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After School Activities

After dismissal each day, the campus is buzzing with after-school activities. Canyon Heights offers a wide variety of after-school activities designed to further an interest or talent or develop new ones! In addition to athletics, the following after-school activities are offered this year:

Canyon Heights Academy Cardinal Choir
Open to students from grades 2-8. Singers are introduced to choral music in multiple different genres while learning IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) as well as solfege, music theory, ear training, harmony skills and show choir choreography. The Cardinal Choir performs at CHA events and represents our school at multiple community events including Stanford and Santa Clara University athletic events, the Diocesan Choral Festival and even at Disneyland!

Cardinal Choir: Elite Ensemble
Audition-only group of singers, open to singers from grades 3-8. Singers build on existing choral skills to practice and perform more challenging multi-part choral music, a capella and multi-lingual pieces from several genres. The Elite Ensemble performs alongside the Cardinal Choir at each performance as well as in separate venues. One year of Cardinal Choir (or equivalent) is required for audition.

Choirs are led by CHA’s own music teacher, Ms. Judaline Swinkels.

Lego Engineering K-2
Explore the endless creative possibilities of Lego building system under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Curriculum includes two classes: Intro to Fundamentals of Lego Engineering in the fall and STEM Fundamentals with Lego in the spring.

Public Speaking Classes 1, 2 and 3
Public speaking instruction is offered before school during zero period. The curriculum and instructors are from Rose Institute. Besides progressive instruction in public speaking, students compete in local and regional tournaments.

Lil’ Chefs PK-K
Touch, create, learn and make a mess while learning about the art and fun of cooking.

Chinese
Students learn Chinese language and culture through fun activities.

Music Lessons
Private half-hour lessons with Mr. Russo. Private instruction in woodwind instruments.

STEM
Building strength in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Facilitated by Ms. Hamm, CHA’s Middle School science teacher.

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