PAPA: Performers, Artists, Parents, and Advocates

Welcome to CCA! We know that you are excited about the opportunities CCA offers your family.  One of the great things about CCA is that there are MANY ways to get involved! The best place to start is by joining PAPA, which stands for Performers, Artists, Parents and Advocates. This is an organization where parents, students, and faculty work together for the good of the student and the school. The fee is only $5, and every penny raised goes to help the students right here at CCA! When you volunteer to help with PAPA events, you earn service hours. 

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Check out the Volunteer Information page for volunteer opportunities.

Auditorium Plaques

Own a piece of history! You or someone special can be honored by having their name printed on a seat plaque in the CCA auditorium. The sale of these plaques will go to further PAPA’s commitment of supporting student and staff need
Purchase Auditorium Plaques here.


Our "You Got Flocked" fundraiser was a big success, and we are no longer taking orders.
Thank you to everyone for your support! 

Kids First Coupon Books

We still have a few Kids First coupon books available for $10 each. Every book is packed with savings. Please go to  if you would like to our PayPal page to make a purchase, and put "Coupon Book" in the notes. We will send you an email after your purchase.



In case you missed it, here's the news from December!

As with everything this year PAPA Is also struggling with how to fund our commitments to CCA. In an effort to reduce risks and continue to support our school, our students, and our teachers our team would like to offer a simple way to donate. We, like many artists, are going to PASS THE HAT (online). We have very specific items in our budget that we would like to highlight and allow families and businesses to sponsor that particular interest. With complete transparency we will highlight our needs in order of our cost, our largest commitment this year is technical support generously offered by a CCA alumni for an array of technical support. We offer an annual stipend of $4000 for this support. With the challenges of social distancing and our new way of learning and performance technical support is even more important! All of our students benefit from this technology and his knowledge of all the lighting, sound, and set up. Truly this is a vital need at our unique school and we would love to have your support. If you are able to donate or sponsor any portion we are grateful! We can get to this goal quickly with 40 sponsors at $100 or 100 sponsors at $40 each, We would appreciate donations of any amount! PAPA is happy to take donations via our PayPal as well as cash or check sent to PAPA via the office.


You must rejoin PAPA every year and can do so by sending in this form into the office with your payment.
You may also skip the form and pay for your membership on PayPal. Just leave us a note in the comments. 
Thanks for your support!

When support PAPA, you are supporting the following initiatives at CCA!

  • Passion for Excellence Scholarship
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Activities, Thanksgiving Pies, and Treats Throughout the Year
  • Academic Excellence Treats for All Star and Honor Roll Students Each Quarter (Fun Fact: approximately 50% of our students are on star or honor roll every quarter!)
  • Upkeep of Building and Grounds
  • Spirit Week Activities, Prizes, and Treats
  • National Jr. Honor Society Membership Fees & Annual Induction Ceremony Reception
  • Library Media Center Commitment Used for Purchase of New LMC Materials
  • Stock the Homework Store
  • NJHS/NJS Induction Reception
  • Science Olympiad
  • Monthly stipend for permanent Technical Support Staff Person
  • Creative Discovery Museum Middle School Science Labs
  • Senior Class Contribution
  • 8th Grade Class Contribution
  • Teacher and School Requests for Funding (Past projects have included Apple TVs in all classrooms, auditorium improvements, professional guest instruction, classroom materials & supplies, and more!)

Passion for Excellence Scholarship --The application period for PFE has now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2021 for more information.

These are not college scholarships.  These scholarships are offered to help pay for any activity or event, that has as its primary purpose, furthering the education of students in an academic or artistic pursuit. Scholarships are available to individual students and to teachers for the benefit of a group of students.  Awards are made twice a year, in October and May.

This scholarship fund is administered through PAPA.  A percentage of your PAPA membership dues goes toward the scholarship fund, but private donations are an essential aspect of funding.  The need is great and every contribution can make a difference

Parents and teachers, if you would like to enrich the lives of our students, please contribute to this worthy cause.  Make your check payable to PAPA for the Passion for Excellence Scholarship Fund and mail it to:                   

Passion for Excellence Scholarship Fund
c/o Center for Creative Arts
1301 Dallas Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405


Mission Statement

PAPA provides funding and manpower needed to help CCA provide a quality education to each student in the areas of both academics and the arts.

Although parent volunteer service is a requirement for a student to attend CCA, PAPA works with the administration to help coordinate and enhance the efforts of parent volunteers in all aspects of the school.


In order to accomplish our mission statement, we will:

  • Promote and reward academic achievement.

  • Assist CCA in providing opportunities for parents to meet required commitments of time and effort.

  • Ensure that CCA property is well maintained, both aesthetically and functionally, within the scope of our responsibilities.

  • Maintain such fiduciary accountability that members are confident that their board is acting in their best interest and collected funds are properly allocated.

This group is the equivalent of the PTA in other schools. PAPA is unique because it is a free-standing registered charitable corporation that exists solely to serve the Center for Creative Arts.

PAPA Organization

PAPA needs YOU! We need your time, your talent, your ideas, and your resources. As you already know, 18 volunteer hours are required for your student to retain their place at CCA. Joining PAPA and becoming involved is the best way to get your hours in and help your students at the same time! Contact [email protected] for more information.

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