In March 2007, the House System was introduced to Coram Deo Academy’s High School, which only existed at the Flower Mound campus at that time.
A group of 20 students met weekly and alongside faculty shaped the Coram Deo House System. After months of preparation, the first August House Retreat was held. The day began early, at 6 a.m. Students of varied interests and talents were separated into four houses and spent all-day transforming a centuries-old method of student organization into a distinctive CDA tradition by putting names, shields, colors and mottos to their houses. House Exemplars were chosen first by period- ancient, medieval, modern and American; then by type- theologian/philosopher, author/artist, inventor/scientist and political/military leader. The houses that resulted were the Houses of Homer, Lewis, Wallace and Wright.
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.