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Important Announcement for all Students!

Special offer!!  Any *student who pays for their entire year by July 15th (including application fee, room deposit & incidental fee where applicable) will receive a free iPad Air. (*only full paying, non-scholarshipped students)

All students, even those which financial aid or scholarships, will be entered into a drawing to win one of two 13 inch MacBook Pro’s with retina display when they pay their 2014-2015 year in full by July 15th.

Don’t delay!! Send in your payment to reserve your room as soon as possible.  More information at admissions@canyonville.net.

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Win a 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina display


Eric Lee, Soniya Sherpa and Irenee Mitali - winners

Another exciting victory for Canyonville Christian Academy!

Canyonville Christian Academy students finished number one in the 2014 national stock market game (Capitol Hill Challenge) and qualified for an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

This 14 week contest ended May 9 and included over 4,200 teams involving 15,000+ students.  The on-line investing competition uses real-time stock prices and is sponsored by the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the national organization representing the financial industry.

The awards ceremony will take place June 11 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Among the planned events for the students is a meeting with Oregon Senators and Congressmen.

Read the national press release here: http://www.sifma.org/newsroom/2014/sifma_and_the_sifma_foundation_congratulate_the_11th_annual_stock_market_game™-capitol_hill_challenge_participants/

In the game, the winning team had a $100,000 starting position which they were able to increase by over 85% in three months.  Prior Canyonville Christian Academy teams have finished in the top 10 in the national eight times since 2010, including this win, a second, and two thirds.  This class also won a separate 2014 competition for Oregon high schools with entries sweeping the first four places.

Seminar class, taught by Roger Shaffer, covers a wide range of topics, regularly including an extended study of investing and the stock market.  Roger Shaffer is the grandson of Canyonville Christian Academy (formerly Canyonville Bible Academy) founder A.M. Shaffer.  CCA as it is affectionately called, is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary as a school.


Jumping Jack Yoo

I am so very proud to be a coach at CCA!! This has been a great season for track and field. I just received word that my 4×100 relay team broke the school record Saturday with their 4th place finish at the Oregon State 2A Championship meet with a time of 45.9 seconds. These kids rock!!  –Coach Cathy Lovato

It was a great year for Track & Field at Canyonville Christian Academy!! Head Coach Cathy Lovato along with Jumps/Distance coach Erin Payne and Throws coach Mike Stansberry worked tirelessly with the 20 young men and 10 young women who participated on the team.  This year’s district meet brought 7 individual qualifiers for the OSAA State 2A Championships as well as the 4×100 relay team.  Every athlete who participated this year improved from the first meet – setting personal bests all along the way.  Jack Yoo, a senior from South Korea, was awarded MVP for the season.  Jack, a jumper and sprinter placed 1st in twelve events throughout the season & 2nd in 4 more.  Jack qualified for state in both the Long Jump and the Triple Jump and placed 4th and 3rd respectively.

Sasha Eck was our girls’ MVP.  Sasha, a junior from Russia, is a jumper.  Sasha earned a total of 81 points for the team throughout the season and qualfied for state in both Long Jump and Triple Jump where she placed 6th and 8th respectively.  Our Most Inspirational Athlete this year was Gabriel Martin, a junior from Colombia.  Gabriel was the captain of the Sprinters and showed an indomitable spirit all season long as he encouraged his teammates to excellence. Mahli Beltran from Mexico & Anton Ashrafyan from Russia, both juniors, were our Most Improved Athletes.  Mahli also qualified for state in the 200m and came home with 8th place.  Ray Zhang, a junior from China and a first year participant, also qualified for state in both the Long Jump and the 110m hurdles.  He placed 9th and 10th respectively.

The biggest news of the season comes from our 4×100 relay team of Gabriel Martin (11th), Ivan Chu(12th), Jack Yoo (12th), & Ivan Sandrali (11th).  Going into the state meet ranked at 7th, they ran the race of their lives and finished in 4th with a new CCA record time of 45.90.  The record had been held since 2007.  We are so proud of all of our athletes!!

