MISSION STATEMENT

Chesapeake Public Charter School (CPCS) will provide a rigorous, creative and diverse learning environment where everyone comes together to develop confident and self-motivated students.

VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is a safe and joyful atmosphere which includes compassion and respect for others, and where students become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and global citizens.

PHILOSOPHY/APPROACH

Our approach provides educational opportunities for the total development of each child. We will help each child grow emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically by implementing the following components:

  • Project-based learning
  • Small class size
  • Individualized instruction
  • K- 8 flexible groupings
  • Integrated Thematic Instruction – World Cultures and Arts integration, Environmental Stewardship, Maryland Past and Present
  • Active community involvement
  • Character development
  • Regular field studies
  • Ernest Boyer’s Basic School approach

GOALS:

  • CPCS will perform in the top 25% in core subjects of all charter schools and public schools authorized by our authorizer (SMCPS School Board) in years 3-6. As of year six plus, CPCS will perform in the top 10% in core subjects.
  • All students at CPCS who have been enrolled in CPCS for at least one year will achieve proficiency on state exams in core subjects.
  • Every student enrolled in CPCS for at least one year will achieve a year’s worth of gains in core subjects.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the Core Virtues from The Basic School:  (Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Self-discipline, Perseverance, Giving).
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Express themselves through the arts
  • Be good stewards of the environment.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures both locally and globally.

"Our Charter"  2004 CPCS Charter Application