Dear Visitor,

Welcome to Community Regional Charter School’s Website, formerly known as Cornville Regional Charter School. We were the first elementary charter school approved by the State of Maine in 2012 and opened with only 60 learners. Today CRCS serves over 300 learners in Grades Pre-K to 11 from over 11 surrounding communities. Over the last several years we have quickly become a vibrant active school through the spirit of community, volunteerism, and an amazing staff and have 3 academies and employ over 50 full time employees.

We believe that it is not enough to just excel at academics; emphasis must also include the holistic development of our learners. In order to do this, we provide a wide range of learning opportunities with choice and voice embedded as often as possible. We offer electives which are taught by local community members, parents, and staff. These activities promote healthy learning and self-awareness, develop talents and allow the children to explore new interests. All learners have the opportunity to choose from a multitude of activities and vary based on interest and needs.

At CRCS we believe in creating a Community-Centered, Uncompromisingly Learner Focused environment where success is the only option. We truly believe in creating the ideal learning experience for all of our learners, which means customizing around their needs.

This goes beyond our education programming and includes communication and providing an atmosphere centered around community and belonging. If you ever have suggestions on how we can improve please feel free to contact us and give us feedback.

We truly believe and live up to the vision that learners learn at different rates and in different ways. Great educators have always tried to customize learning within their classrooms and those examples exist in every school across the country. Nevertheless, what we do is customize for all of our learners school wide, therefore eliminating the “walls” that typically separate learners from being instructed where they need to be. For example, a learner that needs to work on adding fractions with unlike denominators can receive instruction from a teacher that is offering that content while their peer goes to another teacher that is focusing on the measurement and volume. The great facilitators are not just confined to working within their classroom walls but rather are able to work within the walls of the entire school. Our schedule and resources are designed to allow our teachers to focus on what is most important, which means individualizing for our learners. We use the phrase Mass Customized Learning because we are truly customizing for a large group of learners. You will not find a “cookie cutter” approach when it comes to providing learning opportunities!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate in contacting me right away.

In the Service of Children,

Travis Works

Executive Director