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

President
The House President is responsible for leading house meetings, and serves as facilitator and coordinator for the other member of the leadership team.
 
Vice-President
The Vice-President acts is a member of the leadership team and acts as President in the absence of the President.
 
Secretary 
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.
 
Chaplain
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.

Parliamentarian
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.
 
Historian
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 Ella Claire Williford

“I am very passionate about the CDA House System. In my eyes, House is critical to the culture of our school. The House System is for everybody—it gives all types of students with all different talents an opportunity to be an important member of their house family, and involvement broadens a student’s high school experience through community. I think that every student should be involved because it is that important. One of my favorite things to do is to bring people together and I’m passionate about making sure everyone feels like they have a place in the House System! I firmly believe that it is up to us, the students, to make House great. The House Presidents have a unified goal to make house the best it can be and I’m excited for the upcoming year.”

House of Lewis President Brock Holton

“Coram Deo’s house system provides an element to campus life rarely seen anywhere else. Students of all ages, skillsets, and backgrounds can work together through student government and inter-school competition to make CDA the best it can be! As an integral part of CDA’s student life, House provides an interwoven opportunity for students to grow as people and followers of Christ as part of a Christian community.”

House of Wallace President Savanna Morris

“Each House has its own unique aspects and history, and I am thrilled to be the President of the House of Wallace. House is an amazing opportunity to build bonds and develop friendships while maintaining a centered focus on Christ. Being able to actively engage with other students, the community, and learn what it’s like to be a servant leader are just a few of the wonderful learning experiences House has to offer. In addition, House cultivates an environment where students across high school can participate in new and unfamiliar activities outside of their comfort zones. I look forward to what this year will bring to the House System as a whole and especially in the House of Wallace!”

House of Wright President Ianna Chan

“House is an opportunity to truly flourish. Everyone’s individual talents are utilized to create a unique high school experience. Whether it be speech, music, service, or leadership, the passions of all help further the house and school pride. With the ingenuity, courage, perseverance, and generosity of Wright, I know that we will be able to show to others the love of Christ through our unity while proving that fortune assists the daring.”

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Administration

For additional information contact:
school@coramdeoacademy.org
972.691.5648