CPA believes that students are happier and more successful at CPA if they are involved in one or more of our extracurricular activities. The creative and/or physical outlet provided by such participation promotes a well-balanced life. Extra-curricular participation also builds teamwork and school spirit among the community of learners. Still, we recognize that students must show a special commitment, especially for athletics, in attending events/practices/games and also completing homework. Nonetheless, some of our most accomplished students at our sister schools have professed that the discipline gathered from participation (in terms of time management and personal habits) has greatly helped their academic growth. There is a range of supervised activities to select from: Latin club, chess club, various music ensembles, art club, science explorers club, yearbook, or one of our many athletic teams. We encourage the parents to work closely with the teachers and administration in supporting superb extra-curricular offerings for our young people.
To be eligible for extracurricular activities at CPA, the student must maintain passing grades in all subjects and must have displayed good behavior. If a student fails any course in a quarter, he/she will be suspended from all CPA extracurricular activities for the following quarter. If a student is currently deficient in a course, he/she may not be allowed to leave campus early, when this occasionally occurs for games.
Most such activities will require a fee for supplies, rented venues, and equipment and, for some time-intensive activities, to pay the coach/supervisor. All extra-curricular programs at CPA are required to be self-supporting through income from fees and tax credits. The primary, academic budget of the school is not able to manage such costs. The fee for an extra-curricular activity must be paid prior to the student joining the team or activity, even for practice. The school is not able to carry balances for fees or manage payment plans by parents. The school, however, does take a credit card as a form of payment for fees.
These are the activities that will be available at Chandler Preparatory Academy if there is sufficient student interest. Some of these will be available seasonally, not year-round. Some of the clubs are for both middle and high school.