Welcome to CCCS

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The Celebration Christian School System is a ministry of Celebration Church and is comprised of Crescent City Christian School, and Celebration Christian Daycare and Development Center. Our mission is to provide a unique combination of spiritual vitality and academic excellence in a strong, caring community of believers.

We believe the school’s greatest assets are the strong Christian values of our families, faculty, staff, and administration. The authority of God’s Word reigns supreme, and students are taught to think critically with a Christian worldview. Academic excellence is never compromised. Rather it is enhanced by providing a strong Biblical foundation and a rigorous, holistic curriculum that begins in early childhood and continues through high school. This curriculum is designed to address the child’s development not only academically but spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially as well.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

1 VISION: Our vision is to create a nationally accredited pre-k-12 school highly regarded for its spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and service to the Greater New Orleans region.

2 MISSION: Our mission as a discipleship Christian school is to partner with families and the church to provide a high-impact, safe learning environment that addresses the unique spiritual, academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs through a biblically – based, culturally relevant, interdisciplinary curriculum so as to prepare students to reach their highest potential for Jesus Christ.

3 CORE VALUES: As members of the Crescent City Christian School community we value:

  • We commit to:
    • Teach and model forgiveness
    • Demonstrate by example a distinctively Christian lifestyle
    • Minister to families
    • Encourage and demonstrate respect for parents
    • Lead each student to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
    • Be fiscally accountable, responsible to parents for quality of their investment

  • We commit to:
    • Recognize, respect and teach to each individual student
    • Provide a safe and nurturing environment
    • Inspire and promote teamwork
    • Develop a high level of commitment to every task
    • Handle both failure and success positively
    • Facilitate understanding through practical life application

  • We commit to:
    • Develop academic potential to its fullest
    • Unveil and cultivate creative and artistic talents
    • Build strong healthy bodies

  • We commit to:
    • Promote a Godly moral climate
    • Foster a reverence for God
    • Instill a hunger for God’s Word
    • Emphasize a thankful heart and generous spirit
    • Provide service opportunities in the CCCS and GNO communities

4 STATEMENT OF FAITH: View below.

OUR HISTORY

1 OUR ROOTS: Crescent City first opened its doors on September 4, 1956.  The school was originally founded as Mid-City Baptist High School by Pastor J. Paul and Mrs. Helen Driscoll and was located in conjunction with Mid-City Baptist Church on Airline Highway in Metairie, Louisiana.

In 1975, the school and church moved from Airline Highway to a new facility on Transcontinental Drive.  Along with the new facility, the school received a new name in keeping with the location and the Driscoll’s desire to reach everyone within the “Crescent City.”  Thus, the name was changed to Crescent City Baptist High School and the church’s name to Crescent City Baptist Church.

In August 2005, Crescent City Baptist Church merged with Celebration Church to create a unified ministry within the community.  At the time of the merger, Celebration Church owned and operated a school (Celebration Christian School) located on Airline Drive, which provided a quality education to daycare through 8th-grade students.  With the merger, Celebration Church also acquired Crescent City Baptist High School.

Very shortly after the merger, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area destroying the Celebration Christian School campus and severely damaging the Crescent City Baptist High School campus. The two schools were merged at the Transcontinental campus, and, after rebuilding both its facilities and internal structure, now function together as Crescent City Christian School, serving students from daycare through 12th grade.

God has been working incredible miracles in our ministry and we look forward to experiencing what God has planned for the future of Crescent City Christian School.

2 OUR PRIDE:

  • Blue and Gold

  • “The Pioneer”

  • Veritas, Amor, Sapientia (Truth, Love, Wisdom)

  • Through the halls of Crescent City, Hear the Savior’s call.  We will love our alma mater, Raising Christ o’er all.  Crescent City High School, Crescent City High School, Colors blue and gold, We will love our alma mater, As the years unfold.

3 THE FUTURE: Crescent City Christian School is an approved non-public school through the Louisiana Department of Education.  State approval affords students of Crescent City Christian School rights and privileges granted to public school students, including eligibility in the TOPS program as well as credit transfers.

The school is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student Councils, the Louisiana Association of Student Councils, Key Club International, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and is also a chartered organization for Cub Scout Pack 740 of the Boy Scouts of America.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • We believe that Jesus is the Eternal Son of God and both the Savior and Lord of all who believes and trusts Him (Acts 2:36)
  • By virtue of His life, death, and resurrection, He is the master and ruler of Life (Philippians 2:5-11).  The right to rule our lives now belongs to Him (Matthew 28:18).
  • Jesus is both Savior and Lord (Acts 2:36).

Sin entered into the human race by Adam and Eve’s choosing to eat of the forbidden tree in disobedience to God’s explicit instructions.  Sin has dominated mankind since that rebellious choice by Adam and Eve. (Gen. 3:17-21; Romans 3:10-18, 23; 5:12; 7:18; 8:8; Gal 5:19).

