As we did in 2020, we acknowledge that the pandemic’s economic hardships have been unevenly distributed throughout our region. We recognize that family ability to support our programs varies widely. Therefore, we again ask families to support our educational programs at a level commensurate with family ability while also acknowledging the high quality of educational experience CSCR provides.
- $540 is our standard high school family contribution for each student engaged in our Varsity Research program. These are the projects that require student dedication, as all members of the research team are highly engaged and dependent upon one another. Our varsity science team members earn academic recognition for their research; we require students to assemble a “54 hour portfolio” that showcases their field and lab research, data analyses, and published understandings, among other artifacts. Academic recognition for one research cycle frequently culminates when students participate in our State of the Harbor Community Forum, yet other signature events also function as capstone moments for students. (The magic number “54,” by the way, is the total time a student spends in one science class during one quarter in a school that follows a typical block schedule.)
- $880 is the contribution we ask of families with high school siblings enrolled in our varsity science program.