We are so very happy to be a part of this community providing a new and innovative learning experience for our children. We are even more thrilled and proud of the families that have chosen to join us on this educational journey. In this short amount of time, we have accomplished so much. Yet, there is still so much more for us to do. And this is where we need YOUR help to ensure we accomplish our goals.
The teaching and learning journey we are embarking on is not traditional. Research and data show that to ensure our children are prepared and ready to compete for the jobs and careers of tomorrow, we MUST do school differently today. The Learning by Design learning model is developing skills, talents, knowledge and character traits in our students that will greatly enhance their current and future lives.
But, this kind of learning experience comes at a cost. It requires an investment in making sure our staff has the training, materials and equipment, and expertise needed to provide an excellent
learning environment as well as making sure our students have access to the most current, updated, state of the art resources, curriculum and experiences possible. And, as we know public education is already severely under-funded. It is very difficult if not
impossible for a public school to thrive under the current funding structure. So, imagine how hard it is for a school committed to providing more current, updated and innovative educational practices.
Add to that the fact that we are a young charter school. The start-up costs for a new school (purchasing of school furniture, required curriculum, classrooms materials, new technology and equipment, and training for teachers, etc.) are an added expense that
already established schools do not have to worry about. That being said, our start-up costs over the last few years along with our commitment to innovative education practices comes with a hefty price tag. It is a price tag that we are committed to because our kids deserve it.
So, in order to remain fully committed to the mission and vision of Learning by Design without cutting corners or compromising the learning experience for our kids, we need YOUR help!!