Starting in October, Chester Upland schools will close early on Wednesdays
for professional development time for teachers.
Chester High and STEM will dismiss students at 12:30 pm on Wednesdays.
Elementary & middle schools will dismiss students at 1:45 pm on Wednesdays.
Download the 2016-2017 calendar to see which days are affected.
|Chester Upland School of the Arts (CUSA) serves students in grades PreK - 5.
|With offerings in Dance, Visual Arts, and Music, CUSA is an elementary program with a focus on the creative and performing arts. CUSA has a dedicated principal with roots in the community, and the student accomplishments at the school have been featured in the Chester Spirit and on WPVI Action News.
|Beyond its focus on the arts, CUSA's students have achieved test scores which exceed those of rival charter schools, and prepare students for academic success in higher grades.
The general curriculum at CUSA is supported by the following textbooks: A Balanced Literacy Model, Go Math, and Scott Foresman Science and Social Studies. In addition, students receive extra help during our Academic Intervention Period and computer assisted programs such as First in Math. Extracurricular programs include our dynamic partnership with DASH; a program that exposes 4th and 5th grade students to the “business” of music, dance, and sports management. “Sing to Learn” is an additional music program offered to K-2 students.
Instructional Support Teacher Leader:
Kyle Benson & Delmar Wearing
501 West 9th St, Chester PA 19013
8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
|Shirts: Navy blue or white buttoned style polo shirt with a collar.
Solid color sweaters or sweatshirts (navy, white or black).
No hoodies are permitted to be worn during the day.
Pants/Skirts: Navy blue or tan khaki pants.
No jeans or leggings are permitted.
Belts are required for pants (pants should not sag or reveal undergarments).
For girls, khaki, navy blue or black skirts or skorts are permitted (no denim skirts or skorts). Length should not be more than 1 inch above the knee
Shoes: Sneakers or dress shoes / dressy flats.
No: flip-flops, sandals, high-heel shoes, slides, shoes with wheels or lights.
Click on a link below to see the school supplies appropriate for each grade: