February 21, 2017
CHESTER, Pa. -- Thursday the Chester Community Charter School was packed with pint sized grandmas and grandpas.
To celebrate the 100th day of school, kindergarteners dressed up as 100 year olds.... more
February 3, 2017
On Friday, Feb. 3, the CSMI office supported Go Red for Women by participating in National Wear Red Day, which is held the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease... more
January 31, 2017
Chester Community Charter School, Camden Community Charter School, and Atlantic Community Charter school celebrated National School Choice Week January 22-28. Held every January, National School... more
October 13, 2016
Chester Community Charter School is extending warm congratulations to Richard Englert, the first President of the Board of Trustees of Chester Community Charter School, who was named President of... more
October 6, 2016
Chester, PA – Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) administrators are writing to express their shock and disappointment that the Inquirer incorrectly reported the facts about the school in its... more
September 2, 2016
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The Dr. Seuss themed opening of the Atlantic Community Charter School Thursday welcomed students with “oh, the places you’ll go.”
It was an appropriate choice for the school,... more
September 1, 2016
By Bob Brooks
CAMDEN, N.J. (WPVI) — Police haven't given up — not even close — in their search for the killer in the shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Camden, New Jersey.
Foot patrols and a command... more
August 31, 2016
By Laurada Byers
Philadelphia's public pools are closing this week and back-to-school sales are everywhere, but the first day of school is still a ways off for the 140,000 students in the School... more
July 13, 2016
By Nina Rees for Heritage FoundationPresident and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nation’s first charter school law. In the late... more
June 14, 2016
Vahan and Danielle Gureghian, the co-founders of CSMI, donated $10,000 to the Chester Police Department to purchase body cameras.
FOX 29: CHESTER POLICE OFFICERS TAKING PART IN BODY CAM PROGRAM... more
June 6, 2016
On Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2, Chester Community Charter School conferred the diplomas of 219 eighth-graders at the school’s annual commencement ceremony.
CCCS also recognized the... more
May 24, 2016
CSMI and Chester Community Charter School are mourning the loss of a bright young scholars after a tragic shooting Saturday night.
Zenas Powell and his cousin, Quamar Powell, who was critically... more
May 17, 2016
The American Heart Association (AHA) announced its Philadelphia-area “Go Red For Women Philadelphia” annual fundraiser, chaired this year by CSMI's Danielle Gureghian, raised a record $1.36 million... more
April 21, 2016
On Wednesday, April 20, more than 125 fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and male guardians attended Innovation Hall's Second Annual "Doughnuts for Dads" event. The first and second grade scholars... more
February 2, 2016
Philadelphia-area’s 'Go Red for Women' campaign, which is chaired by CSMI's Danielle Gureghian, was featured in Philadelphia magazine's February issue. In her volunteer leadership role, Mrs.... more
December 23, 2015
Santa Claus hand-delivered nearly 2,000 gifts to scholars at Chester Community Charter School, Camden Communiy Charter School, and Atlantic City Community Charter School at the annual Santa Brigade... more
October 26, 2015
CSMI's Danielle Gureghian was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "On the Boards" for the week of October 26, 2015. Mrs. Gureghian will chair the Philadelphia "Go Red for Women" fundraising... more
September 30, 2015
CSMI's Danielle Gureghian was listed as one of Philadelphia Business Journal's "People on the Move" for the week of September 23, 2015. Mrs. Gureghian will chair the Philadelphia "Go Red for Women"... more
September 4, 2015
Since Camden Community Charter School opened its door in September 2013, it has lived up to its promise of being an agent of change for the children of Camden.
Now, with the addition of a second... more
July 17, 2015
Community and Business Leader to Head $1.3 million Campaign to Combat Heart Disease and Stroke for Philadelphia-Area American Heart Association
CSMI's Danielle Gureghian will Chair the Philadelphia-... more
June 16, 2015
Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, recently conferred certificates of completion upon 210 eighth-grade students at a two-day commencement... more
May 29, 2015
By Vanesa Serrano
Molina School failed me and my family for years.
As a parent, I seek a place to send my child to school to learn, to grow intellectually into the leaders they desire to be. No... more
May 13, 2015
By Jomayra I. Torres
Public charter schools have been making headlines in New Jersey for years. As policymakers debate equitable funding and the expanding role of charter schools in the state,... more
April 8, 2015
Since Camden Community Charter School opened its doors in September 2013, it has lived up to its promise of being an agent of change for the children of Camden.
Now, with the addition of a second... more
March 2, 2015
By Tim Eller, Times Guest Columnist
Over the last several years, I have witnessed first-hand the contentious debate regarding charter schools across Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there remains a... more
February 10, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine celebrates the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. CSMI's Danielle Gureghian is the Chair of the Go Red for Women Corporate Leadership Team. The article... more
February 9, 2015
On Friday, Feb. 6, the CSMI office participated in Wear Red Day, which is held the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer in women.
