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Summary: The Green School is a 9th-12th grade learning community that develops science, math, literacy, and social studies skills in the context of New York City's many environments. Through rigorous interdisciplinary curricula and hands-on experiential projects, students will engage with their environment, participate meaningfully in community life, and prepare for their futures.
Summary: At The Learning Community, we believe that literacy empowers each individual to have a voice, assume community responsibility and take social action. We expect leadership at every level. We grow teacher leaders, student leaders and community leaders.
Summary: A preschool and elementary program with the motto "freedom, responsibility, and compassion," The Patchwork School works with children, families and the community to preserve every person's right to a life of self-direction, meaning and joy. Within our educational environment, we place equal importance on both freedom and responsibility and understand that all people, regardless of age, are agents for change when they engage critically and compassionately with the world.
Summary: The Preuss School is a middle and high school dedicated to providing an intensive college prep education for motivated low-income students who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. If these goals are realized, the school will matriculate students who are competitively eligible to enter the University of California or other selective institutions of higher education. The Preuss School, which is jointly chartered by the San Diego Unified School District and the University of California, San Diego, opened in 1999 with 150 students in grades 6 - 8. Currently, there are 833 students in grades 6 - 12.
The school fosters a culture of intellectual risk-taking. The students are taught the art of questioning and logical and critical thinking, with the hopes that they will sustain a lifelong intellectual curiosity and dedication to continual learning.
Summary: A charter school that seeks to end the predictive value of race, class, language, gender and special capacities on student success in our schools and communities by working together with families and communities to ensure each child's success. At The Project School, relevant means real. Rather than using hypothetical or mock situations, we believe true relevance means children working side-by-side with community members on real projects that will translate into a better community. Diverse constituents from the community come together to discuss, debate, and problem solve around real issues in the local community that ultimately affect and impact the global community.
Summary: Trillium Charter School is a public school that nurtures each child's inherent curiosity, creativity and connection to community. We support diverse learning styles and use democratic processes to help students grow fully as human beings and contribute to and enhance the world.
Summary: Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding tuition-free, urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.
Summary: University Laboratory High School is an admissions-based, public, laboratory school sanctioned by the State of Illinois and associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school serves approximately 300 students, residing in Illinois, from the subfreshman level (combined 7th and 8th grades) through high school. University Laboratory High School seeks to spark the creative fervor and high aspirations of young people, ignite their intellectual growth, develop their critical thinking skills, challenge them through traditional and experimental strategies, instill in them a sense of citizenship, and positively influence the larger educational community.
Summary: A highly successful and influential public school located in New York City, Urban Academy has been offering a diverse group of high school students an engaging, personalized, and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985. Urban combines high intellectual and personal expectations with a supportive environment and relevant classes that involve critical thinking and problem-solving. The school is a founding and leading member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of 28 schools that opposes high-stakes testing and earned a waiver out of most of the NY Regents state tests.
Summary: The Walden Project is a public school program serving students in grades 10-12. Run out of Vergennes Union High School with support and guidance from The Willowell Foundation, The Walden project provides students a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes writing, philosophy, environmental studies, while supporting student centered-inquiry. The program is modeled on Henry David Thoreau(tm)s sojourn to Walden Pond where he immersed himself in his ecology to deepen his sense of self, society, and the natural world. To that end, students are encouraged to follow and pursue their own areas of interest with support and guidance from the staff.
Summary: WVMS is a small, tight-knit group of kids, teachers, parents and volunteers who have all worked together to create a unique learning environment. We are an inclusive non-graded, mixed age learning community whose vision is to establish a nurturing, stimulating and democratic foundation for the world we aspire to live in. Our Mission is to develop an optimal educational program where all learners can develop to their full potential in an environment free of barriers, prejudice or limitations. We believe in the development of a learning environment free of labels, barriers or limitations and believe that creating such an environment will aid us in realizing our full potential, and honing the unique contributions of all individuals.
Summary: Wheels of Life is a unique multi-age learning community with the comforts of home and learning expectations of school. We provide daily offerings in literacy, math, science, art, world studies, movement and more! Each child will have choice from a variety of daily lessons to allow for self directed learning and decision making. Our practicing democracy builds self-esteem, peer respect, empowerment, and responsibility for their own actions.
Summary: The Windsor House learning community is founded on the principles of profound respect for all voices, real engagement in what one is interested in, and collaboration as a way of moving forward as a community. Our goal is to create a learning environment where young people develop the skills to be self-motivated and self-directed in their learning and in their lives, and where they have the opportunity to deeply engage with what they are passionate about.
Summary: The Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School is dedicated to creating an exceptional teaching and learning environment in which science and math concepts, explored by new technologies, are central to teacher and student inquiry. Our school is governed by a democratic participatory process that relies on active partnerships with families, students, community members and community institutions. We make a collective commitment to social justice through academic excellence for the diverse student body enrolled at our school from throughout the city of Boston. Our rigorous academic and social curriculum is designed to maximize each student's potential for critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, community involvement, and responsible leadership.