Social Activities at CAC
There are several high school dances held throughout the year, sponsored by certain classes or groups. Our goal is to ensure a safe and fun environment for our students.
Students in close collaboration with faculty advisors and the Activities Director organize all school-sponsored dances.
D.J.’s are chosen and contracted to play music that is appropriate for a school environment and are under the supervision of the adult chaperones at the dance(s). He/she will make an agreement with the activities director in writing, prior to the dance to be responsible for:
- Set-up and take down of equipment
- Care for school equipment
- Arriving by 7:00 p.m. on the night of the dance.
- Leaving the D.J. booth at intervals to ensure that the sound is not too loud
- Ensuring that the music played is in good taste, is appropriate for a school environment and is not offensive to the culture and school culture.
- Ensuring that all music played follows school guidelines.
Dances are usually held on campus on a Thursday or Friday night. They typically begin at 8:00 p.m., and end at 11:00 p.m. Exceptions to this rule have traditionally included the Homecoming dance, Sadie Hawkins dance and Jr./Sr. Prom, which run from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. or 1:00 a.m.
In-school dances are limited to high school students only. Advance ticket sales are always advertised in the HS morning announcements. Tickets can be purchased at the doors.
Off campus dances and the homecoming dance are dances that allow for each high school student to invite one guest. Middle school students cannot be guests at a high school dance. Guests must be registered with the Activities Director prior to the dance and are issued special guest tickets. Guest tickets cannot be purchased at the dance. Guests must arrive with their CAC host in order to be admitted to the dance. When CAC is hosting a tournament or event, visiting students will be invited to CAC dances.
Dress at CAC in-school dances is expected to be in good taste and in general accordance to the dress code. Exceptions will be announced or indicated on the ticket.
Student behavior is expected to conform with expectations listed in the student handbook. Any infractions will be directed to one of the administrators present at the dance. Consequences vary depending on the severity of the infraction.
Faculty chaperones as well as at least one high school administrator supervise all CAC sponsored dances.
Chaperones are expected to arrive thirty to fifteen minutes prior to the event and at least one will remain until the last student has left. Chaperones are responsible for ensuring that students are in a safe environment and will report infractions to the administrator in charge.
Students, parents, faculty, staff and the entire CAC community are encouraged to attend the various theater productions offered at CAC. There are a wide variety of entertaining high quality concerts and musicals presented by our students in conjunction with an extremely capable performing arts staff. Look for the productions on the CAC school calendar (a link on the web page) or in the daily high school and middle school morning announcements. Tickets are on sale prior to each production at the theater box office, located in the theater lobby. Box office hours are: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Another opportunity to see the wonderful talents of CAC students and their teachers is at the Art Shows. The Art Shows are all listed on our CAC calendar and, as with all CAC activities, all are encouraged to come out and browse!
Students are encouraged to cheer CAC teams on at our home games. Games are advertised in the morning announcements and listed on he school-wide calendar. Further information is available at the athletic office, located in the ES Gym.