Chester Community Charter School Graduates Receive $1.4M in Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid

Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School Graduates 295 Eighth-Graders Over Two Days

Jun 14, 2013, 06:30 ET from Chester Community Charter School

CHESTER, Pa., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with the City of Chester's Mayor, Hon. John Linder, more than 650 parents, guardians, and community members attended the two-day graduation ceremonies for 295 Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) eighth-graders, on June 10, and June 11, at the Clarion Hotel, in Essington, PA.

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Mark Battinieri, CCCS's Director of Student Outcomes, said, "This year, our students have achieved above and beyond expectations. In fact, 57 students have been awarded an unprecedented $1.4 million in scholarships, grants, and financial aid to attend 15 prestigious parochial and private schools outside of the Chester Upland School District."

In addition to receiving monetary contributions, many students were recognized for attendance from kindergarten-through-eighth grade, for achieving honor roll, and for dean's list academic performance.

Recently, Chester Community Charter School's West Campus held a poetry contest and students were encouraged, by faculty, to submit original poems, and other literary works, for a chance to have their poems published in an anthology. The students who won the contest were also acknowledged for their literary contributions at the commencement ceremony.

Sharing words of wisdom with the eighth-grade graduates, CCCS's CEO, Dr. David Clark, said, "Today is a momentous occasion for all of you. Though it's only the beginning, you have defied the odds and accomplished so much, at such a young age. We are exceedingly proud of you all and wish you the best of luck in high school. Also, please take the time to thank your parents, and family members, for their continued support during your years, here, at Chester Community Charter School."

About Chester Community Charter School
Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include 3,200 students in nine state-of-the-art-buildings, spanning two campuses.

SOURCE Chester Community Charter School