Senior Peg Nonez Wins Rotary Scholarship

Peg Nonez '15 accepts her Rotary award from former CCSC Board Chair Denise Jillson
Peg Nonez ’15 accepts her Rotary award from former CCSC Board Chair Denise Jillson

CCSC senior Peg Nonez is the recipient of a $2,000 Rotary Club college scholarship. Peg received her award at the Cambridge Rotary’s annual leadership breakfast honoring members of the National Honor Society who attend the city’s three public high schools. The award comes with an additional $500 for the recipient to donate to a Cambridge service organization; Peg chose to give hers to the CCSC@Night academic enrichment program. Continue reading “Senior Peg Nonez Wins Rotary Scholarship”

Alumni Share Tips on College Success

Vanessa Barrios led the Q&A with alumni panelists.
Vanessa Barrios led the Q&A with alumni panelists.

When we describe CCSC as a “college preparatory” school, we are not only referring to the rigorous instruction students receive in the classroom, but to the school’s overarching expectation that every student will go on to earn a post-secondary degree. We begin talking about college – what it takes to get in and what it takes to graduate – from the moment students enroll – whether in 7th, 8th or 9th grade (and in 6th grade next year) – through senior year. Reinforcing the message they hear over and over from teachers and advisors, students also get tips from recent CCSC graduates at our annual Alumni Panel, held this year on January 10rd in the Volpe Center auditorium. All students in grades 9 through 12 attended. Continue reading “Alumni Share Tips on College Success”

Top 5 Reasons to Go to College

Radio 107.1 broadcasting from Mr. Seton's classroom
Radio 107.1 broadcasting from Mr. Seton’s classroom

“Why go to college?” was one of the prompts given to 7th grade students for a humanities assignment to write an ear-catching radio ad. In addition to providing students with an opportunity to hone their persuasive writing, the unit also helped them develop the public speaking skills and the confidence to “sell” their ideas in front of an audience that also included faculty and staff guests – great preparation for Roundtables, which this grade will do for the first time at the end of the year. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Go to College”

Rising Seniors Start Summer with College Essays

For rising seniors, summer begins with drafting their college essays.School’s out for summer! Wait, not so fast. The 2012-13 school year ended on Monday, and the very next afternoon rising seniors were back on campus to begin working on their college essays. Required for all seniors, the college essay-writing course meets eight afternoons from 3:30-6:00. And, yes, there’s homework, which is no surprise if you’ve made it to senior year at CCSC. Continue reading “Rising Seniors Start Summer with College Essays”

College Acceptance Word Cloud

The 32 members of CCSC’s Class of 2013 have racked up a long list of college acceptances. While we wait for all students to make their final matriculation decisions (and we are proud that every student has a choice to make!), we thought it would be fun to create a word cloud from the names of the colleges and universities that have admitted them. Enjoy!.

CCSC College Acceptances 2013
CCSC College Acceptances 2013

CCSC Alumni Share Tips on College Success

CCSC Alumni Panelists
CCSC Alumni Panelists

When we describe CCSC as a “college preparatory” school, we are not only referring to the rigorous instruction students receive in the classroom, but to the school’s overarching expectation that every student will go on to earn a post-secondary degree. We begin talking about college – what it takes to get in and what it takes to graduate – from the moment students enroll through senior year, and beyond. Reinforcing the message they hear over and over from teachers and advisors, students also get tips from recent CCSC graduates at special events like the annual Alumni Panel, held this year on January 3rd at the Microsoft NERD Center. All students in grades 9 through 12 attended. Continue reading “CCSC Alumni Share Tips on College Success”