Christ Presbyterian Academy

After-School Programs

CPA After-school Programs offer year-round enrichment opportunities for students grades K-8. The After-school Programs seek to introduce students to diverse experiences, help them develop new interests, meet new friends, and learn special skills. Whether learning a new art technique or building a robot, offerings create a vibrant scene of exploration! 

Spring After-school Programs registration opens December 1. Click the buttons below to register.

New Hobbies and New Friends

Offerings: Grades K-5

Fairytale Ballet

  • Fairytale Ballet
  • Thursday/$275 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades K-1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • First session: January 16th

Young dancers will explore beginner ballet technique and creative movement as they journey through beloved fairy tales and songs that encourage love, kindness and courage. 

Creative Dramatics

  • Creative Dramatics
  • Wednesday/$200 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades K-2
  • Instructor: Anna Lee McFadden
  • First session: January 15th

Step into the world of imaginative play and acting exploration. Students will engage in voice, movement, characterization, and storytelling within the Fairy Tale World. Each week they will experience a different story from the actor’s perspective and bring it to life!

Harry Potter Art Adventure

  • Harry Potter Art Adventure
  • Wednesday/$200 --$10 supply fee (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades 4-5
  • Instructor: Tara Stumpf
  • First session: January 15th

Students will explore the magic within the arts of Harry Potter during this camp session. We will be making art that correlates with the stories of each book using different mediums. This class will focus on books 4 - 7 of the series.

 

Intro to Ballet/Jazz

  • Intro to Ballet/Jazz
  • Tuesday/$275 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades 1-3
  • Instructor: TBD
  • First session: January 14th

Students will be introduced to skills and develop terminology, coordination, rhythm, balance and technique through barre and center floor work in ballet, as well as steps and style of Jazz. Parents are invited to the final class of each semester. (Dance attire: lavender leotards, light pink tights and ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or bun).

Live on Stage

  • Live on Stage
  • Tuesday/$200 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Production Fee: $65 (includes t-shirt, 1 meal, and production costs)

  • Grades 3-5
  • Instructor: Casey Blois
  • First session: January 14th

Do you long for the stage? Students enrolled in this performance class will be in the cast of CPA’s spring musical production, Godspell, and will perform alongside of our best and brightest. During our class times, we will not only be developing skills in singing, dancing, and acting, students will also experience the rehearsal process, develop characters, and learn to be a part of something bigger than themselves.  The experience culminates with four performances of Godspell in the Event Center on the CPA main stage! Students MUST be at all rehearsals to participate in show.

Additional Rehearsal Dates/Times: 

Wednesday, March 25th 3pm-5pm

Saturday, March 28th 12pm-5pm

Monday, March 30th 5:15pm-8:30pm - DRESS REHEARSAL

Tuesday, March 31st 5:15pm-8:30pm - DRESS REHEARSAL

Thursday, April 2nd 6:00pm - OPENING NIGHT

Friday, April 3rd - 6:00pm - PERFORMANCE #2

Saturday, April 4th - 1:00pm - PERFORMANCE #3 & #4

Jazz/Hip Hop

  • Jazz/Hip Hop
  • Monday/$275 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades 3-5
  • Instructor: Margaret Anne Owens
  • First session: January 27th

Combining basic jazz technique with the upbeat urban dance moves of Hip Hop focus will be on proper dance technique with upper and lower body conditioning, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, patterns and combinations. Dancers will grow in flexibility, coordination, rhythm, confidence and self-expression. Fun, upbeat music and choreography will shape the work with developmentally appropriate lyrics/movements. On the final day there will be a Dance Observation where students will demonstrate their work from the semester. (Dance attire: lavender leotard, light tan tights, tan jazz shoes, black shorts or leggings and hair pulled back).

LEGO Robotics, Jr.

  • LEGO Robotics, Jr. 
  • Tuesday & Thursday intensive/$200 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grades 2-5
  • Instructor: Ian Mullins – Zugelder
  • First session: February 20th

IT’S ALIVE! Learn to build and program awesome robots using familiar building tools – LEGOs! Learn coding while developing critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Campers will complete a variety of guided and free-builds while working to complete problem-based solo and group challenges! This class will be meet twice weekly for 6 weeks. The class will meet:

February 20, 25 and 27

March 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 and 31

April 2 and 7

Girls Who Code

  • Girls Who Code
  • Wednesday/$200 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • 3rd– 5thgrades
  • Instructor: Ian Mullins-Zugelder
  • First session: January 15

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21stCentury opportunities. The organization works toward closing the gender employment in technology, and to change the image of what a programmer looks like. In this club, girls will learn Computer Science (CS) principles while applying coding skills to create games, music, visual art, and more! Check out www.girlswhocodecomfor more info.

