Collin County | Plano

CDA Collin County is a classical Christian school in Plano, established in 2004. The Collin County Campus currently serves over 520 students attending grades PreK through 12.

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  • Grammar School

    Students in grades PreK-4 are at the grammar stage of learning with a focus on breaking new concepts down to the required fundamental skills or facts and mastering them through memorizing jingles, chants, and songs.  Each class also has an annual festival which gives students the opportunity to share what they have learned with their fellow classmates and parents - it is fun way to start public speaking at an early age!
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  • Logic School

    Students in grades 5-8 are moving through the Logic stage of learning.  During this stage, they study the relationship of facts they learned at the grammar stage and how they fit or work together.  They also are examining arguments.  Although Bible is not a separate subject after 5th grade, a Biblical worldview is interwoven into the teaching of all subjects. 


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  • Rhetoric School

    Students in grades 9-12 are striving to master the Rhetoric stage of learning.  This stage requires students to articulate their learning through oral and written expression.  They do this through speeches, debates and papers, as well as, proofs in mathematics. 

    “CDA is teaching our children to think with a Biblical worldview ...

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Chapel

Grammar, Logic and High School students and teachers have chapel services once a month. The purpose of chapel is to bring students together for a time of corporate worship and a message that focuses on the greatness of God and His work in our lives in a way that would be applicable to Coram Deo students. This time is designed to heighten our awareness of Christ and integrate Him more into our everyday lives.

Parent Community

In Collin County we have several ways for parents to be involved and build community with the teachers and each other.  The best way to do this is through the PTF, Parent Teacher Fellowship.  The PTF serves CDA in three primary ways.  First, they serve as a volunteer base for many of the activities that happen in the classrooms, such as Room Moms, class parties, and Hot Lunch service.  Secondly, they help equip the school through fundraising.  They strive to make our fundraisers fun for the students, but also easy on the parents.  Our most successful is the Hot Lunch program.  We use caterers, like Chick-fil-A, that the children like, and the parents look forward to not having to make a lunch one day a week!  Lastly, and most importantly, our PTF organizes a monthly prayer meeting to pray for the school – students, faculty and administrators.  If you are an enrolled family at the Collin County campus, you are already a member of the PTF, so come and join us!

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  • Congrats to our Yell Leaders!

    On June 7th through 10th, the Coram Deo Academy Varsity and Junior High cheer teams traveled to attend the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders summer camp at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. They learned new cheer material, perfected their jump and stunt technique, were evaluated by the FCC staff, had the opportunity to participate in nightly worship, and bonded and grew closer as a team and also in their personal relationships with the Lord!

    Congratulations to our Varsity team for receiving the honor of 3rd place overall out of the entire camp, a bid to FCC NATIONALS in Orlando, and superior ribbons in their evaluations! A big congrats to Payton Barnes for receiving the honor of being recognized as an FCC ALL STAR and also an invitation to work as an FCC staff member teaching camps next summer.  Coach Brittany and Coach Eryn could not be more proud of all they accomplished at camp and are looking forward to both cheer teams sparkling on the sidelines of the CDA football games this Fall! 

    If you have a daughter interested in attending our two-day summer Yell Leader camp in July, please register under the Summer Elective tab in your Family Log In! The cheer teams always look forward to teaching this youth camp and say it’s a highlight to being a part of the CDA cheer program! 
  • From the AD Regarding the New PE Schedule

    Happy Summer, Lions!
     
    I hope everyone is enjoying the start of another wonderful Texas summer.  The athletic staff have loved seeing our athletes back on campus for our summer camps and workouts!  The athletics team is so excited to join with the school in announcing some changes to our daily schedule which will allow us to have PE for our Logic school students and shift practices for our Logic athletes to the mornings to provide for more dedicated time for those teams to work and also have our varsity coaches be more involved in the development of our younger student-athletes. 
     
    I know a schedule change brings many questions to mind, especially one involving as many moving parts as adding PE to the daily schedule and shifting some of our athletic teams practice times.  Below are some of the larger topics for questions and our responses to try and help our families navigate and prepare for these exciting changes.
     