  • We are saved by faith in Jesus who died as the substitute for our sins (Hebrews 9:12). We are saved by grace (the unmerited and unearned favor of God through faith) and not be our own good works (Eph. 2:8,9).
  • The simple conditions of salvation revealed in the New Testament are as follows: (1) conviction of Sin (John 16:8), (2) repentance from sin, a change of attitude that leads to a change in action (Acts 3:19; Matthew 19: 28-31), (3) faith in Jesus Christ, and (4) confession of that faith (Romans 10:9,10).
  • Salvation is a gift of God to all who commit themselves to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • The Bible is verbally inspired, which means that God revealed Himself and His message to His messengers (Heb. 1:1).
  • The Bible is eternal, which means that its message is never out-of-date. (1 Peter 1:23-25)
  • The Bible is sufficient, which means it contains all the redemptive truth that we need. Other books may be helpful, but no other is necessary. It is completely adequate to teach us what to believe and how to live (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
God is three persons in one Being. The Trinity is His tri-personal existence in one Godhead as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, (Gen. 1:1,2,26,27; Luke 3:21,22; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16,17; 28:19; Hebrews 1:10).
It is most important to realize that the Holy Spirit is fully God. The deity of the Holy Spirit is affirmed in the Scriptures. He convinces of sin (John 16:7-11). He performs the new birth (2 Cor. 5:17; John 3:3-7). He teaches the truth (John 14:26). He indwells believers from the moment of their salvation (Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 3:16). He seals (holds secure) believers until the day of their redemption (Eph. 4:30). He provides power (Acts 1:8). He can be grieved (Eph. 4:30). He can be quenched (1 Thess. 5:19). Christ commands us to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18). The Holy Spirit displays God’s power through each of us as a means of equipping the entire church (1 Cor. 12).
Jesus promised His return in John 14:3. In Acts 1:10, He went up to heaven. We are told, in verse 11, He will come again in like manner. He is our blessed hope, and we await His glorious appearance (Titus 2:13).

  • Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and the resurrection of Christ (Rom. 6:3,4). At the same time, it symbolizes the believer’s death to sin, burial of the old life, and the resurrection to a new life in Christ. When a person has come to faith in Christ, he should then be baptized (Acts 2:41, 42; 8:35-39).
  • We believe that baptism is for believers only. It is reserved for those who have first trusted Christ as their Savior.
  • We believe baptism is to be by immersion. The word “immerse” means to put under water. The word baptize means “to immerse. This was the form of baptism used in the early New Testament church.
  • The Lord’s Supper is the second church ordinance (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). We believe that it also is symbolic. The elements merely symbolize the body and blood of Jesus
  • Jesus said that as often as we take the Lord’s Supper we proclaim to the world how He died until He comes again (1 Cor. 11:26). Both the bread and the cup are to be taken to remember His death (1 Cor. 11: 24-25). So both baptism and the Lord’s Supper look back to what Jesus has done to make us right with God and look forward to His second coming.
  • The church is divine in its origin. It was founded by Christ himself (Matthew 16:18) and belongs to God (1 Timothy 3:15). Christ is its head and leader (Eph. 5:23).
  • Church attendance is vital to every Christian. Those who neglect it do so in violation of the clear command of God and to their own spiritual detriment (Hebrews 10:25).

We believe that God is the source of all blessings, both spiritual and physical. All that we are and all that we have are due Him. We are merely trustees of our possessions. We should contribute of ourselves and our money cheerfully, regularly, and systematically to spread the good news of Christ around the world (1 Cor. 16:1,2; 1 Cor. 9: 6-10; Acts 20:35).

  • Christians should live their lives in loving obedience to Christ (John 14:15).
  • The believer’s life should be characterized by such virtues as love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, faith, meekness and self-control (Gal. 5:22). Believers should work to provide for the poor, the orphans, the needy, the aged, the sick and the helpless (James 1:27; Matthew 25:34-40). They should bring the principles of Christ to bear on government, industry, the home and all of society as they have opportunity to do so (Matthew 23:23; 1 Cor. 7:23, 24).
We don’t earn our salvation by being good, nor do we lose it by being bad. Our salvation depends on God’s love, power and forgiveness from start to finish. He keeps us secure (Phil. 1:6).

The Bible tells us of his origin (Ex. 28:11-19), his work (1 Peter 5:8), his present and eternal abodes (Job 1:612; Revelation 20: 9,10), his fall (Is. 14: 12-15), and most importantly, his defeat at the cross (John 12:31). Satan is called the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:3,4; 1 John 2:15-17), the father of lies (John 8:44) and the tempter (Matthew 4:1-11). Satan is powerful but saved people have the power of Jesus in them to resist and refuse what the devil offers.

God created both Heaven and hell (John 14: 1-6; Psalms 9:17). Heaven is an eternal place (Is. 65:15) for saints (Col. 3: 1-4). Hell is an eternal place (Matthew 25:41) for sinners (Acts 1:25). God has given to each person the choice of where their spirit will spend eternity (Luke 16: 19-31).

CCCS CONTACT INFO

4828 Utica St. Metairie, LA 70006

Phone: (504) 885-4700

Fax: (504) 885-4703

DAY CARE CONTACT INFO

2701 Transcontinental Drive Metairie, LA 70006

Phone: (504) 905-8473