School Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm
Lunch: 30 minutes
Recess: 30 Minutes
SMART Block: 30 minutes
(Supplemental Math And Reading Time)
Lower School Curriculum
Each grade has one hour of a specialty class rotating each day along with core curriculum.
Middle School Latin Curriculum
Grade 6: Latin - Light Load
Grade 7: Latin
Grade 8: Latin
Grade 9: Latin
Two additional years of Latin or another Romance Language
Upper School Curriculum
In high school, CCA will require four and a half years of history; four years of literature, math, and science; three years of foreign language; and a semester each of government, economics, and moral philosophy.
In history, students begin with Western Civilization I & II in 9th and 10th grade, learn
American History from 1600-1900 in 11th grade, a year of Modern European History
(1789-2000) and a semester of 20th Century American History in 12th grade.
In literature, students read great works, usually in their entirety, with an emphasis on ancient literature in 9th grade, British literature in 10th grade, American literature in 11th grade, and modern literature in 12th grade. The required track for science is Biology and Chemistry.
Students will have options such as Physics, Earth Science, Astronomy, or more advanced courses in Biology or Chemistry to complete their graduation requirements. In math, students will complete courses at least through Geometry and Algebra II, and be able to take additional
courses such as Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus to complete the four-year math requirement.
In foreign language, students will be expected to take at least one year of Latin and two additional years of a foreign language—either Latin or a modern foreign language.
Reading List Comparison
The Little Red Hen
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
Duval County Public Schools
What Do Plants Need, Fall Leaves
Have You Seen My Duckling?
The Librarian of Basra, Jeanette Winter
Deadly Poison Dart Frogs, Lincoln James
Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Eight Days in Haiti, Edwidge Dantica