We offer many great opportunities for our students to participate in a variety of activities that allow our students to explore their interests and spark new ones!
Music and Band
Each elementary class participates in a general music class. In this class, students learn musical concepts through various musical activities and also prepare for two concerts per year, in which the elementary students sing in a choral group. Beginning Band is also available to 5th Grade students and is considered an elective. Students will choose a primary instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, or Baritone) and learn musical concepts in an ensemble setting. Middle School Concert Band elective is a 3-trimester course that encourages players to increase their confidence, leadership, and communicative skills through the playing of a musical instrument in a group setting. Students will have opportunities to perform in front of their peers and the community in a variety of settings, including the two concerts mentioned earlier.
Our annual Walk-A-Thon is a fun and fit activity for Pre-K through 8th graders and is our most important fundraiser of the year. Students set realistic lap goals based on age and development with all children reaching for their personal best distance
Success Through Chess, our after-school chess club is a comprehensive program appropriate for all students grades K-8th who will progress at their own rate. Instruction includes the critical principles, tactics, and strategies as well as “Success Secrets” applicable both to academics and to life! The goal of club is to instruct in principles that will help the student improve in chess, as well as develop life skills that will aid the student in academics, sports, arts, and future success. All the while, a fun an exciting environment will be maintained.
See You At the Pole Prayer
See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges.
CCA’s Art classes are designed to allow students to discover the type of artist they are currently and aspire to become. We investigate other artists and execute their techniques, enabling our God-given creativity to emerge. We incorporate technology into aspects of our creative journey. We display art at two different art shows here at CCA.
Growing Godly Girls
Growing up godly is a tough proposition for girls today. We are partnering with parents to help! Growing Godly Girls is a 6-week after-school program that has been created to discuss topics that are meaningful and timely in the lives of today’s young girls.
Mad Science sparks imaginative learning when school is out! These hour long hands-on science programs are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Mad Science after school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be!
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our goal is to positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. The coaches are the best-trained in the business. The curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards.
Washington DC Trip
10-day trip to the East Coast available to all 8th grade students as a wrap up to their US History studies. During this trip, students will get a chance to recognize God in the framework of America, see God’s plan of placing godly men in the leadership of government, and gain an appreciation of the sacrifice of many for the freedoms of all.
This class is an adventure that includes 4 field trips to explore how the inside of a business can do the stuff they do. We’ll see how a business can be run like a church that shares God’s love to the people they contact.
The Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad is a statewide team-based competition where each team competes against itself to gain as many points as possible. Teams are recognized for having achieved at the levels superior, excellent, very good or good in each of six components: a long session problem and five short session problems in the context areas Ratios and Propositional