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Virtual Learning Supports for Students and Families

Aprendizaje a Distancia- Apoyo y Recursos para Estudiantes y Padres

School Reopening Plans

RI Department of Education and Department of Health COVID19 Outbreak Playbook

Protocolo de Respuestas a Brotes:PreK-12

Frequently Asked Questions

Preguntas Frecuentes

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.

Important Announcements

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Distance Learning Hotline and Email: 401-289-0501 or email

Link to Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Link to Helpful Videos to Prevent COVID 19

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Elementary School

Our Pre-K – 6 elementary school program is dedicated to nurturing a passion and curiosity for learning, and laying a strong foundation for future growth for 274 students. 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.

Middle and High School

Our grades 7 – 12 middle and high school programs offer 360 students exposure to more advanced content in literacy, math, science and the humanities. Located on 42 acres abutting the Palmer River in Warren, there is ample space for hands-on learning inside and outdoors.  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.

Personalized Learning

At Highlander Charter School, we embrace student-centered learning. Here, learning is personalized through a competency-based model in order to meet the needs of all our learners. Students get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, whether it be through whole group instruction, small group instruction, peer-assisted learning, self-directed learning, and/or technology-assisted learning. In this model, students receive instruction at their own academic level in the format(s) that they learn best. This allows students to take ownership of their learning and stay engaged in their academics.

News and Events!

Nearly $100,000 in Scholarships from Read to Succeed!
About 100 Highlander students in grades 3-8 spent their time over the summer reading a selection of books and passing a test when they were through.  As a result, Read to Succeed awarded each of them a $1,000 College Bound Fund scholarship.  Some of the 8th grade students who have participated since 3rd grade already have $5,000 waiting for them when they head to college or tech school!
High School Heroes!
Did you know that Highlander is one of the top 20 for blood donation in RI for 2 years in a row? Highlander's HOSA (Future Health Care Professionals) members were given an award for their amazing efforts!  Anyone 16 and older meeting the guidelines set by the blood center can donate one pint and save 3 lives.  Highlander students have saved over 200 lives since the first drive held at the school.

Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic Save the Date!

The Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021.  The annual event raises money for an endowment in Pete's name to provide scholarships for Highlander students who have shown a commitment to community service!

Please come out and join us for a day of golf, and if you are not a golfer, join our golfers and students for a barbecue lunch to celebrate a great man and a great school!