 

 

Art Exploration

  • Art Exploration
  • Monday/$200 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)--$10 supply fee
  • Grades K - 2
  • Instructor: Rachel Jones
  • First session: January 27

Each week students will dive into a different form of art. We will enjoy a "messy art day" as well as a relaxing "paint to music day". Everything from sculpture to drawing to paper mâché and fiber art will be enjoyed by all! )

Art Adventures Around the World

  • Art Adventures Around the World
  • Tuesday/$200 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)--$10 supply fee
  • Instructors: Tara Stumpf and Ginette Ownby
  • First session: January 14

Students will be traveling country to country throughout this camp studying culture, cuisine, and art. Students will learn about the language, how the culture using art in their celebrations and everyday life and make something with each country we visit. Students will explore painting, sculpture, clay and paper mache as we fill our passports with this after school adventure. 

FIRST LEGO League, Jr.

  • FIRST LEGO League, Jr.
  • Tuesday/Thursday
  •  January 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 and February 5, 7, 9 (competition) and 12
  • Instructors: Ian Mullins-Zugelder and Meg Terry

This 6 week intensive club captures the curiosity of young children, and directs it towards discovering the wonders of science and technology. Children explore and research a real-world topic, design and build a robotic model using LEGO elements, and then present their journey on a poster. We will also have an exhibition on Saturday, February 9th.

Offerings: Grades 6-8

Drama Club

  • Drama Club
  • Thursday/$225 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Anna Lee McFadden
  • First session: January 16th

Drama club is a troupe of actors and performers that are charged and ready to launch into the theatre world inside and outside the classroom! If you love theatre and want to perform in scenes with your friends—this is the place for you! We will be attending forensics competition in the fall at Father Ryan and have some top secret plans for the spring in preparation for a showcase at the end of the year. Get ready to create characters, expand the actor’s toolbox, and make friends with fellow performers. 

 

 

 

FIRST Lego League

  • FIRST LEGO League (FULL)
  • Monday/Friday
  • $600 (fall/spring semester)
  • Instructor: Wesley Diggs
  • Class began August 19

FLL team builds robots to compete with other local schools. We collaborate globally and innovate a creative solution for each year’s theme. Sessions are Monday and Friday. 

Jazz/Hip-Hop

  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Monday/$300 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Paige Sottek
  • First session: January 27th

This class emphasizes jazz, contemporary, and lyrical styles of dance. Students will work on jazz technique (leaps, turns, and jumps) as well as contemporary/lyrical movement styles (improv and emotion). Class will be a combination of floor work, technical progressions, and center combinations. (Dance attire: black leotard, light tan tights, tan jazz shoes, black shorts or leggings and hair pulled back).

Visual Arts Club

  • Visual Arts Club
  • Tuesday/$225 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)--$10 supply fee
  • Instructor: Laura McFadden
  • First session: January 14th

Art Club gives students the freedom to explore the art mediums of drawing, painting and sculpting in a personalized atmosphere. This is the perfect place to try some things beyond what is covered in class, connect with peers and enjoy the freedom to dream up some new ideas all on your own!

 

 

Rock Climbing

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mondays/$150 (3 - 5 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Leslie Ponder
  • First session: January 27

In this class, students will learn to climb in a safe and supervised environment. The auto belay device will be used as additional level of protection. On day one, students have an initial orientation. Sessions are January 27 - March 9.

Fly Fishing

  • Fly Fishing
  • Mondays/$150 (3 - 5 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Bo Morrissey
  • First session: March 23

In this class, students will learn to set up a fly rod, knot tie, cast and fish with their fly rod. All equipment provided by Franklin Fly Fishing Company. Sessions are March 23 - May 4.

LEGO Sumo

  • LEGO Sumo
  • Tuesday & Wednesday/$200 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Wesley Diggs
  • First session: January 14

This offering focuses on building robots. Complex building and programming skills are applied to create a robot that can autonomously defeat its opponent. Students will also be competing in the Sumo Robot Competition Saturday, January 18 at the Tennessee Valley Fair (Oak Ridge, Tennessee). The first session begins Tuesday, January 14 and ends February 12.

A Safe Place to Play

About K-5 Aftercare

CPA After Care is an opportunity for K-5 students to be in a fun, nurturing, and structured environment after school from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students will be served a snack and enjoy supervised playtime outside, followed by a quiet thirty-minute time for board games and/or homework. This program runs August through May. 

  • 5 days a week = $275
  • 3 days a week = $225
  • 2 days a week = $175

Families must register for the semester. No drop-in care is available. There is flexibility in choosing your days if you are registered for the 2 or 3 day program. Those may be different days each week according to your schedule.