Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences
|Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences|
|Type||Public magnet school|
|Location||Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA|
The Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences is a K-12 magnet school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was opened in 1886. Its liberal-arts curriculum is based around the 'Paideia' philosophy of Mortimer Adler. The school building has been a school in several incarnations, and was once attended by Samuel L. Jackson (as Riverside High School).
The school has drawn some national attention for high test scores, a high percentage of graduates who proceed to higher education, and a somewhat coincidental similarity between the school's ethnicity percentages and the nation's ethnicity percentages. The school was also featured in Newsweek magazine about the changing nature of the first grade. Instead of following the trend of putting academic pressure on first-graders, the school, according to the article, "champions a slowed down approach to education."
Extracurricular activities 
While the school has no football team, the school athletics department has had considerable success in basketball, soccer and tennis.
The boys basketball team has six sub-state appearances and four state tournament appearances, including two finals appearances, one semi-finals appearance, and one quarter-finals appearance.
Both boys and girls tennis teams have had much success as well. The girls have two district championship titles. The boys have multiple district and region championship titles as well as two sub-state appearances, and one state semi-final appearance. The tennis program has also had three individual titles, as well as mulitple individual state qualifiers. Stanford Goss won a boys singles title in 2003, and Kayla and Ahmee Kelly won two girls doubles titles in 2009 and 2010. Coach Jerry Pate, the long-time veteran, started the tennis program in 1990 before going into retirement after the 2012 season.
The soccer programs have had success. The boys team has had four sub state appearances and three state tournament appearances. The team made it to the quarter-finals twice and the semi-finals once.
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