Accreditations and Affiliations
Founded in 1978, The Association of Christian Schools International or ACSI is a Protestant, interdenominational educational organization serving over 5.5 million students worldwide in 24,000 schools. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, they serve to strengthen and equip Christian schools and educators through certifications, accreditations, curriculum development, and legal/legislative assistance.
To learn more about the values and benefits of being a Christian school aligned with ACSI, please read any and all of these informational documents:
AdvancED is an a non-profit, non government affiliated agency that assesses primary and secondary schools in the United Stated and abroad to provide accreditation. It was formed in 2006 as the consolidation of two regional organizations: The North Central Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association or OHSAA is the primary organizational and regulatory organization for interscholastic athletics for high schools throughout Ohio. Serving over 800 members around the state, OHSAA promotes academic excellence, athlete safety, good citizenship, and sportsmanship. They also sanction 24 state tournaments every year, with schools competing in size-appropriate divisions for championships.
The Miami Valley Conference, or MVC, is a high school athletic conference comprised of ten members, both private and public. Members include: Cincinnati Christian Schools, The Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Clark Montessori High School, Lockland High School, New Miami High School, North College Hill High School, Saint Bernard-Elmwood Place High School, The Seven Hills School, and The Summit Country Day School. The MVC, sponsors 18 varsity sports.
The College Credit Plus (CCP) Program is administered by the state of Ohio, and provides opportunities for 7th through 12th grade students to earn college credits while still in high school. Your student can earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from colleges and/or universities during their junior high and senior high years. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. An exceptional CCS offering is over 20 CCP courses are taught on our own CCS junior/senior high campus!
CCS makes an impact on a global scale, in terms of Christian education and spreading the Gospel of Christ. CCS's global project centers on forming relationships and making an impact for God's Kingdom. In 2015, CCS officially became a sister school with Colegio Evangelico Dios Da La Sabiduría ("God Gives the Wisdom Christian School"), located in Villa González, Dominican Republic (DR). This private school, operated by Project Mañana and opened in the fall of 2014, was partially built and remodeled by several of our own CCS students, as they traveled to the Dominican Republic on short-term mission projects. At least one mission trip to the DR is organized each school year.
INTERalliance - Cincinnati Chapter Member
With a mission to engineer and execute experiences designed to inspire young talent to pursue a career in the Greater Cincinnati IT industry, INTERalliance is leading the region’s efforts to feed the technology pipeline. INTERalliance executes a diverse portfolio of technology events in Cincinnati and, by introducing senior high students to IT, creates a thriving pool of IT top talent.
Student Enterprise Program (StEP)
University of Cincinnati Economics Center
StEP is a nationally recognized elementary school program that has generated a marked increase in student engagement, attendance, self-esteem, academic achievement in students of participating schools. StEP addresses two key educational needs at an early age: the need for classroom engagement and the need for 21st century skills related to entrepreneurship, critical-thinking, and financial responsibility. In 1999, CCS elementary was the pilot for "Tradetown," an exceptional model example of this school-based market system, and continues this amazing student experience each school year!
The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Student critics vie to be published in local media outlets by attending productions at other schools and writing critical reviews. Theatre and journalism students are trained as critics and attend each others shows. Cappies students discuss and learn about theatre production. Throughout the year, newspapers publish the reviews with the students' bylines. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized for awards at the end of the season with glamour and excitement. (CCS Cappies and Theatre Department Highlights)
Mu Alpha Theta - Mathematics Honor Society Chapter