Charis Christian Academy

An Interchurch ministry providing a Christ-centered education for children. VISION: Charis Christian Academy seeks to affect the Kingdom of God, by the power of Holy Spirit, through students who know God's transforming love, who understand their identity in Christ, and are effective in their family, church, work, and world for the glory of God.

Parents are a child's greatest teacher. PHILOSOPHY: Charis Christian Academy supplements the work of the family by providing its students a biblical foundation and world view through traditional education that is Christ-centered so that they may know the truth, reason in truth, and be persuasive for the truth.

Operating as usual

[01/03/20]   The student social activity that was scheduled for tonight will not be taking place. We hope to reschedule soon. We are sorry for the last minute notice and for any inconvenience.

[11/12/19]   Good morning! Due to hazardous road conditions, school is closed today, Tuesday, November 12.

[07/20/19]   ATTN: Due to excessive heat index warnings, Charis has decided to NOT participate in the Bagelfest parade tomorrow!!

[04/10/19]   REMINDER!
PTA Meeting TOMORROW
Committees at 6:30 PM
General Meeting at 7:00

[01/30/19]   Due to forecast temperatures and continued warnings throughout tomorrow afternoon, school will be closed Thursday, January 31, 2019.

[01/29/19]   Due to the forecast temperatures, school will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Stay warm. Stay safe.

[11/15/18]   Thursday, 11/15/18: Our doors will open at 7:45. Classes will begin by 9:30.

[10/01/18]   Just a friendly reminder that the PTA meeting is tonight at the school.

Committee Meetings: 6:15 PM

General PTA Meeting: 7:00 PM

Childcare is provided.

Thank you for your support!

[08/14/18]   New Location:
119 W. State St.
New Number:
217-345-2009

[06/04/18]   2018 summer office hours:
Mondays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

[04/30/18]   Good morning! A few changes have been made to tonight's meetings.

The Charis Board Meeting is still at 6:30, but we will be meeting at our FUTURE HOME at 119 W. State St. in Charleston.

The Parent Teacher Fellowship has been postponed to NEXT MONDAY, May 7, at 5:45 PM. We will be meeting at El Rancherito for dinner to discuss how the past year went, how the rest of the year needs to go, and vision-cast for next year.

Hope to see you there!

[01/16/18]   According to our school policy, whenever Charleston is on a delayed start due to inclement weather, we are automatically closed; therefore, we will be closed today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

We did discuss at our board meeting last night to change this policy - to delay start whenever Charleston does. We will inform you of the details of the new policy as soon as it becomes effective.

[01/12/18]   Due to hazardous road conditions, we will be closed today, January 12, 2018. Stay safe. School will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

[01/08/18]   Due to scheduling conflicts and illnesses, the Joint PTF and Charis Board meetings that were scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled for next Monday, January 15, at their normal times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

[01/08/18]   In accordance to our school cancellation policy, school will be closed today, Monday January 8. Stay warm. Stay safe.

[01/04/18]   In accordance to our school cancellation policy, school will be closed today, Thursday, January 4. Stay warm. Stay safe.

schoolisawesome.org 11/03/2017

Griffin Gazette

Latest issue of the Griffin Gazette was distributed to the students today and uploaded to our website. View the issue here...

schoolisawesome.org The official monthly newsletter of Bright Minds Educational Program and Charis Christian Academy! Keep up to date with the latest news and upcoming happenings. You can read the latest issue in the...

[09/20/17]   Our hearts go out to those affected by the shooting at Mattoon High School today. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

[09/08/17]   Due to some major miscommunication within the ranks of the Mediacom customer service department, our phones have been disconnected all week. They are on schedule for next Tuesday (Sep 12) to rewire and reconnect our phones. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

You can still reach Shauna direct at 217-508-6616.

[09/01/17]   URGENT: Phone Service Interuption Today

Due to some contruction going on at the church, the phone/internet service for the school will be interupted sometime to day. We do not know when.

If you are having difficulty reaching the school at all today, please use the following alternative numbers:

Bright Minds, Izzy direct: 217-508-0755

Charis, Shauna direct: 217-508-6616

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[08/18/17]   URGENT: Monday School Attendance and the Eclipse.

While conversing with students this morning, it became apparent that several have been misinformed about the safe way to observe the eclipse on Monday. One said they heard that several layers of Scotch tape is safe to look through while another said you can stare directly at it through a hole punched in an index card.

We had entertained the thought of having the students make box pinhole projectors; however, with the amount of students who believe they can safely look at the eclipse directly, we believe it will NOT be safe to let the students go outside during the eclipse.

Therefore, if you would like for your student to witness this rare event, you may keep them home or pick them up early (sources say for the Charleston, IL area that the moon will be in the sun's path starting at 11:53 AM and the eclipse will be at its peak at 1:21 PM).

IF YOU DECIDE TO KEEP THEM HOME OR PICK THEM UP EARLY, please let us know before 9:00 AM on Monday so we can plan our day accordingly. You may call the office or respond to this post.

PLEASE NOTE: The absence will be considered an educational field trip day and will not be counted against the students' attendance record.

Thank you,

Mike Loy

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PTF / Volunteering

Join the JOINT PTF for Charis Christian Academy / Bright Minds Educational Programs & Day Camp! Studies show that children whose parents are involved in their education perform better at school. The PTF is an excellent way to get involved in your child's education, as well as set an example of community and involvement for our children! There are MANY ways to get involved...

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Location

Address


119 West State Street
Charleston, IL
61920

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00
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