Upper School: Grades 9-12

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Our rigorous curriculum is focused on academics, as well as technology-based, skills with honors options available. Standard and advanced diplomas are offered based on our student’s interests and ability levels. CBA partners with our neighbor, Virginia Wesleyan University, to offer the Advanced Scholars, dual-enrollment, program to our twice-exceptional (2e) learners. Students learn to better understand and articulate their learning needs in preparation for life after graduation.

The following accommodations are made wherever possible:

  • Individualization
  • Small class size
  • Use of Canvas, an internet-based academic learning management system
  • E-books for all class texts
  • Curriculum Flipping
  • Direct instruction of self-advocacy skills
  • Preferential seating as necessary
  • Direct instruction on note taking and test taking
  • Multisensory instruction
  • Large fonts and white space used on tests and handouts
  • Lengthy assignments broken into small, manageable steps
  • Direct instruction of study skills
  • Organizational coaching
  • Transitional support / guidance

Honors options are available in the following courses:

  • World Literature
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • World History: Eastern Hemisphere
  • United States History
  • American Government
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program
Students have the opportunity to create and run their own business in our state-of-the-art makerspace. CBA is pioneering an intellectual environment in which students who are differently-abled can “think outside of the box” and explore learning in ways that are better suited to their learning styles. Explore the program.

VWU Advanced Scholars Institute
In partnership with our neighbor Virginia Wesleyan University, the Advanced Scholars Institute dual-enrollment program is available to our twice-exceptional learners. Students interested in applying to the program will work with CBA’s upper school director.  Accepted students receive college credit for completed classes.

After CBA
CBA works closely with our students throughout their years in the upper school to help them identify the next step in their educational journey. Over the past 10 years, 90% of CBA graduates have gone on to pursue higher education at a wide variety of 2-and 4-year colleges and universities.  Others have chosen vocational education programs or careers in the civilian and/or military workforces. Whatever they choose, CBA graduates leave ready for success in higher-education, careers and life.

College & University Acceptances 2018-2022

Adelphi University
Christopher Newport University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dickinson College
Ferrum College
George Mason University
Goucher College
Longwood University
McDaniel College
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
Regent University
Shenandoah University
University of Mary Washington
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Virginia Wesleyan University
West Virginia Wesleyan College

SAT Scores

CBA Math Average – 568
National  Average – 523

CBA Reading Average – 622
National Average – 528

Data includes averages over three years (2018 – 2021).