New Choices For Students January 2024
Heads-up for parents needing to switch schools for their students. National School Choice Week is happening in Charlotte, North Carolina from January 21st to the 27th. Parents will be able to find resources, and activities highlighting education options. When attending parents will hear stories from other families before signing on the dotted line. The events are designed to be fun and build bonds with your community. The event includes an opportunity to deep-dive into the diverse offerings, ranging from traditional public and private schools to magnet, charter, online, homeschooling, and micro-schooling options. The phrase micro schooling means that your student will gather in small groups with adult supervision to learn, explore, and socialize. Think of micro-schooling as a personalized education which might be a great option for students to learn and explore.
A recent study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
This study looked into charter, private, and homeschools in the nation’s largest school district. This study revealed that 80% of students in grades 1st to 8th grade across large districts, including Charlotte, preferred district-run schools. This highlights that there is only modest competitive pressure in the top 125 U.S. school districts. The study recommends diverse educational options as a valuable strategy for enhancing traditional public schools, making it a compelling topic to explore during National School Choice Week.
List of schools in Charlotte, North Carolina
American Leadership Academy – Public Charter School – (919) 270-7178
Bonnie Cone Classical Academy – Public Charter School serving 7-12 located in Huntersville, NC – (919) 270-7178
Valor Preparatory Academy – Public Charter School serving 7-12 is in Concord, North Carolina – (919) 270-7178
Weddington Hills Elementary School – Public Magnet School located in Concord, North Carolina – (704) 260-6350. For the full list visit schoolchoiceweek.com/state-guides.
It’s no big secret that students will be able to thrive in schools if they feel safe and supported. The environment must be inclusive and encourage collaboration, teamwork, and innovation. By understanding the key characteristics of a successful learning environment, educators and administrators can create an environment where students can thrive and reach their full potential.