Our rigorous arts-integrated curriculum uses the arts as teaching tools for language arts, math, history, and science. We also offer performing arts classes in dance, music, studio art, and theater.
Our Literacy Intervention Program provides intensive one-on-one reading instruction for first-graders, resulting in significant reading proficiency gains by the end of first-grade. Since 2012 our first-grade reading proficiency has risen from 25% to 77%. Our programs prepare students to succeed in the classroom.
CCSA also offers a wide range of sports opportunities for its students, including a strong varsity basketball program. In 2019, the girls’ varsity team placed 2nd in District 1 and qualified for the state championships, while the boys’ varsity team was crowned the District 1 Champion and qualified for the state championships.
Our exemplary attendance rate of 94.7% is the highest in the Chester Upland School District (CUSD). Our annual retention rate is 98%. These two figures are testament to the quality of the CCSA program and the desire by Chester families to be part of the CCSA family. Over 600 children are on the waiting list for CCSA.