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The Charter Blog

My Mom (and KIPP) Don’t Just Hope for Me to Go to College, They Expect It

May 12, 2017 | by Fernando Barrientos |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

My family is from the Dominican Republic. I was raised by a single parent in a low-income household. My mother has been set on me going to college. She doesn’t hope for it—she...

GradSnapp: College completion takes a village

May 12, 2017 | by Oscar Sweeten-Lopez |

The transition from high school to college is exhilarating and exciting, but also daunting and a bit scary for most students. This is no different for first-generation college students, but often these students experience additional challenges because they don’t have parents or other family members to help them navigate the transition and settle into that first college semester. Trust is key

Graduating Senior Takes Flight With the West Michigan Aviation Academy

May 11, 2017 | by Julia Stevenson |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

My name is Julia, and I am a 2017 graduate of West Michigan Aviation Academy (WMAA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I immediately wanted to attend WMAA when I discovered it in an...

When GED Completion Changes Everything

May 10, 2017 | by Alfonso Martinez |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

I Found “Joy, Wisdom, and Growth” at Quest Charter Academy High School

May 09, 2017 | by Andrew Greenway Jr. |

I think that in my time attending Quest Academy Charter School in Peoria, Illinois, I've learned more about the world, my fellow students, and myself than any other school I've attended.

A College-Bound Class President with Many Lessons Learned

May 08, 2017 | by Christopher Aguilar |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

From Founding Student to Founding Teacher at Two DSST Campuses in Ten Years

May 07, 2017 | by Ariana Dominguez |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

Many people can name decisions that changed their lives forever. One of mine was in 2005 as a freshman in high school in Denver, Colorado. I spent two weeks convincing my...

A Disciplined, Organized, Vigorous Education (DOVE) leads to the US Naval Academy

May 06, 2017 | by Anamaria Pasillas |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

The vision of Dove Science Academy, (DSA) in Oklahoma City is to provide students with a solid education within a healthy atmosphere. This vision led me to take a leap of faith...

At City on a Hill, Dreams are Limitless

May 05, 2017 | by Sandy Dessources |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

My name is Sandy Dessources, last year I graduated from City on a Hill Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts, and it is my dream to become an attorney. I want to spend...

Did You Know … Charter Schools Serve 3.1 Million Students?

May 05, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Did you know ... charter schools serve 3.1 million students?

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