programs APA students are provided with unique opportunities inside and outside of the classroom through exciting extracurricular and military science programs.


Every cadet in grades K-5 must complete twelve (12) hours of community service per school year. We will celebrate community service successes at the end of the school year, during our awards celebration and class parties. Please watch for communication home regarding community service opportunities. Please check with your cadet's teacher for specific class-related community service hour possibilities. 

All APA cadets in grades 6-12, as per our charter policy, are required to complete twenty-four (24) volunteer hours of community service per year. We will celebrate community service successes at the end of year awards day. APA strongly believes in serving others and our community.


student clubs

Clubs and Organizations

  • National Honor Society

  • Color Guard

  • Quilting Club

  • Girls Who Code Club

  • Archery

  • Junior National Honor Society

  • Radio Control Club

  • Elementary Neuroscience

  • Elementary Reading Club

  • Elementary Journalism Club

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Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

Click here for APA's CAP Unit Website

Click here for CAP Official Website

Civil Air Patrol has been a fundamental part of Anderson Preparatory Academy since the beginning. All Pre-Academy cadets (grades 6-8) are enrolled in CAP. APA is the nation’s largest CAP cadet program with over 235 cadets! Civil Air Patrols leadership and aerospace education curriculums make up our educational program.

Civil Air Patrol Mission Statement: Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.

Civil Air Patrol Core Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect.

In our classrooms we focus on leadership training through Civil Air Patrol’s Learn to Lead program. Cadets learn the value of teamwork, attention to detail, and communication. Military drill training reinforces these aspects.

Our staff incorporates aerospace education into the classroom with projects like rocket building, drone flight, RC plane flying, and flight simulation. The project-based learning utilized  by the CAP program is in line with APA’s goal of incorporating more hands-on learning experiences into classrooms.

APA requires all students in grades 6-8 to participate in the Cadet Program of the Civil Air Patrol, a civilian volunteer organization sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. The Cadet Program instills the core military values of integrity, service, respect and excellence. Citizenship, leadership, character, physical fitness, personal accountability, benevolence and safety are hallmarks of the ideal Cadet. The Cadet Program introduces students to core military and school values and makes them aware of the opportunities available after high school graduation such as college, employment and military service.

Radio Control Club

Sponsor: Lt. Mike Dean (Click Here) to contact Lt. Dean

Description: APA’s Pre-Academy Radio Control club is open to Pre-Academy cadets who are also Civil Air Patrol members. Started in January 2022, the RC club meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. The length of the meetings will be determined by the weather and if we are flying planes. The goal is to introduce cadets to RC airplane building, operation, and maintenance. Cadets can also gain experience with small recreational drones and basic rocketry.

CAP Instructors:

Lt. Michael Dean, Commander Click here to contact

Lt. Joshua Fathauer Click here to contact