CHP elementary school is geared towards giving a strong foundation in academics and social skills to the students, including developing positive social interactions.
The success of our program is because we address the overall needs of each child – emotionally and academically in a school setting. In return, we have high expectations of each student in terms of their effort, commitment, consistency, and discipline. In addition, the school insists on engaging the parent in a collaborative setting, to foster a consistent involvement in the academic and character development of the child. We accomplish all of the above by providing a nurturing environment, a sense of community for the family, an educational plan that fits, supports, engages and energizes each student.
From September through November, grades 1 through 8 are visiting Grounds for Sculpture. Grounds for Sculpture is a magical place that incorporates historical and contemporary art into the scenic landscape and architecture. This art field trip allows students to see the difference between a photograph of an artwork and seeing the artwork in person.
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....