IC 20-24-1-4 Charter School
Sec. 4 "Charter school" means a public elementary school or secondary school under this article that:
(1) is nonsectarian and nonreligious and
(2) operates under a charter
CCA focuses on the whole child; celebrating his/her talents. Providing opportunities for every child to explore, experience and excel. Every day students hop, crawl, leap, stomp and more as each student travels along the sensory pathway. Helping to unlock each child's potential.
Followed by breakfast (free to all students) in the Cougar Cafe. It is a great start, setting the tone for a great day.
Students then go to class where they learn through many hands on activities. CCA curriculum has a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) focus that takes place in the classrooms, halls, cafe, and outdoors.
CCA teaches the Indiana Academic Standards and so much more. CCA focuses on the whole child and their needs. CCA meets students where they are academically and then begin helping your child learn concepts and skills. CCA provides hands on interactive learning to better engage your child.
Students participate daily in 60 minutes of recess. ALL students have 60 minutes of recess every day. Plus each participates weekly in Gardening & Healthy Living, Library, Art, Music and Mind and Body classes. CCA values your family time that is why we do not assign homework. Families are expected to have their child read 20 minutes a day and study for tests.
Canaan Community Academy staff prioritizes the academic progress of your child and has developed a rigorous curriculum to provide your child with a high quality education and experiences. The staff will assess your child's needs
and differentiate instruction for each learner. The staff will also provide additional support for every child during scheduled Response to Instruction times to meet the needs of the learner.
The school reports are based on Indiana's State Standardized test scores. Students are placed into cohorts when each child takes a test in third grade. The cohort is made up of students who had a similar score on their first standardized test in Indiana. The students in the cohort can be located anywhere in the state of Indiana. Students will remain in the cohort until their graduation.
During the 2018-19 school year a new standardized test was given and after reviewing scores throughout the state it was determined that tests were not valid and it should be a hold harmless year (meaning scores should not penalize schools). Due to the COVID-19 the standardized tests were not administered to students in Indiana during the 2019-20 school year. Students at CCA are making great progress and continue explore new places, experience new things, and excel to be the best that they can be.