February 27, 2017
The Importance of Our Work
Americans have always viewed education as our bridge to the future and as the means to create a better society peopled by responsible, productive citizens. For our state truly to succeed and progress, we must improve the education we provide to all Rhode Island children. This task forces us to confront enormous disparities in family background, financial situation, and overall social environment, all of which make the successful education of many of our children very difficult. Highlander Charter School was created to help address this challenge and the results of our work provide strong evidence that we are succeeding.
Our Pre-K – 6 “Lower School” program is dedicated to nurturing passion and curiosity for learning and laying a strong foundation for future student growth. With a focus on the fundamentals, our program works to ensure that students are presented with a rich and diverse curriculum that supports mastery of early literacy and math skills. By adapting instruction to match to each individual student’s budding learning style, we create an environment that is both enriching and fun.
Our 7 – 12 “Upper School” program offers students exposure to more advanced content in literacy, math, science and the humanities. In 6th grade, students work with a primary teacher, while in 7th and 8th grade, students transition to a more collaborative instruction model where they rotate between specialized instructors. The Upper School program is designed to help students lay a foundation for lifelong learning, creativity, and critical thinking by giving them increasing levels of autonomy.
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Our Expansion to Warren
Wanda Brown- Aunt of 3 Students
I think the most important piece to the school is the open-mindedness of the people in charge."