In 2003... more
January 22, 2015
Ask anyone—the color red stands out. Eyes are immediately drawn to it, and some even say the color red is a confidence booster and makes you feel powerful. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that it’s... more
December 17, 2014
RICK PRESSLER I DECEMBER 17, 2014
No other options offer students in poorer urban districts such access to high-quality learning and such a chance to succeed
With so much recent noise about... more
October 9, 2014
BY MEGAN HARRIS
Pennsylvania charter schools have recruited, multiplied and evolved, growing from nothing at the law's passage in 1997 to 128,712 students attending 176 real and virtual schoolhouses... more
September 23, 2014
By DIANE D'AMICO Education Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The focus of the new Atlantic City Community Charter School is literacy and that includes sending books home every night for students to read with... more
August 14, 2014
Between the 2008–09 and 2013–14 school years, the public charter school movement experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the... more
July 23, 2014
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 23, 2014
Contact: Max TribbleMTRIBBLE@CSMILLC.com610-447-0200
Chester-Based Education Company Builds on Success in Chester, Welcomes Two New Leaders in the Field of... more
July 23, 2014
Report Finds Public Charter Schools More Cost Effective Than Traditional Public School Counterparts
"It matters not only how much but also how well schools use public funds.”
WASHINGTON, D... more
May 30, 2014
By DIANE D’AMICO Education Writer
After two years of postponements, the operators of a new charter school in Atlantic City said they will be ready to open in September.
The Atlantic City Community... more
May 29, 2014
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May 22, 2014
Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, recently convened its first-ever reunion of more than 60 distinguished graduates, from the classes of 2009-... more
May 7, 2014
By Vince Sullivan, Delaware County Daily Times
Plans for an expanded physical and nutritional education program are moving forward at Chester Community Charter School thanks to a $750,000 grant from... more
May 5, 2014
By Steve Patterson
CHESTER, PA. (CBS) – None of them are old enough to drink or vote or drive, but many middle school students in Chester have seen things most could only imagine.
“Drug deals,... more
May 1, 2014
IN THE bitter debate about charter schools, one of the myths perpetuated by critics is that charters are generously funded by rich donors. Steve Nelson, head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan,... more
April 17, 2014
Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, today announced that it has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the United States Department of Education, and... more
March 12, 2014
By Carlos Perez
Charter schools were created on the premise that educators would be given the freedom to innovate in exchange for greater accountability, a heightened expectation of student... more
February 19, 2014
Because charter schools are relatively new institutions — the first American charter school opened in 1992 — little research has been done on the long-term outcomes for students who attended a... more
February 11, 2014
Danielle Gureghian, Chair of the Go Red for Women Corporate Leadership Team, is featured in Philadelphia Magazine's article on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
February 11, 2014
Since 1996, the Center for Education Reform has surveyed the nation’s charter schools in what has become the most reliable and detailed view of the environment and conditions in which these... more
December 18, 2013
CHESTER, Pa. - December 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- Christmas came early for students in Chester Tuesday. A generous donation paid for thousands of gifts, and the smiles on the faces of the kids who received... more
November 6, 2013
September 26, 2013
Mayor Redd, Council President Moran, Senator Norcross, and other Public Officials Hail New School’s Potential.
Please click here to read the entire news release on the Camden Community Charter... more
September 16, 2013
Vahan and Danielle Gureghian, founders of the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, join with Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen to provide Chester Community Charter School’s 7th-and 8th-... more
September 11, 2013
for Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:30am
Free Computers and Free Internet
to be donated to
Chester Community Charter School
Comcast’s Executive Vice President David Cohen to offer... more
August 29, 2013
Kelly Wilson happily had sent her son to Chester Community Charter School through fourth grade. Wilson moved to Upland at the beginning of the summer, but the charter’s expansion to the borough... more
August 21, 2013
Please click here to read the response from Chester Community Charter School's attorney regarding the Auditor General's falsehoods.
August 21, 2013
The audit report concerning Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) released today by Auditor General Eugene De Pasquale demonstrates a clear agenda to attack successful charters through patently... more
August 21, 2013
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July 9, 2013
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May 14, 2013
GUEST COLUMN | by Steve Lee: Sometimes we need to state the obvious in order to effectively demonstrate how bad things are for some segments of society. So, it is pretty obvious that just to keep... more
April 30, 2013
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February 26, 2013
by Dr. Jim Broussard
Education can and should be America's newest civil rights issue. Today, too many schools are failing too many children. The system is broken, and access to a quality education is largely the province of the wealthy, of those...
January 1, 2013
America has become the great nation it is because of its traditions, its values and its constitutional foundations. It is also great because, though the Constitution does not specifically mention it... more
December 24, 2012
CHESTER — Chester Community Charter School held its 14th annual Santa Brigade Wednesday, distributing gifts to each of the schools’ 3,200 students.
December 21, 2012
Special Guest, Santa Claus, Visited and Helped Distribute Gifts Amounting To More Than $50,000 To Students Of Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School
November 19, 2012
Approximately 600 parents of Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, recently took part in the school’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Gift Certificate... more
October 11, 2012
The city of Chester was once a vibrant, racially diverse, middle class, suburban community. Then, the big manufacturing plants left and with them went the city’s jobs. As a result, Chester became a... more
September 1, 2008
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