Students enrolled 144
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School leader Mrs Anissa Miller
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District Community Charter School
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510 South Torrence Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

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(704) 377-3180
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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March 05, 2012
At the beginning, (late 90s to 2010) this school probably was amazing. When we first began attending in 2010, we were so excited about arts integration and we really value the music and art teachers at CCS for all their enthusiasm and hard work. The two teachers we've had in 2011 and 2012 were good, but the administration, namely the School Board and School Manager (Principal) are poor communicators and seem to believe that they, along with a tiny group of active parents, can act with impunity in making wide-sweeping school changes without gaining the input of any of the other parents of the student body. As a parent it's hard to get involved when you feel like you are coming into a tightly knit clique of exclusionary people who don't make any reasonable attempts to communicate ideas, problems, and solutions to the parents as a whole, whether they can make it to every school board meeting or not. I remember the first time I signed up to volunteer and never got a call back. The precedent was set there and continued. There is no open dialogue between parents and principal. It's sad that such a great idea has been mismanaged, from the top down, so horribly in the past two years.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Community Charter sees the individual child, not the test score. They have done an amazing job accommodating my quirky son who is ahead of grade level in some subjects and struggles in others due to a learning disability. I really like the curriculum at Community. They encourage hands-on learning and the development of creative and critical thinking skills ahead of rote test taking skills and mindless compliance. If you are sick of the one-size-fits-all mentality of most traditional schools and want your child to really learn and grow, give Community look.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Community Charter School teaches the child, not the test. Individuality is celebrated. Children are encouraged to explore.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
this is the most amazing school .. my child goes to school wth a smile and comes home everyday with a smile he is exctied to go to school and upset to miss if he is sick, what parent could be any happier than have this happen with their childs experience in school. the school uses the community as a class room so they get to travel around the community and learn also while having community leaders come into theschool to teach lessons that apply to waht they are currently learning. the apply lessons into everything they do to the point where the children dont even feel that they are learning but they are learning massive amountf of information and being able to retain it since it is part of there everyday .. its amazing my son is learning soo much and he also has adhd and anxiety disorder which in a typically school setting he would be seperated and treated differently not here, he is thriving. also because the school has multigrade classrooms and work in small groups at times children dont feel as if they are working behind grade level or above it they just now they are working at their own pace. its amazing i could go on and on but this school is how all schools should be all though we struggle with fiancing and a veryold school building the children would never show that cause they are the product of an amazing educational experince .. its amazing i wish i could have attend as a child...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
It is a wonderful school that allows the children the freedom to create and to be themselves. I think it is a terrific place for kids to develop the mindset that will carry them through their lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Great teachers, great parents, and a great learning environment for students!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love the student experiences and the focus on parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The dedication and willingness the teachers and staff has toward each and every students education and welfare is unsurpassed I am very proud of this school

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love CCS's arts integrated approach and that my daughter gets to take drama, dance, art, music and have all those teachers come to her class to help her learn about math, reading and science! It's wonderful, caring and tightly knit community. I feel so lucky to be apart of it.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love Community Charter School because it values each child's individuality. The school is small, so you feel like a community. It is a great feeling being at the school. The kids love going to school, the parents are involved, and the staff love teaching here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We love that Community Charter is small and yet one big family of students, staff and parents. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and teachers are allowed to teach their own curriculum. Small class ratios enable teachers and students to bond and create a deeper relationship.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Communtiy Charter School is a wonderful and nurturing environment for all kids with a staff that is invested in our childrens education and the arts. We love CCS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
A great principal, teachers and staff make CCS a supportive environment where Kids come first! This is a great atmosphere from students of all walks of life to really thrive and grow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
So much to love about this school! Amazing principal. Innovative teachers. Small size means everyone at the school knows my daughter by first name and she LOVES the school and teachers. Freedom for parents to get involved and help create something truly special and unique.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Community Charter School is simply the best because it makes no judgement and embraces all. As the mother of a young kindergarten boy I knew it was a place he could express himself and not be judged for being a bit younger than the rest of the kids. This school teaches without harsh discipline and successfully relies on children's inate desire to be good. Community Charter school defines the true meaning of Community!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The teachers at CCS are not so forced to teach to the test and therefore have more freedom to promote authentic learning in creative and innovative ways. The arts integrated approach and use of multiple intelligences insure that children don't receive a one-size-fits-all experience. Positive discipline methodology fosters intrinsic motivation and excellent conflict resolution skills among students, staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Community Charter is a awesome school! We have a awesome community of Parents and Teachers! The Arts integration is great! Ccs teacher's are special and unique! My kids love going to school at Community Charter!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Community Charter School is a great school. I have 2 children that currently attend and my daughter has been going there since Kindergarten. My children have blossomed and matured in extraordinary levels. I love the school, teachers, and the family environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
It takes a village to raise a child and they are doing just that. All the teachers and staff WANT to grow the child.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
This is a small arts integrated school where the teachers reallly care about the student and their education!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
Parents, teachers and kids working together in learning. Wonderful fun learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Community Charter involves the parents in many activities and offers a more hands on approach to learning for the kids. It's awesome!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
CCS is a very close knit school and they have a wonderful staff that really cares. This is a really great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We are a small independent school where the student's learn at their own pace and they don't feel the pressure that the public school system places on them. We are an Arts Integrated School and we're proud of the quality staff we have teaching our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
I love Community Charter Schools because the school uses arts integration to teach the students core subjects.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
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November 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
My children have attended Community Charter School for six years and it has been an incredible learning enviroment for both of them, one of which has special needs. The hands-on, project-based curriculum is a wonderful way for children to explore and learn at their own pace. The classrooms are split into k-1, 2-3, and 4-5 grades so that children who need to advance or need additional help can do so without feeling bored or left behind. The children are also exposed to cultural activities through the African-American Cultural center, Spirit Square and other special activities that take place in downtown. With a school of less than 90 children, we offer small class sizes and more opportunity for one on one with the teachers. Parents need to take a very active role in the school with activities such as fundrasing, grant writing, and other volunteering opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
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Community Charter School
510 South Torrence Street, Charlotte, NC  28204
(704) 377-3180
Last modified Community Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Community Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews.