CCS is committed to initiatives that provide platforms for our students, faculty, and staff to give back to Chattanooga. We view these service opportunities as integral to our mission. One such initiative is the creation of K-5 neighborhood micro schools located in underserved neighborhoods in the Chattanooga area in partnership with local churches, using their existing facilities.
Studies show that 3rd graders who are not proficient in reading are four times more likely to drop out of school before graduating. It is our hope that by educating more 6th grade ready students who will then matriculate to area middle schools, we will not only have a positive impact on other schools, but most significantly on the lives of these students and, by extension, their families and communities.
The King School, the flagship neighborhood micro school, opened in the fall of 2019 with one class of Kindergarteners and one class of 1st graders (12 max per grade) and two master teachers. The school is housed on the campus of Olivet Baptist Church. Funding for The King School is through the “Micro School Opportunity Fund” at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga which awards student scholarships.
For more information about The King School and the micro school model, please view the brochure linked above. To learn more about giving to this initiative, contact Ashley Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org