Columbia Christian Schools
Academic and Service Groups

Student Government

Secondary students at CCS have the opportunity to serve the school as Associated Student Body (ASB) Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), Class Representatives and Religious Activity Coordinators (RACs). Students are elected to these positions by their peers at an annual election. Elected officers plan and implement various activities throughout the school year, including Spirit Week, Homecoming, a yearly retreat and secondary outings. They also assist with chapel and arrange opportunities for the student body to serve the local community. Class Representatives communicate information between ASB officers and their class.

Cavalier Yearbook

CCS offers the opportunity for juniors and seniors to assist with the publication of the CCS yearbook. Students in this elective course participate in both the creative and business aspects of the production of the yearbook. The creative side of the production requires planning a total concept followed by the breakdown of this concept into a section-by-section and page-by-page execution. After planning layouts, taking photographs, writing copy, captions and headlines, students use computer software to prepare copy for printing. Students conclude the creative process by correcting proofs. The business side of the production includes selling ads, budgeting resources, billing customers and keeping accurate business records. CCS limits the Cavalier staff to around fifteen students.

National Honor Society

Membership in the National Honor Society is possible for qualifying sophomores, juniors and seniors. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service. Candidates must have attended CCS for at least one semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Selection is more than an honor; it carries with it the responsibility and obligation to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that resulted in selection. National Honor Society students are inducted at a special ceremony each year and wear special pendants over their gowns at graduation.

Outdoor School Field Assistants

Outdoor School is a residential program for all 6th-grade students at CCS. CCS students attend the Camp Yamhill Outdoor School (CYOS) directed by Carol Davis. CYOS is a creation-based program where students learn about water, soil, plants and animals and learn about God’s purposeful design in creating each of them.