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Elementary School

Learn from Mrs. Schumacker about changes coming to CCA for the 20-21 school year:
Elementary Principal:
Mrs. Doni Schumacker
(231) 796-9041
Enrichment Activities for Elementary Students during School Closure:
Exterior Doors Unlock/K-6 Office Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Class Begins: 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Ends: 8:10 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.
K-6 Office Closes: 4:00 p.m.

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:

Research-based core curriculum

Inquiry-based science practices

Art Class

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)

School-wide community service activities

Foster Grandparent program

Reading Month activities

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)

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

Soccer clinic (2nd-5th)

6th grade may participate in all middle school athletics

6th grade Head to Head team

Online Family Literacy Program for PS & kindergarten

Summer learning program

Cougar Connect-Parent/Teacher organization

After-School Theater Nights 
Parent Literacy Make-N-Take Workshops