The Four Pillars of C.A.A.C.
C.A.A.C. teaches students to proclaim the Catholic faith, to demonstrate Catholic attitudes and principles, to gain knowledge of Roman Catholic Church teachings and to make Christian choices.
Arts and Humanities
C.A.A.C. is designed for students to become engaged in exploring social justice issues, delve into biblical and religious studies, research faith-based literature and discover their God-given talents.
C.A.A.C. supports and celebrates student academic achievement through various assessment and performance-based categories.
C.A.A.C. encourages students to honor God as they express their uniqueness as Catholic students, enhance social and personal skills, and foster community among Catholic schools.
Code of Ethics
The Department of Catholic Schools believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect students with the Catholic arts and academic community. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests in a respectful, ethical manner and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our staff, volunteers, judges, or other constituents; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines; and 3) to make accurate calculations and determine fair conclusions. This code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication to our education community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant Catholic heritage.
Judges may not critique the same student in an advancing round of any contest. Contest Director will make every effort to avoid assigning judges to contest rooms that may present a conflict of interest.
Cup of the Spirit
As illustrated on the CAAC logo, we are led by the Holy Spirit. God blesses us with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude and Fear of the Lord, and while we strive to continually grow closer in our relationship with Jesus, we also strive to become who He created us to be.
Through participation in CAAC events, schools will earn points based on individ- ual and group competitive outcomes. Students will prepare and use their God- given skills and talents in a competitive setting to demonstrate the level of mastery in their respective category. The contests are designed to challenge and offer a platform to gracefully accept all possible outcomes.
We will lift up our brothers and sisters by presenting the to the school receiving the honor of excellence at the end of the competitive season.
The Cup of the Spirit will be awarded to Elementary (grades K-5) Red and Blue Zone and Middle (grades 6-8) Red and Blue Zone.
2017/2018 C.A.A.C. Handbook and Manuals