History

Canyon Creek Christian Academy was established in 1974 as a ministry of Canyon Creek Baptist Church. The school began as a place for families and their children to receive a scripture-based educational program, as well as an outreach to the community. The school had 60 students enrolled in its inaugural year.

Over the years, the school has grown significantly in its enrollment and expanded its facilities to make excellent use of the existing church campus. Currently, CCCA has nearly 60 faculty and staff and approximately 500 students enrolled, ages three through Upper School. Canyon Creek Christian Academy is a competitive choice for quality, yet affordable Christian education in far North Dallas.  

Important Dates in CCCA’s History:   

1974

Canyon Creek Baptist Church establishes a private Christian school as a ministry of the church. Canyon Creek Christian Academy opened with 60 students, two teachers, and grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

1978

Canyon Creek students voted to change their mascot from the Crusaders to the Cougars.
Canyon Creek temporarily disbands the upper school in order to offset financial concerns.

1980

Canyon Creek begins doubling the size of the campus capacity with the addition of the fellowship hall/cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms, offices, classrooms and a library.

1982

The full high school is restored to operation.

1983

CCCA witnessed its first graduating class.  The firm foundation was in place, and Canyon Creek moved forward in building construction to accommodate its increasing enrollment. 

1992

CCCA receives academic accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International.

1997

Advance placement classes are introduced at the school.

2002

CCCA band wins its first state title.

2004

The Discovery School is established.

2007

Cougar Volleyball brings home the first state athletic championship for the school.

2008

Football wins its first TAPPS State Championship, and volleyball its second.

2009

Construction of the multi-purpose building is completed, thus enhancing the fine arts programs.
Football wins its second TAPPS State Championship, and volleyball its third.