About This School
To address the standard course of study, CCS students utilize open ended questions to research through observations, field trips, interviews and other sources to develop their answer to the question. They present projects with supporting evidence in various modalities.
Learning is not restricted to inside the classroom, at CCS, the city is our classroom. Through the use of public transportation, students discover the arts, math, science and culture in downtown Charlotte. In a given week, the students may see a performance at ImaginOn, learn how to make correct change at the farmer’s market or create a documentary from photos or videos taken by the students.
Multi-grade classrooms support the social, emotional, and academic development of students. At Community Charter School education is individualized. Children develop skills according to their own pace. The school forms a multi-age community that works together through cooperative living and a positive discipline approach for a common educational goal.
Three philosophical perspectives underlie the curriculum design for The Community Charter School:
1. Begin with the child. Build our school’s program on the best available information on child development.
2. Center our program in the community. Use the community as a tool for learning.
3. A pragmatic, common-sense approach to choose among alternative approaches to learning activities and school management.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Community Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Community Charter School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Community Charter School Reviews
This is the second year my kids have been at CCS and we really enjoy it. The teachers and principal seem to be genuinely concerned about the students' overall well being and they encourage creativity. My only concern is that they would create a better way for students' to do their homework during after school care.
I have an opporunity to be an extended family member of twins at CCS and the staff and teachers are what all school systems should have. The freedom of self express and talent give kids something to look foward to even if home life is difficult. The principal really care about the kids. Every morning she speaks and great all of the kids. Thank God for CCS
I have toured the halls of this school, listened to the teachers and the students. I have watched how they interact and learn and believe that any child would be blessed to attend this school. Their way of teaching is awesome and children respond great to it.
I am very impressed in viewing the fifth grade scores in taking the lead in ranking the highest in Charlotte. It is evident based on my observations of the scores, the teachers clearly are basing differentiated instructions to prepare students to meet state standard test. My observations are based on the 2010 test scores.
As a retired school teacher and a grandparent of some students in this school, I am very impressed by the quality of instruction and caring individual attention given at CCS. Their adherence to the state standards of instruction and the hard work to meet needs of students make this school stand out among other charter schools.