Students will receive a basic foundation in the study of geography, studying the physical character of the earth. Learning will include hands-on activities, games, and group learning. Outside commitment: minimal

Guided Study

Students who attend CHESS full time are encouraged to take at a minimum of two Guided Studies to complete work from core classes. A teacher is available during the study time to answer questions and make sure students are staying on task. *Students must bring work to...

Health and Fitness

Students will be in the classroom to learn a variety of health topics and will be challenged to put them into practice as this class will also incorporate physical fitness. We will focus on having fun, learning about our bodies, and will explore healthy outlets for...


CHESS History courses teach: American History From Adam to Us American Revolution Civics World History Ancient Civilization Government Economics

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Students will learn to write with clear structure and compelling style. Incremental lessons present a system of structural models (e.g., narrative, essay, report) and stylistic techniques (e.g., strong verbs, quality adjectives, and a variety of sentence openers)....