Welcome to Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry! Home of the Warriors…
Chestnut Mountain is a wonderful learning community combining old school values with a new school approach to instruction. Our teachers care deeply about their students and do their best to create a sense of community in their classrooms which overflows to the whole school. By implementing the Warrior Way on a daily basis through a research and evidenced based approach to learning known as Responsive Classroom, it is our hope that students will experience a joyful and challenging learning environment that is second to none.
Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry (CMCSI) is a Magnet School focused on inquiry- based instruction, creativity, and 21st Century Learning. Our mission is to promote excellence in learning through teamwork, character, research, and rigorous creative experiences.
Question, Research, Discover, and Create are the four cornerstones of our Inquiry Process. With that said, the Georgia Standards of Excellence are the foundation of our instruction. Within those standards, we encourage students to develop questions, research and discover the answers to their questions, then present what they have learned in creative ways.
In addition, once per month students participate in Enrichment Clusters, cross grade level interest-based learning groups. Some of our offerings include: Superheros Who Serve, Rockin Robots, Waggin Tails Tech, Amazing Animals, CSI Detectives, Video Kids and Got Dirt? ……..
At CMCSI, we pride ourselves in being well rounded, teaching the whole child by providing outstanding Art, Music, and Physical Education programs. Our focus on Physical Education and Health has earned our school several National and State honors.
We also provide our students with several opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities: Chess Club, Chorus, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Running Club, Math Mania and Junior Master Gardeners. Our garden is one of the highlights of our school – staff, students, and volunteers have developed a garden that produces all year long and has provided fresh vegetables and flowers to our school community.
As mentioned before, the use of technology is embedded throughout our instruction. Students are set up on their own devices (chromebooks), Ipads are available in classrooms and not to mention two computer labs. We expect students to utilize technology as a tool to enhance learning and creative production.
Finally, one of the most impactful and important aspects of our school is character development. At CMCSI we expect students in our school community to follow the Warrior Way. Warriors are: Willing: Warriors do what is asked of them and help others. Authentic: Warriors tell the truth and are true to themselves. Respectful: Warriors show respect for themselves, their peers, authority and property. Responsible: Warriors take responsibility for their work and actions. No excuses! Inquisitive: Warriors engage in their own learning by asking questions and seeking solutions. Outstanding: Warriors give their best effort all the time. Resilient: Warriors show courage in the face of adversity. They never give up!