CCIU announces expansion, new sites to better serve special needs students

Rendering of the CCIU’s Child & Career Development Center Great Valley Campus The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is excited to announce a series of transformative initiatives aimed at enhancing educational services for children throughout Chester County and beyond. These projects signify a commitment to fostering innovative learning environments and expanding opportunities for students...

CCIU to host summer camp and activities fair, Jan. 23

It’s never too early to think about summer! Jump-start your planning on Tuesday, Jan. 23, with summer fun at the Chester County Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair. This year’s event will take place at West Chester East High School, located at 450 Ellis Lane in West Chester, PA. The event is free to attend and will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Summer Adventures Camp and Activities...

CCIU Practical Nursing program celebrates 128th graduating class

On March 9, 2023, students in the CCIU Practical Nursing Program, located in Downingtown, became the 128th class to graduate from this program.Front 1 left to right: Markasia Taltoan (Salutatorian), Lauren Hobbs (Class President), Alliyah Thomas, Joe Quiah, Tyeisha Blackson, Tasha Depte, Lynette Rosado-Medina.Row 2 left to right: Beth Linnenbaugh, Amirah Henson-McLaughlin, Christina Watts, Fannie Bangura,...

Over 300 Chester County Students participate in annual Science Research Competition

Volunteer judges interviewing middle school student in Tuesday’s Dr. Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair. Young scientists from all over Chester County gathered at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center in Parkesburg to show off their passion for science. This year, over 300 students from nearly 60 schools attended the Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC). The competition featured 15 different...

2023 Chester County Science Research Competitions set for March 7 & 8

2022 Science Fair: Behavioral and Social Sciences Winners Each year, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) holds the annual Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC). Now in its 34th year, the CCSRC brings over 300 students from more than 40 districts to the Parkesburg Point to show off their skills and abilities as scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more. The CCRSC features...

Rep. Sappey and UPenn professor join Chester County Consortium for Mental Health

State Representative Christina Sappey (D-158)delivers remarks to the consortium participants. On February 10, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) hosted the fourth session of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Chester County Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development, featuring guest speakers State Representative Christina Sappey and UPenn Professor of Urban Education and Africana...

CCIU, school districts team up to fight staff shortages

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and its 12 partner school districts have teamed up for a countywide recruitment campaign to fill a variety of positions within their schools. As Pennsylvania faces a severe educational staffing shortage, the campaign aims to educate job seekers on the many roles available to them in education. In Chester County alone, over 600 open positions are waiting to...

CCIU’s O’Neill receives Award of Achievement from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

(Pictured from left to right): Scott Lucas of Horace Mann; Dr. George F. Fiore, President-elect of PASA and CCIU Executive Director; PASA Award of Achievement in Service to the Profession Recipient, Dr. Noreen O’Neill; and Dr. John Sanville, PASA President and Superintendent of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Dr. Noreen O’Neill, director of Innovative Educational Services at the Chester...

CCIU wins award for communications

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) recently received national recognition for its communication efforts. The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awarded the CCIU’s communication department with five awards for its work during the 2021-22 school year, including a Golden Achievement Award, and four Publications and Digital Media Awards. “We are honored to have received...

CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program ranked as one of the best in PA

The Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) as one of the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row. In 2022, data was collected from approximately 3,000 nursing schools and campuses nationwide. Of the schools surveyed, only 40% made the list, which included the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program....