From Charter to Program Model
Our program began in 2019 as a plan for a charter school. Our founding team used current research to develop a high-quality charter school model that was slated to open to students in Baltimore in 2022. The planning and implementation of the program were tested during the pandemic and our team started talks of offering an online program that would open the school up to a larger population of students. We believe all children deserve an excellent education that is culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of all students. The charter school model we developed would ensure this type of programming for a limited population of Baltimore youth. This limitation does not align with our goal of ensuring equity and excellence for all. Therefore, we shifted our program focus from that of a charter to a model that is offered free to all. Through this effort, we hope to develop a strong network of neighborhood schools.