Alumni Spotlight

Meet Austin Morgan! Mr. Morgan graduated from Columbus Charter School, now Classical Charter Schools of Whiteville, in 2017. He is a Freshman at High Point University and is planning on pursuing a Nursing Degree. Learn more about Mr. Morgan and how his CCS-America education prepared him for high school and college here!



CCS-America Middle School Students Bring Home Science Olympiad Medals!

We are proud to announce that our CCS-America middle school students from Whiteville and Leland earned several medals, including three First Place medals, in the Science Olympiad competition held at UNCW on March 12th. The First Place wins qualify the teams/students to compete in the upcoming statewide competition, to be held April 22-23 at NC State University. Science Olympiad students compete in 23 events in genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. CCS-America fielded three teams in the regional competition, with two or three students competing in each category. Science Olympiad is offered to CCS-America middle school students as an elective. If your child is interested in this elective for the 22-23 school year, registration will open in the spring! “Science Olympiad is an excellent model for the types of tasks they would be given on a daily basis in a career in science and technology,” explained RBA founder Baker Mitchell, and an engineer by training, “In competition, students are given a problem, a set of guidelines, and a set number of resources to solve the problem to the best of their ability. They get to creatively apply what they’ve learned in our classrooms to a real-world situation. They see firsthand why science and math are so important our lives.” Here are the results:  CCS-Whiteville *Coach: Mr. Schmucker Read It, Write It, Do It – 1st Place *Qualified for State Competition  Rocks and Minerals – 4th Place CCS-Leland Varsity *Coach: Mr. Johnson Bridge – 1st Place *Qualified for State Competition  Storm the Castle – 2nd Place Experimental Design- 2nd place Mission Possible – 6th Place Electric Wright Stuff – 7th Place   CCS-Leland Junior Varsity *Coach: Mr. Johnson Crave the Wave – 1st Place *Qualified for State Competition  Ornithology – 2nd Place Bottle Rocket – 3rd Place

See All Results from the Competition Here!

The Living Literature Event Congratulations CCS-Whiteville Beta Club!

CCS-Whiteville Betas are headed to Nationals after an outstanding performance at the North Carolina Convention. With 11 top five wins and a state leadership position, they represented CCS-America in the finest manner. The mission of the Beta Club is to promote academic achievement, character, service, and leadership. At State and Nationals Conventions, Beta Clubs compete in various events that relate to classes at CCS-America. The National Convention will be held in Nashville, Tennessee June 27-30th. We look forward to cheering the CCS-Whiteville Betas on!

See Winners Here!

Guest Perspective: Laurie Benton, CCS-Leland Headmaster  

CCS-Leland’s 8th Grade Takes on the Nation’s Capital

It was a privilege to attend the 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Field Trip. Being able to enjoy new experiences and build relationships with our 8th graders and their parents was an honor.  We visited several museums and historic sites, such as the National Archives Museum, home to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the Washington Monument. We also toured Ford’s Theatre, site of President Lincoln’s assassination. One of the most exciting things our students got to see was a group of presidential helicopters landing on the back lawn of the White House! Witnessing students gain an experiential connection to the ideas, concepts, and subject matter taught throughout their time at CCS-Leland was an unforgettable experience for me. I sincerely hope students look back on this trip with fondness and a desire to learn even more about our country’s history!


Students of the Month

Character education is an important part of the CCS-America curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge. February’s character trait was Dependability. Students who are dependable do what they say they will do, even if it is difficult. Dependability is seen in the School Pledge as “I Pledge to be truthful in all my works.” These students apply these words to their everyday lives by being responsible decision makers others can rely on. Congratulations to all of these students who demonstrated exemplary dependability. Check them out on the links below!