Jennifer Colin
Here is updated info on KCTC/KIH busing: 1st session buses load/unload in the student lot at Cedar HS. 3rd session loads in the West (teacher) lot and unloads in the student lot. Students can park in the student lot but should contact the HS office to see if they need a pass.
3 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Attention, KCTC students! We are partnering with Cedar and Tri-County this year for busing. The bus will pick up in the AM from CS High School and will drop off at CTA afterward. Details on exact time, location, and parking availability are awaiting confirmation. Stay tuned!
8 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Please note that the main office opens at 6:45am for the 18-19 school year. If you need to drop off your secondary student prior to that, please contact Jennifer Colin at jcolin@ctachargers.org or 616-696-4905. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
9 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Greetings CTA Families! We are excited to announce that starting this school year CTA will have GSRP 4 year old preschool. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/56068
13 days ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Please check out the website for K-5th Teacher and Back to School letters. http://www.ctachargers.org/article/54505
about 1 month ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Was great to see all our Chargers today! Hope to see you at our next CTA summer reading meet up! Have a great week!
2 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thank you CTA Chargers who attended our first summer reading event! See you in a few weeks at our next event! Have a great week Chargers!
2 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Happy Last Day!
2 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is the last day of school and is an early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Kid's Club is available until 6 p.m. Have a great summer!
2 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Charger Choices Day! From Mario Cart and Just Dance to making necklaces and making slime, students had a blast!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations, Class of 2018!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The 5th and 6th grade students engaged in the Great Debate today!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
HS parents, please see the attached sign up for our last day of school picnic. Thanks! https://bit.ly/2J1O93T
3 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
3 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Just a reminder, if you wish to attend graduation on Friday, you need a ticket. Tickets are available from Sara Middlebrook.
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Tomorrow, Friday, June 1 is an early release day. 6-12 dismiss at 12:45 and K-5 dismiss at 1:00.
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Attention High School Students!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Celebrating the Class of 2018!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is Student and Staff Early Release Day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m. No school on Monday for Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
3 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations, Girls Charging Ahead, on running your 5K today!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Did you know Creative Technologies Acadmy is celebrating our 20th Anniversary? Check out this video featuring some of our staff and the founders of CTA. https://youtu.be/KGPEBtQ6zxA
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
CTA's first musical, Seussical, Jr., is a smashing success! So proud of our very talented kids!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mr. Cusack's class competing for the tallest spaghetti-marshmallow tower!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Check out the link to the CTA Elementary Spring Choir Conert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCcFP7k71Ds
3 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Thank you to the P.A. for a job well done on the Spring Fling!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Juniors learn sewing skills on this rainy Friday!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
3 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Dan George
Parents of Graduating Seniors: Check out my message on the CTA Family Facebook page for important information and deadlines about graduation.
3 months ago, Dan George
Jennifer Colin
What a beautiful day for CTA to visit the Capitol as a part of the 800 people representing charter schools in Michigan!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The CTA Parent Association provided an amazing lunch for our staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you so much!
3 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Thank you Mrs. Campbell for doing this! This quote embodies everything we believe in! Great start to Teacher Appreciation Week!
3 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Autumn Watson received the Congressional Medal of Merit this morning at the Gerald R. Ford Museum! Congratulations! We're so proud of you!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Staff vs Students softball!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Mrs Campbell’s 3rd grade/book tasting cafe w/ genres all over, students explore & “get a taste” to see if it’s a genre they like!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
4th grade teacher Ms Norman creates a fun review for our state assessments! Students completed a reading boot camp & earned their dog tags!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA 5th grade mathematicians! During this number talk the learning is collectively owned, voices are valued & thinking is getting stretched!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
‪Thank you to all the families that attended CTA Literacy Night! Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdo59NXRJw‬ ‪@FerrisState @MICharters @ctachargers @Jennife51659146 @CTASchoolLeader @KateBialkowski #literacy #wearechargers ‬
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
4 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest was a success!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest, cont.
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest Part 3
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest Part 2
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
What a great day at the MiCareer Quest!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Celebrating w/ the Top 5 Finalist for Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year! So very proud of our CTA Charger Kayla Campbell!!!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
‪Amazing field trip! Our favorite was the compliments that we got from the staff at the museum about how wonderful our students behaved!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Our Kindergarten and 1st graders are excited to be heading out on our field trip to the GR Ford Museum!!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Mr. Fredrickson's Environmental Science class dissected cow eyes today!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Our HS students are attending MiCareer Quest on Wednesday, April 25! Check out the flier to see how you can virtually experience this event.
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Seussical Jr. tickets are now on sale in the Administration building. $3 for advance tickets. Come on out and see the show on May 18 and 19 performed by the Drama Club.
4 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
‪Fun night representing CTA at the Cedar Springs Community Night! Love meeting new people & sharing the amazing things we have at CTA!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Even if it is April, our campus is beautiful blanketed in snow!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 16.
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Our K-2 students had the privilege of having Senator MacGregor read a fun fiction book to them as a continued celebration of Reading Month. He also took the time to answer many of their questions.
4 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Flag raising on this brisk morning!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
REMINDER: Tomorrow is an Early Release Day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m.; K-5 dismissed at 1 p.m.
