Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public charter school that serves students in grades 6-12. Focusing on post-secondary success for all students, CCSC combines high academic and behavioral standards with an environment of unconditional affection, acceptance, and belonging in which all students can thrive. CCSC seeks dedicated, outstanding, and innovative faculty and staff interested in joining our exceptionally diverse and talented team (49% faculty of color, 57% administrators of color for the 2018-2019 school year). Educators will build upon our rigorous academic program and strong school culture. The school’s commitment to diversity and social justice is reflected in our daily practices, policies, and systems. Professional development is team-based and includes an extensive focus on race and equity.
Openings for the 2019-20 school year (all are full-time unless otherwise indicated):
Who we are
- Title I school, serving students whose families hail from over 25 countries
- 94% students of color, 15+% students with disabilities taught in full-inclusion model
- 49% faculty and 57% leadership of color
What we’re about
College Access: Since our first class graduated in 2009, 100% of graduates have been accepted to college, 96% of them to 4-year schools. Over 80% have graduated or are still working toward their degrees. CCSC’s alumni, frequently the first in their families to go to college, are well represented across the spectrum of Ivy League and top-25 schools across the country.
Achievement: This past year, every single CCSC 10th-grade student passed the English Language Arts MCAS exam, with nearly 80% earning the highest possible score, Advanced. Our high school students also outperformed their peers statewide on the Math and Science MCAS exams, with passing rates of 94% and 88% respectively, and our 6th and 7th-grade students outperformed the state average in both ELA and Math.
Growth: Despite entering CCSC with a variety of academic backgrounds, our program is highly effective at supporting and challenging all students, regardless of where their skills are when they begin. This past year, CCSC students showed more academic growth between 8th and 10th grade in ELA than any other public school - city or charter - in Massachusetts.
Professional Development: Each year, CCSC faculty and staff engage in over 150 hours of professional development in a variety of teams (grade levels, departments, Critical Friends’ Groups, etc), and with a variety of focus areas (such as teaching & learning, school culture, and equity). Our 25 hours of equity professional development reflect our commitment to not only becoming good teachers, but great teachers for our students. As a school, we are deeply committed to diversity and social justice and demonstrate this commitment through our daily practices, policies, and systems.
College Readiness: In 2018, CCSC scholars outperformed the national average on both the reading and math sections of the SAT exam for the third consecutive year. And for the second straight year, more than 70% of our juniors and seniors took at least one Advanced Placement course.
Senior Internship Program: As a graduation requirement, all CCSC graduates complete a 100-hour internship experience in their spring semester with partner organizations. These include non-profits, universities, businesses, technology firms, community centers, and other organizations in and around Kendall Square, Cambridge, and Boston.
Roundtables: Authentic assessment is a core feature of our academic program. At the end of every year, all 6th-11th grade students are required to successfully complete a Roundtable presentation where they present a portfolio of work, along with reflections on their own learning from the year, to their family, CCSC adults, and members of the local community.
Extracurriculars: In order to help students achieve their potential both inside and outside of the classroom, we provide students with over 40 extracurricular activity options, including numerous sports teams in an award-winning athletics program, clubs that range from Robotics to Global Leadership and Activism to Step, and enrichment opportunities in art, music, and STEM through numerous community partnerships with supportive neighbors such as Biogen, Novartis and Google.
Community Charter School of Cambridge is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. In accordance with both state and federal laws, Community Charter School of Cambridge does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment of its services, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.