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Central Arkansas Christian Schools
Central Arkansas Christian Schools
Address
1 Windsong Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113
United States
Coordinates 34°48?55?N 92°21?18?W / 34.81528°N 92.35500°W / 34.81528; -92.35500Coordinates: 34°48?55?N 92°21?18?W / 34.81528°N 92.35500°W / 34.81528; -92.35500
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Churches of Christ
Opened 1971
Founder Doug Freeman
Status Open
President Dr. Carter Lambert
Principal Jordan Collier
Grades PK3-12
Enrollment 850
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement
Hours in school day 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Campus "Mustang Mountain" (6th-12th), Pleasant Valley (PreK3-5th), and North Little Rock (PreK3-5th)
Campus size 40 acres (16 ha)
Campus type Suburban
School color(s)      Purple
     Gold
Athletics conference 4A 2
Sports Football, basketball, soccer, baseball, wrestling, tennis, bowling, cross country, golf, volleyball, track and field, swimming
Mascot Mustang horse
Nickname CAC
Team name CAC Mustangs
Rival Pulaski Academy, Little Rock Christian Academy, Baptist Preparatory
Accreditation AdvancED
Arkansas Non-public Schools Accrediting Association
Affiliation National Christian School Association,
The College Board
Website

Central Arkansas Christian Schools (CAC) is a group of three private schools based in North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. CAC was established in 1971 at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ in Sherwood and includes Central Arkansas Christian High School and two elementary schools: Pleasant Valley and North Little Rock Elementary.[1] Together, they composed the state's second-largest combined private school in 1997.[2] The schools are run by the Churches of Christ and are members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.[3]

The organization bought 40 acres (16 ha) of adjacent land, for $500,000 in August 2003, to allow further expansion.[4] Notable visitors to the school include Pat Buchanan, who spoke to the high school students in 1999.[5]

History

Central Arkansas Christian School opened in 1971 as a segregation academy in response to the court ordered racial integration of public schools.[6]

Academics

Central Arkansas Christian School is fully accredited by AdvancED and the Arkansas Non-public Schools Accrediting Association. CAC is also a member of the National Christian School Association and The College Board.

In 2013, a CAC student was honored as a Presidential Scholar, which one of the Nation's highest honors for high school students.[7]

Extracurricular activities

The Central Arkansas Christian High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Mustang with purple and gold serving as the school colors.

Athletics

The CAC Mustangs participate in the 4A Classification within the 4A 2 Conference as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Mustangs compete in football, volleyball, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), cheer, swimming and driving (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls), baseball, fastpitch softball, wrestling, and track and field (boys/girls).[8]

Central Arkansas Christian High School has won many state championships including:

  • Football: The Mustangs football team won a state football championship in 2004.
  • Golf: The boys golf team are 5-time state golf champions with titles in 1994, 1997, 2005, and 2012. The girls team took home the 2015 title.
  • Basketball: The girls basketball team won three consecutive state basketball championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and were the 4A state runners-up in 2014 and 2016.
  • Baseball: The Mustangs baseball team are 6-time state baseball champions (1990, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2009)
  • Tennis: The boys tennis team are 4-time state tennis champions (1982, 1998, 2005 and 2010).
  • Soccer: The girls soccer team are 7-time state soccer champions (2006-08, 2012-13, 2016-17); the boys soccer team won a state title in 2008 and also in 2015.[9]
  • Softball: The girls' softball team won the Class AAA state championship in 2006.[10]
  • Wrestling: In 2008 CAC became the first private school in Arkansas to add wrestling to their program.[11][12][13] The wrestling team won the 2008 Arkansas Wrestling Association championship, in the 1A-4A classification.[14] In fall 2008, high school wrestling debuted in Arkansas with a full schedule and CAC was one of forty-two schools to participate.[15] The wrestling team also won the 1A-5A state championship in 2009.

The Mustangs won the 1A-5A state championship again for wrestling in 2015.

Clubs and traditions

CAC students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Art Club, Beta Club, Quiz Bowl, Speech and Debate Clubs, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, and Student Council.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "History & Mission". Central Arkansas Christian Schools. Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved 2008. 
  2. ^ Little, James (August 11, 1997). "Enrollment up everywhere but four-year colleges". Arkansas Business. Retrieved 2008. 
  3. ^ "District IV Member Institutions". Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved 2008. 
  4. ^ "Room to grow". Arkansas Business. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2008. 
  5. ^ Parker, Suzi (August 11, 1997). "Tough-talkin' Pat plays Dixie". Salon.com. Retrieved 2008. 
  6. ^ "Private School Movement - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "141 Students from Across the Country Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars". U.S. Department of Education (ED). 6 May 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  8. ^ "Central Arkansas Christian". Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original on February 19, 2016. Retrieved 2013. 
  9. ^ "Arkansas High School Sports Record Book" (PDF). Arkansas High School Activities Association. July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 2008. 
  10. ^ Couch, Martin (May 28, 2008). "Lady Mustangs win AAA softball championship". The Maumelle Monitor. Retrieved 2008. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Central Arkansas Christian". Arkansas Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on October 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008. 
  12. ^ "CAC adds varsity wrestling" (PDF). Central Arkansas Christian Schools. May 30, 2006. Retrieved 2008. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Walker, Nick (November 28, 2006). "Wrestling trying to take hold". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008. 
  14. ^ "Singing about an 'Upside Down Kingdom'". The Christian Chronicle. June 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2008. 
  15. ^ Seaton, Philip (September 29, 2008). "Newly Sanctioned High School Wrestling Debuts Around State With Full Schedule". Arkansas Business. Retrieved 2008. 
  16. ^ Adelson, Eric (July 23, 2003). "ESPN The Magazine: Oh, Baby!". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved 2013. 
  17. ^ "The 2004 Miss USA Delegates". Anurun Production, Inc. Retrieved 2013. 

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