Alabama School Choice Roadmap

2022-09-09T18:45:58+00:00

Alabama School Choice Roadmap By: National School Choice Week Team Choosing a school? You’ve got options.  Choosing where your child goes to school is one of the biggest decisions you face. While it may feel intimidating to navigate your school options in Alabama and make a choice, you can do it! And remember, every child is unique. So, the “best” school for your child may look different than the “best” school for your neighbor’s child. A good starting point for choosing a school is knowing your options. That’s why this post will break down the six main learning environments available in [...]

Alabama School Choice Roadmap2022-09-09T18:45:58+00:00

LGBTQ+ affirming charter school in Alabama survives one year

2022-06-22T17:24:33+00:00

by Tanesha Peeples June 10, 2022 Magic City Acceptance Academy, located in Homewood, Alabama, is the country’s first LGBTQ+ affirming charter school. The academy first opened its doors in 2021 with a mission to facilitate a community in which all learners are empowered to embrace education, achieve individual success, and take ownership of their future in a brave, LGBTQ-affirming learning environment. With 240 youth currently enrolled, the student body consists of young people who identify as trans, gay, straight, bisexual, queer and gender-neutral. Students report coming to the school seeking refuge from bullying and a space where they can be themselves. [...]

LGBTQ+ affirming charter school in Alabama survives one year2022-06-22T17:24:33+00:00

Public Charter Schools: Myth vs Fact

2021-08-31T22:48:29+00:00

Public charter schools are tuition-free public schools that have the freedom to meet the unique needs of their students. In this video, we address three common myths you might have heard about these schools. Learn more about school choice at www.ExcelinEd.org/OLH

Public Charter Schools: Myth vs Fact2021-08-31T22:48:29+00:00

A Year Ahead 2021 – Prosperity and Purpose

2020-12-16T18:33:57+00:00

~ we are leaping into the year 2021 with motivation lead by Prosperity and Purpose!  We are seeking to create more partnerships that will yield us the opportunity to expand our staff and deepen the footprint of our work across the state.  We are incredibly excited to have received a $25,000.00 Grant from the Best Buy Foundation to launch “Closing the Gap Phase II”!  Phase II is going to afford us the opportunity to purchase additional devices to give away to support remote/virtual learning, create safe space sites for students to access internet services and support families financially with in-home internet [...]

A Year Ahead 2021 – Prosperity and Purpose2020-12-16T18:33:57+00:00

What Does School Choice Mean?

2020-09-09T16:32:56+00:00

What Does School Choice Mean? The term “school choice” means giving parents the power and opportunity to choose the schools their children attend. Traditionally, children are assigned to a public school according to where they live. People of greater economic means already have school choice, because they can afford to move to an area with high quality public schools, or to enroll their children in private schools. Parents without such means, until recently, generally had no school choices, and had to send their children to the schools assigned to them by the district, regardless of the schools’ quality or appropriateness for [...]

What Does School Choice Mean?2020-09-09T16:32:56+00:00

What is School Choice?

2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00

WHAT IS SCHOOL CHOICE? School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the K-12 educational options that best fit their children. These options include all forms of education, from traditional public schools, to public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. Because each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges, a variety of options in education is crucial. School choice ensures that each student can find a learning environment that allows them to be inspired, successful, and happy. Types of Schools [...]

What is School Choice?2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00

What Is A Charter School?

2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00

What Is A Charter School? Charter Schools are schools of choice: choice to parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Parents and students get to choose to enroll in a school that may offer a unique learning environment, such as a school whose science classes are conducted in the field, or offer alternative learning methodologies, such as a specialization in arts education. Teachers and administrators have more authority to make decisions than most traditional public schools. Basically, these schools are free from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. Charter schools tend to be small schools, with a median enrollment [...]

What Is A Charter School?2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00

Why Charter Schools?

2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00

Reimagining Education: One school, one classroom, one student at a time Charter schools are independently-operated public schools that have the freedom to design classrooms that meet their students’ needs. All charter schools operate under a contract with a charter school authorizer – usually a nonprofit organization, government agency, or university – that holds them accountable to the high standards outlined in their “charter.” It is common to see charter schools led by former teachers who wanted to take the lessons they learned in the classroom and apply those lessons to an entire school. Each of the more than 7,000 charter schools [...]

Why Charter Schools?2020-09-09T16:15:53+00:00
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