HISTORY AND LOCATION
Cascade Christian Academy provides quality Christian education
and scholastic opportunities from preschool through senior high
Founded in 1905, the academy has maintained a high degree of excellence
in its scholastic pursuits as is evidenced by the success of its
alumni. Because of its emphasis on continuing higher education,
Cascade Christian Academy stresses a college preparatory program.
The enthusiastic support of the church and community has blessed
CCA with growth over the years. First known as the Wenatchee Seventh-day
Adventist School and formerly held in the brick building that now
serves as a Community Service Center, the school became Wenatchee
Adventist Junior Academy and grew with the construction of the current
elementary classroom wing and gymnasium in the 1960s. With the addition
of the eleventh and twelfth grades in the fall of 1988 and the construction
of the high school building, WAJA became Cascade Christian Academy
, a state-approved K-12 school, accredited by the Northwest Association
of Schools & Colleges and the SDA Board of Regents.
The growth of the early childhood education program led in 1992
to construction of the Cascade Christian Childcare center which
offers preschool and a thriving full-time daycare program and also
houses CCA’s kindergarten classes. The summer of 1996 brought
further campus improvements. The Wenatchee Seventh-day Adventist
Church ’s “Multi-Plan” project combined remodeling
of the church building with expanded and improved cafeteria, library,
storage, and office space for the academy.
ORGANIZATION & GOVERNMENT
Cascade Christian Academy is governed by a Board of Directors whose
members are appointed by the constituent Seventh-day Adventist churches
in the area, which give financial support to the school. Board meetings
are generally held on the 2 nd Monday of the month in the CCA Library
at 6:30 p.m. Parents and constituent church members may attend board
meetings with permission from the Board chairperson. In order to
speak to a particular agenda item, a constituent member or parent
must submit a writtenrequest at least two days beforethe Board meeting.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Cascade Christian Academy was established to assist Christian youth
in preparing for a life of quality and service, which, through a
growing relationship with Christ, will extend and expand into eternity.
Reverence for God and service to humanity are encouraged. It is
the purpose of the Board of Directors of CCA to provide broad educational
opportunities in a spiritual environment. The Bible, accepted as
God’s written word, has a prominent role in the educational
CCA acknowledges God’s ownership of all human resources and
is pledged to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-directed curriculum,
which will promote the fullest development of the student’s
spiritual, physical, mental, and social faculties. These objectives
may be summarized as follows:
SCHOLARSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH
- To lead students to know God as the Creator and Sustainer of
- To develop appreciation for & understanding of the Bible
as the written Word of God.
- To lead each student to individually accept the assurance of
eternal life through Christ, and to develop a personal sense of
mission for sharing this assurance in preparing others for Christ’s
- To help students develop a personal spiritual life of faith,
prayer, study, and worship that leads to and sustains a relationship
- To share God’s leading in the history and development
of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and to encourage students
to explore and value their religious heritage.
- To assist students in acquiringthe essential skills of reading,
mathematics, and communication.
- To enable students to develop critical thinking skills and intellectual
- To provide an educational program which takes into account the
interests, needs, and abilities of each individual while challenging
students to educational excellence.
- To aid the student in developing a mind trained to view with
understanding and historical perspective the religious, social,
scientific, ethnic, and economic forces which shape contemporary
- To stimulate thought and culture by bringing the student into
intellectual contact with the great thinkers of our own and former
- To maintain the scholastic standards required by the Board of
Education of the State of Washington, the Department of Education
of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the Northwest
Association of Schools and Colleges.
- To provide learning experiences, which are based on the use
of materials and methods of instruction, reflecting Seventh-day
- To assist the student in the formation of a noble Christian
character by placing emphasis on moral, ethical, and spiritual
values as essential to responsible decision-making in all areas
- To provide an environment conducive to the development of Christian
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AND CITIZENSHIP
- To encourage students to assume growing responsibility for unselfish
service to others.
- To offer students the opportunity to serve others and to identify
themselves with the church and other organizations in society
which emphasize service as an ideal.
- To develop the student’s social graces and skills within
the guidelines of the moral and ethical standards of the church;
to cultivate a sense of civic responsibility, a spirit of personal
service, and a constructive use of leisure time.
- To prepare the student for the establishment and maintenance
of a successful, happy Christian home.
- To help students assume responsibility for the effects their
words, actions, and attitudes have on their peers.
- To provide students with opportunities for collaborating to
make decisions, organize activities, and carry out plans.
DEVELOPMENT OF WORK ETHIC AND CAREER GOALS
- To combine theoretical knowledge with technical skills to enablestudents
to gain satisfaction and confidence within various fields of their
choice such as business education, computer science, practical
arts, and the fine arts.
- To prepare students for wise vocational and educational decisions
by assisting them in the discovery of their interests and aptitudes,
and to encourage them to continue their education at a school
of higher learning when this best meets their needs.
- To develop in the student habits of accuracy, investigative
and critical thinking, punctuality, sound judgment, and the ability
to perform and enjoy productive labor.
- To help students develop habits of healthful living.
- To develop an awareness of the close relationship between the
spirit, mind, and body through the teaching of health in the classroom,
and by participation in the physical education program and recreation.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop aesthetic talents
that enrich the lives of others and bring glory to God.
- To train the senses through the best of cultural and aesthetic
experiences to appreciate and experience the wonders of creation
and the joy of living.
STEWARDSHIP OF THE EARTH
- To encourage students to recognize and acknowledge God’s
ownership of human resources.
- To develop the students ecological awareness and responsibility
through stewardship of the earth and its resources.