Collin County | Plano

The Collin County Campus was originally established in 2004 with K – 8th grade. The Collin County Campus currently serves almost 500 students attending grades PreK through 12th.

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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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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

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  • Photo of Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong 

    Campus Administrator & Rhetoric School Principal (9-12) - CC
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    Stephanie Garland 

    Grammar and Logic School Principal & Rhetoric English - CC
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    Joshua Nokes 

    CC Athletic Director, Football, Baseball, Logic History - CC
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    Jennifer Dickinson 

    Collin County Administrative Asst
  • Photo of Jan Geist

    Jan Geist 

    Collin County Admissions Coordinator & District Admissions Assistant
    (972) 675-7317
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    Jason Stults 

    College Guidance, Rhetoric English & History - CC

Collin County Campus News

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  • Friday Electives Online

    In all of this change, modifying lessons to an online model has been challenging.  But, our grammar Friday teachers have learned to 'go with the flow'!  Art, Hands on Science, French, English, music - our teachers have done well transitioning these classes to the web, too!  Here are two of our grammar students displaying the art they created from the lesson on pointillism!
  • Meet Senior Joshua Pourciau

    CDA-CC HS Senior Class of 2020:

    Save the Date: Saturday, May 16th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families? Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life. Whether you are a pre-K or 11th grade family (or anywhere in between), please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged! Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2020 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 16. This week’s featured senior is Joshua Pourciau.

    Siblings: None

    Grade started CDA: Kindergarten

    Activities while in HS: Spring Creek Barbeque, Shipley Donuts, Mission Trip to South Africa, Teaching K-5 at church, Guitar, Historian, Drama

    Favorite moment at CDA: One time during a Chemistry test, Dr. Arion came in to check on some crayfish for Biology. Suddenly, we hear Dr. Arion yell “Oh my gosh, it moved!” Apparently, she threw away a crayfish that she thought was dead but it moved around once it was in the trash can. It startled us for sure, but it was hilarious to look back on.

    Colleges applied to: University of North Texas, Hardin Simmons University, University of Texas at Dallas

    Possible career path: Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has taught me how to communicate with others in friendly discourse so that not only am I prepared to talk to others in a sophisticated manner, but I am also prepared to speak with them about Christ.

  • Meet Senior Melissa Pearson

    CDA-CC HS Senior Class of 2020:

    Save the Date: Saturday, May 16th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families? Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life. Whether you are a pre-K or 11th grade family (or anywhere in between), please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged! Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2020 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 16. This week’s featured senior is Melissa Pearson.

    Siblings: Michelle (Class of 2015), Jennifer (Class of 2017), Katherine (Class of 2019)

    Grade started CDA: Kindergarten

    Activities while in HS: First Baptist Dallas Adult Orchestra and Community Orchestra, Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra, UNT Viola Lab, CDA Choir, piano prelude music for a Sunday School class, Latin tutoring, neighborhood dog walking service.

    Favorite moment at CDA: One of many favorite moments at CDA would be bringing in a full cereal breakfast including Honey Nut Cheerios, cold milk, spoons, and bowls with Taylor Jones during our Friday 8am SAT prep class during my sophomore year. This made the class better and brought a good laugh to our teacher and fellow classmates.

    Colleges applied to: Baylor University, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington

    Possible career path: Music Education

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has prepared me in many ways to be an ethical servant leader, including the Christian curriculum and the resulting discussions and also through teachers and classmates. Every single teacher has exemplified how to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker and has molded me, through their teaching and character, into a person ready to impact those I meet in the future.

  • Costa Rica Mission Trip 2020

    CDA had their first ever mission trip over Spring Break this year. Choir students from both Flower Mound and Collin County traveled to Costa Rica and stayed at Camp Brittney in Atenas. The wonderful Acuna family were our hosts—they cooked for us, drove us in their private bus and provided comfortable beds for us to sleep in at night. Day 1 saw us settling in after a late flight. We had “church” together as a group and went to see some beautiful waterfalls and native animals at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Day 2 we visited a cancer hospital where the students sang for patients undergoing chemo treatments and awaiting radiation. We sang from a bridge in the hospital that reached three different floors. We also passed out tracts in the Spanish language. That afternoon we visited a women’s prison where we did a concert, passed out tracks and delivered care packages.

    Day 3 we traveled to a local private high school where we did a concert and were able to mingle with the students. Mrs. Dwyer even saw a former student from her earlier teaching days in Highland Park! We then made our way to a local church where we went to parks and shopping centers to invite locals to our concert that evening. This was in the very neighborhood that Mr. Oaks lived in while going to language school years ago! We did not view these connections as coincidence, but rather as the kindness of our loving heavenly Father! The concert that evening was special and some of the students from the school that morning came to see us again! Day 4 and 5 we had concerts in local churches and again reached out to the neighborhoods around us. We saw students reach out to total strangers for the first time, and in a foreign language no less! We saw several conversions during our concerts and one dramatic conversion that deserves its own article. Day 6 was a day of relaxation and reflection at a local beach before our trip home late that evening.
     
    Each day we had a student led devotional and had students share their testimonies at the concerts-- adults and students alike were challenged and blessed. I am so proud of the students who volunteered and all the students for their servant hearts. I did not hear a single complaint or unkind word the whole week! We also had some fun times of worshipping together at the camp (and also on the bus—lots of singing every day!!). We saw the two campuses become one as many new friendships were formed.
     
    I am so grateful for the opportunity we had to go to Costa Rica. I believe this was a life changing event for the students who went and look forward to doing it again in the future!

