CVCA is a state chartered, college preparatory school. Our commitment to Christian education is meant to inspire excellence which starts with our faculty, over half of which hold master’s degrees in their field; several holding doctorates.
Every high school student at CVCA has his or her own guidance counselor. If you have a general question for the guidance office, or if the student stops in with a general question and the assigned counselor is not available, one of the other counselors will certainly step in and take the question.
Periodically, each counselor will check the academic progress of the students in his or her group. We will work with you during the school year to help students get the academic support that they need.
Mrs. Regina Pykary (7th Grade), Lead Teacher/Guidance
[email protected] -or- (330) 929-0575 x141
Mrs. Cyndi Holmes (8th Grade), Lead Teacher/Guidance
[email protected] -or- (330) 929-0575 x244
Mr. Steve Kasiguran (9th Grade), Intl. Students, Guidance Counselor
[email protected] -or- (330) 920-8204 Option 3
Mr. Randy Tomich (10th Grade), Director Of Guidance
[email protected] -or- (330) 920-8204 Option 2
Mrs. Maureen Plum (11th Grade), Guidance Counselor
[email protected] -or- (330) 920-8204 Option 4
Mrs. Sara Fridline, Director Of College Placement
[email protected] -or- (330) 920-8204 Option 5
|English||4 Credits in grade-specific classes||Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 or AP English Lit|
|Math||4 Credits||Minimum 3 credits taken in grades 9-12|
|Science||3 Credits||Including Biology & Chemistry|
|Social Studies||3 Credits||Including Global Studies, Modern American History or AP US History, Economics, and Government|
|Debate||1/2 Credit||Speech 1/2 credit accepted from prior to 2013-2014|
|World Language***||2 Credits||Same Language in grades 9-12|
|Computer Applications||1/2 Credit|
|Physical Education**||1/2 Credit or 2 PE Waivers||PE Waiver (PDF) (See Guidance Counselor)|
|Fine Arts||1 Credit|
*Transfer students are required to pass Bible and J-Term only while in attendance at CVCA. Bible electives do not count toward the 24 credit requirement.
**PE Waivers do not count toward the 24 credit requirement.
***Biblical Greek does not count toward world language requirements.
NOTE: For a complete detailed description of all binding requirements, please see the Student Handbook or contact the Guidance Office. Details listed here are not binding and are for reference only.
This chart (PDF) outlines the criteria for the Diploma with Honors.
Please contact the Guidance Office for additional information.
Exams are available for those students wishing to “test out” of select college courses. According to College Board…
Local and online college courses continue to be available to CVCA students. However, state funding is changing, and the previous Post-secondary Option is no longer available. High school students wishing to consider taking a college course must meet the following criteria…
CVCA can schedule a student for a computer-lab study hall for online classes. As always, college classes do not replace CVCA graduation requirements. Interested students should speak with their guidance counselors; these professionals will keep applicants informed on the state funding developments.
Check the Scholarship List here (PDF). This list of local scholarships is updated every 2 to 3 weeks, so check back frequently!
CVCA’s CEEB Code: 361771
After the applications are sent in, the next step is financial aid. We are hosting our annual meeting about college financial aid on Thursday, January 15th from 6:30PM-8:30PM in the Anne Tell Chapel. The main focus of the meeting will be on filing the FAFSA form that most colleges require in order to put together financial aid packages for your students. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The FAFSA is an online form to be filled out no sooner than January 1st but please plan to complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible to maximize your eligibility. Estimates can also be processed. Some institutions require the FAFSA to be completed by a certain deadline to be considered for institutional scholarships. Please check these dates with the schools your student is applying to.
The first step in filing the FAFSA is for the parent and the student to get a PIN (Person Identification Number). When you fill out the FAFSA online, you will have to sign it “electronically” and you can only do so after you are assigned a PIN.Set a goal of registering for a PIN before January 1st as it will speed up the FAFSA process.
Register for your PIN here: www.pin.ed.gov (LINK)
Parents of Juniors: You will not need to fill out the FAFSA until next year. However, you may attend this meeting if you would like some advance education on the financial aid process.
