Calvary Christian Academy partners with Cairn University to deliver “dual-credit” college courses to be taken in the 11th and 12th grade years.

Many of our highly qualified teachers are approved Cairn University professors for our dual credit program.

Students may take 1-2 dual-credit courses per semester. Dual credit classes meet the State of Delaware’s secondary education requirements and State of Pennsylvania’s college requirements. Students who take dual credit classes will have more challenging work loads and requirements. An additional college application and $255 per 3-credit class is required. Students who opt to participate in our dual-credit classes must understand that if they do not pass the college class, it will also result in a loss of credit at CCA and may extend or delay graduation.  We recommend parents and students take time to “count the cost” and evaluate this opportunity very carefully.  We provide this opportunity to students with strong academic performance as an opportunity to get a head start on college requirements and prepare them for post-secondary education. DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM – CAIRN UNIVERSITY (3 credit college courses)
  • Business
  • British Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Theology
  • Writing and Composition


Students in 11th and 12th grade also participate in career development classes that prepare them for college and career interviews, job skills, and self promotion.  We provide career testing and counseling to help students identify their desires, passions, gifts, and talents and how they may correspond to potential vocational or life-callings.  Our Business and Entrepreneurship Class prepares students to create a business plan, marketing strategies, and framework for owning their own businesses in the future.  Our business teacher has a long history of helping businesses succeed through strategic planning.