6 Focus Areas

Teaching Students HOW to Learn

Elevated teachers don’t just check grade-level boxes; they empower students by teaching them HOW to learn. Students learn & practice learning strategies that can be applied across subject areas, throughout all levels of education, and into careers and life. Students engage in metacognitive learning in which they collaborate with teachers to set learning goals, evaluate with the teacher and on their own how they are progressing toward learning goals, and make adjustments as needed with guidance from class teachers and Educational Coordinators

Elevated Charter School embraces Growth Mindset. “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” (Dweck, 2015). We also help our students develop grit, the ability to not only bounce back from failures, but to view them as learning opportunities and simply part of the educational path. 

We use a variety of assessment tools, including student reflections and Elevated Learning Portfolios to facilitate collaboration on how to increase positive learning experiences. Elevated teachers and students view and use testing as a learning tool, for both the teacher and the student. Students build testing skills, in age-appropriate ways, that can carry them forward into higher education, career, and life. Teachers use various forms of assessment to evaluate not just student learning, but their own teaching, reflect on effectiveness and their impact on student learning, and make adjustments for classes and individual students. Teachers model that learning is a lifelong endeavor, not a box to check off. We are all learning together!