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Programs & Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At Knapp Charter Academy, children can explore their interests, learn new skills and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities.

Activities and Clubs

Young 5s - 2nd Grade
Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs: Young 5s - 2nd Grade

Academic Fair

Families are invited to observe and even take part in some of our students' presentations, displays and demonstrations on exciting facts, strategies or skills they have learned throughout the school year.

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Children participating in service projects model compassion and courage by working to meet local needs.

3rd - 5th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Girls on the Run

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program runs for 10 weeks in the spring.

Band

This rich program gives students the opportunity to express themselves through music and teamwork. Students in band experience a variety of lessons in wind, brass and percussion instruments.

Choir

Our choir program is a great way for children to expand their musical experiences through choral singing, vocal exercises and techniques, learning musical terms, and exposure to interesting music.

Academic Fair

Families are invited to observe and even take part in some of our students' presentations, displays and demonstrations on exciting facts, strategies or skills they have learned throughout the school year.

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Children participating in service projects model compassion and courage by working to meet local needs.

6th - 8th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Band

This rich program gives students the opportunity to express themselves through music and teamwork. Students in band experience a variety of lessons in wind, brass and percussion instruments.

Choir

Our choir program is a great way for children to expand their musical experiences through choral singing, vocal exercises and techniques, learning musical terms, and exposure to interesting music.

Spanish

English-speaking students learn to speak Spanish through a variety of age-appropriate language activities and practice lessons, including conversational Spanish.

Academic Fair

Families are invited to observe and even take part in some of our students' presentations, displays and demonstrations on exciting facts, strategies or skills they have learned throughout the school year.

Heart and Sole

Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Children participating in service projects model compassion and courage by working to meet local needs.

Sports

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Cross Country

Cross Country

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Soccer

Soccer

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Volleyball

Volleyball

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Smiling group of students

Student Council

Open to multiple grade levels, the student council helps to organize community service projects, arrange school-wide activities, and seeks to build school pride through representing the voice of our students.

Art supplies

S.T.E.A.M.

We believe that connecting students to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics is just the tip of the iceberg to encourage critical thinking and multi-discipline innovation.

Students Gather at Meijer Gardens
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Spotlight: Knapp Students Experience Royalty

Orange was the color of choice on Tuesday, June 2, as Knapp Charter Academy students attended a royal celebration at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with the king and queen of the Netherlands.
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A Knapp Academy Education

Knapp Academy has the goal to be the greatest K–8 school in the country. In order to achieve this goal, Knapp does a variety of service projects that really show our Moral Focus. During the 2010–2011 school year, we raised funds for Children's Food Basket and for a family who lost their home to a fire, collected jeans for homeless children, and donated funds to the PORT Program at the DeVos Children's Hospital.
 
Knapp also has a lot of fun activities throughout the school year. In the fall, we have a Fund Racer where we raise money and run/walk around a track. For the past three years we have been joined by members of The Biggest Loser Casts. They have taken pictures and exercised with us, which has been a great experience.
 
Our middle school celebrates MOYA every October. MOYA stands for Month of the Young Adolescent. During this month, we celebrate our middle school students with activities, special guests, and speakers. This event culminates with a Shadow Day in which members of the community come to the school to shadow one of our students for the day.
 
For the last four years Knapp has participated in the Watch D.O.G.S. Program. This is a program in which fathers are invited to come to Knapp for a day to volunteer. They participate in class discussions, one-on-one and small group learning, recess, and lunch duty, and they get the opportunity to see what their student does on a daily basis. This program kicks off with a Pizza Night in September to start the year off right.

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Knapp Charter Academy Students Attend a Royal Celebration

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