Cypress Christian School is a K-12 independent, non-denominational, college-preparatory, Christian school founded in 1978. The school is located in northwest Houston. Our curriculum is designed to increase college-readiness by providing the academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. SAT scores for graduating seniors average 1700, SAT scores for the top 50% of our graduating seniors average 1840, and our college acceptance is near 100%.
CCS is accredited by:
- Association of Christian School International (ACSI).
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
ACSI and SACS CASI are accrediation agencies approved by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC).
- TEPSAC was established by the Texas Education Agency to help ensure quality in private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit the various non-public elementary and secondary educational institutions in Texas.
- TEPSAC is not an accrediting organization. It is a confederation of accrediting associations whose primary purpose is to maintain standards of accreditation among its membership. Individual schools may seek accreditation from a TEPSAC associate member.
- The relationship of TEPSAC with the State Commissioner of Education allows for the following activities related to accredited non-public schools:
*Transferability of student credits earned in accredited non-public schools to
Texas public schools
*Recognition of teacher service in accredited non-public schools for salary
increment purposes in Texas public schools
Cypress Christian School educates over 685 students in grades K-12.
- Elementary Level (Grades K-5) - 313 students
- Middle School Level (Grades 6-8) - 177 students
- High School Level (Grades 9-12) - 200 students
- Class of 2014 - 48 students
- CCS Families - 453
Cypress Christian School partners with Christian parents to accomplish the mission of the school. At least one parent must give a written account of how they came to know the Lord and be in agreement with CCS Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.
The mission of Cypress Christian School is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence and biblical values.
The vision of Cypress Christian School is to positively impact culture by promoting truth, advancing the Christian faith, and equipping students to serve and lead with excellence.
Statement of Faith
- That the Bible is God's inerrant Word in the original manuscripts and the only authority for doctrine and practice.
- In the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- That salvation is a free gift, paid for by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for all who trust Him as their Savior.
- In John 14:6, which states: "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'"
- In the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and in the same resurrection to eternal life for all who are saved, while the unsaved will spend eternity in hell.
- In the literal return of Jesus Christ.
Each administrator, staff, and faculty member is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Teachers are degreed and certified.
Board of Directors
CCS is operated by a Board of Directors which is elected by the membership of the Cypress Community Christian School Society, Inc. an association of parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and employees who meet the requirements of membership.
Carefully selected curriculum academically challenges elementary, middle school and high school students and upholds the Christian standards we seek to develop. Scriptural truths are taught in daily Bible classes and are woven into the fabric of each academic discipline in a very practical, life changing way.
CCS English and history programs focus on an intensive study of the great writings, people, events, works, and ideas that have impacted civilization. Coordination of curriculum among departments is stressed, providing the student with reinforcement of their studies. Science and math offer advanced track beginning with the freshman year. Honors level courses as well as dual credit and AP classes are available.
Elementary: K-5th grade students participate in computer classes held in the elementary computer lab. Secondary: Computer instruction is incorporated into the curriculum and classrooms are equipped with computers for student use.
The following grading scale is used throughout the school:
|90 - 100||A||Far exceeds minimum standards|
|80 - 89||B||Exceeds minimum standards|
|75 - 79||C||Meets minimum standards|
|70 - 74||D||Failure to meet some minimum standards|
|0 - 69||F||Failure to meet minimum standards|
*Numerical grade point averages are used to determine ranking.
Class rank is determined from the average of all the grades (excluding electives) earned at CCS in grades 9-12. Students must attend four (4) full semesters at CCS (junior/senior years) to be ranked. Class rank is reported to colleges on the student's transcript. Ranking is reported in quartiles. Ranking includes dual credit, honors, and special needs students in the 9-12th grades.
- 1st Quartile - GPA of 90.000-100.000
- 2nd Quartile - GPA of 85.000-89.999
- 3rd Quartile - GPA of 80.000-84.999
- 4th Quartile - GPA of 79.999 and below
Achievement tests are administered each spring to students in K-10th grade. The tests are sent to a testing agency and CCS receives narrative reports that are distributed to the parents. These reports compare our students with national norms and norms developed for ACSI schools.
College Entrance Exams
PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) - The PSAT is mandatory for sophomores and juniors each year as preliminary training for the SAT. The PSAT (administered during the junior year) is also used to select students for National Merit Scholarships. Thus, it is not only a helpful practice, but for the gifted student who does well, it can be a means of obtaining recognition for college scholarships. Please see the College Corner under the Secondary tab of this site for more information.
Weekly chapel services allow students and faculty members to experience worship, praise, instruction and fellowship. Bible curriculum includes weekly scripture memory.
K-12 students are offered many opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Some of those include:
- Academic, Fine Arts, and Athletic Events and Competitions
- Ambassador Council
- Junior and National Honor Society
- Class Officers
- After-school Clubs
A high standard of conduct is required of each student at CCS for the purpose of maintaining order and building Christ-like character. In grades K-5, the color system of discipline is enforced; students stay on 'green' until receiving a behavior warning which moves them to 'yellow'. Additional infractions lead to a color change to 'red' which involves a visit to the principal's office. In grades 6-12, disciplinary reports are issued. CCS does not practice corporal punishment.
Students at CCS may bring lunches or purchase a hot lunch at school. A microwave is available for secondary students.
CCS publishes a list of families (with their permission) sorted by subdivision for the purpose of helping parents establish carpools with other families.
After School Program
CCS offers an After School Program for K-5 students who attend school at Cypress Christian.
Cypress Christian School
11123 Cypress N. Houston Rd.
Houston, TX 77065
Main Line: 281-469-8829
Fax: Elementary and Admissions: 281-469-0820Fax: Secondary, Business Office, Administration: 281-469-6040
Business Office: 281-664-0230
Two (2) semesters;four (4) quarter periods
Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policy
Cypress Christian School admits students of any race, color, gender, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, and athletic and other school programs.
Cypress Christian School operates on the income from tuition, fees, donations and fundraisers. The school does not receive any government funds. CCS is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization.
Students benefit from a wide-range of facilities including:
- Two libraries
- Two art rooms
- Two music/choir rooms
- Drama room with stage
- Huff Learning Center
- College corner equipped with computer access for college and scholarship search
- Two fully-equipped science labs
- Two computer labs
- Playground and recess areas
- Professionally maintained fields for baseball, softball, football, soccer, track and field activities and P.E. classes;
- Gymnasium with full-size basketball and volleyball courts
- Fully-equipped weight room for student athletes
- Prayer garden for worship and prayer
The Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) organization offers CCS families and friends the opportunity to get involved and make a difference at Cypress Christian School.
CCS strives to keep parents and students informed at all levels.
- E-mail, E-letters, the CONNECTION magazine, and the school website are used to communicate to parents and students. Information about the current school year as well as policies and procedures can be found on the school website.
- Weekly Packets for students in K-5th may include class and school-wide information and schoolwork from the previous week for elementary students. Printed information with class or school-wide news is distributed to secondary students in 6th-12th grades as needed.
- Grades/Homework: CCS communicates this information via RenWeb. Parents/Guardians supply CCS with an up-to-date e-mail address for communication purposes.
- Families receive the school magazine, CONNECTION, via backpack or mail. The publication may also be viewed on-line.
Uniform Dress Code
The purpose of the dress code is to clarify a standard of appearance which will encourage our students to bring glory to God (I Corinthians 10:31) in an atmosphere free from distraction. Students are required to purchase all uniform pieces (shirts, blouses, pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts, etc.) through Parker School Uniform Company or Lands' End School Uniforms. Students may wear blue jeans and CCS Spirit Wear on Fridays.