Each year, the Miami Herald honors outstanding South Florida seniors for their commitment to service and academics through its Silver Knight program. CCA Fort Lauderdale's Class of 2023 took home the most wins in our school’s 23-year history! Continue reading to learn about this year’s winners and the projects they implemented that extend the love of Christ.
Franco Ruocco, a member of CCA’s graduating Class of 2023, was the first student in school history and one of four students in Broward County to win a National Honor Society scholarship for his commitment to leadership and service to the foster care community. We invite you to learn more about his story, impact, and how you too can be a part of God’s mission of restoration.
Rest is not reserved only for Mother's or Father's Day; it is a simple daily practice that can calm our minds when we are stressed. CCA's Upper School ESE Director, Ms. Lou Zarro, recently hosted a workshop for a group of ESE moms where she shared practical tools on how parents can better care for themselves in order to help their child(ren) cope with stress in a healthy way.
Navigating the virtual world and its innumerous content options can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Edvardo Archer, a local licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, shares practical steps on how we can stay in charge of our digital consumption and declutter our minds.
This Passion Week, CCA High School Bible teacher and Discipleship Lead Omar Vargas encourages parents to engage their children in the greatest story ever told – a true story that offers life-changing hope!
CCA is blessed to be one of the few schools in Broward County that offers the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ to high school students. Learn about this unique service-oriented program made possible this school year by the generosity of Chick-fil-A Coral Springs, and plan to attend our student-organized Day of Service event on April 22!
Seeing your child struggle with communication can be concerning, but with the support from a speech-language pathologist (SLP), he/she can overcome this hurdle. Discover the benefits of having an SLP conveniently located at your child’s school, and meet CCA’s newest SLP who will be serving students in Pre-K and Kindergarten!
Parents – discover the different ways you can show love to your children and meet their emotional needs from Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the international bestselling book “The 5 Love Languages” and guest speaker for a Parenting Talk event hosted by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s Family Ministry. This Valentine’s Day, give your child/teen the gift of love expressed in a personalized, meaningful way!
In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Pastor Steve Mayo shares about the impact of The Life Mentoring Program – a growing collaborative effort between CCA and Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Through this program, CCA high schoolers have been able to visit neighboring schools to mentor students, all while sharing the love of Jesus Christ. You too can make a difference in our local schools; read this article to learn how!
Because God so loved the world, we’re on a mission to reach it! Learn how CCA has been partnering with Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale to help launch Christian schools in Central and South America. Joe Wilson, Head of Lower Schools, is leading CCA's efforts internationally and is excited to share with you how God is moving globally and how you can get involved!
You won’t look at a Nativity Scene the same way after reading this article. Middle School Bible Teacher and Lacrosse Coach, Rev. Adam Bond, shares enlightening, prophetic details from the Christmas story that may change your heart’s posture this Christmas season.
If complaining were an Olympic sport, many of us (unfortunately) would take the gold. But God has a better plan for us! CCA’s Early Childhood Director Jan Lashbrook shares practical tips parents can implement to help their children cultivate an attitude of gratitude not just during the Thanksgiving season, but year round!
Getting your child to obey and heed your advice can feel like an uphill battle at times. What if we told you that your power as a parent doesn’t come from how much control you have, but rather, how you intently shepherd your child’s heart? Learn more about this concept of shepherding your child’s heart by reading this article and attending Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s free Parenting Talk event on Nov. 3!
At CCA, student-athletes are trained to glorify God through competition. But what does that mean exactly? CCA senior Kemarah Thermidor shares how her faith in Jesus Christ has transformed the way she races as a cross country runner on the school’s track and field team. May her testimony encourage you to keep running your race as a believer with endurance here on earth as you take strides toward your forever home in heaven.
Ever felt guilty wasting time, resources, and/or energy? Then you might relate to the history behind Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park. CCA’s Early Childhood Director Jan Lashbrook shares some spiritual insights she gathered on a recent family vacation and emphasizes the renewed purpose we can experience in Christ!
Did you know there’s a way to pay for college without being awarded a scholarship? CCA’s school counseling team shares how students can earn college credit while in high school, saving them both time and money. Also learn how CCA high schoolers get to experience a biblically based collegiate curriculum through the school’s new partnership with an accredited Christian university.
Discover the recent success CCA High School students had at their school, county, and state-level History Day competitions. Learn who advanced to the National stage, and watch the student performance that was selected to be featured in a Ford’s Theatre online exhibit!
Think of the last time you misplaced, lost, or searched for something. Your search and rescue quest probably demanded time, attention, and energy – did it not? CCA’s Early Childhood Director Jan Lashbrook shares the spiritual connection between her hunt for seashells with her grandkids this summer and CCA’s discipleship theme word for this school year.
Parenting school-aged children starts to look different as they progress into middle and high school, leaving many parents wondering what their involvement should look like. CCA high school counselor Dr. Cliff Mack sheds some light by sharing seven ways parents can empower their teens to have a successful school year!