CCA Non-Negotiables
At
 the 
November 30, 2000 Board worksession, 
the Board identified
 alistofprogrammatic 
non‐negotiables.

 These 
are 
founding 
principles 
that 
cannot 
be
 compromised.


1. We
 followthe 
Core 
Knowledge 
curriculum
.

2. We
 use 
a 
systematic, 
syntheticphonicscurriculuminthe primary language 
arts
 curriculum.


3. Students 
receivelettergrades, 
K‐8.


4. We
 requiretheuseof 
a 
singlesourceforuniforms
, asdesignated by 
CCA.


5. Students 
areassignedandusetextbooksinmajorsubjects.


6. CCA
 offersfreeafter-
schooltutoring.


7. Free
 additionalinstruction, 
byvariousmeans, 
isavailableto students. 

An 
example
 couldbesummertutoring.


8. Our 
teachers 
are 
hired 
and 
retained 
with 
one‐year, 
at‐will 
contracts.


9. CCA
 uses 
a 
defined 
hiring 
process 
that 
includes 
aptitude
 and 
personalitytestsand 
3
 finalinterviews.


10. Our 
teacher 
compensation 
is 
performance‐based.


11. The 
CCA
 calendar 
is 
based 
on 
a 
minimum
 of 
182
 days 
of instruction.

 The 
school 
day 
is
 7
 hours.


12. CCA 
requiresthatparentssign 
a 
parentcontractthatemphasizes expectationsof 
a
 CCA
 family.



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