Thank you for your interest in our ambassador program! The 2022-2023 group is currently full.
The CPCSC Ambassador Program is a six-session behind-the-scenes look at our district. It is open to residents in the CPCSC boundaries who would like to learn more about our schools and what we do. Topics include finances, operations, curriculum and instruction, and student services.
We ask that ambassadors commit to at least five of the six sessions (see schedule of topics below). Our staff and students help prepare these experiences, and it is important that they have the chance to share their hard work with you.
Please plan to attend the April 24th, 2023 board meeting to be recognized as an ambassador of the district!
Experiences are held in the mornings for a two-hour span and include breakfast.
Ambassadors are encouraged to become active attendees of district events in order to get to know our community of students, staff, and families. They will receive passes/tickets to a few extracurricular events, plays, or athletic games throughout the year.
Ambassadors are guests in our buildings and in our classrooms. They are required to follow all safety protocols. They cannot take photos of students or staff during their visit, and they must complete a limited background check.
Community members who are interested in joining the program must complete an application. To provide a personalized, hands-on experience, the group is limited to 15 individuals.
SESSION DATES AND DESCRIPTIONS
September 28, 2022 - Growing the Future 8-10 a.m.
More than $320 million in capital improvement projects are underway throughout the district. We’re growing! Learn about the construction in our buildings, how we are planning for the future, and how we’re accomplishing it all without a tax increase. We’ll explain the basics of school finance and visit the new Taft site to see construction progress.
November 2, 2022 - Serving Students 8-10 a.m.
Our cafeteria team serves nearly 5,000 meals a day. Our bus drivers cover more than one million miles per year, and our tech team manages more than 13,000 devices. Student services infrastructure keeps us moving. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our various service departments and what it takes to power a school day of nearly 9,000 students. Departments include transportation, food services, maintenance, technology, and safety/security.
December 7, 2022 - 21st Century Learners 9-11 a.m.
iPads and panels and Chromebooks, oh my! Teaching 21st century learners involves a range of technology and tools that prepare students for future success. Spend time with our team of blended learning specialists, curriculum specialists, and some of our trades teachers to explore how we deliver curriculum in innovative and meaningful ways.
February 8, 2023 - We are ALL CP - Understanding Inclusion 9-11 a.m.
Two and a half years ago, an audit from IU outlined how we could improve inclusion for all CPCSC students. We’re proud to share that we’ve made big improvements and more are to come. Join our Department of Exceptional Education and our Department of Curriculum & Instruction to learn more about how our schools are implementing inclusion efforts for every child. Visit our preschool program and talk with teachers and building administrators about their experiences with inclusion.
March 8, 2023 - Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3. 8-10 a.m.
Education is packed with assessments: standardized tests, AP and Dual Credit exams, special education referrals - it’s a lot of testing! But with every test comes a chance for change. Learn about the various required assessments public schools must give and how we use the data to meaningfully inform teaching and learning.
April 12, 2023 - Administrative Job Shadow 9-11 a.m.
- Spend part of the morning job shadowing a CPCSC administrator! Learn about what it takes to run a department or building and experience the culture of a CPCSC work day. Join the group for lunch afterwards.
April 24, 2023
Please plan to attend this month’s school board meeting to be recognized. 6 p.m. - Central Office