Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a charter public school. Located in the Kendall Square area near MIT, the school serves nearly 400 students in grades 6-12.
Open since 2005, CCSC provides a rigorous academic program that places all students on the pathway to college success. The CCSC academic program is demanding, and holds students to very high standards both academically and behaviorally. The school’s small size and low student to faculty ratio ensure that every student is well known to and closely supported by a dedicated and skilled corps of teachers and administrators. Every graduate of CCSC has earned admission to college.
Community Charter School of Cambridge combines challenging academics with creative use of technology and real-world experience to prepare a diverse student body, grades 6-12, for postsecondary success and productive citizenship.
Key Design Elements
CCSC remains committed to closing the achievement gap and preparing its students for postsecondary success. CCSC’s academic program is based on three design principles that work in concert to produce young scholars who are academically prepared to persist through college. The three design principles are:
Design Principle #1: Ensure a challenging academic program for every student
Design Principle #2: Personalization: Know every student very well
Design Principle #3: Build adult-world connections