This year’s National K-12 Chess Championships were replaced by a novel online edition due to COVID. Predictably, the new format presented an array of technical and logistical challenges compared to the annual trip to Florida, but the event was still well-attended and highly competitive. Meanwhile, Hans N.' 21 was abroad confirming his Grandmaster status.
History & Social Sciences
The CGPS history curriculum is designed with the following goals in mind: to foster lifelong intellectual curiosity and engagement; to develop analytical and critical thinking skills; to hone clear written and verbal communication skills; and to use historical inquiry to promote empathetic and responsible global citizens.
The program expands on the skills students learned in the Grammar and Middle School, focuses on research, written and oral expression, analysis of primary and secondary sources, and analytical, research and writing skills. Students gain critical reading acumen and an understanding of history from different points of view.