Margaret Mead, famous anthropologist and writer

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has changed it.
In 2007, the House System was introduced to Coram Deo Academy.  In each house there are leaders, athletes, musicians, and artists. This System was put in place so that students are free to express the various gifting and talents God has given them. In each student is a leader and the House System provides the perfect opportunity for them to step out and step up. The House System was not made to “crown a winner” but to build community, relationships, and a voice for students in the presence of God.

House Offices

The House President is responsible for leading house meetings, and serves as facilitator and coordinator for the other member of the leadership team.
The Vice-President acts is a member of the leadership team and acts as President in the absence of the President.
The Secretary tracks all account transactions, keeps a record of all actions and activities discussed at the house meetings and keep a continuous log of all meetings.
Events Coordinator
The Events Coordinator oversees all house sponsored activities and manages the leadership committees for house events.
The Chaplain is responsible for engendering the Christian lifestyle for the house and coordinates opening and closing of house meetings with a word of prayer.

The Parliamentarian serves as an objective judge, making sure that all house offices uphold their respective duties. He or she also maintains a full understanding of the house constitution and ensures the house follows it.
The Historian ensures that photos are taken throughout the year at all house activities and provides newsworthy events and/or pictures to the CDA Communication Office. He or she is also responsible for maintaining a historical record of house activities through scrapbook and bulletin board.

Founded on Four Pillars

CDA’s House System for Flower Mound was founded upon four pillars that continue to serve as its organizational goals:

  • Leadership
  • Honor and Spirit
  • Self-governance
  • Community Service
The development of these principles is one of the ways CDA trains students to be ethical servant-leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.

House of Homer President Brooks Ward

"One of the joys of my high school experience has been the house system. Not only is it a great way to meet new people and exercise that amazing competitive spirit, but it is also a training ground for leadership and virtue. I have learned so much from my time in house and I will never forget the friendships and memories I have made through it. It shows people how to work together, how to use their own abilities, and most of all, how to have fun. Being the president of Homer has taught me so much and is such an amazing honor. Learning how to work with different people and coming up with new ideas and events has been such great experience for me as well. If I had one piece of advice to give to an incoming freshman, it would be to get heavily involved with house because it is an awesome experience. House has to be one of my favorite parts about CDA and will stick with me long after I'm gone."

House of Lewis President Lily Patterson

"The House system at CDA is one that offers unique opportunities to students, such as competing with their peers, engaging in community, and serving others. The House of Lewis truly is a house like no other. Lewis has a tight knit community that is Christ-centered and allows students to different opportunities to get involved. Students of all backgrounds and different interests get to come together and get outside their comfort zone and great genuine friendships that push each other to become more like Christ. The House system is so special and is a place that teaches students servant leadership through service projects, how to lead and public speak through debates, and how to compete for the glory of God in battles. Lewis is proud to be a welcoming home to so many CDA families and alumni and truly cultivates a culture of belonging and Christ centered community. I can't wait to see what the House of Lewis continues to achieve in the years to come!"

House of Wallace President Aurelia Mayer

“The kilt-wearing war hero, William Wallace, once proclaimed that "all men die, but not all men truly live." Let me assure you that we are truly living it out in the House System!  I am so excited to be the President of the House of Wallace this year. After a week of exams and projects, House is a fun break in our schedules to apply our gifts and use our unique voices as leaders to shape the culture and school for the glory of God. Instead of just dumping our critiques and frustrations at the lunch table, students have the ability to create the change they long to see in their community and school. Whether that means organizing a service project for a cause you are passionate about or participating in the House Mario Cart battle, House gives you the opportunity to shape culture for His glory!  Whether you’re a Senior or Freshman, nerd or jock, extroverted or introverted, there is a place for you in House. See you there!”

House of Wright President Parker Lilley

"As the President of Wright, one of my favorite things about House is how students across multiple grades get to collaborate in a fun way outside of the classroom.  I’ve met some incredible people that I would have never known if it wasn’t for the House System.  As a freshman, I was able to interact with the seniors I looked up to, and now as a junior, I am able to interact with this year’s freshmen.  Every student has the opportunity to share their various skills and talents through debate, competition, service, leadership, and House Spirit.  House is one of the best aspects of Rhetoric School, and it is a great blessing to help lead such an important part of CDA."

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