This year we've seen tremendous growth in the Chartwell Robotics programs. Our traditional Challenge program (aka FIRST Lego League) has 25 students on five teams that practice after school.
The Chartwell middle school soccer team began the season with many of the players new to the sport. Under the leadership of Coach Chad Miller, players started with conditioning and skill development and have worked their way up to scrimmages and position development.
Halloween at Chartwell is always a festive event - and this year was no different. Follow the link to view a photo gallery from the day.
Director of Student Support Billy Swift teaches American Sign Language (ASL) at Chartwell which is offered as a language option. Mr. Swift shared some insight into the class and why it is so beneficial for our students.
This past weekend, a crew of Chartwell families spent the morning planting native plants, grasses, and a new avocado tree in the orchard area making our entry to campus more vibrant.
STEAM teams were tasked with creating websites about an animal or plant in our coastal chaparral ecosystem. Using QR codes that linked to each website, laser-etched signs were created to hang around campus and educate our community about biological diversity.
Chartwell faculty continue to bring relevant performers and educators into the classroom to enhance the curriculum they are teaching.
Thanks to our partnership with Plus Ultra Robotics, a community team that has worked with our FIRST Robotics programs, we now have an inaugural FIRST Lego League EXPLORE team!
This fall, Chartwell athletes in our middle school sports program are engaging in volleyball matches and cross country meets.
On Friday mornings during the high school's service time block, eight high school students are acting as teacher helpers in classes in the lower school.
Chartwell alumnus Aaron Kanak recalls learning about Walt Disney in a class during his junior year in 2012. Today, he's teaching students how to design their own Disneyland.
The Chartwell Family Network, led by parents Dawn Alva and Alissa Malakan, is working hard to create more opportunities for families to connect in person this year
Teacher Rob Owen sees value in bringing history alive for his students. So, when his class began studying the early colonies, in particular, the voyage overseas and pirates, Mr. Owen reached out to an acquaintance to bring some excitement to his curriculum.
Last week, CHS students were treated to an off-campus field trip to the movies to reconnect as friends and classmates.
70 million Americans have a learning and thinking difference. October is dedicated to increasing awareness around dyslexia and its associated diagnoses.
Just last fall we announced the opening of Building 500, an addition of three more classrooms, large, open decks, and dedicated bathrooms for the high school. By last spring, it became clear more space would be needed for the rapidly growing high school. Two new modular buildings - each with two classrooms - were added to the campus earlier this month.
Chartwell High School is rooted in project-based learning. Each school year is broken into four themed Project Periods. During each Project Period, the curriculum is shaped around a particular driving question and students engage in the production of a project that explores that question. This quarter Chartwell high school students will be pondering the driving question, “What is a good career for me and why?"
Electives and clubs offer students engaging and different ways to learn and develop skills - many of which they might have never been exposed to. This year several new offerings have students challenging themselves and growing socially and emotionally - including judo.
With the growth of the high school and an increased interest in sports, Chartwell High School is launching its first competitive athletics teams this year. We will start the year with basketball and wrestling, and offer golf in the spring. Garrett Benjamin joined Chartwell this year and will be the athletic director for the high school. Mr. Benjamin joins us from Saint Francis School in Mountain View where he coached golf, wrestling, football, and softball, in addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities.
Chartwell School and STEAM Director Topher Mueller have been nominated in the Best School category and in the Best K-12 Teacher category of Monterey County Weekly’s “Best Of” Poll. Both categories are in the AROUND TOWN section. Voting is open until September 7, 2021. VOTE HERE