CCS is committed to creating partnerships with local churches to create Neighborhood Micro Schools in order to build a strong foundation for more 6th grade ready students in Chattanooga.
What Are Micro Schools?
Small Kindergarten-5th grade schools located in underserved neighborhoods.
A partnership with churches, using existing facilities, leveraging the backbone of CCS.
One class per grade with one master teacher and 12 students per class.
Focused on fundamentals, especially reading and math.
Diverse population, both ethnically and socioeconomically.
All families are invested, some paying full tuition and others partially scholarshipped.
Using existing wrap-around care to serve whole families, working with socal service agancies for sustainable neighborhood renewal.
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 on the lives of these students and their communities.