Award Year: 2017
Capital Christian Middle School prepares students to navigate the issues and realities of life by developing their spiritual, academic, social, and physical potential, all from the foundation of biblical truth.
- Black/African American: 13%
- White: 38%
- Hispanic: 6%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
- Asian: 11%
- Two or more races: 30%
- ELL: 3%
CCMS views the 2017 Solar Eclipse
"Pursuing Excellence in Christ" is the overarching goal that drives Capital Christian Middle School (CCMS) students and staff. CCMS, a microcosm of one of the most racially diverse major cities in the country--Sacramento, CA--offers a challenging curriculum in which civic, ecological, and digital responsibilities are woven throughout the disciplines.
The focus of CCMS staff is to prepare each student for the rigors of high school and college and career readiness through a well-developed, standards-based curriculum. This is accomplished by ministering to the needs of this very unique age group and their families in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. A balanced emphasis is placed on biblical training, academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, and the arts. Students are challenged with student learning outcomes and are encouraged to think critically, communicate effectively, develop interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrate a solid acquisition of academic discipline, all within a biblical worldview.
CCMS's single practice that has been most influential in the school's success has been the implementation of 21st century teaching strategies. These strategies teach both content and comprehension and their aim is to improve learning outcomes. CCMS has implemented best practices to cultivate the Growth Mindset and continuous improvement in both students' and teachers' skills. Both Maslow (needs) and Bloom (critical thinking) are addressed to ensure the needs of the whole child are met.
CCMS continually strives to live up to its motto, "CCMS--The Place to be."