It is the mission of the Christopher Columbus Charter School (CCCS) to provide students in grades K-3 a content-rich, academically rigorous Core Knowledge education with a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, disciplined and caring environment. CCCS students will learn to express themselves in at least one international language, and will utilize computer technology to support learning in all major subjects and to become literate in the technologies of the 21st Century. The Christopher Columbus Charter School founders believe a literate citizenry is essential to the growth and strength of American democracy, and a quality public education is the most effective and equitable means toward this goal. In order for a truly democratic society to be created and perpetuated, our citizens need to be provided a common core of knowledge, developed in a safe, caring and disciplined environment which supports critical thinking and decision-making. The CCCS is committed to providing a free, academically rigorous and socially responsible educational program for students from kindergarten to grade three that will help every student regardless of background to succeed and to be a contributing member of society. By equipping our young people with a core of essential knowledge and skills, the CCCS will be helping to fulfill the dream of the Founding Fathers of this country, that all America’s citizens will be able to pursue happiness and to achieve economic success.