• Chesapeake Regional Assoc. of Student Councils

     

    Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) is the representative organization of all students enrolled in the secondary schools of AACPS, created to develop leadership skills, promote good sportsmanship, and initiate improvements and activities for the general good of AACPS students. 

    State law recognizes the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) as the governing body that annually selects the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). In addition to that important function, CRASC provides the student perspective at Board of Education meetings and other venues. In addition to CRASC, there are many other opportunities for student leadership in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), including, but not limited to, the Superintendent’s Teen Advisory, SMOB, and school-based student government associations. 

     

    AACPS Regulation: JCA-RA – REPRESENTATIVE STUDENT LEADERSHIP 

     

    If you're a middle or high school student in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and this seems to be of interest to you, please join us at one of our meetings!

Welcome to the CRASC Homepage


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    The nomination process for the 2024-2025 seat opens on Thursday, February 8, 2024, and concludes at 4 p.m. on February 26, 2024. Nomination forms should be emailed to the Office of Student Leadership at spellegrin@aacps.org. No nomination forms will be accepted after 4 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024.

     

    The following are other key dates in the process:

    • February 14, 2024: First of two campaign clinics offered by CRASC. These workshops are designed to help students prepare for elections, including SMOB, CRASC officers, Class officers, and student government offices. These workshops are open to all interested students. SMOB nominees are encouraged to attend. Each workshop will cover separate materials and themes. This clinic will focus on platform development. It begins at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet.
    • February 26, 2024: 2024-2025 Student Member of the Board nomination period closes at 4 p.m. No nominations will be accepted after 4 p.m.
    • March 4, 2024: SMOB application packets are due to the Office of Student Leadership by 4 p.m. All essays, letters of recommendation, and resumes must be submitted by email to spellegrin@aacps.org.
    • March 6, 2024: Second of two clinics sponsored by CRASC. This clinic will focus on campaigning and election presentations. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet or in person at the Carol S. Parham building, located at 2644 Riva Road.
    • March 7 or 8, 2024: All nominees for SMOB will be scheduled for a panel interview. These interviews are scored and used to select the three finalists who will advance to the SMOB election.
    • March 18, 2024: CRASC will host the first SMOB candidate town hall meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet.
    • April 4, 2024: CRASC will host a live debate at 6:30 p.m. between the three SMOB finalists. This debate will be moderated by a student and the format will be determined by CRASC. It will be broadcast live on the AACPS’ YouTube channel. Students may also attend in person at the Carol S. Parham building.
    • April 8, 2024: CRASC will host the final SMOB candidate town hall meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Carol S. Parham Building.

     

    CRASC will host the Student Member of the Board election in late April. The name of the candidate who receives the most votes in this election will be forwarded to the governor for appointment.


     

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    NEW TO CRASC

    The Office of the President and the Communications Department have been hard at work, creating ways to engage the student body.

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new Question and Answer (Q&A) Form and CRASC Interest Form, where students can sign up to help their favorite department on special projects. Check it out.


    QUESTION & ANSWER (Q&A) FORM LINK

    Want to find out more? Try CRASC Connects

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