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Elementary School

Exterior Doors Unlock/K-6 Office Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Class Begins: 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Ends: 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.
K-6 Office Closes: 4:00 p.m.
Elementary Principal: Mr. Christopher White
(231) 796-9041
Twitter: @CCAK_6Principal
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Cougar Points of Pride

At CCA we pride ourselves in educating the whole child with a well-rounded curriculum,  extra-curricular and enrichment activities including:


During the school day:

Average class size of 16 students

Research-based core curriculum

Inquiry-based science practices

S.T.E.A.M. class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Music class

Physical Education Class

5th/6th grade band

Theatrical productions K-6

Computer and Technology resources in every classroom

Character education curriculum

Cross-age buddy mentorship program

Monthly family night events

Experiential Field Trips

General education and special education mental health services

Watch Dog program (Dad volunteer program)

Market days (Business and entrepreneurship program)

Elementary student council (5th & 6th grades)

Hour of code

School-wide community service activities

Foster Grandparent program

Reading Month activities

Milage Club

Big Rapids Public Library satellite site

Community business and agency partners


After school enrichment:

Lego robotics

2nd-6th grade cheerleading
4th-6th grade basketball/ basketball clinic (K-4th)

Destination Imagination (K-6)

Chess club

Cross Country running club

Polar Cats

First Lego League

Sewing club

Ski club- 3rd grade and up

5th/6th volleyball

Reading club

Talent show

Track and field club

Girls on the Run

Host Girl Scout Troops

Soccer clinic (2nd-5th)

6th grade may participate in all middle school athletics

6th grade Head to Head team (academic and arts competitions across the region)

Online Family Literacy Program for PS & kindergarten

Summer learning program

Parents and Teacher organization (S.T.R.I.P.E.S.) events

After-School Theater Nights 
Parent Literacy Make-N-Take Workshops for PS-2nd grade