Clubs and Activities
CCSC believes that student participation in school-based student extracurricular activities is critical. Extracurricular activity enhances the educational experience of students, strengthens college applications, and builds leadership skills. Selective colleges believe that participation in both school-based extracurricular activities and activities that are not affiliated with school are of great benefit to students. Every year, the school works with interested students to start additional extracurricular activities that are aligned with their interests.
Some of the CCSC’s extracurricular options are listed below.
Art Club provides students with an interest in art with hands-on, age appropriate experiences in addition to those that are part of the normal academic program.
Band allows student musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform instrumental music together at local school and community events.
Female Mentoring meets bi-weekly after school and monthly on Saturdays, focusing on the discussion of important topics. Students take part in workshops and plan and execute fun events.
Urban Agriculture meets in the fall and spring, with students learning how to cultivate land and grow vegetables on a plot situated close to the school.
Male Mentoring Students meets bi-weekly after school and monthly on Saturdays, focusing on the discussion of , with faculty leaders to discuss important topics. Students and take part in helpful workshops and plan and execute fun events.
Mock Trial pushes students to prepare and participate in rehearsed trials in order to learn more about the legal system. The Mock Trial team competes against other schools across the Commonwealth.
National Honor Society is CCSC’s chapter of the nationwide organization for high school students, which is centered around four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS members plan and complete service activities around the school and within the larger community.
Robotics Team members design, construct, and operate robots, as well as the computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Students compete in national competitions annually.
Skateboard Club offers students of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their skateboarding skills under the supervision of a skate-inclined faculty member.
Step Team members plan and execute percussive dances, using their entire bodies as instruments to produce complex rhythms and sounds. Footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps are combined to great effect (and to the delight of audience members when the Step Team competes). Students perform at school events and other competitions.
Student Admission Team members take part in the school's recruitment efforts, giving prospective students and families a first hand account of their experiences as CCSC students.
Student Council officials are elected by the student body to help share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school administrators. Student council members also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, and service-oriented opportunities.
Yearbook Committee members are tasked with production of the school’s yearbook annually. Students create content and make layout decisions.
Newspaper Club participants are responsible for the regular production of CCSC’s newspaper. Students learn about journalism, write content, and work to provide students with another outlet and medium for sharing their ideas and views.
Caribbean-American Club members work with dedicated staff and aim to boost awareness of Caribbean Culture at CCSC by uniting as one group to share, discuss, learn and promote all the beautiful islands located in the Caribbean.
Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. The CCSC chapter completes at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. In the process, students learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, and understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work.
Girls Who Code participants are introduced to basic coding through regular meetings. The sponsoring nonprofit organization aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
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