Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC)

Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee(CPMSAC) is a nonprofit, community-based and family organization. Our goal is to assist in closing the achievement gap for African-American and Hispanic students. CPMSAC works with parents, students, schools and the community to form strong partnerships to help our children.

There are approximately 100 families in the Centreville, Chantilly, Oakton and Westfield cluster schools who are members of CPMSAC. CPMSAC offers various programs, workshops and special events to elementary, middle and high school students, as well as academic support and outreach to students and parents. Through tutoring, mentoring and support, our students are reaching and achieving academic success.

CPMSAC invites everyone to become tutors, mentors and supporters, so as a "village" we can continue the work to close minority students' achievement gap.


The Saturday Toward Excellence Program (S.T.E.P) is one of the more popular CPMSAC programs and takes place at Chantilly HS. It is a partnership between Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee and Chantilly High School. This tutorial program offers free tutoring for students in grades 3 through 12 in a variety of areas.

S.T.E.P is open to students in the Chantilly Pyramid. We cover all subjects although; the most popular subject is mathematics. We also offer study skills, test taking, time management, organizational and writing skills workshops.

S.T.E.P. meets three (3) Saturday mornings a month in the Media Center at Chantilly High School from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For further information contact Louise Ford