Other helpful websites on this topic are:
Additional information and registration materials for the SAT may be obtained by calling our Guidance Office at (330) 920-8204 or at the SAT website www.collegeboard.org (LINK). For the ACT, choose either of two test options; the ACT Assessment or the ACT Assessment Plus Writing (which includes a 30 minute writing test). Not all colleges and universities require a writing test. Check with the colleges you are considering or go to www.actstudent.org (LINK) for a list of institutions that require or recommend the writing test.
We recommend that students take each test once in their junior year and then retake the one they feel most comfortable with a second time. Juniors may want to wait until the spring semester to take the SAT so that they can use the results from the PSAT as a study guide.
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A guide for college selection & planning prepared by CVCA Guidance Office.
CVCA’s CEEB Code: 361771
|General Information||College Board – SAT Testing (www.collegeboard.com) (LINK)
ACT Testing (www.actstudent.org) (LINK)
FAFSA Tutorial in 7 Easy Steps (LINK)
Christian College Information (www.christiancollegementor.com) (LINK)
Ohio College Information (www.ohiocollege.org) (LINK)
Schools that use Common Application (www.commonapp.org) (LINK)
Princeton Review (www.embark.com) (LINK)
Peterson’s Guide (www.petersons.com) (LINK)
Education Planner (www.educationplanner.com) (LINK)
|Scholarships Financial Aid||FastWeb (www.fastweb.com) (LINK)
SRN Express (www.srnexpress.com) (LINK)
College Board (www.collegeboard.com) (LINK)
Wired Scholar (www.wiredscholar.com) (LINK)
Scholarship America (www.scholarshipamerica.org) (LINK)
Financial Aid Information – (www.finaid.org) (LINK)
Information on 529 College Savings Plan (www.savingforcollege.com) (LINK)
U.S. Dept. of Education (http://www.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml) (LINK)
Ohio Department of Education (http://regents.ohio.gov/) (LINK)
Sallie Mae (www.salliemae.com) (LINK)
Seniors will be off campus for their senior class picture. Seniors do not report to school on this day.
Seventh graders will have a special program on Conflict Resolution during the testing hours.
7-11 grades will be dismissed for the day at 11:30AM.
What are colleges looking for when they read your application? More than just your GPA and test scores are taken into account. Your character also matters to a college. They consider your:
Figuring out how you can best express all of this is where our department comes in to help!
Mrs. Sara Fridline
(330) 929-0575 ext. 308
Naviance is a computer program used by many high schools and colleges to assist with college and career research and the college application process. Students and parents will find this program to be very helpful for these purposes. CVCA will use Naviance as a tool to send application materials to colleges (including transcripts and recommendation letters) and to track where our students are applying.
Login to your Naviance Account on a regular basis!
Log into Naviance: (LINK)
School Postal Code: 44224
Email: CVCA Email Address
Password: Password you chose when registering
If you do not have a registration code, please contact Mrs. Fridline.
Directions for Using Naviance to Apply to Colleges (Coming Soon)
Directions for Requesting a Transcript (Coming Soon)
Directions for Requesting a Letter of Recommendation (Coming Soon)
Letter to Parents about Naviance (Coming Soon)
Download them here (PDF)
Register for and to order ACT scores (LINK)
Register for and to order SAT scores (LINK)
Wednesday October 14th 7:55 AM-11:30 AM:
PSAT/NMSQT – 10th and 11th grades. This is a practice SAT (college entrance test). Juniors’ scores will be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Click here for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.
PSAT 8/9 – 8th and 9th grades. This is a grade-level appropriate practice test for the SAT. Click here for more information about the PSAT 8/9.
All students in grades 8-11 will be testing on the morning of October 14th. Results will be available to parents by the end of first semester.
Seniors will be off campus for their senior class picture. Seniors do not report to school on this day.
7th graders will have a special program during testing hours.
7-11 grades will be dismissed for the day at 11:30 AM.
Academic support is available at the middle school and senior high levels.
Free assistance is provided by one of the three certified teachers. This may take the form of one-to-one tutoring, small group tutoring, or with the use of a peer tutor.
Feel free to contact one of the teachers listed if you have questions or would like to discuss the program.
Middle School students’ schedules are arranged through the Guidance office. An additional program for Middle School students, H.O.P.E. (homework help, organizational skills development, personal attention, and encouragement) is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20PM – 4:00PM.
The Senior High Academic Support Program is provided for those students who have experienced some difficulty academically. It also provides support for students making the transition from less challenging academic situations to the more rigorous expectations of CVCA.
