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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Reopening Update

Greetings CCSA Families, Staff and Students,
Based on a variety of evolving conditions that impact health and safety as well as the recent decision by the Chester Upland School District, CCSA will begin the 2020-21 school year by implementing a total remote model. Please view the recording of the Reopening Update meeting for additional information.

Recorded Reopening Update

Akosua Watts
Head of School / CEO

Health & Safety DRAFT 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 DRAFT 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. Although Dr. Carol Birks, CUSD Superintendent is graciously providing us with regular updates, no information about transportation is available yet.

We have not yet made a final decision about the type of reopening to be implemented. 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 DRAFT document that outlines health and safety measures that will be implemented for in-person learning at a future date to be determined.

This IS NOT our final plan for reopening. 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 implement a total remote reopening. We intend to provide our final plan and reopening type by August 3 (or sooner if possible).

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
Reopening for 2020-21

Greetings CCSA Families, Staff and Students,
Despite uncertainty, we are working diligently to plan for a solid academic experience this year. Like you, we are eager to put plans in place. We recently held meetings to share our current thinking about plans that are in process. The recording of the meeting is now available for your viewing.

Recorded Reopening Meeting

The input that you provide is crucial as we finalize plans for the fall. We are already considering the ideas and questions raised during the meeting. In an effort to get more feedback from as many people as possible, we have prepared a “CCSA Reopening Survey.” It should take about 10 minutes to complete. If possible, please view the recorded meeting before completing the survey.

Click here to complete the survey. 

Please submit your responses by Sunday, July 12 at 6:00pm.

Akosua Watts
Head of School / CEO

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

  • 23
    CCSA Board Meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 818 9150 2581
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    Fri / 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

October at CCSA

  • 5
    TDA Benchmark (3-8)
  • 12
    NO SCHOOL - Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • 16
    NO SCHOOL - Prof. Dev.
  • 23
    CCSA Board Meeting

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