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Christian Crossings Academy: Daring to Soar with Spiritual Integrity and Academic Excellence

There’s a new school in our area that has been built on a dream and a prayer, aimed at providing the best possible education for your children, staffed with teachers who are passionate about their profession, and committed to sharing a love of God through education.

Christian Crossings Academy (CCA) is a dream come true for one local family, whose commitment to God and to finding the best possible education for their children, lead them to open up, not just one school, but two! Before opening these incredible schools, Salim Karnaby served as a New York City Police Detective and a Science Middle School Teacher. He holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies. His lovely wife, Andrea, had a career in visual merchandising, and holds a degree in Education as well. With four children of their own, Andrea and Salim created the kind of school that they wanted their own children to attend, and in doing so, found that parents all over the Bay Area were eager to do the same!

Located just minutes from Trinity, Tampa, Land O’ Lakes and Lutz at 1830 Crossings Boulevard in Odessa, Christian Crossings Academy (CCA) is the direct result of Salim and Andrea having the top Discovery Point preschool in the nation since they first opened in 2011. Parents who had their children at Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings were so impressed with the level of education that they began to ask the owners to open up an elementary school. Owners, Salim and Andrea Karnaby took those wishes to heart, and CCA was born from their passion for God and for education. Now enrolling for Kindergarten and First Grade in the Fall of 2016, CCA is a private Christian school that teaches the way children learn: Through emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development. Offering a STEAM approach in their curriculum, which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics, CCA is an elite school that’s designed to give your child every opportunity, and to instill in them a love of God that they will take with them through their entire lives. With plans to add a grade level every year, Christian Crossings Academy is already garnering praise. Salim Karnaby says, “The Mission of Christian Crossings Academy is to glorify God in all that we do by providing an exceptional Christian education in an environment of genuine love for each student and parent.” He adds, “We are all a family at CCA, and we offer the best in equipment, resources and curriculum.” The school philosophy states, “We seek to ground everything we do on the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. All members of the educational process at Christian Crossings Academy are not only committed to Jesus Christ but seek to develop the total child, spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.”

Christian Crossings Academy is now enrolling for Kindergarten and 1st Grade for Fall 2016

Offering a plethora of educational options, including Spanish (which is used every day through immersion techniques), art, drama and more, both CCA and Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings have a unique approach to education that has people truly excited.

Lisa Goodwin Sankowski said, “My daughter has been at this wonderful school since she was 11 weeks old. I am so blessed for all of the wonderful teachers she has had over the past five years. It’s a wonderful school where I trust that my child’s needs come first!”

#1 in the Nation: Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings Earns Top Marks

Our children are our most precious gifts, so choosing where to start their education is one of the biggest decisions that a parent can make! In this crazy world, we want a place for them that is safe and secure, warm and welcoming, and that provides a topnotch education that will put them at the top of their class while igniting a fire for education that burns within them for their whole lives –yes, early childhood education is that important! Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings (DPSC) provides all of this and more, which is one of the many reasons that it has won Discovery Point’s coveted “High Five” School of Excellence Award every year ever since they opened their doors in 2011, making this the top Discovery Point in the nation! Conveniently located at 1812 Crossings Boulevard in Odessa, right next door to the brand new Christian Crossings Academy, Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings (DPSC) is an incredible school. Let’s put it this way, during the interview I happened to meet a Florida State Inspector who said, “This school is spectacular!” Parent David Chapman said, “Entrusting your child’s care and wellbeing is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. After a truly in-depth research of all local facilities and options in the area, we chose Discovery Point [Suncoast Crossings]. This was by far the best decision we could have ever made…He loves the place, everyone and everything about it. Truth is, so do we. It’s an environment full of happiness, giggles, excitement and interest. Our little boy, our most precious gift, has been blessed by the staff and endless offerings of Discovery Point. They honestly love their students and it’s displayed every single day. We will forever carry a life-long appreciation for the loving care, guidance and development this school has provided for our son.” What’s their secret? Putting the children first and having a passion for education in all that they do. At Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings, each child has the opportunity to discover the world around them using a wide variety of learning techniques aimed at helping little minds grow. Combined with their steadfast commitment to keeping classroom ratios small, it’s no wonder the school has continued to draw families from all over the Tampa Bay Area.

Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings is the top Discovery Point school in the nation!

Parent Aisha Houser said, “So glad we chose DPSC for our daughter. After 4 visits to other establishments, as soon as we walked in, we knew this was her ‘home’! She is excited to go to school and eager to learn all she can! We applaud everything we’ve experienced thus far!”

Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings accepts children as young as six weeks old, all the way through VPK. Discovery Point parents are truly excited that their children can now continue their child’s education at Christian Crossings Academy right next door! If you’re looking for early education for your child that raises the bar, choose Discovery Point Suncoast Crossings for your preschool and daycare needs, and choose Christian Crossings Academy to give your child a premier, Christian elementary school experience!

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