And We’re Off!

fac_selfie3aThe 2014-15 school year (CCSC’s tenth in operation) is underway, with new faculty members and interns reporting for duty on Monday. They have three full days of orientation before returning faculty join them on Thursday for nine days of professional development and curriculum planning. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 27.

In addition to learning about school systems and policies, the new faculty are getting acquainted with each other and learning their way around campus, just as new students did at Summer Academy (but without a dress code or homework). Director of Guidance and Counseling Vanessa Barrios organized a scavenger hunt with clues that led the new faculty on a tour of our three buildings. One clue asked them to take a group selfie along the way.

Here are the results.

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Summer Academy Welcomes New Students & Teachers

Summer Academy Faculty
Summer Academy Faculty

We are midway through our Summer Academy for new students. About 100 rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders are at CCSC every weekday morning for four weeks, taking humanities and math courses and learning the ropes, from the dress code to classroom systems like Homework First boxes, Do Nows, Shout Outs, merits and, yes, demerits. Continue reading “Summer Academy Welcomes New Students & Teachers”