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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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!
The sophomore class spent part of their Labor Day break making harvest boxes for Meals on Wheels. These boxes will provide shelf stable nutrition for the Meals on Wheels Collin County clients. The Meals on Wheels program provides daily, nutritious meals and social interactions to approximately 2000 unduplicated, homebound, older or disabled adults throughout Collin County. Those at greater risk of malnutrition are also eligible to receive supplemental weekend and breakfast meals.
Thank you, Sophomores, for expressing our mission of being ethical servant-leaders.
The fee for courses through CCU is $200 per semester course and $200 per yearlong course. Courses designated as yearlong (Calculus, Theology I and Biology) have a one-time cost of $200. Courses such as United States History or General Physics, for example, continue in the Spring and, therefore, have Fall and Spring costs associated with them. Each semester cost is $200. Some courses (American Literature and Integrated Math) are one semester (Fall) only and also have a one-time cost of $200. Please refer to the “Semester” section of the table for this information.
Dual credit can potentially save students/families time and money, but individual colleges determine how/if they will apply Dual Credit from CCU to the student’s college degree plan similar to the way AP scores are handled for credit. For specific questions about dual credit, please feel free to contact me.
If you (student) do not already have a CCU account, you will first need to create an account. Use the link here to do so.
After you register for classes and receive your CCU ID, you will need to activate your CCU Login account the next business day to access CCU's student resources. Please visit our Dual Credit Students page for details.
To drop or withdraw from a CCU dual credit course, fill out the Drop/Withdrawal form and have it signed by a parent, then have a school faculty/administrator email it to CCU. A course may be dropped no later than the drop deadline. Tuition may be refunded dependent on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawing after the drop deadline will result in no refund and a grade of "W."
If you (student) already have a CCU account, you can register for courses by signing in here.
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.
College Guidance & Interim RS Principal & RS History - 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.
Dean of Students & Interim LS Principal; RS Science - CC
Nathan Hudler is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Mathematics and Education. He was involved as a small group leader with the campus ministry Chi Alpha. After two years teaching Geometry in the public school system, Nathan decided to attend Dallas Theological Seminary, and graduated with a Master of Theology with a focus in Christian Education in 2013.
While finishing his degree, Nathan joined the Coram Deo faculty in the fall of 2012. The following school year, Mr. Hudler became a full-time faculty member, and has taught a variety of classes over the years including Physics, AP Chem, Physical Science, Life Science, Theology, and Theology 2. In addition, Nathan also serves as the Dean of Students, the senior class advisor, and faculty advisor for the House of Newton.
Nathan married his wife, Angela, in 2006. They have 3 children- Owen, Dylan, and Logan. Owen and Dylan attend have both attended Coram Deo since Pre-K. The family attends Providence Village Church where Nathan is finishing his preparation to become an elder.
Admissions Coordinator - CC
CC Campus Athletic Director & Football & Softball Program Director
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 serving with his wife at Mercy Presbyterian Church.
Administrative Assistant to the Campus Administrator - CC