 

 

Jack Yoo ready to go to the State Track Meet

Jack Yoo ready to go to the State Track Meet

And it's off to the OSAA State Track Meet

And it’s off to the OSAA State Track Meet

Ivan Sandrali sprints to victory

Ivan Sandrali sprints to victory

Gabriel Martin, Jack Yoo, Ivan Sandrali & Ivan Chu take 4th in State in 4x100 race.

Gabriel Martin, Jack Yoo, Ivan Sandrali & Ivan Chu take 4th in State in 4×100 race.

 

Sasha prepares for her long jump

Sasha prepares for her long jump

Malhi Beltran in the 200 meter race

Malhi Beltran in the 200 meter race

Jack Yoo takes 3rd in State in the Triple Jump

Jack Yoo takes 3rd in State in the Triple Jump

 


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There are many testimonials on Canyonville Christian Academy’s alumni page, but this particular story was of great joy.

In 2006, Canyonville Christian Academy had a scholarship program for children of missionaries serving in various parts of the world.  That year, Bart Celie and his sister, Karolien were offered full scholarships to CCA as children of medical missionaries in Bolivia.  Karolien at the time was in 8th grade.
Bart excelled at CCA, taking various Advanced Placement classes and finished strong as a senior and Canyonville Christian Academy’s valedictorian.  Bart’s parents, Dr.’s Rik & Sabine Celie raised both Bart and Kaolien on the mission field in Bolivia and are from Belgium.  Writes sister Karolien currently studying in England,  

Ridiculously proud of my big brother, Bart Celie for receiving his acceptance to COLUMBIA MEDICAL SCHOOL today!!  From working on our english papers in the campo of Bolivia, to getting that A+ in AP classes at CCA, to completing a surely excellent thesis at Boston College – his academic journey reflects the hard work and determination that is evident through this acceptance. I can’t think of anyone that deserves this honor more than you, Barty!  Congratulations on making your life-long dream come true! Love you lots, and celebrating with you from a distance! 

On May 19, 2014, Bart will graduate with honors from Boston College  with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry.  Bart was accepted into Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he will pursue his medical degree and has a special interest in bioethics.  Congratulations on entering the Ivy League, Bart!

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Bart practicing his future medical skills on his sister, Karolien while on the mission field in Bolivia


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Canyonville Christian Academy’s 12th Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

This past Friday, April 25, the students of our small international boarding school in southern Oregon encountered a one-of-a-kind experience as they participated in Canyonville Christian Academy’s 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race.  Working in 11 teams of 5, the students worked their way through a series of 16 challenges to see who would be the ultimate survivor of 2014. Beginning with a building challenge with marshmallows and spaghetti noodles and fighting through puzzles, math, culinary & physical tasks the students ran all over Canyonville completing their assignments on their way to the finale. Learning cooperation and perseverance, the teams showed themselves to be indomitable.  In the end, Team Grey,  composed of Azrah Pervais, Precious Abeho, Jennifer Chen, Tina Huang and Macy Ho, emerged victorious with Macy Ho claiming the title of the Canyonville Christian Academy Ultimate Survivor of 2014.

 

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The self proclaimed Nerd Team of the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Winners of the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

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Students compete in the 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race


admissions door

Still looking for a great boarding school but you’ve missed an admissions deadline?  Well thankfully, Canyonville Christian Academy has always had an open enrollment policy.  Our admissions door is open and we are still taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applying is easy and doesn’t take very long.

Canyonville Christian Academy will offer you great academics. You will have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement college level courses in Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, English and U.S. History as well as our regular high school curriculum.   CCA is accredited with the NWAC and a member school of ACSI.

