CCSC senior Janika Beatty of Malden was named a 2013 Posse Scholar by the Posse Foundation, and will attend Hamilton College on a full-tuition, four-year scholarship. Janika, who came to CCSC in the 9th grade, is the fourth CCSC senior to be awarded a Posse Scholarship since the school’s first graduating class in 2009. Our prior Posse Scholars are Rachel Jean-Louis ’09, Denison University; Farhan Altaf ’11, Bucknell University; and Kidus Moges ’11, Bucknell University.
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Congratulations to our new Students of the Semester. These six students each earned a Rise Award, created last year by the family of the late Amanda Edmund, a former CCSC student, in her honor. Teachers voted for the student in each grade who best exemplifies the four CCSC core values – Commitment, Courage, Scholarship and Citizenship. Vanessa Barrios, director of guidance and counseling, announced their names at today’s Black History Month assembly. Each student will receive a $30 Target gift card and a special lunch after break.
7th grade: This student leads by example, socially and academically. She really helps out with some challenging students, while also taking care of herself. Maya Reynoso Williams
Community Charter School of Cambridge is accepting lottery applications for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9 in 2013-14.
The deadline to apply to our next lottery is Wednesday, May 1 at 4 PM.
Download a lottery application. Proof of Mass. residency is required at the time of application. Cambridge residents and siblings of current CCSC students have preference in the lotteries.
Seven students were formally inducted to the Community Charter School of Cambridge Chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony on November 28. NHS membership is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student, as it reflects not only outstanding scholarship and excellent character, but a record of leadership and service in the community.
Already known for its academically rigorous college preparatory program, Community Charter School of Cambridge this year expanded its Advanced Placement curriculum to include AP Chemistry to offer an additional level of challenge to high-achieving students. CCSC also offers AP English Language and Composition and AP Calculus.
“One of the real benefits of a charter school like ours, and charter schools in general, is that we have the flexibility to adjust our academic program to ensure that we are always meeting the needs of our students,” said Caleb Hurst-Hiller, CCSC head of school. “By adding new AP courses each year, we are able to push our high-achieving students – and we have quite a few of them here – to new heights.”