Due to winter weather advisories (in particular during the commuting window), CCSC will be CLOSED Monday (Feb 8, 2016). All athletic and extracurricular activities scheduled for the day are canceled. Stay safe and warm!
News & Updates
Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, CCSC will be closed Friday, February 5, 2016. All athletic and extracurricular activities scheduled for the day are canceled. Please stay safe and warm.
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.