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Awards & Grants

Throughout its 18-year history, Chester Community Charter School has introduced innovations, analyzed their impact, and continuously improved its approaches. Also, the school has been fortunate to receive and implement numerous competitive federal and state grants that have supported many of these innovations and fostered excellence through enriched curricular resources and professional capacity. Some of the school’s current grant-funded programs are described below: 

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant is a 3-year grant from the PA Department of Education that funds after-school programming for CCCS students in grades 6-8.


21st Century Community Learning Center Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants provide extended learning opportunities for students and families through summer, Saturday, and before and after school programming.


Keystones to Opportunity

Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) recently received a “Keystones to Opportunity” (KtO) for striving readers grant. CCCS is one of 58 educational agencies in Pennsylvania chosen to participate in the US government’s broad approach to improving literacy outcomes for children from birth to grade 12.


Federal Entitlements - Title I And IIA

The purpose of Federal Entitlement grants is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.


Federal Entitlements - Title III

Since 2009, CCCS has received Title III funds to support a wide array of educational services for limited English proficient and immigrant students and their families. 


E-Rate

E-Rate is the commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(IDEA) funds support operational expenses that ensure provision of FAPE to each student who is eligible for special education.


Carol M. White Physical Education Program

CCCS is in Year 3 of a 3-year federal grant that funds a comprehensive program of physical education and physical activity complemented by nutrition instruction and a healthy nutrition environment both at school during the school day and also beyond school hours.


Project Prevent

Project Prevent is a new federal grant designed to enable LEAs to increase their capacity to identify, assess, and serve students exposed to pervasive violence, helping to ensure that affected students are offered mental health services for trauma or anxiety; support conflict resolution programs; and implement other school–based violence prevention strategies in order to reduce the likelihood that these students will later commit violent acts.


Former Grants

Throughout its 15-year history, the school has introduced innovations, analyzed their impact, and continuously improved its approaches. CCCS has been fortunate to receive and implement numerous competitive federal and state grants that have supported many of these innovations and fostered excellence through enriched curricular resources and professional capacity.