Welcome to CHAMPS- Charter High School of the Arts.       Modifed Block Schedule 4/22,4/23,4/29 and 4/30 due to State Testing. See Calendar for more test information.


CHAMPtivities

CAASP Testing for Juniors with last name (A-K) /Modified Block Schedule
Date: 4/22/2014, 8 AM 10 AM
Location: Juniors with the last names ending in (A-K) test on the 3rd floor of the Phoenix Building
SPUR-FLYS Robotics WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Anaheim
Date: 4/23/2014
Location: Anaheim Convention Center 800 Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802
CAASP Testing for Juniors (L-Z) and STAR Testing for all Sophomores/ Modified Block Schedule
Date: 4/23/2014, 8 AM 10 AM
Location: Juniors report to the third floor of the Phoenix Sophomores report to the fourth floor of the Phoenix
Senior Mandatory Meeting
Date: 4/23/2014, 9:15 AM
Location: TBD
School Site Council
Date: 4/23/2014, 4 PM
Location: CHAMPS Phoenix Building, Mezzanine Level Conference Room
SPUR-FLYS Robotics WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Anaheim
Date: 4/24/2014
Location: Anaheim Convention Center 800 Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802
STAR Test Make-up
Date: 4/24/2014
Location: TBD
Seniors' Meeting-Sober Prom
Date: 4/24/2014
CHAMPS School Tour for Prospective Students/Families
Date: 4/24/2014, 9 AM
Location: Please see our website home page and click "Admissions" tab to see campus tours information and to make a reservation.
Governance Council Meeting
Date: 4/24/2014, 6 PM
Location: TBA

News and Announcements

Robotics Team Wins State Again!
Van Nuys, CA –A small, charter high school’s underfunded Robotics Team has just won the VEX Robotics State Championship! CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts-Multimedia and Performing has a little known secret identity: it’s home to the champion “Spur-Flys” Robotics team!

You might not expect to find the VEX Robotics State Champions at a small charter in the heart of Van Nuys, but CHAMPS “Spur-Flys” have taken the title for two years running! Though they face teams with millions of dollars in sponsorship including much larger schools with mentorship and support, this little school has been developing and nurturing major engineering talent in a small but mighty Robotics Academy.

Every bit as creative as the media, dance, drama and music academies at the school, this group of dedicated students design, build and program 18” x 18” robots that grab, launch, climb and perform feats of skill in competitions that include 4800 registered teams around the globe in 20 countries. California has the most teams and is the most competitive state, but CHAMPS “Spur-Flys” have continued to be a dominant force even while corporate sponsorship and the number of teams in the state has grown exponentially. The CHAMPS “Spur-Flys” team will now advance to the VEX World Championship in Anaheim California in April, and hope to regain the World Championship title they won in 2009.
National Recognition for THE FISH ON THE DOOR - VOL. III
For the second year in a row, CHAMPS' literary journal, The Fish on the Door - Vol. III, has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English as "Superior," this year earning the additional distinction of being "Nominated for Highest Award."


A big congratulations to Mr. Friedman's Advanced Creative Writing crew from the 2012-2013 school year, including current senior and last year's Editor-in-Chief, Madeline Cash. This year's class is now busy working on double duty as they prepare this year's edition while splitting their time to compose the concept and script for the follow-up to last year's multimedia performance piece, Mod Op. Working writers? Only at CHAMPS!
CHAMPS Build-on Chapter Raises Funds for a School-block in Malawi
This upcoming summer, the newly expanded CHAMPS BuildOn Chapter will be heading back to Malawi for it's second trek. And just like last year, we cannot do it alone. What started as a simple task for community service has become a task that resonates with charter schools everywhere: a strong curriculum that resonates with the community and it's students. Firstly, however, is raising the money for a school-block in Malawi. At the time of writing this, we've raised $15,000 for the effort. After raising the portion of funds for the school-block, we aim to fundraise to send a few of our students to aid in the construction of the school and take a look at the impact of what a bit of hard work and a lot of thank you's can produce. This means that we'll be tackling illiteracy head on, raising the money to fund the school brick-by-brick. Here are just a few facts to take into account when considering our cause:

All schools built by buildOn require "community buy-in." The community will sign a covenant, many with their thumb prints, all devoting their time and hard work to help completing the school. We are not simply placing schools around Malawi. We are empowering parents to provide education for their children.
buildOn schools are sustainable. We work with local governments to provide in-country teachers and school supplies all sent directly from the government. The curriculum is always on par with government standards.
buildOn's Adult Literacy Program has helped 11,729 adults learn basic math, reading, and writing skills in addition to agricultural topics, sanitation, hygiene, and other relevant social issues. 70% of those adults have been women.
buildOn has helped educate 81,200 students around the globe, helping to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations.


If you're in interested in helping us out, please click bellow and check out our donation/information page!

Link: http://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=26043
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