CCSC believes that student participation in school-based student extracurricular activities is critical. Extracurricular activity enhances the educational experience of students, strengthens college applications, and builds leadership skills. Selective colleges believe that participation in both school-based extracurricular activities and activities that are not affiliated with school are of great benefit to students. The school makes it easy for interested students to start new extracurricular activities that are aligned with their interests. In addition, faculty lead programs aligned with their own interests.
Some of the CCSC’s extracurricular options are listed below.
- Anime Club provides students with hands-on, age appropriate experiences in various art mediums.
- Caribbean-American Club members aim to boost awareness of Caribbean Culture at CCSC by uniting as group to share, discuss, learn, and promote all the beautiful islands located in the Caribbean.
- Female Mentoring meets bi-weekly after school and monthly on Saturdays and provides students with an opportunity to discuss important relevant topics, participate in workshops, and plan and execute fun events.
- Girls Who Code is organized by a sponsoring nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. CCSC participants learn how to do basic coding and develop their computer science skills.
- Global Leadership and Activism is a club designed to give students exposure to coursework in world affairs, encourage participation in national conferences, and position students to travel and collaborate with students from around the world at international conferences such as Harvard Model Congress, Model G20, and Youth G20, among others. Students practice leadership, public speaking, and presentation skills, while also becoming part of a network of high-performing global leaders.
- Grandmasters Chess Club provides a fun approach to teaching chess to middle school and high school students. This once-a-week club teaches students problem solving, focus, patience, and follow-through.
- Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. The CCSC chapter completes at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. In the process, students learn the importance of: developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, and understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work.
- Male Mentoring meets bi-weekly after school and monthly on Saturdays, and provides students with an opportunity to discuss important relevant topics, participate in workshops, and plan and execute fun events.
- Music Production meets weekly to give students hands-on experience with audio production. Students work with an instructor who inspires creativity while strengthening technical skills.
- National Honor Society is CCSC’s chapter of the nationwide organization for high school students, centered around four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS members plan and complete service activities around the school and in the larger community.
- Robotics Team members design, construct, and operate robots, as well as the computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Students compete in national competitions annually.
- Band allows student musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform instrumental music together at local school and community events.
- Skateboard Club offers students of all levels the opportunity to improve their skateboarding skills under the supervision of a skate-inclined faculty member.
- Step Team members choreograph and perform percussive dances, using their entire bodies as instruments to produce complex rhythms and sounds. Footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps are combined to great effect (and to the delight of audience members when the Step Team competes). Students perform at school events and local competitions.
- Student Admission Team members support the school's recruitment efforts, giving prospective students and families a first hand account of their experiences as CCSC students.
- Student Council representatives are elected by the student body to share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school administrators. Student council members also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, and service-oriented opportunities.
- Urban Agriculture meets in the fall and spring, with students learning how to cultivate land and grow vegetables on a plot located near situated close to the school.
- Yearbook Committee members create content, design, and produce the school’s yearbook.
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