The programs at CCA are established to round out the overall academic curriculum. Some of these programs take place during the school day, while others are considered an after school extension to the curriculum.
Other extra curricular opportunities include involvement in the school wide mentor program, a reading club that competes in an annual reading Olympics competition and a full fledge student government.
The Calvary Christian Academy Library Media Center is a full service library for all CCA students from 3 years old to grade 12. We have approximately 17,000 books and magazines that are divided between the Elementary and the Junior High/High School sides of the library. We also have 40 computers in our Library computer lab available to students for research and class instruction. Our two SMART boards enhance learning in Library class and provide a way for teachers to instruct their class or give a demonstration before entering the computer lab. Come check us out today! To visit our Library click on the following link www.ccaphillylibrary.weebly.com
To visit our Teacher’s Web Sites click here.
The Resource Rooms of CCA were established to give individualized learning support to those students with a diagnosed learning disability. The resource room is available for students in 2nd through 6th grade. Students who have a disability and are below grade level in ability have the opportunity to attend the resource room for either math or language arts. There are no full time students in the resource room.
There is an additional fee for the use of the resource room.
CCA holds many different activities throughout the school year to continually make learning fun and to extend learning beyond the classroom. Some examples of such activities include Bible Olympics, Estimation Station, Science Fairs, and a Folk Festival.
Students also participate in mission projects. Third grade raises money for Nepal Orphanages and 2nd grade participates by supporting a Compassion Child. We have recently joined in the Pennies for Patients campaign to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The entire elementary school helps to fill food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as visiting nursing homes at various times throughout the year. The students have adopted soldiers to pray for as well as sending them care packages. Many of the grades pen-pal with students in other schools throughout the country.
Elementary After School Clubs
CCA provides clubs that run for six weeks, once per week. The purpose of these clubs is to facilitate raising the interests of our students and providing for a more well rounded school day. Clubs run for one hour after school and students are organized by age. Clubs offered include: Floor Hockey, web-site design, scrapbooking, drama, crafts, fun with food, football, and Lego club.
High School After School Clubs
Drama: While Drama is offered as a class during the school day, as the major productions approach, students stay after school for additional rehearsals. The culmination of the hard work is multiple evening performances as friends and family come to enjoy the production.
At Calvary, we believe that God has created us to use our mind, body and souls to worship Him. With this in mind, we have created an extensive arts program that provides many different opportunities for our students. Our award winning Band program has opportunities for students at every skill level –from beginner band to advanced band ensembles. We also have several choirs who perform competitively, as well as providing ministry to the congregation through worship at services throughout the year. Our drama program performs two major theatrical productions each year, with many other opportunities within the curriculum for experience and exposure to speech, drama and production. Our dance program provides instruction in ballet and worship dance for girls in PK through 8th grade. Art classes are provided at the elementary and high school level. The high school art class has had much success at annual interscholastic competitions. The culinary arts class is very popular at Calvary. High School students are offered the opportunity to receive formal training in cooking and food preparation.
All students enrolled in 9th-12th grade will be required to complete eight community service hours per school year.
- What qualifies as volunteer service?
- Students cannot get paid for the work and cannot serve in a position that would normally be a paid position.
- Students may not perform service for a family member.
- No service may be performed during the student’s school hours.
- Service must be an organized event and supervised.
- No credit will be given without a completed “Volunteer Service Log” form signed by both the parent and community service supervisor.
- Volunteer service hours can be completed any time from the first full week of summer vacation until June 1st.
- Several volunteer service trips will be planned throughout the year on Saturdays that will be open to all students on a first come, first served basis.
Possible Volunteer Service Projects:
- Teaching Sunday School
- Volunteering at a soup kitchen
- Going on a missions trip
- Going street witnessing with an organized group
- Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, etc.
- Tutoring a younger student through CCA’s after school tutoring program
- Serving as a counselor on an Jr. High Retreat
Once the log sheets are submitted to the office, a grade will be recorded on the next report card. Since all logs are due by June 1st, the final report card for the year will indicate the accurate grade for fulfilling the requirement.
An “A” will be granted if all eight hours of service have been met. If not, an “F” will be assigned. Students will have the opportunity to make up those eight missed hours the next school year if they serve a total of 16 hours of service. In that case, the “F” will be changed to a “C”.