Century Community Charter School is a public charter school that opened in 2004 to provide middle school students in grades sixth through eighth with an alternative to traditional schools. The school curriculum is based on Core Knowledge Sequence and Character Counts. The school works with each student on an individual basis to instill the desire to become life long learners. The community provides a multi cultural environment where students can learn to be leader’s members of their community and society as a whole. Various curriculum models are used including standards based, project based, and gifted. Century Community Charter School does offer special scheduling, which includes block scheduling, and a longer school day. Other learning resources available include college counseling, differentiated learning programs, counseling, acceleration, and remediation.
Along with core subjects, the school offers extra curricular activities such as film production, chorus, theory, creative writing, drama, dance, improv, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Sports offered include basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, cheerleading, softball, and volleyball. Students can join clubs as well such as fit club, thespians, technology club, sewing club, recycling club, math club, martial arts, study buddy club, game club, dance club, community service, cooking club, chess club, reading club, yearbook, student government, arts and crafts, and art club.
Parents expressed they really love the school, the way their children are wanting to attend school and the devoted teachers and staff. The school offers a great family environment that truly instills life long learners. Students said they love the school, teachers, staff, and the entire experience. Learning is fun and exciting.
The Academic Performance Index showed academic growth from 745 to 764. The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. Across all grade levels and all subjects, the percentage of students that passed the exams were below state averages. However, the academic performance showed that the school improved over the last year, so the school is providing a better education than it did just a year previously or the students are retaining more information for the exams.
It would be a good idea to take a tour of the school and talk with teachers and other parents before you make a decision if the school is right for your child.
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Century Community Charter School
901 S. Maple St.
Inglewood, CA 90301