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==Overview==
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[[category:US.NC.Durham]][[category:schools]][[Central Park School for Children]] (CPSC) is a charter school within the [[Durham, NC]] [[Durham Public Schools|public school system]]. They currently cover Pre-K through 5th grade. Their status as a charter school exempts them from many of the public school system's rules, and their approach to education is "child-centered" and more flexible than traditional-style schools within the system. Class sizes are also smaller. The main downside is that admission is by lottery, so it can be difficult to get in.
[[Category:Durham, NC]]
 
[[CPSC|Central Park School for Children]] is a Magnet School within the
 
Durham Public School system. Their status as a magnet school exempts
 
them from many of the school system's rules, and their approach to
 
education is "child-centered" and rather more flexible than
 
traditional-style schools within the system. Class sizes are also
 
smaller. The main downside is that admission is by lottery, so it can
 
be difficult to get in; they are, however, expanding to help meet
 
demand.
 
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
*[http://www.centralparkschoolforchildren.org/ Central Park School for
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* [http://www.centralparkschoolforchildren.org/ Central Park School for Children] official web site
Children] official web site
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* [[issuepedia:2008-11-10 CPSC overview of charter school finances|2008-11-10 CPSC overview of charter school finances]]
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* [[Htwiki:Central Park School visits Spence's Farm|Central Park School visits Spence's Farm]]: photos at HypertWiki
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===CPSC Student Sites===
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* [http://www.freewebs.com/gaaraneedsluv/ Gaaraneedsluv], a 5th grader in 2007-8
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==Reviews==
 
==Reviews==
* '''2005-05-24''' [[The Hypertwins]]: our experience at CPS with
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* '''2005-05-24''' [[Htwiki:The Hypertwins|The Hypertwins]]: our experience at CPSC with Harena's youngest, [[htwiki:Benjy|Benjy]], has been very positive since he switched to CPSC near the end of spring semester 2005. We continue to be impressed by the contrast between the public school's handling of Benjamin (who was officially diagnosed with [[Wikipedia:ADHD|ADHD]] shortly after joining CPSC) and CPSC's handling of him. (Updated 08-29; still current as of 2008-01-29)
Harena's youngest, Benjamin, has been very positive since he switched
 
to CPSC near the end of spring semester 2005. We continue to be
 
impressed by the contrast between the public school's handling of
 
Benjamin (who was officially diagnosed with [[wikipedia:ADHD|ADHD]]
 
shortly after joining CPSC) and CPSC's handling of him. (Updated 08-29)
 
 
==Articles==
 
==Articles==
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* 2006-10-27 [[Fall Fest Fusion]]: a trail mix recipe
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* 2006-01-10 [[CPSC Plans Announcement]]
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* 2005-11-15 [[CPSC Middle School Interest Survey]]: CPSC is looking at the idea of opening a middle school.
 
*[[CPSC Expectation Guide]] from the 2005 Parent Handbook packet
 
*[[CPSC Expectation Guide]] from the 2005 Parent Handbook packet
*[[Central Park School visits Spence's Farm]]: photos
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==Wish List==
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* '''2005-12-17'''
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** portable cd/tape players for the teachers
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** a VCR
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** an old IBM selectric or similiar typewriter for the business office.

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Central Park School for Children (CPSC) is a charter school within the Durham, NC public school system. They currently cover Pre-K through 5th grade. Their status as a charter school exempts them from many of the public school system's rules, and their approach to education is "child-centered" and more flexible than traditional-style schools within the system. Class sizes are also smaller. The main downside is that admission is by lottery, so it can be difficult to get in.

Links

CPSC Student Sites

Reviews

  • 2005-05-24 The Hypertwins: our experience at CPSC with Harena's youngest, Benjy, has been very positive since he switched to CPSC near the end of spring semester 2005. We continue to be impressed by the contrast between the public school's handling of Benjamin (who was officially diagnosed with ADHD shortly after joining CPSC) and CPSC's handling of him. (Updated 08-29; still current as of 2008-01-29)

Articles

Wish List

  • 2005-12-17
    • portable cd/tape players for the teachers
    • a VCR
    • an old IBM selectric or similiar typewriter for the business office.