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!

Curiosity Hall (East B) Honors Excellence


On Friday, Curiosity Hall (East B) celebrated their scholars whom achieved excellence during the second trimester. Students earning 1st Honors, Distinguished Honors and Perfect Attendance received certificates and medals recognizing them of their achievements. Some students even received $25 gift cards for their positive growth using the online i-Ready program. The highlight of the celebration was a performance by Chester Community Charter Schools Harambee Drill Team.


Career Day in West B

West B had their First Annual Career Day on March 8, 2019. The scholars had a very exciting day and engaged in informational sessions touching on a wide variety of careers. Careers that were represented included Doctors, Radio Disc Jockeys, Lawyers, Barbers, Event planners, Film Editors, Finance Managers and State Representatives. These professionals from all over the Delaware Valley gave engaging and informative descriptions of their careers. Multiple CCCS Scholars expressed their gratitude for the day saying it was one of their most favorite days of the school year and they couldn’t wait until career day next year. Click the link below to view more pictures from West B’s First Annual Career Day.

Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, read stories to CCCS scholars that help celebrate Black History Month

Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, visited Chester Community Charter School’s Curosity Hall today, February 21, 2019, to read aloud to Ms. Janay Winston’s third grade scholars!

The children listened attentively as Mayor Kirkland read from the book, “Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History”, in honor of Black History Month. The Mayor choose to read stories about:
Mary Mohoney, one of the first Black nurses from the Revolutionary Period.
Marian Anderson, famous opera singer.
& Althea Gibson, groundbreaking tennis star.

CCCS CEO Dr. David Clark introduced the mayor and accompanying city council members to the eager classroom. Following the reading, the young scholars joined the mayor in a lively discussion of black history and education!

Thank you for attending:
Thomas White, Community Outreach Coordinator Department of Public Affairs Office of the Mayor
Fred Green, City of Chester Office of the Mayor and Board Member of Chester Upland School District
Councilor Elizabeth Williams, Director of Parks, Public Property and Recreation

Mark your calendars! CCCS Night of Dreams Celebration is next week, 2/28/19


The Chester Community Charter School is hosting it's 2019 Night of Dreams Black History program!
We will showcase the last one hundred years of a people whose brilliance, strength and resilience have earned them a place in this world that is second to none. It will highlight segments of our accomplishments from the last ten decades.

Not too late! Strengthening Families Program still has limited spots...

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The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) fosters positive family relationships, reduces family risk for substance abuse in adolescence and builds strategies to counteract aggressive, hostile behavior.

In this workshop series your family’s relationships will improve and strengthen through weekly parent effectiveness training and child skills-building, followed by a family session. Be a part of developing skills of conflict resolution and communication!

Participants engage in activities to increase family cohesiveness and positive involvement of the child(ren) in the family.


CCCS Philadelphia Afterschool Program Survey

Attention Philadelphia Families:

Chester Community Charter School is proposing an afterschool program for students and families located in the Southwest and West Philly areas, specifically zip codes including 19143, 19142 and 19153.  If you are located in any of these areas, please fill out the survey to be considered for enrollment in the Philly afterschool program.

Pending funding, the program will begin this summer and run through the 2019-2020 academic school year, from Monday-Friday 3:45pm-6:15 pm, dinner will be provided.

We only have room for 200 students, EARLY pre-enrollment is encouraged!


CCCS Still Has School Today

Dear CCCS Families, 
CCCS still has school today on all of our campuses. If your home district of residence cancelled school today, then your bus service is cancelled as well. Currently, families residing in CUSD, UDSD, Ridley SD, and ChiChester SD do not have bus service due to cancellation. If your child misses school today due to bus service cancellation, it will be an excused absence.