Chase is a World Language Magnet Cluster School that provides a comprehensive academic program for students in grades K-8th grade. Our teaching staff provides students with opportunities to be successful as students using a variety of researched-based instructional practices as well as individuals. We encourage students to do their best and encourage them to continue to strive for excellence. Spanish is offered as a foreign language to students in K-8th grade.
Chase has been an AVID certified school since June 2008. Students who apply to AVID are provided with crucial strategies to ensure their future success in competitive high schools and colleges/universities.
Chase is a partner with Children’s Home and Aid (CHASI) that provides a variety of after-school and wellness programs for students and parents. CHASI has provided students the opportunity to receive homework help, explore the arts, music and theater, and allow for the students to flourish in a safe environment.
We offer a variety of field experiences for all of our students through field trips and excursions. Each year, the 7th grade students travel of our state capital, Springfield. The 8th grade students are provided the opportunity to participate in a trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
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Chase is happy to announce that the Chase Children's Home + Aid Afterschool Arts Program student film based on "An American Plague" has been accepted into this year's 90-Second Newbery Film Festival!
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a nationwide challenge for filmmakers of any age to create a movie depicting the story of any Newbery award winning or honor book-in 90 seconds or less!
Chase students chose the compelling (and often gory) An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy. The story takes place in 1793 in Philadelphia were there is an Yellow Fever epidemic. The festival is curated by author James Kennedy, and has received write-ups in Wired Magazine, Time Out, and many other publications. It is a loved event in the young adult literary world and Chase and Chase Children's home + Aid are pleased and proud of our students for being featured in it!
iPad video grant by Kathy Lynch