Awards & Grants
Throughout its 18-year history, Chester Community Charter School has introduced innovations, analyzed their impact, and continuously improved its approaches. Also, the school has been fortunate to receive and implement numerous competitive federal and state grants that have supported many of these innovations and fostered excellence through enriched curricular resources and professional capacity. Some of the school’s current grant-funded programs are described below:
Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) recently received a “Keystones to Opportunity” (KtO) for striving readers grant. CCCS is one of 58 educational agencies in Pennsylvania chosen to participate in the US government’s broad approach to improving literacy outcomes for children from birth to grade 12.
The purpose of Federal Entitlement grants is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
CCCS is in Year 3 of a 3-year federal grant that funds a comprehensive program of physical education and physical activity complemented by nutrition instruction and a healthy nutrition environment both at school during the school day and also beyond school hours.
Project Prevent is a new federal grant designed to enable LEAs to increase their capacity to identify, assess, and serve students exposed to pervasive violence, helping to ensure that affected students are offered mental health services for trauma or anxiety; support conflict resolution programs; and implement other school–based violence prevention strategies in order to reduce the likelihood that these students will later commit violent acts.