Nine Chester Community Charter School Students Recognized for their Achievements with $1,000 Shopping Sprees at Eddystone Walmart

Today Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) awarded $1,000 Walmart shopping sprees to nine students who have shown great improvement in their academic performances since last year.

The shopping sprees took place early this morning in Eddystone, when the students were given one hour to fill their carts with a thousand dollars-worth of Walmart merchandise.

Students were chosen either based on the average of their combined-subject growth on the PSSA scale (converted to local standard scores) or last year’s Fall-to-Spring combined-subtest DIBELS growth. 

 "This is yet another great opportunity to highlight the achievements of our students and to show the world that students from Chester can and do succeed. We are so grateful to the Gureghians for their generosity in making this happen," said Dr. David Clark, CEO of Chester Community Charter School.

CCCS’s annual incentive program began in 2017, when Vahan and Danielle Gureghian of CSMI Education Management generously donated funding to reward CCCS scholars with the greatest overall academic growth and to inspire other students to achieve similar success in subsequent years.

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CCCS receives grant supporting "A Violence-Free School"!

Chester Community Charter School has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which will be used to fund a project called “A Violence-Free School.”

The $775,000 grant will be awarded to CCCS from the beginning of October 2019 through the end of September 2022.

Goals of the program will include improving CCCS’s safety and climate, preventing delinquency, and eliminating violence. Mental health services and restorative peer support activities will be offered to students through the Student Support Services Department and Climate Department, respectively.

We’re eager to implement this program at CCCS, and are proud of our team for working so diligently for this award.

Read an article about the grant in The Delaware County Daily Times by clicking here.

Back to School Nights kicked off the school year!

This summer went by in the blink of an eye - and now our students have their eyes on the prize!

Our Back to School Nights provided kids and parents with vital information and resources that will set them up for success this school year. They also gave parents an opportunity to meet their children’s teachers and the faculty that will be serving them.

We’d like to take a moment to thank all the parents and kids who came out! We’re ready for a fantastic school year!

West B students introduce themselves with Google Slide presentations!

Check out some photos of Ms. Temparali’s Autistic Support Classroom’s About Me presentations, created using Google Slides. These kids did a fantastic job!

CCCS students sing for 6abc Action News!

How incredibly talented are these kids? 🤩 Thanks for capturing this moment 6abc Action News!


Posted on Facebook by 6abc Action News: “🎶 Listen to these superstars 🎤 As 6abc's Jeff Chirico was covering a grim story in Chester last night, Emmanuel, Angel & Ezekiel stopped by the Action News van for an impromptu performance. Check out how talented they are!“

Thanks for coming to see us at Memorial Park!

Thank you to everyone who came out to get some water ice with us this afternoon at Memorial Park!

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East Campus marches toward summer with a parade around Chester!

This morning, our East Campus students in grades K-8 marched in a parade to celebrate the end of the school year! Led by our CCCS Marching Band and the CCCS Harambee Mya Special Elite Drill Team, our students made their way through the town, accompanied by teachers, staff, and parents.

Check out the photos and video below for a glimpse into the parade! Thank you to everyone who made this such a fun morning!

Check out this video from the Chester Community Charter School Annual Bee!

We’ve got some un-BEE-lievable spellers here at CCCS! 🐝

Chester Community Charter School hosted its first annual school-wide spelling bee on Friday, May 14th.

The purpose of the Chester Community Charter School Annual Bee is to support our scholars’ growth in reading and writing through gaining competency in spelling, vocabulary, and grammar usage.

As you can see, our scholars had a great time at the bee, whether they were spelling or cheering on their fellow classmates. Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated!

East B students recognized as Game Changers

Earlier today, some of our outstanding students in Curiosity Hall (East B) were recognized for being Game Changers!

Game Changers are people that have made a big impact on Chester Community Charter School. They’re excellent role models, and we like to recognize them for their hard work.

Thank you, students, for being amazing! Also, a big thank you to all the parents who came to support our kids this morning. Your attendance means a lot!

CCCS graduate Michael Dixon's story comes full circle

Michael Dixon graduated from CCCS with a Gureghian Charitable Foundation Scholarship to attend Cardinal O'Hara High School.  After graduating from Cardinal O'Hara, Michael went on to Widener University where he received a degree in business. Last year, CCCS was proud to welcome Michael back as a member of our development team. 

Today, nearly ten years after being awarded his own Gureghian Scholarship, Michael is interviewing CCCS 8th graders who have also received Gureghian Scholarships to attend prestigious schools throughout the region.

Thank you, Michael, for being an excellent role model for our students, and congratulations to the Gureghian Scholarship recipients!

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Jahlil Beats visits CCCS to celebrate students' perfect attendance!

On Wednesday, West B students with perfect attendance throughout PSSA Testing received recognition for their good efforts — and not just from their school!

These students were rewarded with an amazing dance party, featuring a special appearance from surprise guest Jahlil Beats!

A native of Chester, Jahlil Beats is a Grammy-winning producer and songwriter who’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, and 50 Cent, among many others. Though he’s gone on to achieve success outside of his hometown, it’s clear that Beats continues to support Chester and its people.

Beats took time to talk to students and take photos with them, some of which you can see below.

Thanks, Jahlil, for stopping by — and thank you, students, for all your hard work and commitment!