Brochure - Christ Our King

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Brochure - Christ Our King
International Baccalaureate Programme
COKSM’s middle school is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School (IB).
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a coherent and
comprehensive curriculum framework that provides
academic challenge and helps students to develop life
skills appropriate to this age group.
We continue to use our Diocesan curriculum and have
been pleased to discover that MYP provides us with
new ways to deliver that curriculum using best teaching
practices based on proven educational research.
IB fosters the idea of international-mindedness and aims
to prepare students for the global workplace and the
interconnected world of today.
School-wide iPad Initiative
COKSM has instituted one of the most robust and advanced iPad initiatives in the Lowcountry as well as the entire Diocese of Charleston.
All students in grades 5 through 8 utilize iPads both inside and outside
of the classroom. Students in pre-K through 4th grade also benefit
from this technology thanks to the school’s mobile iPad lab. Each and
every classroom is equipped with an overhead projector and an
AppleTV device, which allows students and faculty to project their
iPad screens for the entire class to see. High-bandwidth wireless
internet is available throughout the entire campus.
This technology has opened new doors for our students by allowing
them to engage in captivating and interactive assessments while
exploring their creativity in brand new ways. COKSM students are
truly prepared for our increasingly tech-heavy world!
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Educating Our Children
Living Our Faith
Enriching Talents
Building Community
The strength of our curriculum is reflected in continued high academic performance in Math, English,
Social Studies, Science, and Religion. We also offer
diverse electives to enhance the learning experience
in Art, Music and Choir, Physical Education, Technology, Spanish, Internet Research, Study Skills, and
Creative Writing. COKSM is accredited by the
Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.
Our Catholic faith permeates all aspects of the
school community. Whether in the classroom or
the curriculum, on the playground or in the
competitive arena, you will find our faith to be
a constant thread
running through
everything. It goes
beyond formal
religious instruction
and weaves into the
daily classroom
experience.
Our school’s mission
is to “inspire the
whole child” and to
offer programs in
academics and fine
arts which challenge
the students to fully
explore their talents.
In support of this
mission, there is a
large var iety of
experiential learning
opportunities.
The families, faculty, staff, and administrators
work together to strengthen our community at
COKSM. Family volunteers help in countless
ways: reading in the classrooms, supervising
playground time, coordinating enrichment programs and managing the outsourced lunch program. Many things in the school operate in an
efficient manner thanks to our volunteers.
Academic Highlights
 Algebra I, Spanish I, and Ge-
ometry are available to 8th
grade students for high
school credit.
 Standardized Test scores
reflect high achievement in
Math and Reading, ranking
COK-SM in the top 10% of
schools in the United States.
 In 2009, COKSM was named a National Blue
Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education
 Students compete annually in the Knights of
Columbus, Patriots Pen, Post & Courier Wild Tales,
and other essay contests and consistently place in
the top positions.
Extracurricular Accomplishments
 Our Math Counts teams rank highly at multiple
annual competitions, and our Lego Robotics
teams have traveled to the state competitions!
 Over 85% of our lower school students receive
Certificates of Distinction in the President’s
Challenge of Physical Fitness.
 In 2012, the 8th grade girls were the Lowcountry
Volleyball League Tournament Champions and
runners-up in the regular season.
 In 2013, 8th grade girls won the
St. Joseph’s Pre-Season Tournament as well as the
Parochial, Trident League, and Diocesan State
Basketball Championships, the 8th Grade Boys
won the Parochial Championship, and the 7th
Grade Girls were runners-up in the Trident
League and Diocesan State Championships.
We begin and end each day and each class in
prayer. Students and Faculty attend Mass on
Wednesdays and Holy Days and celebrate special
days honoring Mary in October and May. Catholic students in Grades 2 and 8 receive instruction
and preparation for receiving the sacraments.
Living Stewardship
Our “We Give
Wednesday” weekly
School Mass collection reinforces the
lessons of time,
talent, and treasure
by encouraging all
students to give a portion of their own
“treasure” earned through household chores or
allowances. They also vote to decide which local,
national, or international charities will receive the
week’s donation.
Pictures Top to Bottom:
 “Bring flowers of the fairest” - Students celebrate the
May Crowning of Mary.
 A student experiments with
a battery and light bulb.
 The altar servers pose prior
to the weekly Wednesday
Mass.
 Two Middle School students
peer through a high powered
microscope in the Science
Lab.
Extracurricular activities are important in
cultivating and enriching a well-rounded student.
Some of the activities we offer include:
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Clubs and Activities
Band
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Crusader Choir 
Harmonia Choir
Spring Musical 
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
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Beta Club
Boy Scouts and Cub
Scouts
Edmund Rice Religion
Club
FLL Lego Robotics
Teams
Girl Scouts, Brownies
and Daisies
Junior FLL Lego Club
Math Counts
Stock Market Club
Student Council
Talent Show
Technology Team
Yearbook
 The Art Studio is a
favorite facility for
all grades.
 Fifth Graders
harvest the school’s
organic garden.
 Students sing for
the School Mass.
 Students practice
for the school band.
New families attend a
“Welcome Party” at the
start of the year to meet
the teachers and tour the
facilities. In addition, each
new family is “adopted” by
an existing family to help
assimilate them into the
school community.
The school is governed by our school president,
our principal, and pastors of our three supporting
parishes: Christ Our King, Stella Maris, and St.
Benedict’s. An advisory school board provides a
vision and a strategic framework to support policy
decisions made by the administration.
Our spirited Home & School Association (HSA)
spearheads the school’s major fundraisers each
year and contributes to ongoing initiatives for the
students, including our school-wide iPad program.