Good work adds up to good fun!

Every family deserves the opportunity to tap into what CA has to offer, and the CA Points Program opens that door to thousands of kids and parents every year!

Since 2001, CA has been committed to helping deserving students earn a membership for themselves and their families through their performance in the classroom.

How does it work?

Information about CA Points is now distributed to all students (grades 3 through 12) in participating Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) schools across Columbia. You can see a list of participating schools below.

HCPSS works with CA to determine eligibility requirements for the program to help ensure CA Points is accessible to the students and families who need it most. Currently, students must be on the Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) program through HCPSS to be eligible for CA Points.

Students who meet the requirements and enroll in the CA Points Program will score points by doing well on assignments, improving their grades and having good attendance. Those points can add up to a one-year CA Fit & Play membership for themselves and their family members!

To apply, you need to fill out a CA form (click here for an online version) and a permission slip from HCPSS (click here to download). If you have any questions, please reach out to Please note that submitting this information does not guarantee enrollment in CA Points.

What schools participate in the program? 

This program is currently offered in 20 Howard County Public Schools in the Columbia area:

  • Elementary schools: Bryant Woods, Clemens Crossing, Cradlerock, Guilford, Jeffers Hill, Longfellow, Phelps Luck, Running Brook, Stevens Forest, Swansfield, Talbott Springs
  • Middle schools: Harper’s Choice, Lake Elkhorn, Oakland Mills, Wilde Lake
  • High schools: Atholton, Hammond, Long Reach, Oakland Mills, Wilde Lake

Please reach out to the administration at your child’s school for eligibility and enrollment details.