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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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.
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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.
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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.
Football season is officially here for CDA! Our first home games are this Friday. Below are the links to go online and purchase tickets for the game this Friday night at Ereckson Middle School in Allen, TX!
In history, our 3rd graders learn about the Middle Ages and early Church history. One of the fun activities associated with this course of study is creating their own illuminations. Early Christian scribes would bring beauty to the hand-written pages of Scripture by turning letters into works of art.. Here, our own students create beautiful letters of their initials.
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 2021 seniors to give you an opportunity to meet them before you join us for the celebration May 15. This week’s featured senior is Trey Bergstrom.
Siblings: Cole Bergstrom (Class of 2019), Bryn Bergstrom (7th)
Grade started CDA: 2nd
Activities while in HS : Worship band for church and school, Club Soccer, Varsity Co-ed Soccer, Track, Choir, Firehouse Subs employee
Favorite moment at CDA: My favorite memory from CDA was participating in the first ever Collin County Rhetoric School soccer team. I will always have fond memories of being able to play the sport that I love with my best friends.
Colleges applied to: Texas Tech, Belmont, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M
Possible career path: Business
How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? The relationships I have made with both teachers and students while at CDA, along with participating in various different electives have taught me what Christian leadership looks like. Along with this, the Theology I and II classes have helped me in building, a firm, logical foundation for my beliefs.
Fall Sports have officially begun and the time to start planning for the Winter Sports is upon us! CDA offers many opportunities for our students to be active and experience a true Classical Education where the body is trained in concert with the mind and spirit. Join many of our families in the community created through athletics and come have a great time! No experience is necessary to participate in any of the sports at CDA and there are opportunities for all students in grades 4-12!
Winter Sports Available for Registration:
Varsity Boys Soccer - Grades 9-12
Varsity Girls Soccer - Grades 9-12
Logic School COED Soccer - Grades 6-8
Varsity Boys Basketball - Grades 9-12
Varsity Girls Basketball - Grades 9-12
Junior High Girls & Boys Basketball Teams - Grades 7-8
Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Teams - Grades 4-6
Any questions? Contact Josh Nokes - firstname.lastname@example.org
School has started and so have athletics on our wonderful Collin County campus! With the first games less than a month away, the time is now to join the Lions Club to grab those season passes for home games, the sweet t-shirts, and support Lion Athletics as we get ready for great seasons ahead. The Lions Club enables our athletic programs to better prepare for competition by making it possible to purchase more training tools like blocking dummies, weighted basketballs and resistance bands for volleyball that help us raise our level as a program!
Also this year, we are adding the opportunity to "Fly Your Flag" in the CDA gym for the year. If you have a university you are particularly fond of, you can contribute to the Athletics Fund to see your school's flag flying in our gym all year long.
Follow the link to see a fantastic video and to support CDA Athletics!