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CTA students state champs in math

This group of CTA students earned the title of 4th grade math Academic Charter State champions. Post photo by J. Reed.

Rep. Peter MacGregor, CTA School Leader Dan George, and 5th grade teacher Aaron Kenemer. Post photo by J. Reed.

Students, parents and teachers at Creative Technologies Academy in Cedar Springs all have something to be proud of—last year’s 4th grade students were named by Bridge Magazine as a 4th grade math Academic Charter State Champion. One hundred percent of students tested received proficiency on the test.

The charter school, located on Pine Street, enrolls 302 students in K-12th grade. The magazine asked School Leader Dan George what the secret to their success is: “We have small class sizes,” explained George. “There are about 20-21 students in elementary-grade classrooms, along with a half-time paraprofessional for every teacher. (They get) lots of individual attention. We have wonderful teachers and a wonderful staff.”

On March 23, the students, who are now 5th graders, received a pizza party to celebrate, and special guests Peter MacGregor, 73rd District Representative, and Cedar Springs Mayor Pro-Tem Christine Fahl were on hand to congratulate the students. MacGregor presented George with a special tribute from the State of Michigan, and Fahl presented him with a “You make a difference award” from the City of Cedar Springs.


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