4 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
The art club is working on mosaics today!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Dan George
Attention CTA Parents. Charter Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Our Charger Voices will be featured at the festivities singing the National Anthem and one other song on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing. We encourage families to attend. The CTA bus will leave our school at 7 am and return approximately 3 pm. We have room for 10 parents on our bus. Preference will be given to parents of students in Charger Voices on a first come, first served basis. Parents of those students have until this Friday, at 12 noon to send me an email reserving their spot. Send your email to dgeorge@ctachargers.org. After 12 noon on Friday, if there are any spots left, we will open it up to all parents, first come, first served. 
4 months ago, Dan George
Autumn Mattson
Good luck CTA 5th graders as you take the MSTEP today! Check out what Mrs. Norman did w/ her students to INSPIRE them to do their best!
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Check out our 4th graders @ctachargers!! Just doing a little close reading during our “reading rave”! They are continuing to review their reading skills to prep for our NWEA & M-Step tests. Good work CHARGERS & Ms Norman!! #learningisfun #reading #rave @MICharters @FerrisState
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Today we have @charterschools visiting @ctachargers to interview Mrs. Campbell @buildingaloveoflearning @kaylamircea for her top 5, 2018 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the year nomination. Great day to be a CHARGER!! #learning #teacheroftheyear #proud #teachersofinstagram #hardwork #relationships
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
REMINDER: SAT/PSAT Testing is tomorrow! Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and testing begins at 7:45 a.m. There will be no KCTC transportation. Rest up for the big day!
4 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. Cone's SAT Prep class made signs for the big day tomorrow! Good luck to all our testing students!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Our students continually amaze and impress me! Check out this gorgeous handmade poster advertising prom!
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Please see the link to the Weekly Announcements: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/44393
5 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Battle of the Books going on at CTA! Love ❤️ seeing their faces light up when they get the right answer! Amazing kids & staff at CTA!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Reminders: *Census forms are due TOMORROW 3/29. *Thurs., Mar. 29 is a student and staff early release day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5 dismissed at 1:00 p.m. *Have a wonderful spring break!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Dan George
I am proud of all my staff, but when you make the top 5 (and still going) out of over 6,000 charter school teachers in Michigan you deserve an extra pat on the back and much appreciation. Congratulaions to my third grade teacher, Kayla Campbell! You make us proud! https://www.facebook.com/MICharters/videos/10156845977895961/
5 months ago, Dan George
Jennifer Colin
Our students have AMAZING talents! From beatboxing to piano solos to cheerleading stunts, Chargers blew us away this afternoon with their acts!
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. VanHarten challenges 3rd grade students with March Madness: The Case of the Missing Numbers! Students are working hard, using math to solve the clues!
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Reminder to join us for the Town Hall Meeting: Monday, March 19th, 6:00 p.m.
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
3rd grade teacher Kayla Campbell has been selected as one of the 15 semi finalist for the 2018 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thank you State Representative Rob VerHeulen for visiting CTA and reading to our students!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Today 3rd & 4th grade reviewed “Author’s Purpose” by getting PIE’ED (Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain and Describe)! They analyzed mentor texts, sorted various passages w/ group members, practiced w/ an article of their choice, & enjoyed some “pie”! Good work CHARGERS!!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Week 2 of CTA Reading Olympics! Each class flag represents their class country & our Olympic torches are filling up w/ all our Reading!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Good Morning! I hope all of you had a great snow day! During the month of February CTA focused on the character trait: OPTIMISM!! K-5th grade students received optimism cards when they were caught being optimistic. Each student that received a card, placed the card in an envelope and 6 students were randomly chosen to have a special lunch with Mrs. Mattson this Friday! Congrats to all our CHARGERS that were caught demonstrating OPTIMISM!! March we will focus on: WORK ETHIC and pay close attention to our behavior and choices!
5 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
We are so EXCITED to kick off our Elementary Reading Olympics tomorrow morning!!! Tune in tomorrow for a video post of what we will be showing during our opening ceremonies. We are so excited to share with you that tomorrow morning we will have a special guest reader Kayla Delzer! She will Skype in to read to all our students!!! Check out Kayla's bio information and her webpage! Kayla Delzer: Internationally Awarded 3rd Grade Teacher. CEO: Top Dog Teaching, Inc. Global Keynote Speaker. Best-Selling Author. Flexible Seating Pioneer. TEDx Speaker. 2018 Sioux Award Winner. Innovative Education Task Force Member. Technology Champion. Digital Citizenship Expert. Global Thought Leader. http://www.topdogteaching.com
6 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Historic day for CTA!! God bless the Gunnell family who donated ten acres of land to CTA! The future is looking bright for the CHARGERS!!!
6 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Our 4th graders finished up our informational text reading unit with an Escape Room Challenge. They had four rounds of categorizing text into informational, narrative informational, or hybrid informational. After each round of correctly identifying the text, the group got a code card to unlock the chain. The final round of identifying gave them the key to unlock the box to reveal homework passes and gumballs (Their favorites!) They had an absolute blast and worked so hard to "escape the room"!
6 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Amazing stuff is going on here at CTA! What an amazing gift from Fred & Carolee Gunnell to our students, staff, families and the communities we serve! We are World 🌎 Changers! We are CHARGERS!! #blessed #futureplans #proud #teach #dreambig #checkusout #wearechargers
6 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Love our reading mentors!!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thanks to all the families who came out to our community give back night. We raised just under $300!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
We're excited about our new app and website!
10 months ago, Autumn Mattson