Besides academics, CCA has fun activities.  You’ll get to go river rafting and even tackle class 3 rapids.  There are also trips to see NBA basketball games, movies, bowling, intramural sports, mall trips and you can enjoy our student gaming center with Xboxes, Playstations, Wii’s, table tennis and a giant movie screen for movie nights.  If you are interested in sports, CCA offers soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheer leading, tennis and track and field and is a member of the Oregon State Athletic Association.

The friends that you will make will last for a lifetime.  There are usually at least 13 different countries represented in our student body!  Our admissions department was their first step to getting a great education at Canyonville Christian Academy.

So don’t hesitate!  Download your application from our Admissions page and follow the check list on the last page.  If you are a qualified student who is motivated to succeed, then Canyonville is the place for you.  Any inquires can be sent to admissions@canyonville.net or you can use our contact form to communicate with our admissions department.


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The OSAA Basketball State Competition is on the horizon.  On Saturday March 1, our Canyonville Christian Academy boy’s basketball team advanced to the state playoffs in basketball with a one point win in a heated overtime to the Myrtle Point Bobcats.

An excellent article on our Canyonville Christian Academy boy’s basketball team’s journey to the OSAA (Oregon State Athletics Association) state competition appeared on http://www.oregonprepsports.net.  Here is a brief quote from the article by Bruce McCain.

A year ago, Canyonville Christian Academy, a small 90-year old boarding school for international students, played an independent schedule in boys varsity basketball. The Pilots finished 11-6 overall and 2-3 against 2A varsity competition. This year, CCA joined the 2A MVC and finished third behind defending 2A champs Oakland and Days Creek. But this year’s Cinderella story did not end Saturday. Instead, the pumpkin carriage left Myrtle Point and headed for Pendleton, following the Pilots’ 68-67 overtime road win over the Bobcats, a Pendleton team itself in 2013. Pilot coach Noel Schaak has been at the helm of CCA’s program for ten years. He faces challenges unlike any other coach in this tournament, beginning with the fact that none of his players are Americans, but come from all over the world, with limited English speaking ability and virtually no background in organized basketball. Despite their lack of basketball polish, the Pilots are known as one of the most athletic teams in 2A hoops, a fact confirmed by Myrtle Point coach Dave Larsen, who following his playoff loss, described the Pilots as the best group of athletes his Bobcats had seen all year.

On Thursday March 6, our CCA Pilots will play against Irrigon.  Let’s hope they continue on further in the competition.  We are proud of you boys!!


The 2014 Canyonville Christian Academy Homecoming Court
(l to r) Clement Dushimimana, Aly Cyrino, Sebastian Fajardo, Kayla Tomlinson, Grace Cupp, Brian Ho, Malhi Beltran, Gabriel Martin. Front, King Danil Soloshenko & Kathy Tuan

Presenting this year’s homecoming court!


Canyonville Christian Academy Admissions welcomes you!


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The Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots had one of the best soccer seasons since CCA formed it’s first team 5 years ago here.  The team has grown progressivly each year, learning to play together and communicate well on the field.  Coach Eric Payne says, “I am so proud of how well this team has come together over the season to play so unified and determined.  It’s been an honor to coach them.”

On November 5th, round 1 of the road to State found the Pilots coming up against Umatilla with the Pilots beating them on our home field 3 to 2.  The entire student body was there to cheer on our boys as they then moved on further than any CCA team has been.

The Oregon State Athletics Association (www.osaa.org) quarter final match was held 3.5 hours north of Canyonville in the city of Portland, Oregon against Portland Adventist Academy.  Early in the match, the Pilots scored the first goal, with the half time score at Pilots 1, PAA 0.   But sadly it was in the second half of the match that PAA was able to score 3 goals with a final score of 3-1 thus ending the Pilots road to the State championship.  But in spite of this, everyone at Canyonville Christian Academy couldn’t be more proud of how far our Pilots made it this season.  Next year could get us even closer!

 

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Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots soccer team at the Oregon State quarter finals.