At C.H.C.A., we strive to spark kinesthetic learning by offering
a variety of technologies in the classroom. Lifetime technology
learning starts with our faculty and staff, who lead our students
with hands-on applications.
God is to be honored as we use technology to learn and grow in
excellence. Technology learning is a lifetime endeavor, and as
responsible digital citizens, we strive to continually learn.
Students are guided in using technology in a safe; ethical; and
above all, Godly manner. Students are taught to follow ethical and
moral principles when using the Internet. Internet access on both
campuses is filtered to restrict the types of content students can
access. Students in K2 through 8th grade are learning technology
based on the C.H.C.A. Technology Scope and Sequence Curriculum
Guide, which is continually updated to reflect changes in
Both campuses have a computer lab equipped with Windows®-based
computers with filtered Internet access and a variety of software,
including Microsoft Office and photo and video processing tools.
The church campus lab also utilizes touch typing software to help
improve students' keyboarding skills.
Teachers on both campuses are equipped with computers and filtered
Internet access to aid in developing lesson plans and enhancing
their prescribed curriculums by allowing the use of such tools as
education software, computer-based presentations, and online
On the Lower School Campus, the Library and Elementary classrooms
are equipped with computers that utilize Accelerated Reader and
STAR Reading software to test students' reading levels.
The InformationNOW Student Information System is a virtual
gradebook used by the faculty on both campuses to communicate
lesson plans and student performance to the families of our
Filtered Internet access and secure wireless network connections
are available on both campuses. Students on both campuses are able
to utilize the Internet connection for research and other
educational purposes. On the High School Campus, students utilize
our B.Y.O.D. policy to access digital textbooks and conduct online
research on their portable devices.
• K2 meets for 15 minutes once per week.
• K3 & K4 meet for 20 minutes once per week.
• K5 meets for 30 minutes once per week.
Preschool computer lessons are coordinated with the themed
curriculum. Our preschool students learn to use the Internet in a
safe and Godly manner, and only with parental permission. They also
learn the basic computer components and safe use with adult
permission. Proper mouse usage is taught through using Microsoft
Paint and age-appropriate learning games. Preschool students learn
letters, numbers, phonics, and lesson curriculum through
interactive educational computer games.
• 1st - 5th Grade meet for 45 minutes once per week.
Elementary classes are taught basic computer skills relating to
the graphical interface of the Windows Operating System. They also
learn basic usage of such programs as the Microsoft Office Suite,
including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and graphics and photo
editing software, such as Adobe PhotoShop. Students also improve
their typing skills by utilizing Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and
various online keyboarding utilities and games. Our elementary
students further their Internet navigation skills while still being
instructed in supervised, safe, ethical, and Godly online
practices. S.A.T. preparation software, Accelerate Reader, and STAR
Reading round out the technology-based learning experience for our
• 6th - 8th Grade Students may take Computer as an
Middle School students in the Computer elective learn safe and
Godly online research methods, and learn to utilize the many
features of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint) to complete technology-based projects. Middle School
students also continue to work on their keyboarding skills
utilizing Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and various online
keyboarding resources. Students are afforded the opportunity to
expand their creative side through the utilization of Adobe
PhotoShop and Microsoft MovieMaker. Middle Schoolers will also
learn about the inner workings of the computer and get a basic
introduction to programming. Students will also explore the
different technology careers that are available.
• 9th - 12th Grade Students are required to have a computer
High School students have different technology courses available.
These courses all present practical application of technology,
ranging from a Computer Application course that explores
utilization of the Microsoft Office Suite to courses that cover web
development and journalistic applications of technology.
Other Technology-based Offerings
• Research Technologies: Students in the 6th
grade learn to utilize computer and Internet based resources to
perform research on various topics.
• Robotics Club: Students who sign up for
the Robotics Club will help build and program a robot for a
• Yearbook: High School and Middle School
students may sign up for the Yearbook elective, which utilizes a
web-based platform to help create the school year's edition of The
Technology Learning Links