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.