Life outside of academics is an integral part of the CCA experience. Award-winning artistry, chorale, and robotics teams comprise a small portion of our vast offerings of extracurricular activities. Music and drama students showcase their talent in events throughout the year. Sports teams and school spirit go hand in hand as middle school and high school teams compete against other schools. Productions, events, and games are well-loved and attended by families and alumni. Clubs are led by students and span a wide variety of interests such as culture, career, medicine, fitness, hobbies, animals, and community service.
Middle school and high school clubs allow our students to find their passion outside of the classroom. A broad range of clubs allow each student to explore areas of interest, exercise leadership skills, and develop meaningful relationships with students who have similar interests. Students initiate and lead a large variety of clubs on campus where delving into a passion or exploring a new one is possible. Students are also encouraged to start a new club if one that fits their passion does not exist. Club opportunities are limitless! Early in the year, we hold a “Club Fair” to introduce our array of offerings to middle and high school students. Our goal is that each student will find a place to grow, create, and develop.
Acts of Random Kindness
Big Brothers, Little Brothers
Big Sisters, Little Sisters
CCA Business Case Competition
Community of Opportunities
Dare to Speak (Social Justice)
FIRST Lego League
*Based on current student interests
Interact (Community Service)
International Thespian Society
World Culture Outlook
Stem & Robotics
At CCA, technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills have become an integral part of student education. Here, students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and exercise these skills through our robotics clubs. Club projects and challenges strengthen students’ skills using the scientific method and team project management. This refining approach and their final outcomes lead to competition-ready projects and robots.
Our robotics clubs, including FIRST Robotics for high school and FIRST Lego League for middle school and upper elementary, engage our students in the entire process of making robotic projects. Students learn and use programing languages such as Java, Python and LabVIEW (for visual language). Learning more than just technology, students are grouped into teams that design, analyze, budget and finance, manage, build, connect, collaborate, test and perfect their project or robot. For over 10 years, the high school FIRST Robotics teams have competed annually in a 3-day competition at UC Davis against other Bay Area schools as well as teams from all over California, other states, and overseas. CCA is honored to have Gary Gin, 2020 recipient of the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, as our robotics team’s mentor. From design inception to cheering fan at competitions, parent involvement is also a significant part of the teams’ successes providing knowledge, support, and encouragement.
CCA FIRST Robotics has also in the past collaborated on projects with other schools to build cross-campus friendships, leverage knowledge and supplies, and develop stronger STEM programs in each school. In 2017, CCA mentored two schools as part of its travel to and participation in the China Robotics Challenge.
Using the skills and collaboration developed through these clubs, CCA FIRST Robotics alumni have launched into a variety of successful careers in fields such as robotic prosthetics, neuroscience engineering, event management and planning, medical systems manufacturing, software development, bionics research, automotive systems, patents, and more.
Award-winning music, drama performances, fine arts exhibits, and color guard competitions show case the creativity and amazing talents of our students through our Visual Performing Arts programs. Music.
For Elementary, Afterschool Orchestra engages 1st-5th grade students with hands-on experience playing an instrument and playing together.
Middle school students can join Choir, Band, Orchestra, or Worship elective, helping them further their interest in music as they learn to play and harmonize together in different ensembles.
High School offers Chorale, Chamber Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, and Worship elective where students participate in festivals, perform in concerts, and lead other students in weekly Chapels. All ensembles have concert performances at Christmas and in the Spring. In competitions, CCA students have consistently received high marks and commendations from judges. Our Chorale has also performed in our local community, sung in homes for the elderly and at City of Hayward’s Tree Lighting Ceremonies, and toured internationally.
Every year, our students perform in two theatrical productions, including on-stage and backstage roles. Students are encouraged to join ITS (International Thespian Society) of which CCA is a member. As part of the CCA Drama Department and student members of ITS, they can choose to go further, with the support of CCA faculty, and participate in areas such as screen writing, directing, set and lighting design, and stage management through ITS.