The Collin County Campus was originally established in 2004 with K – 8th grade. The Collin County Campus currently serves over 520 students attending grades PreK through 12th.
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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!
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
Dr. Armstrong graduated from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon with a degree in Physical Education. After graduating he planned to play professional soccer but ended up at Pine Cove Conference center where he met his wife Beverly. He then attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned his Master’s in Biblical Studies (1986) and a Doctorate in Christian Education (2018).
Dr. Armstrong has been involved with Christian education for over 30 years and has served as a teacher, coach, Dean, Admission and Marketing Director and 20 years as a Headmaster. His administrative leadership has been primarily in Classical schools with his most recent appointment as the Dean of the Humanities and Business Schools at Legacy Christian Academy.
Dr. Armstrong is married to Beverly, his wife of 40 years. They have three married children and 7 grandchildren. Beverly has her master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Dallas and teaches both High School and College level course. They met during the summer while serving as counselors at Pine Cove Conference Center in Tyler, Texas. They attend Grace Bible Church where Dr. Armstrong teaches an adult Bible Study class on Sunday mornings.
Stephanie Garland has been a parent at CDA since 2003, a teacher since 2007, and an administrator since 2013. After her eldest daughter had a particularly difficult year in public school, God directed her and her husband to Coram Deo Academy through, of all things, a nationally syndicated radio program. They enrolled their children at CDA and have never looked back!
Before teaching at CDA, Stephanie was a stay-at-home mom for thirteen years, which followed five years of teaching English and French in public high school. She attended the University of North Texas, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Secondary Education.
Stephanie lives in Carrollton with her husband Greg, and they have three daughters.
Admissions Coordinator - CC
Campus Athletic Director / Football & Softball Program Director - CC
Josh Nokes joined Coram Deo in 2018 by way of Savannah, GA, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Additionally, he coached football and wrestling while teaching Advanced Placement United States History, and oversaw the consolidation and integration of the middle school athletic program within the SCPS Athletic Department. During his time there, the school had the highest ranking athletic department in Savannah.
Josh is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Secondary Education and a Masters in Business Administration. After college, Josh spent several years in discipleship ministry with K-Life Ministries in Fort Worth before beginning his teaching career in Carrollton. At Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, he developed an Advanced Placement American History program that saw a pass rate increase from 5% to 82% while also working as an assistant football coach with the team who made two state championship appearances and as head coach to the softball team who appeared in the semifinals. At The Covenant School of Dallas, he was the Athletic and Facilities Coordinator and was charged with preparing the football program to move from 6-man to 11-man football. In 2013, he had the privilege of being a part of the staff that won the TAPPS state championship in 6-man football. In addition, he served as the head baseball coach at Covenant, taking the team to the playoffs in his final year at the school.
Outside of a love of sports and developing young men and women for Christ, Josh is passionate about spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their young team of boys: Beckett, Tate, Archer, Wilder and Silas. Other interests include cycling, reading, fly fishing, the great outdoors and working in newly/nearly married ministries through Watermark Community Church.
GS & LS Administrative Asst. - CC
Administrative Assistant to the Campus Administrator - CC
College Guidance, RS English, History, Electives - CC
Mr. Stults graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Language. He was very involved in the College Ministry at Indiana Ave Baptist Church in Lubbock as well as Campus Crusade for Christ. After graduation, Mr. Stults was accepted to George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University to pursue an advanced degree to continue serving in College Ministry. During this time Mr. Stults joined the Strickland Scholars program at Baylor University and began working toward a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction which he completed in May 2001. In the following years Mr. Stults taught Junior and Senior English, served as an assistant Golf Coach, and joined the Coram Deo Academy team in 2008.
Mr. Stults has been involved in Education for 20 years, 13 of which have been with Coram Deo Academy. Mr. Stults has taught various levels and courses to include 5th Grade, 6th Grade English, Algebra I, Geometry, AP US History, and American Literature. also coached various levels of basketball at the school for 8 years. Mr. Stults currently teaches Medieval and Renaissance Literature and AP European History. Additionally, he currently serves as a technology liaison, House Leader (ARC), and College Guidance Counselor.
Mr. Stults is married to Amanda, and they will celebrate their 13th anniversary this year. They have two children, Piper (10) and Drake (6), both of whom will attend Coram Deo Academy. The Stults family attends Denton Bible Church where Mr. Stults is involved in Discipleship and AWANA.
Love sports? Love hanging out with your favorite school community? Want to do both at the same time? If so, sign up for the 3rd Annual Collin County Scramble coming to Watters Creek Golf Course on April 23rd! The event is designed for fun and to support athletics on our campus.
Even if you have never broken the century line on a scorecard, you are more than welcome to come and support this great cause and enjoy the company of your fellow golfers. There are options this year to even play foot golf on a six hole course or to sign-up for a golf team with your favorite CDA coach! Follow the link below and get ready for some fun!
Also, if you are interested in being a sponsor of the event, we have some exciting opportunities and would love to speak with you or your company! Contact Josh Nokes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in being a sponsor for the event and raising awareness of your company!
A word of THANKS to our CDA families and friends for supporting our Lions that ran last week in the Fun Run! We would also like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors! Our Platinum sponsors, HoneyRock at Wheaton College and CDA CC Golf Scramble were joined by Gold sponsor, Babe's Chicken Dinner House. Our Silver sponsors were 22 OneAdvisors and KD Johnson Inc. Navy sponsors included Feathered Brow, New Life Wellness Center, PursuIT Logic and Silver Energy Solutions. Not only have we met our goal, but we have exceeded it! We are so encouraged by our CDA family and excited to see the many ways these funds will bless our campus.
Parent prayer meeting Monday 3/15 and Tuesday 3/16. This week’s prayer focus will be the 11th grade class, teachers, school events, and personal requests. Meet in the CDA Gym at 8:05am. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. Younger siblings are always welcome.
The third annual Collin County Golf Scramble is coming to a course near you on April 23rd! To be specific, we will be playing the course at Waters Creek for our third scramble style golf tournament. Anyone can participate and play, you don't have to be able to break 100 on the card to be there as we are looking for people who love CDA Athletics and want to support those teams!
There are some new options this year at registration including a 6-Hole foot golf option using soccer balls and the option to play in a foursome with the coach of your choice! So, sign up today and help support our athletic programs!
The CC grammar school students were able to participate this week in the PTF's annual fundraiser, our fun run! After a year of cancelled or modified events, it was such a blessing to have a normal one. Thank you to our volunteers who made it fun and easy on the participants, and thank you to all who donated to make this event a success!
The donation link is still OPEN so get those last minute donations in to support CDA CC campus projects!