Middle School

Middle School is a time of constant change for students. CCS has built a middle school curriculum that recognizes the challenges at this stage of development for young teens. The main focus of the academic program at this level is to prepare students to be successful in high school. As a result, CCS offers an academically challenging middle school curriculum. In addition, organization, study skills, time management, and critical thinking are distinctive of every class and subject.

All middle school students at CCS take the daily core subjects of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Bible. The Language Arts curriculum receives special attention at the middle school level because of the vital importance of writing and reading comprehension to all subjects, and especially to a student’s ability to succeed in high school. As a result, extra time is allotted within the middle school schedule for Language Arts. All middle school students will receive at least seven periods of teaching within the Language Arts classroom per week. In addition to the core subjects, students will take two to three hours per week of computer classes.

Middle school students will also take a different enrichment class each quarter. Students do not get to choose which enrichment courses they wish to take. The goal with these classes is to expose middle school students to a variety of classes so that they are better equipped to narrow their interest areas at the high school level. Please see the enrichment course descriptions for more detail.

Students are encouraged to get involved with the various ACSI competitions, like Math Olympics and the Art Festival. From Beta Club to athletics, middle school students at CCS are given a variety of ways to express themselves beyond the classroom.

Extracurricular Activities

Junior Beta Club
Open to 6th-9th students who maintain an 85 average of their core classes, with no C’s in any class, each quarter.  Beta Club members will be involved in numerous leadership and community service activities throughout the school year. Visit the Beta Club page for more info.

Student Council
Students are elected by their classes to serve for the entire year.  Students must meet minimum grade requirements.  Conduct and character will also be considered when nominated.  Students will be expected to help organize and lead numerous activities, both at school and in the community, throughout the school year. Visit the Student Council page for more info.

Middle School/JV Athletics
Girls Volleyball
Girls and Boys Soccer
Girls and Boys Basketball
Girls and Boys Golf
Tennis
Softball
Baseball
Girls Cheerleading
Cross Country

Middle School Faculty
Anderson, Tracy
– 9th Homeroom
– 6th, 9th, 10th, & 11th History
– 8th High School Prep elective (4th quarter)
– Coach: JV & Varsity Girls Volleyball
B.A. in Religious Education, Davis College; Broome Community College
ACSI Certification
Years teaching: 12
Email: tanderson@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2603
Jenny Cranfill Cranfill, Jenny
– 6th & 7th Science
– 8th Physical Science
– Biology I & II
– Science Lab
B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
ACSI Certified
Years teaching: 2
Email: jcranfill@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2604
Fleming, Bethany
– 8th, 11th, & 12th English
– 9th & 10th Honors English
B.A. in Communications with a minor in English and Women’s Ministry from Louisiana Baptist University
ACSI Certification; FACCS; Pre-AP in English
Years teaching: 14
Email: bfleming@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2613
Hale, Aaron
– 6th – 9th Bible
– High School Boys Strength & Conditioning
– Coach: Varsity Golf & Varsity Boys Soccer
B.A. in History from University of North Florida
M.Div. with Christian Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Years teaching: 5
ACSI Certification
Email: ahale@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2605
Betty Jones Jones, Betty
– Lower School PE
– Middle School PE
– K4 through 3rd grade Computer
– 9th Health
– Soccer coach
B.S. in Health and Physical Education, Longwood College
Elem. Ed. classes from St. Paul’s College and ODU
Years teaching: 19
Email: bjones@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2122
May, Mandy
– 8th Grade Class Sponsor
– 6th & 7th English
– 7th &  8th History
– Yearbook Adviser
– Coach – MS Girls Basketball
B.S. in Communications from East Carolina University
M.A. in Teaching from East Carolina University
ACSI Certification
Years teaching: 5
Email: amay@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2601
Newbern, Annette
– K3 through 12th Grade Art
– 4th-8th Computer
– ACSI Art Festival Coordinator
B.S. in Commercial Art/Graphic Design; Minor in Computer Technology & Marketing, Appalachian State University
Years teaching: 7
ACSI Certification
Email: anewbern@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2403
Mrs. O'Steen O’Steen, Jenny
– 6th Grade Sponsor
– 6th, 7th, 8th Math
– Algebra I
– Algebra II
– 6th Study Skills
– 7th Math Skills
– Mascot Sponsor
B.A. in Communications/Psychology, University of South Alabama
M.A. in Teaching, North Carolina State University
NC State Certified K-6
Math Specialist Licensure 6th-9th grade
Years teaching: 13
ACSI Certified
Email: josteen@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2608