Top 100 Charter Schools (pg 2)

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21.  FACE
The Florida Autism Center of Excellence (FACE) offers successful educational programs for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a public charter school that serves students with moderate to severe autism in pre-K through 12th grade and beyond, FACE addresses the unique needs of Florida’s growing number of children with developmental disabilities. The school's success is also due to the motivated staff and teachers. Phyllis Pate is the main secretary, Mary Williams is the assistant to the counselor and Ann Gomoll-Doan is the school counselor. Alongside Vicki Snyder, these people play an important role in the school. Signature School prides itself on offering challenging courses for the "self-motivated learner" and for being different from other area schools.
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22.  Kids Community College
Kid's Community College admitted its first undergraduate students in March 2003. The opening of its Lake St. Charles campus in Riverview, FL marked the culmination of a concerted visionary effort to establish a new independent institute of higher learning and quality care for early learners.

Today, Kid's Community College is recognized as a nationally accredited premier preschool and advanced elementary public school of choice, offering undergraduate (preschool), graduate (elementary) and vocational (supplemental educational service) programs. Premiere caregiving, individualized instruction, technology and teaching meaningful and relevant to each student’s distinct, practical world is our primary focus. The college is committed to generating, disseminating and preserving knowledge and to utilizing multiple delivery methods to bring this knowledge to our students. We are dedicated to providing our students with an educational experience that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse curriculum and thematic learning environment.
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23.  Learning Gate Community School
The purpose of The Learning Gate Community School is to prepare students to successfully participate in their family, school and community, through an educational program that promo tes academic excellence, community service and environmental responsibility.To become the nation’s leader in developing successful students and advocates for sustainable living. The MIDAS profile and IDEP serve as the BEGINNING of a dialogue that maximizes motivation, allows the formation of action plans to focus efforts and for the most effective instructional approach for the student. Our professors facilitate development, education and instructional experiences that maximize the effective use of strengths and target areas of developmental need to ensure optimal student success.
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24.  Mount Pleasant Standard-Based Middle Schoool
Mt. Pleasant Standard Based Middle School was chartered by the Hillsborough
County School District and must meet some mandatory requirements of both the school district and the State of Florida. The school is governed by a Board of Directors that set policies to ensure the successful operation of the school. The Principal is responsible for the day to day operation of the school.
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25.  The Pepin Academies
The Pepin Academies, Inc. is a new adventure in education. With Pepin Elementary, Pepin Middle School, Pepin Academy and Pepin Transitional (post secondary), we offer a complete solution for learners of all ages from kindergarten to post-secondary training. Striving to be an educational model of innovative instructional design, the faculty and staff endeavor to build a family of learners. We are committed to developing the gifts of a diverse population of students. The Pepin Academies, Inc. faculty believes that all students should be role models and should be given opportunities to teach one another. We are family, believing that the students can discover their own gifts in academics, sports, music, art, technology, drama, and team building.
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26.  RCMA Charter Schools
RCMA operates two charter schools (public schools of choice), the Immokalee Community School in eastern Collier County and the Wimauma Academy in southeastern Hillsborough County, which provide a unique opportunity for RCMA to extend its positive impact on children.

The academic focus is the improvement of language and math using a thematic and integrative approach, which immerses students in an enriched environment that reflects the complexities of life, the results include improved language, academics and literacy, increased self-esteem and desirable social skills.
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27.  The Richardson Montessori Academy
The Richardson Montessori Academy provides a well-rounded education by addressing the academic, social, emotional, physical and moral needs of each child. We continually encourage intellectual curiosity and self-confidence thereby preparing our students for future educational and life experiences and for their effective roles in the world.The Richardson Montessori Academy offers a college preparatory program that is essentially different from those of most tradition schools. There is a clear connection between one's sense of self, of being fully alive and open to new ideas and experiences, and ability to learn. Teaching is not something that one can do to another. We can only facilitate the natural process of learning.
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28ArtSpace Charter School
Since 2001, ArtSpace Charter School has delivered an innovative education to the children of Western North Carolina through the integration of the arts.Arts-Integrated education naturally harnesses the joy of discovery and creation to give students the
skills they need for a rich and successful life. At our school,students' academic lives are marked with the milestones of their own creation. Abstract concepts leave tangible results - artistic achievements, mastery of skills, lasting memories of proud
performances - these educational artifacts testify to an exceptional culture, and that culture creates exceptional human beings.

ArtSpace Charter School is proud to be a K-8, tuition-free public
charter school. Explore our website to find out more of what makes our community such a special place.

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29.  Shiloh Stars
Shiloh Charter School recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and educational techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

Caring, qualified and dedicated teachers are the hallmark of Shiloh Charter School and the result is a focus on individualized attention for your child. We foster self-respect, self-motivation, responsibility and self-esteem. Our goal is to encourage a lifelong love for learning in each child.
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30Tampa Charter School
Tampa Charter School is dedicated to shaping and re-directing the educational future of elementary and middle school students.

The mission of the Tampa Charter School is to meet the needs of Hillsborough County students by focusing on basic skills and to improve overall student motivation and self-esteem.

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31.  Newpoint Tampa High School
Newpoint Tampa provides a unique environment which emphasizes high academic achievement through the use of state of the art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. Newpoint Tampa uses the Apex Learning online curriculum. These dynamic online tools were first created in 1997 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Now they’re being used by over a million students in 4,000 school districts. With Apex Learning, students are encouraged to explore further and think critically. It’s a rich, in-depth learning experience that uses video, animation, audio and interactivity to raise student achievement. Plus integrated assessments are built in so students can always gauge their progress and move ahead at their own pace.