A. Students on academic probation
B. Students who have at least one portion of the OGT to pass
C. Guidance counselors, after contact from classroom teachers or parents, assign students to Academic Support.
A. The student is scheduled for assistance during a regularly scheduled study hall. The guidance counselor will contact Mrs. Miller, Miss Runyon or Mr. Larlham to set up the schedule. The number of times per week that a student is scheduled depends on the need, the number of study halls available, and the number of students needing help at that time. Academic probation students will be scheduled daily unless notified otherwise.
B. Students in the Academic Support program in previous years who did not meet the conditions in section I may request assistance on an “as needed basis.” For example, a study hall prior to a test may be used to meet with one of us for the purposes of reinforcing what the student has already done in preparing for the test. Help will be given if time permits.
C. Times are also available during lunch, before school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and after school. Before school and after school times should be arranged at least a day in advance. Some students have no study halls and these are the only times possible for them.
D. Peer tutoring can be arranged. The peer tutors are selected from members of the National Honor Society or by teacher recommendation. If possible, tutors will be the same gender as the student.
E. The Academic Support program is intended to be a supplement to the student’s diligent work in class and on homework. It is not intended to replace the student’s effort or to replace receiving help from the teacher as needed. It is not for Honors level classes nor for students who are taking a course which they were counseled not to take. Students will be expected to do their part in improving their academic record. Parents can help by checking to see that assignments are done and by encouraging students to seek help, but please remember that high school students should be taking the responsibility for their work and grades. Parents can also provide a quiet place to study and materials to keep the student’s work organized.
It is our hope that each student who participates will benefit from the Academic Support Program and thus enhance his or her CVCA experience. Please feel free to contact us.
CVCA’s partnership with Sevenstar Online Learning continues for the 2015-2016 school year. Families may choose Sevenstar for credit recovery and elective courses. This program provides an inventory of online Christian courses and teachers that we can utilize to meet the needs of your family. Each course is built on a Biblical worldview, and each meets CVCA’s academic standards.
Sevenstar is an optional, parent-paid program; it does not replace CVCA’s course offerings. All of the courses offered through Sevenstar will count as elective credit on your student’s transcript. We trust that you are excited about the possibilities of enhancing your student’s education through elective, dual credit, and AP courses. Search the list of electives offered (LINK).
Contact Dr Sewell at [email protected] to enroll. New prices are listed below. Students should schedule computer time during study hall by contacting their guidance counselors once they have completed Sevenstar enrollment.
|Registration (One-Time Fee)||$35.00|
|Elective Semester Course||$425.00|
|Elective Year-Long Course||$550.00|
|Dual Credit (From Select Christian Colleges)||$650.00|
Schools of Distinction provide an innovative opportunity for CVCA students. It is a two year curriculum designed for JUNIORS & SENIORS to expose our students to professional fields and potential majors. This program is in addition to the CVCA’s already rigorous college prep curriculum.
The Mission Of All Schools Of Distinction: “To expose our students to professional fields through…
…providing insight into His calling in their lives.”
School of Business & Entrepreneurship
School of Engineering
Kim Beavers, School Of Business & Entrepreneurship
[email protected] (330) 929-0575 x101
Doug Fairchild, School Of Engineering
[email protected] (330) 929-0575 x120
Rick Lyons, School Of Medical Professions
[email protected] (330) 929-0575 x127
Rick Thompson, School Of Ministry
[email protected] (330) 929-0575 x610
J-term (January Term) is an innovative curricular enhancement that began in 2011. Students have the unique opportunity to take non-traditional courses on campus, dig deeper into areas of study within the greater CVCA area, or literally travel around the world through a variety of educational and mission trips. In addition, juniors and seniors have the rare opportunity to experience firsthand a profession – Career Experience Opportunities – before deciding on a college or major.
Complete Jterm 2016 Trips information & registration forms can be downloaded here.
ATHLETIC TEAM TRIPS: The following s are scheduled for a Jterm experience. Current s and students planning to try out for these s should not plan to register for international or domestic Jterm trips. More information will follow for trips; registration and payment will take place in the fall.
For more information regarding the Athletic Department Jterm policy, please see the “Jterm Athletic Policy” section below on this page.
