– George Evans
At Cherokee Creek Boys School, some of our students have experienced frustrations in the classroom in the past, while others have found success and happiness in their school settings. We are proud to say that our academic curriculum provides an individualized academic experience for each student. We make it a priority to meet a student where he is, and find the approach that works for him. We understand different learning profiles, review academic histories and needs, and provide different ways to learn that help each student feel comfortable.
Here’s an overview of our CCBS Academic Program:
- Grades 5 – 10
- Meets national standards
- Credits transfer to the next school
- Accreditation through Cognia, the largest accrediting body in the world
- Up to ten (10) students
- Four (4) quarters with a summer term
- Open enrollment throughout the year
- Offers the ability to provide remediation when needed
- Math | English / Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
- Music | Art | Yoga / Mindfulness | Digital Citizenship | College and Career Readiness
Gurian Model School
- Certified by the Gurian Institute as a boy-friendly school using brain-based strategies to address the specific learning styles and needs of boys
Standardized (MAP) Testing
- Upon enrollment, and every six (6) months
- Able to provide a student visa for international students
“At CCBS, home and school life are integrated and everyone on the team is a “teacher.” We build connections with the students and with each other, so the boys feel at home, and we are all committed to their success.”
– Cameron | English Teacher
It’s vital for all students to feel like they are important and that their ideas are valuable … because they are!
Our teachers naturally develop meaningful relationships with our students and help them access learning in individual ways. This process helps students discover more about themselves as learners, which is a valuable skill set for future academic settings and many other areas of life.
Regardless of academic profile and history, our students tell us that they enjoy our approach to hands-on and interactive learning in different ways.
A few examples are:
- Using standing desks, exercise ball chairs and traditional desk options for comfort so they can focus!
- Integrating games as part of knowledge assessment … which helps to reduce test anxiety and adds fun!
- Including Lego League (Robotics) as part of math class
- Our Science Class uses the streams on our campus to study water quality and environmental impact
- Bringing animals into the classroom
- Each year we host our Annual Festival of Nations Event
- And we incorporate many field trips including performing arts experiences, Clemson University Planetarium, Currahee Military Museum, Clemson Botanical Gardens, nuclear power plant visits, Duke’s World of Energy, snorkeling trips, and more!
“At CCBS, we focus on building a connection with each boy and meeting him where he is. If you have a connection with a student, it can mean a lot and make a big difference in his progress.”
– Nick | Math Teacher
Teachers Have an Important Voice in Supporting the Whole Child
Each week the Academic Team meets with other members of your child’s Treatment Team … including his Therapist, Primary Counselor and the Campus Nurse … to discuss progress and/or issues in his total care.
Sharing information helps assure that everyone is equally informed, that progress is rewarded and that adjustments to the curriculum are made where needed.
The weekly care team meetings are a valuable part of our approach, allowing the teachers and the whole team to offer their insights, learn about the student’s growth and continue to make adjustments that support his needs.
“What I love most about being a teacher at CCBS is when the light comes on for a child, when they stop the struggle and are on the way to healing, it is a wonderful thing to witness.”
– Larry | Social Studies Teacher
More About Our Robust and Creative Academic Program
“At the end of the day, what brings me the most joy is knowing that I have had some kind of positive impact on every kid who has stepped into my classroom.”
– Nick | Math Teacher
Academic Dean, Calvin Croxton, Answers Some of Our Most Common Questions About Academics
There are many ways that we orient our students to academics at CCBS.
How do you measure a student’s growth and success?
There are many ways of identifying academic growth and success at CCBS.
How does CCBS measure academic progress?
We facilitate MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing at the time of enrollment and for all students each spring and fall.
My son has an IEP or 504 plan from our home school district. How can you support that?
Many common accommodations that our students have on IEPs from home are met naturally in our environment (i.e., smaller class size, preferential seating, extended test-taking time).
My son has typically done well in school. How can you make sure he continues to be challenged and grow?
Our teachers differentiate for each student.
Will credits from CCBS transfer to other schools?
Is technology used in the classroom?
We know that students need to be able to access and appropriately use technology in schools and in today’s society.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
– Nick | Math Teacher
– John Wooden