School Culture
of Lifelong Learning


Lifelong learning for both students and teachers.



         

         

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

—  Albert Einstein

Elevated Charter School began with the belief that learning should be a lifelong endeavor, and our school culture demonstrates that in four fundamental ways.

01

Elevated students and teachers engage in collaborative learning and teaching

Elevated students are not passive receptacles of information; they are active participants in their learning and owners of their education. Elevated teachers guide students through the skills and content knowledge needed at each stage of learning and development, implementing a model that welcomes questions and trials and reflection. As Thomas Edison declared, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

02

Elevated students build skills for lifelong learning

We aren't about checking boxes. We want to empower our students with skills and knowledge that they can use for higher education, career, and responsible citizenship. Elevated teachers integrate learning strategies into all classes, and coach students in understanding how to apply various strategies outside of the virtual classroom.

03

Elevated teachers are evaluators of their impact on student learning

Just like our students, our teachers are always learning. We begin with course and curriculum foundations, but our teachers have the freedom to evaluate the effectiveness of learning activities and adjust for the needs of their class or even individual students. We view testing as a way for both students and teachers to evaluate learning, and we embrace a variety of methods to assess learning, including standardized tests, open-ended responses, simulations, hands-on projects, and games.

04

Elevated Charter School extends learning into home and family

We want your students to follow their curiosity and engage in learning in and out of class. We want learning to be personally meaningful by sharing it with their family. Elevated teachers post weekly updates summarizing the skills and content covered in live classes, and include ways in which that learning can be applied in your own home and family. Going on a trip or doing a project as a family? Let our teachers know, so they can integrate those experiences into what your students are learning in our school!