    Q: Will my Logic School student need a uniform for PE class?
    A: Students will need to wear athletic shorts that match the uniform guidelines in the Student/Parent Handbook and a CDA spirit shirt.  Athletic shoes will also be required and should not be their school shoes.
     
    Q: What if my student is in season for their sport? (i.e. Volleyball season from August till November)
    A: The student will go to practices as assigned by their coach and the sport program director.  Most practices will be in the morning, in which case, the student would be in practice and not PE.  When out of season, all Logic School athletes will be required to be in PE on their school day. 
     
    Q: Which sports will practice in the morning for Logic School?
    A: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball & Soccer will practice in the mornings on campus during their season.  The spring sports, since they all take place off-campus, will take place in the afternoon as they have in the past due to not having access to facilities in the morning.  The Spring Sports will go to PE on their school day and go to practices after school.
     
    Q: What is the exact practice schedule for my student and their sport?
    A: Each sport will have a parent meeting before the season starts to talk through all the details.  The morning practices will start at 7:00 with the exception of cross country.  Again, exact details will come from the sport’s coach and program director.
     
    Q: Can my student come to PE on their off day?
    A: No.  Rest at home and get rolling on the academic work.
     
    Q: Does my student come to sport practices on their off day?
    A: The student will attend all practices assigned by the coaches on Monday through Thursday.  No practices on Friday morning.
     
    Q: Does my student need to bring food for after practice or PE?
    A: Students should come with food to eat after practices if they are staying for school and will receive more direction on this from their coach or program director.  Snacks after PE would also be a good idea. 
     
    Q: Where will my student change/shower after practices or PE?
    A: After practices, any student who is staying for school will need to be prepared to shower in our locker room facilities.  PE students will not go through as rigorous a session and should only need to “freshen up” with deodorant or shower wipes and wash their face. 
     
    Q: Who will monitor the changing/shower times?
    A: Coaches from the sports in season will be stationed inside the bathrooms, by the sink area, to monitor and listen for any issues, as well as keep students aware of how much time is left before they need to get to class.  No adult will be stationed inside the changing/shower area while students are getting ready. 
     
    Q: Who do I contact with any other questions leading up to the school year beginning?
    A: Contact Josh Nokes (josh.nokes@coramdeoacademy.org for questions on the boys’ side of things and Hailey Tongkeamha (hailey.tongkeamha@coramdeoacademy.org  for questions on the girls’ side. 
      
    Thank you all for the support as we move into our 5th year with a full athletic program at CC.  Growth is a blessing which offers us opportunities to assess and strive to get better in how we serve our families.  We are honored to serve the community and are looking forward to a great year together!
     
     
    Grace & Peace & Go Lions!
    Josh Nokes
    CDA Collin County Athletic Director

  • New Schedule for Logic and Rhetoric Schools for 22-23

    Dear CDA Families,

    With the announcement of the removal of the second hour of math for our rhetoric students, it became necessary to adjust our daily school schedule for Logic and Rhetoric. We saw this as an opportunity to work with our athletic department to address a years’ old parental request for physical education for logic students at our campus.  We believe that this opportunity will enhance both the logic and rhetoric schools, especially those who participate in our successful athletic programs.

    After much discussion and planning with our teachers, staff, coaches, and administrators, we have put together the following daily schedules for next year. We believe that this schedule allows for the best possible use of our time and facilities for all students. For clarity, we will describe the changes by school, addressing how these changes will affect each.

    We are excited to offer this to our families next year. As our culture becomes more and more body averse, we see this as an opportunity to remind students of the importance of our bodies from a physical and a spiritual perspective. The Bible teaches us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit - something to be stewarded and cared for.
     

    Grammar School:

    There are no changes to the daily schedule.  Students will still begin class at 7:55am and end at 2:25pm.  We will continue to offer Homework Head Start, ending at 3:45pm, to those who need that time at school or who have older siblings. The individual families who will be most affected are those with logic and/or rhetoric siblings.

    Logic School:

    Our logic students will experience the most change in the new schedule, shown below. 

