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Challenging The Status Quo: Campus Community School, Marcy B. Zipke Dec 2005

Challenging The Status Quo: Campus Community School, Marcy B. Zipke

Marcy B Zipke

Campus Community School is a 300-student charter school in Dover, DE, which serves children in grades 1 through 8. As a new charter school the founders have had the opportunity to build our ideal school, from designing a constructivist project-based curriculum, to implementing site based management, and focusing heavily on parent participation. This essay illustrates how well the charter school model can work. As the administrator and one of the founding members of CCS, I describe our challenges and hurdles as well as successes.