News & Updates
Community Charter School of Cambridge is one of two schools left, and three schools invited to apply for the 2016 Pozen Prize for Charter Schools. The award process is facilitated annually by The Boston Foundation, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation.
According to The Boston Foundation, “invited schools are Commonwealth Charters that have met or exceeded the state’s average proficiency rates on the English/Language Arts and Math MCAS exams each year for the past three years for all students, and in the most recent year for high needs subgroups.”
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education notes that a student is high needs if he or she is designated as either low income, economically disadvantaged, an English Language Learner (ELL), formerly designated as ELL, or a student with disabilities. 60% of CCSC students are considered low income and 95% of the school’s population are students of color. The school also serves a significant population with special needs (23%).
Two Cambridge charter schools were recently ranked among the top performing schools in the state, according to recent state assessment scores.
The Community Charter School of Cambridge and the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, both of Cambridge, are two of only 45 schools in the state to be commended by Commissioner Mitchell Chester for high achievement, making strong academic progress or narrowing the achievement gaps between low-income minority and affluent white students.
This Friday, January 15th, after Benchmark Exams:6th and 7th grade students will go on field trips as part of their Community Meeting. 8th - 12th grade students will attend Community Meeting at Volpe
6th grade students will visit Simoni Ice Skating Rink, located on Gore Street; a few blocks from school.
7th grade students will visit Brooklyn Boulders Rock Climbing Facilities, located a few blocks from Porter Square Red Line T-Stop.
Permission slips went home with 6th and 7th grade students on Friday and must be returned no later than Thursday, January 14th.
Dismissal time for all students is the usual 3:40pm.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
We are hosting an Open House for prospective families and students on Wednesday, December 16th from 6pm - 8pm.
We will host another Open House event after the New Year, on Tuesday, January 5th from 6pm - 8pm.
For more information, visit Apply Now. Help spread the word about CCSC to those you know with students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2016-2017 school year.