CCA will host first-ever spring formals across Pennsylvania

CCA will be hosting its first spring formal in May 2017 at five venues across Pennsylvania.

CCA invites juniors and seniors to a night that will be a "Dream Come True" — the spring formal.

At Commonwealth Charter Academy, we don’t fit the so-called mold of a cyber charter school so we are branching out, breaking the mold and re-creating the special and iconic evening dance known as the 11th- and 12th-grade spring formal.

The spring formal serves not only as a rite of passage for juniors and seniors but as an evening of firsts for many. This special dance could be the first night out without parents, the first date, the first time taking the car after dark or the first time that you pick an outfit that is as individual and wonderful as you are. It's also an opportunity for CCA students to socialize with their peers. 

It also serves as a night of lasts: the last time you may be together with your peers, the last hurrah before you are an adult and possibly the last time your parents will foot the bill for such expensive attire. At CCA, because having a junior and senior spring formal is important to our students and their families, it is important to us.

CCA will be hosting its first spring formal in May 2017 at five venues across Pennsylvania. For each venue, there is a spring formal committee made up of seniors who wish to make this evening special and unforgettable for all who attend. The overall theme is as enchanting as the dance itself, with the title of “A Dream Come True,” as voted upon by our seniors across the state.

While the spring formals are for CCA juniors and seniors, underclassmen at CCA may attend as invited guests of a junior or senior who is attending the event. Students from other schools also may attend as guests of a CCA junior or senior.

Our committee members have poured their creative and organizational talents into the event, making it into what truly will be a night to remember. They meet at least biweekly via Google Hangouts sessions to plan concepts from the overall theme and color scheme to the menu and decorations.

“Being on the committee requires a lot of communication, a lot of brainstorming and creative thinking,” said Kaiya Reed, who is helping to plan the North-central region formal.

Miranda Sheridan also is part of the North-central region's planning committee. She said she wanted to participate because she’d always hoped CCA would host an event like this, and joining meant being a part of planning all of the exciting things that go into a dance.

So why should all CCA juniors and seniors be excited to attend?

“The spring formal is the crowning moment of your high school years,” Miranda said. “There’s absolutely no pressure to bring a ‘plus one,’ which is definitely less stressful. You’re sure to have a really fun night!”

If that wasn’t enough of a reason, there’s also the impressive program that will be taking place. “The menu for dinner and dessert is amazing, and the music is going to be great,” Kaiya said. “There will be lots of pictures taken and lots of dancing, so I will be a happy camper.”

These students, among others on the committees, are hard at work to bring the vision of the senior class to life. Sticking with the dreamy theme, the formal will have an enchanting atmosphere underneath a canopy of hanging lights.

Ticket packages include a DJ, dancing, a catered dinner and a photo booth. Because we all know that “pictures or it didn’t happen,” the event includes a professional photographer with photos offered for each couple.

CCA is honored and proud to present this special evening dance for our 11th- and 12th-grade students, and we hope you all will consider taking part in this event. To register for tickets, you can reach out to me via webmail if you are in the Southwest region or to your region’s Family Involvement Coordinator. Tickets will be mailed directly to your addresses.

Spring formals will be held in the following regions:


• WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 5.

• WHERE: The Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

• INFO: Contact Thelma Mayo, Family Involvement Coordinator.


• WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday May 12.

• WHERE: Gaetano's Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.

• INFO: Contact Kayla Gugino and Rachel Logue, Family Involvement Coordinators.


• WHEN: 4:30-9 p.m. Friday May 12

• WHERE: Stroudsmoor Country Inn, 231 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

• INFO: Contact Marie Martin, Family Involvement Coordinator.


• WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 19.

• WHERE: Best Western Premier - The Central Hotel, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

• INFO: Contact Brittany Shaffer, Family Involvement Coordinator.


• WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 19

• WHERE: The Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020

• INFO: Contact Ashley Dawson, Family Involvement Coordinator.


Kayla Gugino


April 5, 2017


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