The mission statement of Carrollton Christian Academy is to "develop future leaders through Christ-centered academics, art, and athletics, who choose Character before career, Wisdom beyond scholarship, Service before self and Participation as a way of life." Carrollton Christian Academy is a college preparatory school for grades kindergarten through 12, but it is much more than a "private school." It is a distinctly Christian school, which strives to equip each student academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually at a reasonable cost. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to integrating Biblical principles into all facets of school life, curricular and extracurricular, and to help students determine God's will for their lives. We hold precious our role in preparing students who may be called into full-time ministry, and work diligently to provide a gentle balance of guidance, encouragement, instruction, and example. Our continual purpose is to glorify God by offering Him our best. CCA was established in 1980 and has been recognized by ACSI and SACS as an Exemplary School! TAPPS All-Around School - State Runner-Up (includes competitions in academics, fine arts, and athletics); National Merit Scholars and Finalists; average SAT over 1700; annual State, Regional, and District championships in a wide variety of academic, fine arts, and athletic events. Our special features include: Complete college prep curriculum, math through calculus, Spanish, phonics intensive reading in elementary; dual credit and AP classes in Upper School; student government and student leadership; theater arts, speech, journalism, photojournalism, photography, media production, yearbook, computer, and art; multiple choirs, bands, orchestra, ensembles; mock trial and debate teams; annual school play and musical production; full spectrum of sports; daily Bible classes and non-denominational Christian teaching; weekly chapel services for all grade levels; praise and worship teams; degreed and certified Christian teachers; hot lunch program; before and after school care available on campus. CCA is dually accredited with ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Our competitions are through ACSI and TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools).CCA issues the SEVIS I-20 to qualified international students; English proficiency must be shown.