    5th Grade (All 5th grade students will be expected to participate in athletics or PE.):
    8:05am – 8:20am
    Devotionals
    8:20am – 9:15am
    1st period
    9:20am – 10:15am
    2nd period
    10:20am – 11:15am
    3rd period
    11:20am – 12:15pm
    4th period
    12:15pm – 12:45pm
    Lunch
    12:50pm – 1:45pm
    5th period
    1:50pm – 2:45pm
    6th period
    2:50pm – 3:45pm
    7th period PE
     
    6th – 8th Grades:
    7:00am – 8:30am
    Athletics practice
    (for those signed up to be on a team)
    8:00am – 8:45am
    1st period PE
    9:00am – 9:20am
    Devotionals
    9:20am – 10:15am
    2nd period
    10:20am – 11:15am
    3rd period
    11:20am – 12:15pm
    4th period
    12:15pm – 12:45pm
    Lunch
    12:50pm – 1:45pm
    5th period
    1:50pm – 2:45pm
    6th period
    2:50pm – 3:45pm
    7th period
     
    Since this is our inaugural year for logic PE, we will be offering options to 6th – 8th grade families.  All 6th – 8th grade students participating in athletics will be required to take PE during their off-seasons.  All other 6th – 8th grade students may opt-in to PE. If a student chooses not to opt-in, then he or she cannot be on campus before 8:45am. We will ask you to declare whether you are opting in by signing up on the Family Log In site which will commit you to either being in the PE program, or not, for the year. For the following years, PE will be part of our logic program and required for all logic students. If your student has already signed up for an athletics team, regardless of season, you do not have to opt-in to the PE program.

    With the change in schedules, we would no longer offer Homework Head Start or after-school labs to our logic students.  Students who are enrolled in Math Lab can take advantage of our free Friday Tutorials.  Any dropped elective fees, such as Homework Head Start, will be reimbursed to you.

    Rhetoric School

    Our rhetoric students will also experience a change in their day.  Below is the schedule:
    8:05am – 8:20am
    Devotionals
    8:20am – 9:15am
    1st period
    9:20am – 10:15am
    2nd period
    10:20am – 11:15am
    3rd period
    11:20am – 12:15pm
    4th period
    12:15pm – 12:45pm
    Lunch
    12:50pm – 1:45pm
    5th period
    1:50pm – 2:45pm
    6th period
    2:50pm – 3:45pm
    Athletics
    Teacher Office Hours
    Homework Head Start
     
    The rhetoric students benefit significantly from the new schedule.  Our rhetoric teachers will use the 7th period as office hours, making themselves available to our students as needed.  The athletes will also be able to begin practice earlier in the day; hopefully, they will be able to wrap up practice and make it home for dinner! 

    For our students not involved in athletics but required to wait on a logic-level sibling to finish his/her day, we will offer Homework Head Start as a study hall.

    Students who are driving can leave campus after 6th period, and those who are not can be picked up!
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Contact Us

(469) 854-1300
9645 Independence Parkway; Plano, TX 75025

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

CLASS HOURS*
Grammar:  7:55 am - 2:25 pm (M/W or T/Th)
Logic:   8:05 am - 2:45 pm (M/W or T/Th)
Rhetoric:   8:05 am - 3:45 pm (M/W or T/Th)

* NOTE: Friday class times depend on electives selected.  After school electives are also available

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Stephanie Garland

    Stephanie Garland 

    CC Interim Headmaster & GS Principal
    Bio
  • Photo of Jason Stults

    Jason Stults 

    College Guidance & Interim RS Principal
    Bio
  • Photo of Nathan Hudler

    Nathan Hudler 

    Dean of Students & Interim LS Principal
    Bio
  • Photo of Joda Crow

    Joda Crow 

    Admissions Coordinator - CC
  • Photo of Joshua Nokes

    Joshua Nokes 

    CC Campus Athletic Director & Football & Softball Program Director
    Bio
  • Photo of Rhonda Messick

    Rhonda Messick 

    Administrative Assistant to the Campus Administrator - CC
  • Photo of Jennifer Dickinson

    Jennifer Dickinson 

    GS & LS Administrative Asst. - CC

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For additional information contact:
school@coramdeoacademy.org
972.691.5648