Each trip has a CVCA faculty as its lead faculty. This person can help you decide if 2016 is your year to travel. Please note the prerequisites or limitations, if any, for each activity. Also, be aware that different trips start and end on different dates; see individual listings. Trips and retreats will only be held if the minimum number of students is met during registration.
** Example: Grand Canyon trip is $1000, a deposit of $275 due at registration, a $300 payment is due on 9/15/15 and the balance of $425 is due 11/01/15).
Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing to travel with CVCA. Tuition and fees must be current at the time of application and until trip departure in order for students to participate on Jterm trips. Additionally, some trips and retreats require an application. Registrations must be accompanied by a $275 deposit unless otherwise specified. Trips are filled on a first come, first served basis except for those requiring application or ship.
Because lead faculty must book trips in advance, there is no refund for individual cancellations. Families will receive complete refunds if the trip is cancelled prior to the end of the current school year due to lack of enrollment in the trip.
Lead faculty s have information concerning passports, visas, and immunizations, as required. Registered students must submit updated medical forms, shot records (if required), and parental consent to travel (available from the lead faculty). Families are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance.
Monday – Friday, January 4-8, 2016 & Monday, January, 11, 2016
The Application Form (PDF) requires parental approval. Students are responsible for the completion of all paperwork. After turning in the Application Form, the application will be reviewed by Mr. Spodnik and the Administrative Committee. If the application is approved the student will be given a CEO Host Approval Contract. (Students DO NOT need to have a host prior to application, but must realize they will be responsible to secure a potential host upon acceptance into the CEO program.)
Accepted students will shadow a “host” professional during J-term. The student (and student’s family) is ultimately responsible for finding a Christian host in the desired field. We suggest you contact relatives, friends, and church s to see if they would be able to connect you with a possible host. That host must be approved by CVCA during the fall semester prior to the Career Experience Opportunity
Applications accepted now through September 14, 2015.
Career Experience Opportunities are a professional yet flexible approach to careers. Accepted students and their hosts should arrange for the most optimum times for “shadowing”; office hours, meetings, or professional development seminars are just a starting point. Minimum time requirement is 30 hours with the host; travel time and lunch are not included in this. Some hosts might prefer daily attendance of approximately 6 hours, while others might suggest a more flexible arrangement.
Students are required to keep a CEO Log in which they note their hours and activities; the log requires the host’s signature. The CEO office will check this log after J-term, so it should be kept current. In addition, students are required to participate in the CEO GOOGLE APP in which they discuss their experiences with other students and with Mr. Spodnik. The GOOGLE APP is an online, secure, closed discussion board. Only students enrolled in our CEO program will participate in the short, daily discussions.
The culminating requirement is a two- to three-page (2-3) typed reflection paper about the CEO. Details are included in the CEO Student Requirements section.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to hosting sites.
There is no cost for Career Experience Opportunities.
A CEO is worth one (1) J-term credit; like all J-term activities, it is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
Winter Blast is the Grade 7 overnight retreat. Throughout our time together, we will be using sports fields for group games and such, but the more important part of the retreat will occur during our daily chapels. Students will also have the opportunity to share with one another during Connections time. Students will be mentored by CVCA faculty and staff, along with CVCA alumni college students who are serving as chaperones. As you can see, our days will jam-packed, but we are excited to spend it having fun and learning more about God and each other through messages and our worship times.
WinterBlast 2015: Tuesday, Jan 6th – Thursday, Jan 8th.
Created for Freedom is a learning experience and expedition for 8 graders from January 4th through 8th. Students will retrace the historic steps of freedom that were part of the Underground Railroad and consider the intelligent steps of Creation in relation to a biblical worldview of science.
The retreat includes visits to the National Freedom Center and the Creation Museum as well as team building activities and inspiring chapel and worship sessions at the Hotel Water Resort and Conference Center. Chaperones include several CVCA faculty along with college-age alumni.
These will be sent around 9PM via ParentsWeb e-mail on the last three nights of the trip.
Students are required to earn one (1) J-term credit each year of high school enrollment for a total of four (4) credits. Approved Career Experience Opportunities earn one credit. Half-day courses earn one-half credit; therefore, completing both a morning and afternoon class will earn a student a full J-term credit. Full-day courses earn one credit. CVCA-sponsored trips and retreats also earn one credit.
Students may not enroll in the same course more than once during their time at CVCA.
