Children in middle school experience a lot in those years between elementary and high school: assignments get more difficult, friendships grow and change, and parents expect you to be “more responsible.” With all that transformation happening around (and to) them, it’s important for middle schoolers to have an outlet to express themselves.
The fine arts program at CHCA’s middle school is just that: a challenging, inclusive, curriculum-based program with many extracurricular opportunities that encourage students to try something new, improve on a talent they already have, or simply be creative. The result? Fifth through eighth graders who gain confidence and learn something in the process, like the fact that Beethoven composed many of his works even after becoming completely deaf. Or that ballroom dancing is actually fun (and cootie-free). Or that even if you weren’t born with a voice like Kristin Chenoweth’s, you can still get a part in the middle school musical.
CHCA has a myriad of opportunities for middle school students to try their hand at the arts, both in school and through extracurricular activities. From Art Club and Chapel Team to on-site music lessons and choir class, there’s a place for everyone. And our Fine Arts wing is big enough to accommodate them: the Strings Club can practice Tchaikovsky in one room while the Genesis Jazz Band plays Benny Goodman in another.
Top it all off with a caring faculty team who are jazzed about the arts and conscious of the challenges kids face in the middle school years, and you have an outstanding program. Come to one of our performances, visit our facilities, or check out the gallery to see the CHCA difference for your tween.