About us - Campus Community School

Campus Community SchoolCampus Community School is a tuition free, public charter school located in Dover, the capital of Delaware.

A charter school is an independent public school governed by an independent board of directors. A charter is an approved charter application that outlines the educational and administrative plan to which the school and the State of Delaware have agreed. Charter schools are free from some state laws and regulations to encourage innovation. Charter schools receive state and local funds based on an allocation for each enrolled student. Charter schools do not receive money for facilities. No tuition is charged.

Campus Community School was founded and opened in 1998 on the campus of Wesley College, with 300 students in grades 1st through 8th. Currently Campus Community School is chartered for 412 students in a K-8 school program located at 350 Pear St., in Dover, Delaware.

The School Office is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Student hours are from  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

You can check out our interactive online calendar for coming events and scheduled closings or download the entire school year calendar with holidays and scheduled closings.

Campus Community School has an inquiry-based approach to learning, requires parental involvernent community, service learning, and emphasizes students taking personal responsibility for their education and behavior. The focus on project-based, hands-on learning and student responsibility has created a highly positive learning environment where students are expected to work toward their potential.

Parent Student Handbook 2017-2018



Campus Community School Cyberbullying Policy

Campus Community School’s Bully Prevention Policy

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Campus Community School Assessment Inventory Recommendations

FOIA Policy

FERPA Policy

 

Mission and Vision

Vision

To provide excellence in educational outcomes for Campus Community School students, the school is organized in a collaborative community of learners.

Mission Statement

To create and maintain an environment for learning that allows each student to maximize his or her potential in developing habits of mind, acquiring knowledge and skills, and demonstrating individual and social responsibility.


Core Values

Safety: We provide a physically and emotionally safe environment that promotes learning and the development of the whole child.

Culture of Learning: We create a culture of HIGH EXPECTATIONS. We will create a challenging environment that promotes the development of skills, talents and abilities and that promotes curiosity and deep thinking.  We create a fun learning environment that will allow students to find their natural talents, skills and passion

Continuous Improvement: We use a systematic approach to strive towards world-class excellence in K-8 education.

Health and Wellness:
We promote the physical, emotional and social health and wellness of every child.

Caring Learning Community: We build and teach others how to build relationships based on respect, acceptance, responsibility and friendship.


 

Parent Involvement

Campus Community School believes that student achievement is directly linked to parental involvement and therefore, parent involvement is a requirement in our charter.

Parental involvement starts at home by supporting your child academically, socially, emotionally and providing proper health and wellness. Parents should ensure that students arrive at school, before 8:00a.m., ready to learn. Parents should be well informed of class assignments and homework and support their child's efforts to complete them successfully and timely.

Campus Community School's charter and the success of CCS require a high level of parent participation at the school as well. All parents are expected to volunteer in some way during the year. Parents with disabilities will be afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the services, programs, and activities of the school.

Parents are expected to report each year on their volunteer hours and involvement. A form listing volunteer hours and types of involvement should be turned in at each semester conference to their child's teacher. As stated in the family contract, parent(s)/legal guardian(s) must attend a minimum of two scheduled parent/teacher conferences each year for each child that the family enrolls in CCS. Non-compliance may result in disenrollment for the following school year.
 

After School and Summer Enrichment Program

Campus Community School's 21st Century Community Learning Center offers an intensive summer and after-school enrichment program to students in grades k-8 focused on increasing access to high quality Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math instruction.

"S.T.E.A.M. into Learning: Explore, Discover, and Create" features standards-based, supplemental instruction along with integrated enrichment projects.

Collaboration with multiple community based organizations offers the opportunity for children to engage in high interest extensions of the curriculum in addition to supporting their social and emotional growth.

The Goals of this program are to:

(1) Increase academic achievement in math and science along with increased access to the arts, technology and wellness opportunities.

(2) Increase school connectedness of participants, including families, caregivers, and school teachers through small group instruction, collaborative learning environments, mentoring and parent-child showcase opportunities.

(3) Increase capacity of participants to become productive adults through increased academic achievement coupled with a focus on development of the whole child.