Cape Cod Academy hosted the Annual Barnstable County Human Rights Academy this week. Students in grades 7-12 from eight local schools were in attendance, including CCA students. This event brings together peers who are trying to make a positive difference in their communities.
Cape Cod Academy held its first day of school for the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, September 3. More than 200 students were greeted by all staff and faculty members. Senior class members welcomed the younger students to school with a “high five”.
Cape Cod Academy received notice of its full reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), following a review of CCA’s self-study report and a visit from a team of educators who analyzed CCA’s effectiveness as a teaching and learning institution. This is an important accomplishment since NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity.
Graduation at Cape Cod Academy (CCA) was held on Friday, June 7th. The 15 students in the graduating class processed into the large tent on the athletic fields behind bagpipe player, Roger Gamache, who has been a faculty member for three years. Interim Head of School, Chad Small, welcomed students, parents, guests, and faculty.
Ask Coach Adam Rose what his greatest strength is, and you will get a pause. Finally, he will say his ability to communicate and be honest. “Kids need that most,” he says. It’s not a power trip. The kids know he has got their best interest at heart – and the kids’ success is proof. Our varsity basketball team’s record was 6-14 his first year here… 9-11 two years ago and 19-4 this year. Adam is becoming a Pied Piper, attracting players from other schools who know they’ve got one chance to do high school and want Adam to have been their coach.
Students as young as sixth-graders and seasoned seniors get the benefit of his experience, wide-ranging intellect, high standards, and gentle soul. “He makes you do the work,” says Lily in the sixth grade, “but he also makes it interesting and gets everybody involved. He doesn’t have favorites. We’re all involved.” CCA seventh-graders chime in, “He’s so interesting… full of good stories.” There is appreciation for his emotional dependability. “You can count on his being the same good guy every time you see him.” For adolescents, that is huge.
Congratulations to CCA’ boys’ varsity basketball team! They are advancing to their first MIAA South semi-final game since 2012. Our Seahawks team will play at Taunton High School on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. Go Seahawks!
The great teachers share at least two loves: a field of knowledge – and kids. After four years with CCA, Abby Wood is still impressed with her students’ motivation and investment in outside learning. Turns out, CCA kids are hungry for what she’s serving up: chances for hands-on learning.