Chess in Schools (CIS)  programs impact students by helping teachers use chess in the classroom as an educational tool. Teacher-driven and classroom oriented, CIS provides field-tested resources and ongoing support to help schools create chess in education programs that promote academic and 21st Century skills.


Program Offerings

  • Courses – Professional development courses and certification for administrators and teachers on the topic of chess in education.
  • Chess in Education (CIE) Initiative – For schools and school systems wishing to implement a best practice CIE program and become self-sufficient within three years. Modeled after the ACIS and European Chess Union CIE training programs.
  • ACIS – our original flagship program for the state of Alabama and local education agencies wishing to implement chess programs across multiple schools.

“. . . I can personally and professionally attest to the credibility of the CIS program.”

Andy Meadows
Education Specialist
Alabama State Dept. of Education

“. . . you’ve basically put together the blueprint on how to implement a large scale program in a big school district.”

Carey Fan
ChessKid CEO


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