Summer is upon us. While students are at camps, poolside, or working part time, most charter school leaders are already focused on the fall, planning for the school year and asking questions:
Never let the thought of the ‘impossible’ deter you from reaching your goals. My name is Dymond Walker and I’m a high school senior at Magnolia Science Academy – 3 (MSA-3) in Carson, California. I’ve attended Magnolia Public Schools since I was in sixth grade and throughout my journey through both middle school and high school I have had my fair share of trials and tribulations.
Cala Cross has big plans for herself and for the future of Fort Worth. The recent high school graduate joined Uplift Mighty Preparatory in southeast Fort Worth, Texas, when she was in the seventh grade. “When I arrived at Uplift Mighty, I was regularly earning Cs on my report cards. My teachers and counselors accepted me for who I was and where I was academically, but they also gave me the...
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is a network of college-prep schools serving 3,600 students, nearly all of whom receive free or reduced-price lunch and over a third of whom are English learners. The Dalzell Lance Campus, part of the Camino Nuevo network, has gained state and national recognition for supporting and investing students in the school's mission of going to college and becoming agents...
Andrea, Christine, and Catherine Domiter - IDEA Donna
THE DOMITER SISTERS, proud IDEA Donna Titans, were born in the Philippines. When they were young, their parents moved the family to the United States, and in 6th grade, they joined IDEA Donna, our flagship school. They are bright, hard-working kids because their parents instilled in them the importance of education at a young age.
SouthTech Academy's mission is to prepare students for work, higher education, and productive citizenship. They are based in Boyton Beach, Florida.
Read more about this year's senior class and our special highlight of two charter school graduates from the school.
Wintana Mesfin is a graduating fifth grader at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary in San Jose, California. She delivered a version of this story at Rocketship Public Schools’ Tenth Anniversary Celebration in April as the winner of Rocketship’s Oracy Competition.
Victor Medellin - IDEA Toros
This is a speech by Victor Medellin, a 2018 IDEA Toros Graduate. Victor will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan University in the fall.
The name’s Tirado, Aremy Tirado. Recently I had my last day of high school at Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus, and looking back on all four years of blood, sweat, and tears, I found that being a “charter school kid” consisted of being socially aware, being held to higher standards as a result of the rigorous academics, and being part of a tight-knit community.
The first time I stepped foot into my classroom at Achieve Language Academy, an independent public charter school in St. Paul, MN, I didn’t put much thought into how many factors had to align for me to be teaching in that particular classroom in that particular building. As a first-year teacher, I was consumed with developing engaging activities, aligning curriculum, getting to know the little...