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CCA extends summer break
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Covenant Christian Academy’s school board has decided to extend summer vacation until after Labor Day by adopting a calendar similar to the Chatham County school system.

Sept. 2 will be the first day of school for CCA students this fall. Headmaster Martin Wilkins cited a number of reasons for this change,

“We’ve found it’s just too hot to begin school in early August,” he said. “We also wanted to offer a more traditional calendar, with three full months off in the summer. Many of our teachers and parents remember having this schedule when they were in school. Parents appreciate the fact that they will have more time for summer family vacations.”

The school will offer Pre-K through seventh grade for 2008-2009. They plan to add a grade each year, eventually offering Pre-K through 12th grades.

Covenant Christian Academy is an independent classical, Christian school located on the campus of Life Baptist Church at 1541 Highway 21 S., near Springfield. Their Web site is and their phone number is 754-1511.