Cheswick Christian Academy
"For nothing will be impossible for God." Luke 1:37
Stay tuned to this website for up-to-the-minute announcements.


Snow Days!
The general rule is as follows:  If CCA is not on the list of schools closed posted on KDKA, WTAE, and/or WPXI, then you should follow your own district's closings and delays.  Please refer to Attachment L in the Student/Parent Manual for further information which includes some complications in some districts.

Current dates to remember:

Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)
School Physicals
Dr. Shin, Allegheny Valley School District's school physician, will be giving free physical exams on January 19, 2018, to any student in Kindergarten, 6th grade, or 11th grade who has not submitted documentation of the state required current physical exam.  If your child is eligible for this exam, you will receive a letter from our school nurse in the mail. 
Wednesday, January 24 - End of Second Grading Period (90 days)
Friday, January 26 - Half day of school with a noon dismissal for students (In-service day for teachers).  Penn Hills does not honor our half days with regards to busing.  All Penn Hills students will need to make other arrangements for transport home that day.
Schwan's Fundraiser (COMING IN JANUARY) - 1/15/18 - 5/30/18 (but highest profit % from 1/15/18 - 3/1/18!)
As a replacement for Market Day, which we participated in for years, we are again joining up with Schwan's for a yearly fundraiser for general expenses.  The fundraiser will run from January 15th to May 30th, 2018.  The school will earn 20% profit on all food orders placed between January 15th and March 1st and $10 for every $25 eGift card purchased (limit one per Schwan's account).  The school will continue to earn a 5% profit from March 2nd through May 30th.  Please note:  In order for the school to receive the most benefit from the eGift card purchase, purchasers should wait until after the campaign is over to use it.
We encourage all to participate.
Cheswick Christian Academy - ID 36144

529 College Savings Plans - Breaking News!
The new tax legislation has a change for people with 529 college savings plans.  The funds from those plans can now be used to pay elementary and high school tuition costs and are no longer only for use for college expenses.  If you have a 529 plan, or are considering opening a 529 plan, you may want to look into the details of the tax legislation (exempt from federal and some state taxes) to see if that could be helpful to you.

New for 2017-18  
We are no longer distributing monthly gold envelopes.
Beginning this school year, students will receive a thick student/parent manual on the first day. 
All 2017-18 information and forms to be returned for the entire school year will be in that manual.

Any current pertinent information will be posted on this website announcement page.

All seniors will receive a packet from PHEAA.  Parents, be aware and ask your 12th grader for it.
We are always looking for substitute teachers.  Please contact the school for information and requirements.
Art from the Heart projects for elementary art from Mrs. Parsons:
"Grades 1 - 6 will create Patriotic prayer cards of thanks in November which will be presented to veterans recovering in an area hospital and therapy center.  This will be done for Veterans Day in honor of their service to our country."

The Policy on Tuition and Fees for 2017-18 and 2017-18 School Calendar are posted on this website!
Remember:  families having one graduating senior as the only student enrolled must pay over 10 months instead of 12 so that full payment is made prior to graduation.  Diplomas will not be issued to students owing tuition.

12 monthly TUITION PAYMENTS are due the 20th of each month.

Monthly tuition payments (12 of them) are due the 20th of each month (Aug. through July).
There is a grace period to midnight of the last day of each month, after which a $20 late fee will be assessed. 
We have a mail slot in the front door of the high school where tuition payments may be inserted. 
Postmarks are never considered.
If you are late paying your tuition, please just include the late fee. 
We are a ministry operating on a small budget with one of the lowest tuition rates in the area
and would appreciate the late fee just being included if you have, in fact,
missed the 8-11 day grace period. 
Thanks to those of you who have done that! 
Once two late fees have been assessed or tuition is late two times, the Academy reserves the right to REQUIRE payments for enrollment to continue.

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Cheswick Christian Academy's Wellness Policy
Cheswick Christian Academy has had a policy in place (called the Wellness Policy) since 2007 to encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity. It is reviewed annually and discussed at faculty meetings.  We welcome parental input and suggestions to further our wellness goals.  The high points for which we strive to achieve are to lead by example, encourage nutritional education to be part of our comprehensive program taught at every grade level, encourage participation in recess for elementary students and physical education class at all levels, encourage nutritional choices at school parties, and to limit the use of food as a reward for classroom or school activities unless the reward is an activity that promotes a positive nutrition message.  For a copy of our Wellness Policy in its entirety, please call the school office.   

Carnegie Cash for School
Join Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in supporting Cheswick Christian Academy!
Buy or renew a membership, and our school will benefit.
In the event of an Emergency...   THIS IS A 1/6/15 REVISION
In the event of an emergency evacuation of our school(s), we have made arrangements with the Harmar House in Cheswick on Pittsburgh Street about a half mile down from the school towards Harmar to accommodate our students.  This is a change from the Ches-a-rena over GoodWill, which has moved.
The phone number for the Harmar House is (724) 274-4822.  Every effort would be made to keep parents informed via this website.  All student's cell phones would become allowably accessible.

And remember...
Cheswick Christian Academy was established to train a generation of children to live for Christ.

Last updated...01/08/18