Cherry Coulee Christian Academy
Cherry Coulee Christian Academy has been serving the Christian Community of Bow Island, AB since opening its doors in September 1989. The school’s mission is “to assist the family by providing a quality, Christ-centred, Bible-based education, to equip students for life, and to influence the world around them for Christ.” Cherry Coulee continues to offer a Bible-based curriculum that meets the standards of Alberta Education. The pioneer spirit has prevailed at CCCA since its inception. Two portables, which were later increased to four, housed the humble beginnings of the school, yet with the tireless effort of countless individuals who donated many thousands of volunteer hours CCCA was able to further expand in 2003 with the opening of a new building which houses classrooms, a kitchen, and a full-sized gym. More recently, the school purchased a new building to replace the original set of portables. This new building is currently undergoing the renovations needed, to ready it for use. We were planning to be in the new building for September 2014, but a series of setbacks prevented that from happening and we are praying that we will be in early 2015. Over the years the school expanded not only physically, but it also greatly increased the student base it served. In the early 1990’s, the Board of CCCA implemented a homeschool program. The homeschool education program currently serves 269 students throughout the province. The board and teachers of CCCA pray that the practical application of Christian principles, that the students receive, will continue to impact their lives and mould them into strong mature Christians.