Calibre Academy thrives on accepting each student as a unique individual and gives several opportunities, in addition to academics, to develop the whole person. Through our sports and clubs, Calibre Academy provides a variety of different avenues to increase student’s confidence, encourage character development, instill a desire to be a lifelong learner and to become a contributing member of society.
Lil Colts Sports Program
Calibre Academy was the first charter school in Surprise to offer sports for students in pre-k to 4th grade. Lil Colts is an intramural program that combines skill and games with students attending the same school. The sports offered are: flag football, T-ball, soccer, basketball, and cheerleading. This program is run by the athletic director with the help of parent volunteers. The goal of this program is to introduce students to each sport and build skills so they are ready to join our competitive sports programs when they are older. Calibre Academy has seen a lot of success with this program.
The Calibre Academy Mustang Sports program is a year-round program catering to our 5th through 8th Grade students. The sports program includes: Flag Football, Cheer, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys Basketball, Girls Softball, Co-Ed Soccer & Girls Basketball.
Participation in athletics provides many opportunities for young men and women to develop emotionally, morally and physically. Athletes are students first and athletes second. By being involved in our programs, parents and students create life long friendships with classmates, as well as our staff, that can last long after the children graduate from our school.
IT Club – Information Technology Club
Information Technology Club (ITC) is an activity for students that provides training for and participation in the care of IT related equipment. The goal is to involve students in maintenance, accountability and repair of Chromebooks, computers, and audio/visual equipment.
Participation in ITC provides many opportunities for technical knowledge growth and development. Club participants are expected to take responsibility for their actions and display personal discipline at all times.
Students will meet immediately after school each Tuesday and Thursday that school is in session. In the event a meeting is cancelled or postponed, you will be notified by email at least 24 hours in advance.
Students are required to maintain high academic standards in all classes and exhibit positive citizenship at all times. Meeting these standards will be at the discretion of the students’ grade level teachers. All participants require their teacher’s recommendation and parent permission.
Things they have done so far:
- Classes on
- Computer science basics
- Computer components
- Peripheral equipment
- Physical repair of Chromebooks (Still need supervision)
- Photo and video creating and editing
- Green Screen
- Current classes are on Web Creation. Once they complete the classes, they will create a student oriented school web page and try to get approval to publish it.
- Repaired over 35 chromebooks
- Helped teachers with organizing their chromebook carts
- Repaired several staff laptops and 2 printers
- Raised $125 through fundraising (Interrupted by Covid)
- Ongoing project is the Weekly announcements.
To get through the COVID, they used Google Meet to both conduct the twice weekly meetings, and to record the announcements. Information gathering was through email.
Last week we added an additional 14 members, bringing the total to 22. The existing members are teaming up with the newbies to share the knowledge.
The Calibre Band gives students the opportunity to learn music theory, how to play their instrument, and how to work together as a team. Beginning through advanced instruction is offered to fourth through eighth grade students on brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Rehearsals are after school twice a week. The Calibre Band is featured at the annual Winter Concert and has other performances throughout the year.
Calibre Academy Choir
The Calibre Choir allows students to learn vocal techniques, music theory, and performance skills. Rehearsals 2 times a week after school. Choir is offered to all fourth through eighth graders. The Calibre Choir is featured at the annual Winter Concert and has other performances throughout the year, including singing at the Surprise City Council.
Calibre Student Council
The Calibre Academy Student Council is a group of peer elected students working together with an adult advisor within the framework of a constitution or bylaws to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student / faculty / community relations.
Through projects and activities, student councils work to:
- PROMOTE CITIZENSHIP
- PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP
- PROMOTE LEADERSHIP
- PROMOTE HUMAN RELATIONS
- PROMOTE CULTURAL VALUES
Vex Robotics Afterschool Club – 6th-8th grade
The Calibre academy Vex Robotics Club will provide the tools to inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow. VEX Robotics is educational robotics for everyone. VEX encourages creativity, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It allows educators of all types to engage and inspire the STEM problem solvers of tomorrow!
Arts & Crafts Club – 1st-4th grade & 5th-8th grade
We will be completing different arts and crafts. Art is a safe venue for children to express their individuality, dreams and ideas. Art is enjoyable and it is a fun way to engage children from all walks of life. Children of all ages can participate in ASAP and projects are easy to do.
Geocaching – K-8th grade
Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt using GPS technology that is open to everyone regardless of age. Geocaching will strengthen your reading, math, and problem-solving skills all while having a great time with friends and family. Not only will you explore new places you didn’t know about in your hometown, you can also visit places around your state, country, and even the world! Geocachers also participate in events that help clean up the environment in which we live. This club will hold once a month family events.
Spanish Club – K – 1st grade
Topics will include: greetings in Spanish, songs, and vocabulary, such as colors, numbers, and objects.
2nd grade- 3rd grades
This club will cover vocabulary, geography from Spanish-speaking countries, and culture.
LEGO Club – 2nd – 5th grade
Objective: Students will learn about all aspects of LEGO building. They will work cooperatively to build and present creations. They will also have FUN together through LEGO games and activities.
To keep all little LEGO enthusiasts busy and engaged! Children will work with a partner to create something new each week and present it to the class. Students will also play LEGO games, learn a helpful LEGO building technique… and MORE! This is purely a “hands on” class – no pencil or paper required!
Science Club – K – 3rd Grade
Hands on Science club that incorporates questions and hands on experiments to answer the questions. For instance, How does the land change? Then materials will be provided so students can explore to come up with a logical answer. The use of educational stories or videos would be incorporated.
Debate Club – 6th – 8th Grade
Students involved in a debate club practice and develop sound and logical arguments
Students involved in a debate club practice speaking in front of groups
Students involved in a debate club hone their research skills
Students involved in a debate club show initiative and leadership skills
Team Building/Fitness Club – K – 2nd Grade
This club is about team building through fun, and a little bit of fitness. The students will learn team building skills through a games based approach. Hula Hoop Showdown, Hula Hut, TIC TAC TOE, and others are examples of the games that will be used to increase their team building skills while having fun.
Drama Club – 3rd-8th grade
Got Drama? Join us on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm in room 173 for our Calibre Academy Drama Club. If you have a desire to work together as a group and enjoy a performance, we’ve got you covered. All talents are welcomed. For more information contact Mrs. Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.