Chester Charter School for the Arts Graduates 45 Scholars
On Monday, June 10, 45 students made history as the first graduating class of the Chester Charter School for the Arts in a ceremony at Lang Performing Arts Center of Swarthmore College. All of the students have been accepted into a post-secondary education program, pursuing a wide range of career paths.
Head of School Akousa Watts presided over the commencement ceremony. The graduation speaker was Dr. Joy Gates Black, President of Delaware County Community College.
CCSA opened its doors in 2012 with 320 students from across the Chester-Upland School District in grades K though 6. This year’s graduates were that year’s 6th graders. With the addition of one incoming class each year, CCSA became a complete K-12 school this school year. In 2017, the school moved into a new $30 million facility at Highland Avenue in Chester.