Students take on the role of legislators, writing legislation and using parliamentary procedure to develop their bills from ideas to law. The culminating activity is Model Legislature day, held at the Rhode Island State House, usually the last Saturday in March. On this day students reenact a session of the General Assembly.
The CHS history club was founded to promote the study of history, especially Rhode Island History, and contemporary affairs. The club also plans extracurricular activities and trips to foster a cultural awareness of the history of the New England region. The club elects officers and meets twice monthly.
Sponsored by the RI Bar Association Law Day is sponsored in conjunction with the Youth and Law classes. Rhode Island attorneys and judges visit the school and address the Law classes regarding a current legal topic.
Commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution.
The ACI field trip is part of the Sociology course. Students participate in the SCORE presentation in which they listen to a panel of inmates discuss how they ended up in prison and what prison life is like. Students are able to apply many of the sociological concepts they learn in class on this trip; including socialization, de-socialization, re-socialization, institutionalization, norms, and deviance. Students listen to the panel in the visiting room and are taken on a tour of the yard and a cell block.