Because we believe J-term is a chance for students to explore new ways of learning, all J-term courses are pass/fail. If a student does not earn credit for a J-term course, he or she will be required to enroll in a CVCA “special J-term” summer school course in order to complete the graduation requirement. THIS IS A CVCA GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.
The J-term school day for a high school student is divided into two sessions and one course is taken per session. The morning session is 8:00-11:00. Lunch, held on campus, is 11:00-11:40; regular cafeteria items will be available. The afternoon session is 11:45-2:45. All-day sessions from 8:00-2:45 are also available. The longer class periods make it possible to offer courses that ordinarily could not be held in a traditional class time.Students need to check course descriptions carefully to be familiar with individual class expectations, as some vary from the hours listed here.
Students should understand that all school rules remain in force during J-term. Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing to participate in any off-campus J-term events.
All students are required to attend each day of J-term. Due to the intense nature of the J-term curriculum, even one day of absence would lead to a student missing a major portion of the course content and activities. As always, we ask that you do not schedule any outside activities that conflict with the school day at CVCA. Attendance will be taken; students are expected to arrive on time and be prepared to learn. Some courses have guest speakers or field trips, and these events cannot wait for tardy students. Student absences must be called in to the attendance secretary at extension 218. Students who are unable to attend J-term for the entire period will NOT earn credit, and they will need to earn that credit during summer school. Please plan accordingly.
“Friday Dress” spirit wear is appropriate for all on-campus courses. Off-campus courses, trips, and retreats may, of course, require or permit other apparel; please see the “Advisory” for each course. Students representing CVCA through Career Experience Opportunities should dress in the profession’s business attire; please ask your host about appearance standards.
It is the intention of the department for all s to have a TWO-YEAR ROTATION: one year having normal practice time while their student athletes sign up for classes and/or CEOs during J-term . . . the next year providing a special “-specific” experience that would include out-of-town travel and more. This gives students the opportunity to have a special “-specific” experience with their mates and to receive the benefits of the many opportunities afforded by J-term throughout their CVCA careers.
COMMUNICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE TALK WITH YOUR COACH ASAP WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
Because of the level of commitment that is expected in these programs, students will be required to choose their athletic program’s J-term experience. On the years where there isn’t a trip scheduled for J-term, individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the classes provided by the school while having practice at the end of the afternoon session of J-term (3:00). However, this does not include trips away from school (London, Germany, Chicago, etc.) that would prohibit them from attending practices. Arrangements can be made to accommodate students to miss practice at the discretion of the coach.
Student-athletes in the above sports can take classes and CEOs but cannot go on J-term trips that aren’t sport specific. Choosing to go on an extended outside trip would not allow you to be a of the for that year.
The swimming program would prefer that their athletes not go on a trip during the season. Leaving for a trip would cause the athlete to miss practices and competitions. However, if an athlete is extremely passionate about a trip, they should contact the coach well in advance to try and work something out.
Because of the level of commitment that is expected in these programs, students will be expected to choose their athletic program’s J-term experience. As a of the Girls’ Varsity or JV Basketball s, if an athlete misses practices or games during J-term, that action may adversely affect that athlete’s participation in future contests.
Student-athletes may go on J-term trips that are not sport specific, but doing so may affect your status on the .
Although it is the desire of these s to have all their s participate with their s during J-term, the s of these s may participate in any of the J-term activities provided they communicate with their coach prior to the J-term. If they are going on a trip that would have them away for an extended time, coaches should be informed by the beginning of the school year.
School Day Hours: 7:30AM-3:30PM (All Library Services)
Homework & Awaiting Rides: 3:30PM-5:30PM (No Library Services)
Director: Mrs. Cindy Horsfall, x612.
Asst. Director: Lisa Bradley, x615.
$0.10 per school day per book. Checkout is for two weeks.
Reserved materials and DVDs: Check out is three days. Fine is $0.25 per day late.
Special Collection: Check out overnight. Fine is $0.25 per day late.
No fee to print for school.
Personal Printing: $0.50 per color page / $0.10 per B/W per side
CVCA offers a limited course list of summer school subjects.
Download the high school summer school offerings and registration form here (PDF).
Because of the accelerated nature of summer school, absences for reasons other than illness are not permitted.
Early registration discount applies to all registrations received by TBA.
Please note that withdrawal of registration will be refunded less 30% of the course fee.