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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

We invite families to come see what our scholars have learned as they present exciting facts and skills.

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Scholars who participate in service projects get the chance to 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. The program runs for 10 weeks in the spring.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Choir

Our choir program includes lessons in choral singing, musical terms, and vocal skills.

Academic Fair

We invite families to come see what our scholars have learned as they present exciting facts and skills.

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Scholars who participate in service projects get the chance to model compassion and courage by working to meet local needs.

6th - 8th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Choir

Our choir program includes lessons in choral singing, musical terms, and vocal skills.

Spanish

English-speaking scholars are taught basic Spanish in this program. This includes a variety of language activities for verbal and written practice.

Academic Fair

We invite families to come see what our scholars have learned as they present exciting facts and skills.

Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls. In this space, we encourage girls to practice empathy, develop life skills, and learn about themselves (and each other).

Community Service

Moral focus virtues are practiced beyond the classroom! Scholars who participate in service projects get the chance to 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

Our student council members help in a variety of school and community events. The council represents the voice of our students and encourages school pride.

Art supplies

S.T.E.A.M.

We encourage critical thinking with S.T.E.A.M. - science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We believe this is just the tip of the iceberg to supporting 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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