Looking Back, Looking Ahead!
Covid-19 presented many challenges to return to school in-person this year, but we are grateful to be approaching the end of the year having only lost 7 days of in-person instruction! God blessed us with more than we could have imagined when the year began, and we're thankful for each student and family working together to keep CCA open throughout the year.
God has also blessed CCA with faithful leadership over the years, and this year was no different. Our school community experienced a smooth transition of leadership as Mr. Baskam was chosen to succeed Dr. Arnold as Headmaster this year. We're grateful for Dr. Arnold's 19 years of service, and we pray for God's blessing on Mr. Baskam as he leads CCA in the future.
Next year promises to be an exciting time at CCA as we begin our 40th year as a school. We have seen great re-enrollment, lots of interest from new families, and anticipate resuming more of our normal operations as Covid subsides. As always, we have plans to improve our educational programs and offer more opportunities for all students in the year ahead.
As we approach the end of the year, please take note of the following events. Parents are welcome to join us for the Awards Chapels on May 19.
- Awards Chapel - Wednesday, May 19 (MSHS - 9:10; Elementary - 1:40pm)
- Kindergarten Graduation - Saturday, May 22
- High School Graduation - Friday, May 28
The Class of 2021 has persevered through the pandemic and accomplished much in their High School years at Covenant. We rejoice to celebrate their achievements and pray for God's guidance for each graduate as they leave CCA.
Our seniors have been accepted to the following colleges and universities this year: Auburn University, Baylor University, Berry College, Cedarville University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Collin College, Converse College, Covenant College, Flagler College, Furman University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Northwestern Technical College of Aviation, Georgia State University, Gwinnett Technical College, Johnson and Wales University, Kennesaw State University, Lanier Technical College, Lee University, Mississippi State University, Oglethorpe University, Samford University, Shorter University, St. Leo University, Texas A&M International, Trinity Western University, University of California-Berkley, University of California-San Diego, University of Georgia, University of North Georgia, University of Tennessee, Valdosta State University, Wheaton College, Wingate University, Young Harris College.
National Honor Society
Several of our seniors have been inducted into the CCA chapter of the National Honor Society this year. Each member achieved excellent academic success and displayed genuine service to others.
Mallory Davis: “my spiritual gift is empathy, and it drives my desire to love and serve others.” Mallory would like to start a fundraiser to help sponsor children through the Compassion Organization. Mallory has volunteered in leadership roles as well as being a member of Youth Leadership Forsyth. Mallory is a member of First Redeemer Church and has been named Covenant's 2021 Co-Salutatorian!
Emma Dickson: “I have a willingness to roll up my sleeves and get involved in projects…” She works at Ashwood Meadows retirement community, and helps to raise funds and supplies for the Humane Society. Emma is a member of First Redeemer Church.
Laura Feltman: “…I have found that serving has positively impacted my perspective on life” Laura has worked as a teacher’s assistant at CCA, a vacation Bible school leader at church, and volunteers at a local dog shelter. She would like to be more involved in her community by helping to find forever homes for sheltered dogs. Laura is a member of First Redeemer Church. Laura has been awarded the National Merit Special Scholarship, and has been named Covenant's 2021 Valedictorian!
John Greninger: “Service is an important component in scouting and has become important to me.” John is an active member and leader in his local Boy Scout Troop having earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2017 and has a goal of “…being an Assistant Scoutmaster, which is an adult leadership position in my troop.” John is a member of Perimeter Presbyterian Church.
Carolyne Harris: “I think it is important to serve and help the less fortunate as we are able.” Carolyne has participated in Youth Leadership Forsyth and helps volunteer at her local library in Ball Ground, GA. She is most passionate about visiting with children at the Children’s Hospital and would love to be able to do this one day. Carolyne is a member of Westminster Chapel.
Norman Jiang: “As a Christian, to willingly sacrifice our time in meaningful things is a great way to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ.” As an international student from China, Norman and a few other students helped start an “International Student Club” in his junior year to assist international students from all over the world practice English. Norman would like to continue serving his school, community and church with a positive attitude. Norman attends The Vine Community Church.
Piph Short: Piph has been an active member of 4H and the Interscholastic Equestrian Association for a number of years, and enjoys leadership. Piph would like to help at a food bank or women’s shelter to “…give them hope that one day they will be able to get a job or go back to school to earn their degree.” Piph is a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming.
Rachel Tognarina: “It is an honor to be accepted into the National Honor Society program.” Rachel enjoys helping at her church with worship and music. Rachel has been part of leading a Bible study at CCA called “Inspire” where the senior ladies work with and mentor the middle school girls. Rachel is a member of Midway Community Church.
2021 Tax Credits Still Available!
80% of available funding has already been claimed for 2021. Be sure to reserve your tax credit by pledging to make a donation before funding runs out.
Would you like your tax dollars to support students at Covenant?
Approved donors will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit from the state of Georgia to refund your GaSSO scholarship donations. CCA has partnered with Georgia Student Scholarship Organization (GaSSO) to participate in this program.
Any individual, married couple, or business owner paying state income taxes in Georgia can participate. Spread the word, and help us raise more support for CCA!
CCA has received over $90,000 in scholarship funds for 2021 through this program. Your support allows us to continue offering affordable tuition at our current rates. In 2020, we received over $120,000 in scholarship donations. Help us meet that number for 2021!
Contact our Director of Advancement, Jimmy Friday, if you would like to learn more.
2021 Class Trips
Our 6th, 8th, and 11-12th grade classes went on some amazing class trips earlier this semester. 6th Grade travelled to the US Space Center in Huntsville, AL. 8th Grade went to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky, and our upperclassmen visited Savannah.
Each trip provides students with incredible learning opportunities and memorable moments. Thanks to our teachers and parent chaperones for making each trip possible!
Spring Sports and Summer Sports Camps
Girls' Soccer and Boys' Baseball returned to competition this Spring. Our fans were incredibly supportive, and both teams are thankful for your support. Thank you to our players and coaches for another great season.
Rising students in 6th-8th grades can attend our first-ever Summer Sports Camps! Take note of the schedule below, and contact Brianna Reid if you have questions.
Have a Great Summer!
Summer reading and supply lists for 2021-22 will be updated on the school website on June 1st! Both lists will be available under Parent Resources or at the following direct links.
Summer Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm beginning June 21st