About CCSE

Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence (CCSE) provides an innovative, engaging, and personalized learning environment for students in grades K-8. Established in 2011, CCSE is centrally located in Chattanooga, Tennessee...a city that is well-known nationally for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation and sports activities, and quality of life.

CCSE delivers high quality, rigorous teaching and learning through single gender classrooms. Research has shown that offering single-gender classes is an effective response to school-level data that shows achievement gaps between males and females. This approach has also proven an effective choice option for parents whose children are not achieving at expected levels. 

In addition to delivering a curriculum that is aligned to Tennessee State Standards, CCSE utilizes the Core Knowledge curriculum. The Core Knowledge curriculum is a content-rich and rigorous liberal arts course of study in which all children are expected to learn geography, world and American history, mathematics, science, language arts, art, music, and foreign languages. Learn more about the Core Knowledge Curriculum at www.coreknowledge.org/the-k-8-sequence.

Due to overwhelming parental satisfaction and demand, CCSE expanded its innovative education choice options beginning the 2015-2016 through the addition of a second campus which will provide for an educational continuum to students from grades K-8. 

The leadership, faculty, and staff of CCSE are energetic, dedicated, and caring professionals who possess a genuine commitment to the success of all students regardless of ethnicity, race, or family income level.


Hours of Operation

  Upper Lower
Breakfast 7:15 a.m 7:30 a.m.
School Starts 7:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
School Ends* 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.


* PARENTS: Please note that bus riders are dismissed after school ends, followed by car riders, then walkers.

Board Members

Chairman Ruel Harrison
Vice-Chairman Dr. Lucien Ellington
Treasurer Dr. Laurence Brown

Our Vision

To provide a place where we partner with parents to build a better tomorrow for our children, through opportunity, academic discipline, rigorous instruction and personal excellence.

Our Mission

Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence is dedicated to the ideas of individual creativity, excitement for learning, and motivation through rigorous instruction. We seek to uphold high standards of student achievement, accountability, personal responsibility, character development and community involvement, in order to cultivate long-term academic success.