I believe that CCA is a great school for an alternative student. The academic classes here are pretty up to date, however could be improved. I believe to fit in at this school and truly get the "full package" of the arts, academics and socially you have to be a different kind of student and person. The people are fairly welcoming here, the teachers are overall nice, the school building is kept clean and bullying is kept at a low. However, if you do not consider yourself an alternative person, very different from the "normal person", then I do not recommend going here. The majority of people that come into this school will experience some kind of major culture shock, which isn't a bad thing considering that is the real world. As far as punishing at CCA, I would say some serious issues are ignored(such as cheating, drugs, fighting and alcohol). I feel like this is an overall good school for your 100% artsy, alternative student. But, if you don't feel that different from your "normal" classmates, I wouldn't recommend CCA.
CCA pushes their students to achieve highly in their regular coursework as well as their art. Going to this school is a privilege. To earn this privilege, you must prove yourself academically and show your gift in art. Obviously, if you are not an artist, dancer, musician, actor, singer, etc... this school is not for you. CCA offers the best of both worlds. A top notch college prep education and an opportunity to do what you love. They provide the same education a normal high school/middle school would (yes, of course, they have technology!). The extracurricular activities differ quite a bit; orchestra vs. band, musicals/plays/dance/ art shows vs. organized sports. After all, these kids are not here for organized sports. they are here to immerse themselves in the arts.
I absolutely love CCA. I just finished my Junior year, and yes it was hard, but it needed to be to prepare me for the future. There are, in fact, three computer labs in the school, so yes, we have technology. There aren't any sports, that's right, but most of the students don't really care. We came to this school for the arts, and those who want to play sports more just go to a regular public school. I love this school, and the people in it, and I'm so glad that I don't go anywhere else.
I think that CCA is a unnecessary school. There is not any technology classses or home economics. There is not any sports. This school does not help students choose a reasonable career.
CCA has become a place that is only focused on its test scores. Period. Everything revolves on the image and not substance. I was asked to leave because my math scores were not high enough. I know others who have been booted out as well, some in the middle of their senior year. Admission to CCA is supposed to be based on audition, but it isn't. Your academic record can make or break your admission regardless of your audition.
I attended CCA from 2002-2006, It was a great school, but during my senior year they would not cooperate with the senior body. but other than that it is a good school and would most likely send my daughter to that school.
CCA is a school of over acheivers. There, of course, are a few who find the work load a little to rigorous but for those who enjoy a challenge along with being further educated in the arts, CCA is the school for you. I am now a senior at CCA and although it is extremely stressful, it will be worth it. Due to the fact that CCA is one of the top school not only in our surrounding areas but also the state, having that name on my transcript will be an acheivment no one can overlook. The teachers are excellent. To tell the truth their a breath of fresh air. Every teacher you'll encounter at CCA has not only the willingness to help you suceed but the determination to see you through all your years at CCA. I love them all and will miss them greatly.
I attended CCA from 2004-2008, grade 9 to grade 12. I can honestly say they were four of the most amazing years of my life. Not only was it a school where it was safe to be open about every part of who I was, but also a place I could grow and be pushed to improve myself, not only by the strong arts programs but also by the equally strong academics. Some may say the academics are not where they need to be, but as someone who is one year from finishing college and has taken plenty of courses in natural science, math, foreign language and may other academic fields, I was very prepared and I have the grades to show it. The school has a strong identity of what it is. There is an excellent community of students who care for one another. Violence was an incredibly rare occurrence in my days there. The teachers are actively involved in students lives and since the school is so small, teachers are able to get to know their students individually. No school is perfect and CCA is no exception, but if you are a student who has a passion for the arts and wants a school with caring teachers and a student body who are much better at accepting differences than the average teens, CCA is the place.
i love cca this is my first year and i love it and i allways hated school espeiccly brown middle but cca is the best
CCA is a shcool of exceptance, where the students all look out for each other and treat each other like family. If someone needs help, others are sure to be their. I abslutly love CCA- it is the best school I've ever attended- any student their will tell you the smae exact thing!
This school is amazing. There are very few fights if any and both the academic and creative classes help you grow as a person and what ever your major is. It would recommend this school to anyone with the vigor to work hard and strive from the best.
Center for Creative arts is a school with both rigorous academic and artistic courses. I started attending late in my high school career, but that did not stop the other students from embracing me. As a junior, I was able to take 4 AP classes, all taught at national Advanced Placement standards. My other classes were almost just as difficult, if not on almost the same level. And, my arts classes... They provided the nurturing I needed in order to grow individually as an artist and as a person. To put it simply, CCA is an amazing place, full of caring teachers and accepting students.
This school is the best thing that ever happened to me. I have finally found a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment in which to perfect my art. It is true that there are no sports but are also no fights, gangs, or other various problems that hinder education elsewhere. This school is not for the close-minded
this school is ok but if you are someone who is not artistic it is a akward atmosphere. I have been there for 3 years and i want to move on to another school. I dont like that you dont get to change schools it kind of gets old. But dont get me wrong if you are artistic then this is a perfect school for you.
I attended cca this past school year as a ninth grader, and it was definitely the wrong place for me. I am and always have been a straight-a student, and the idea that cca's academics are rigorous is simply not true. Not only was i able to maintain straight as with little to no effort, in the second 9 weeks i earned straight 100s. The writing program was abysmal, but that could change because a new teacher will be taking over that department in the fall. My german class was absolutely excellent, but sadly german will no longer be offered at cca after next year. The school puts far too much emphasis on its arts and not nearly enough on academics. If you are an academic achiever, you will not be happy here!
I loved attending CCA it was the best thing ever. I loved that I could do arts but also get a very good education.
This is a great school. The arts are very focused upon and the academics are outstanding.
I loved attending school at CCA and will forever miss it. This school is truly unique. Unlike most other schools in our area there is a low conflict level and every student is encourged to be themselves. We were always like one big family. The teachers were great and the ap classes were a huge help. Dance will always be a part of my life thanks to this school. I miss it very much.
I use to go to this school in 6th and 7th grade and it's great if you plan on studying in fine arts. They will adjust your schedule to fit your level. I miss CCA a lot!!
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