Cherokee Charter Academy BEGINNING OF YEAR INFORMATION – 2022

We are excited about our new school year and wanted to share news and reminders concerning class list, orientation, breakfast and lunch program, bus pickup, ect.  We are excited to be adding Two 4K classrooms and expanding to 7th grade this school year.  The great opportunities at CCA are spreading fast.  We have added over 100 students and are still growing daily! We are at or near capacity at several grade levels so make sure you come to school before August 1st to complete your paper registration forms if you signed up online. We will be posting enrollment closures soon for several other grade levels.

Note to Returning Students: If your child attended CCA last school year (2021-2022) and you have NOT enrolled them in another school they are still enrolled in our school and will be assigned to the appropriate grade for this new school year.

Our instructional day now is from  7:45am – 3:15pm each day.  Car riders can be dropped off in the mornings beginning at 7:15am.  Reminder to AM and PM car riders to use Marietta Street to enter through the back gate entrance and follow the road to the back of the school.   

4K Parents:

We have contacted (or made multiple attempts) all of the applicants for 4K.  If we do not hear back from the original 40 applicants by August 1, 2022 we will need to open up slots from our waiting list.  Note: We have (2) 4K classrooms with a maximum of 20 students each.  4K students will stay the regular school hours and drop off and pick up in the car rider line. All 4K parents who have enrolled should receive a letter with information later this week or no later than July 27th. This letter has details and information for these students.  Contact the school if you have enrolled a 4K student and do not receive a letter.

5K – Kindergarten Students

All 5K parents who have enrolled should receive a letter with beginning of year information later this week or no later than July 27th.  Contact the school if you have enrolled a 5K (kindergarten) student and do not receive a letter.

“Meet Your Teacher” 

ALL grade level students and parents, Make plans to be at school on Thursday, August 11th for our “Drop In” Meet Your Teacher 12:00noon – 6:00pm.

Parking instructions for “Meet Your Teacher” – use the lower entrance off of Marietta Street and follow directions to park behind the school. Look for staff to assist in parking. 

 You will have the opportunity to meet teachers, get breakfast/lunch information, bus information, purchase Spirit shirts or uniforms,  middle grade students pick up schedules, and other important information.

NEW breakfast and lunch information. 

We will be offering a “grab and go” breakfast and lunch daily contracted through Cherokee County School District.  The cost is $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  Adult lunch cost $4.50.  Federal funding to provide free breakfast and lunch for ALL students has been discontinuedWe encourage all families to complete the application for free or reduced meals to see if you qualify.  Applications are posted on our website and available at the school. More information is available on our homepage at this link:

Bus Rider Transportation Form

CCA offers busing to “community stops” only.  We do not provide pickup and dropoff at individual homes.  

Please complete the form below for each student that you are registering to be a bus rider at CCA. There are limited seats available, therefore, seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The Bus Stops:

-Crayons to Computers: W Gaffney

-Word of Deliverance Church: Hwy 11 – Chesnee

-First Baptist Church: Blacksburg 

After School Programs

The YMCA will be providing after school services for families again this school year. We will post and announce sign-up information when we receive this. 

Administration Contacts

With the addition of 7th grade we want to announce the appropriate contact for grade levels and school information.  Mr. Kirell is the Elementary Principal serving students in 4K through 5th grade.  If you have an elementary student or question regarding elementary please contact him.  

Mr. Byrd is the Middle grades principal and school director.  If you have a student in 6th or 7th grade or a general question about the school he is the appropriate contact.  We hope this will provide clear communication and support for this school year.


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Cherokee Charter Academy Data Comparison 2021

Our students are not only meeting or exceeding standards in ELA and Math, they are outperforming schools in the surrounding area.

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2022-2023 Enrollment Update

NOTE: We have removed the ONLINE sign-up form.  This only applies to NEW students.  If your child was still attending Cherokee Charter at the end of school in June they are still enrolled and you do not need to do anything additional.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or come by the school and we will be glad to assist you!

Beginning Monday, August 1st, 2022, ALL ENROLLMENTS MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT SCHOOL.  School hours beginning Monday, August 1st will be 7:30am – 3:30pm each day. If you enrolled your child ONLINE and have NOT received a call to pick up a paper registration packet you will need to go by school to complete this process.  If you bring the following items to school to complete registration paperwork you will not need to return and this will speed up your child’s registration process: birth certificate (long form), immunization records, proof of residency (utility bill, paystub, ect).  

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our enrollment for this school year!  We are now at or near capacity in several grade levels and will be notifying those parents of a wait list. We do have some students who have signed up for enrollment but NOT returned a completed registration packet.  PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS WITH AN INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION AT 3PM ON AUGUST 3, 2022 WILL BE MOVED TO THE WAITING LIST AND THESE  SLOTS  WILL BE OPENED TO FAMILIES WHO ARE READY TO ENROLL.  Thank you for your understanding in this process.

Current grade level enrollment status as of 7/29/22:


5K – ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – approximately 30 remaining slots

1st – 5 remaining slots

2nd – 9 remaining slots

3rd – 12 remaining slots

4th – 11 remaining slots

5th – 3 remaining slots

6th – 2 remaining slots

7th – 5 remaining slots