Arts Integration

Our curriculum promotes innovation, collaboration, focus, and perseverance as faculties essential to personal success and well-being.

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Our Campus

Our exciting new Chester city campus is uniquely designed to match the needs of a K-12 arts integration program.

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Ways to Give

We are an entirely not-for-profit entity. Our program’s continued success depends upon the dedication of our community of faculty, staff, donors, volunteers, and friends.

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Applications are accepted from any family residing in the Chester Upland or surrounding school districts.

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CCSA Trimester 1 Honor Roll

CCSA is thrilled to celebrate our 133 students who earned Honor Roll (All As & Bs) and 45 scholars who achieved Distinguished Honor Roll (All As). Despite the pandemic and remote learning, these scholars persevered to achieve EXCELLENCE! We are so proud of their scholarship and strong character!

Health & Safety Plan for Reopening for 2020-21

Greetings CCSA Families, Staff, Students and Community Members,

Based on your survey responses, questions, comments, and feedback, we have developed a Health & Safety Plan for Reopening for 2020-21. In order for any in-person learning to occur at CCSA, we rely on the Chester Upland School District (CUSD) for transportation.

CCSA will continue to monitor health conditions to determine if and when it is safe and prudent to offer in-person learning. This is a document that outlines health and safety measures that will be implemented for in-person learning at a future date to be determined.

We will continue to review and revise our plan as new information and guidance from the CDC, Gov. Wolf, PA Dept. of Education, and the Chester County Health Dept. become available. If COVID health conditions continue to worsen and/or we are directed by the state, we will remain in a remote learning model.

Please send any questions or comments about the plan to

Akosua Watts
Head of School / CEO

Access the draft plan below.

Health & Safety Plan
Summer Athletic Health & Safety Plan

In accordance with PIAA guidelines and guidance from the CDC, CCSA is beginning outdoor workouts that adhere to social distancing guidelines. Access the detailed plan below.

Athletic Health & Safety Plan
Continuity of Education Program (COVID-19)

As a result of an order by Gov. Wolf, all Pennsylvania schools including Chester Charter Scholars Academy will be physically closed through June for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All CCSA instruction will proceed online. CCSA is committed to providing the most effective methods and systems available for the continuation of our high-quality education despite the exceptional circumstances of the full school closure in the state of Pennsylvania. We will deliver planned instruction in a live and asynchronous learning environment. Click below to read the full Continuity of Education (CoE) Program or select the quick guide by grade.

Continuity of Education Program (Full Plan)

CoE: Quick Guide K-5

CoE: Quick Guide 6-8

CoE: Quick Guide 9-12

We are a public non-profit charter school in the Chester Upland School District. Our rigorous academic program integrates the fine arts with traditional classroom subjects in ways designed to foster confidence and purpose and to significantly deepen academic engagement.

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The Weeks Ahead

  • 27
    Asynchronous Classes (All Grades)
  • 28
    Life Class: Career Paths (Gr. 7-9)
    Thu / 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
  • 29
    Re-Enrollment Forms Due
  • 1
    TDA Benchmark (3-8)
  • 5
    Senior Town Hall @ CCSA
    Fri / 9:00 am to 11:00 am

January at CCSA

  • 4
    School Resumes
  • 7
    CCSA Virtual Parent Meeting
  • 8
    Senior Town Hall (Virtual)
  • 12
    Rosemont Instant Decision Day (Selected Seniors)
  • 14
    Life Class: Gifts (Gr. 7-9)
  • 18
    MLK Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • 22
    NO SCHOOL - Prof. Dev.
  • 27
    Asynchronous Classes (All Grades)
  • 28
    Life Class: Career Paths (Gr. 7-9)
  • 29
    Re-Enrollment Forms Due

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