Newpoint Tampa provides students a college preparatory education and real world experience through its unique Professional Internship “work-study” program. This program provides partial college scholarships to all qualifying students and exposes the student to a “real-world” work environment that broadens their horizons and encourages them to set high goals for themselves.
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32.  Washington Latin Public Charter School 
Washington Latin Public Charter School is like no other in the District of Columbia, and I hope that after perusing our website you will be inspired to come and visit us to see the school in action. Our dedicated faculty and staff offer a challenging, classical, literature-based curriculum. We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students and a strong sense of community in which the relationships between students and adults are based on mutual respect and affection. Ours is a supportive community that values the contributions of each student. We prepare the students entrusted to our care for success in college and beyond and work to instill in them a love of learning.

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33.  Valrico Lake Advantage Academy
Valrico Lake Advantage Academy recognizes that the most important result of education is developing the ability to transfer learning from the hypothetical to the practical. We provide a quality and challenging education in an environment that allows for the expression of ideas, partnerships for parental involvement in all aspects of the life of the school, a private school atmosphere, and school-wide disciplinary expectations.

We encourage a close working relationship between the home, school, and community, and we encourage the parental support and involvement that is necessary to motivate students for optimum success.

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34.  The Village of Excellence Academy
VOEA is a school of technology preparing students to compete in a global community, having a local imprint with an international impact. For eight years, our village has been comprised of the families, local businesses and stakeholders who contribute to the academic excellence of our students. By applying research-based proven strategies to core curriculum we outpaced similar schools to improve educational outcomes.

“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” Children’s most meaningful learning occurs through positive and supportive relationships with caring and nurturing adults. Parents are children’s first teachers; however, all adults with a vested interest in a child MUST interact collaboratively and sensitively with each other on behalf of that child. All parents, staff members, and community members, regardless of position, have an important contribution to make towards improving a student’s education.
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35.  Walton Academy for Performing Arts

To ensure each child's individual development will be enhanced through intensive reading and literacy in a basic core curriculum, in a way that provides integration and exploration of dance, drama, and music into basic skills, so that every student can achieve personal success, and be an effective contributor in our diverse society.

The Walton Academy for the Performing Arts (WAPA) will instruct and instill educational excellence that will enhance the mind, body and soul. Maintaining a strong basis for reading proficiency and other academics, the Academy will provide an enrichment program for the development of the performing arts in dance, music and drama. With these tools, we will encourage creativity, imagination and self-expression. Each student's multiple intelligences will be activated and strengthened through WAPA's reading and performing arts program.
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36.   Bridges Public Charter School
An inclusive learning community builds bridges of understanding, awareness, and support by connecting children and families with a variety of different needs, cultures, and backgrounds.

Our mission at Bridges Public Charter School is to provide an exemplary, individualized early childhood educational program for all preschoolers, with and without special needs. Our developmentally appropriate, family and child-centered educational program nurtures students and expands their skills and abilities, building a foundation for life-long learning.

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37.  AppleTree’s
Every Child Ready is AppleTree’s groundbreaking, data-driven Response-to-Intervention instructional approach to early childhood education. It was awarded one of only 49 federal Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) awards in 2010, and made AppleTree the only DC-based organization with a program in the nation’s capital to win an i3 award.

Developed over three years through AppleTree’s DC Partnership for Early Literacy, Every Child Ready has shown extraordinarily strong results in providing those most at risk of educational failure with the language, literacy, math, and social-emotional skills they will need to succeed in school and life.
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38Boston Trinity Academy
The mission of Boston Trinity Academy is to educate students on the basis of a Christian worldview and to promote high academic achievement and character development founded on the love of Jesus Christ. Boston Trinity Academy actively recruits a student body that reflects Boston’s richly diverse communities and is committed to the proposition that a strong faith culture and a demanding academic program can unite a student body with social, economic and racial differences. In partnership with parents and the community, the Academy seeks to produce graduates distinguished by their intellect, integrity, service and moral vision.
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39.  St. Margaret’s School
In the early years, students at St Margaret’s are encouraged to explore their world through experience. Teachers create opportunities for our girls and boys to explore concepts, challenge themselves and extend their skills and abilities.

There are distinct advantages offered by all girl independent schools. The results of numerous studies conducted in North America, Britain and beyond have been published in major newspapers, and in leading periodicals including Time magazine, Psychology Today, the Journal of Education Research, Education Week and the American Journal of Education. These articles and studies can provide valuable information as you make your daughter's educational choice.

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40Roots Public Charter School
Roots Public Charter School, founded as a non-profit corporation in March 1999 by Bernida Thompson, Ed.D. RPCS commenced its’ first year of operation in September 1999. With an enrollment of 60 students, it started with the 1st thru 8th grades. In 2004, it added the Pre-Primary (3-5 year olds). Alumni have successfully graduated from many of the area’s finest public and private high schools and nationally ranked colleges and universities.

The Roots Public Charter School uses the stellar curriculum and programs of the Roots Activity Learning Center as a model for academic achievement. Roots Activity Learning Center is a successful independent African Centered school which has a leading reputation for student academic achievement.  The Roots Public Charter School is nationally accredited by The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

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