At the upper school level, the Academy aims to maintain a careful balance between teaching skills and information and encouraging students to pursue areas of personal interest and affinity. Purposeful thinking skills and originality are encouraged across all curriculum areas.
The individual student remains the focus of the learning environment, as teachers work to provide a supportive educational process that encourages students to take ever-increasing risk and responsibility for their choices, effort, and achievement. Upper school instructors integrate sound teaching techniques with cutting-edge practices and technology to create exemplary and relevant academic courses. In addition, teachers invest themselves in mentoring relationships with students so that each student is known, appreciated, and personally encouraged to excel.
Opportunities for students to take leadership roles abound. With an array of extracurricular teams, clubs, and events, students learn to lead and to work in alliance with other learners. It is the belief of every upper school faculty member that God reveals Himself in His world and in His Word. CPA High School students are taught to know the truth of God, to apply that truth to all of life, and to evaluate all of life by that truth. Coursework and learning experiences are designed to communicate the relevance of scripture while encouraging students to live lives of authentic faith.