    Mrs. Sharon Miller

  • Meet Senior Joey Morris

    CDA-CC HS Senior Class of 2020:

    Save the Date: Saturday, May 16th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families? Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life. Whether you are a pre-K or 11th grade family (or anywhere in between), please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged! Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2020 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 16. This week’s featured senior is Joey Morris.

    Siblings: Jacey Morris (Class of 2018), Julia Morris (9th)

    Grade started CDA: 8th

    Activities while in HS: Basketball, Track, Baseball, Football, Band, Guitar, Acting, Camp CHAOS, Mission Trips to Dominican Republic, Norman, Puerto Rico, Galveston, and Alaska.

    Favorite moment at CDA: My favorite moment was definitely the trip to Disney World with the band my junior year. Getting to hang out with some of my best friends at my favorite place in the world is something that I’m never going to forget.

    Colleges applied to: University of Oklahoma, Belmont University, Fordham University

    Possible career path: Occupational Therapy, Faith and Social Justice

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has given me so many opportunities to lead. But every team or organization I’ve been put in charge of has also had someone there backing me up and giving advice. There is no way I could have headed up the House of Arc without Mrs. Bergstrom helping me grow as a leader, or served as a captain in football without being led by Coach Nokes and Coach Stoneking. This has taught me to learn as much as I can from the people God puts into my life to mentor me. I hope that someday I can be the same kind of positive influence on others that they were to me.

  • Meet Senior Caden McClure

    CDA-CC HS Senior Class of 2020:
    Save the Date: Saturday, May 16th, at 4:00 p.m. at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.

    Have you ever wondered– What is the purpose of all of the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments that you have to work through as CDA families? Our mission is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The CDA-Collin County Commencement is an opportunity to see all this come together as you watch our students prepare for the next season of life. Whether you are a pre-K or 11th grade family (or anywhere in between), please plan on joining us for this day and prepare to be encouraged! Over the next several months, we will be featuring our class of 2020 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 16. This week’s featured senior is Caden McClure.

    Siblings: Grace Topete (Class of 2014), Logan McClure (Class of 2016)

    Grade started CDA: 6th

    Activities while in HS : Park Cities Presbyterian Church Helping Hands Ministry; Track; Basketball co-Captain; Football co-Captain; Plano Computers for the Blind; Lifeguard at Plano Aquatics Center; Drama: Lysander in Midsummer’s Night Dream, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, George Gibbs in Our Town, Horace Vandergelder in The Matchmaker, The Wolf and Prince Charming in Into the Woods

    Favorite moment at CDA: My favorite moments at CDA include performing in drama productions throughout high school, joining the new Collin County football team, playing in our first playoff football game during my senior year, and attending dances with my friends.

    Colleges applied to Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma

    Possible career path: Business, Economics

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? Classes such as Theology 1 & 2, Logic, and Rhetoric have contributed to the development of my ideas and beliefs. My drama and rhetoric classes taught me public speaking skills that I can use to articulate these ideas to the world. These lessons have been critical to me in becoming a leader and a servant, and I now have the confidence to communicate my ideas clearly.

  • Second Grade Presentations

    This quarter, our 2nd graders finished reading Detectives in Togas and created a comic strip of their favorite chapter.  Each student presented his or her strip and shared why that chapter was chosen.  One of the hallmarks of Classical education is public speaking, and even our grammar students are getting a chance to hone those skills.
  • TPSMEA Solo and Ensemble Results

    Congratulations to the CDA Symphonic Band! Over the weekend, CDA participated in the Texas Private Schools Music Educators regional Solo and Ensemble Contest. We had 22 soloists and 10 small ensembles make a superior rating, which is the highest rating. In addition, we had 16 soloists and 8 of our small ensembles from Flower Mound and Collin County advance to State Solo and Ensemble Competition! Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Clement are so proud of everyone who participated. "Many of our students played difficult selections and really challenged themselves."
     
    Here are the results:
    * denotes students advancing to state
    Students advance to state when they make a superior rating on a class 1 solo. (Class 1 is the most difficult category)
     
    The following soloists received a medal and the highest score, Superior (1 rating)
    CC soloists:
    Sophia Engman *
    Lily Goodwin *
    Joanna Lee *
    Timothy Lee *
    Avery Meazell
    Stuti Mehta
     
    The following ensembles received a medal and the highest score, Superior (1 rating)
    * denotes ensembles advancing to state
     
    FM and CC ensembles:
    Woodwind trio *: Sophia Engman, Joanna Lee, Alyse Mandelblatt
    Clarinet quintet * : Joanna Lee, Stephen Hemsworth, Caden Rogers, Alyse Mandelblatt, Grant Hoffmann
    Flute quartet *: Lauren Joseph, Sophia Engman, Rachel Irizarry, Lindsey Anderson
    Woodwind quintet *: Lauren Joseph, Kirsten Browne, Caden Rogers, Genny Covert, Nolan Marshall
    Trumpet trio *: Ethan Joseph, Brendon Kofink, Lana Linebarger
    Percussion ensemble *: Truth Clevenger, Seth Livingston, Ben Arnold, Josh Ledbetter, Alex Cannon, Ethan Vera
    Saxophone quartet *: Owen Gerth, Danielle Kofink, Tessa Linebarger, Noah Kulle
    Trombone quartet *: Ethan Kendall, Conner Aiena, Josh Rauhauser, Elijah Clark
    Low Brass trio: Josh Rauhauser, Aaron Younger, Luke Sterzik
    Percussion quartet : Audrey Salladin, Lily Goodwin, Truth Clevenger, Seth Livingston

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