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.
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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.
At Highlander Charter School, we embrace student-centered learning. Here, learning is personalized 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!
Joanmarie Joly, Class of 2023, Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs
Congratulations to our own Joanmarie Joly, who is one of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.
Joanmarie has been an active participant of the class of 2023 during her years at Highlander. She is a member of the Mentor Leadership Team for the Kingian Nonviolence Mentor Program and a member of the CTE Design Team. She is currently the captain of Highlander’s soccer team and in the past, she’s also helped organize Highlander’s girl’s basketball team. She not only received the National African American Recognition Award from Collegeboard but she’s also received the Rhode Island Civic Leadership award. We know Joanmarie is a hard worker and we know she will be successful in all of her future endeavors.
Joanmarie Joly earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.
Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic Save the Date!
The Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022. 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!