Selected readings on US charter schools
Seven Imagine Schools campuses were recently named high-performing schools by the State of Florida. This designation recognizes the high quality educational environment for students and families provided at these Imagine Schools campuses. It brings attention to the academic rigor and improved student outcomes at these public charter schools.
A charter school obtains high-performing status if the school received two school grades of “A” and no grade below “B” during the previous three school years. Additional criteria for high-performing schools are available on the Florida Senate’s website.
The designation brings attention to the new Academic Excellence Framework implemented by Imagine Schools. This Framework was developed and based upon a study of high performing and highly effective Imagine campuses. It contains strategies and nationally recognized best practices to strengthen student performance and create a culture of high expectations.
“Earning this designation from the State of Florida reflects the dedication of our educators to bring excellence into our Imagine classrooms and campuses,” states Dr. Nancy Hall, Chief Academic Officer. “It serves as an external validation of the hard work being done to improve the outcomes for every student at each Imagine Schools campus. We are pleased this commitment has resulted in the High Performing designation by the state.”
Under the state’s guidelines, the high-performing designation will allow Imagine Schools to increase campus enrollment, expand grade levels, and operate under a fifteen-year charter status. Families wanting to attend these high-performing public charter schools now have the ability to submit enrollment applications.
Imagine Schools operates eighteen public charter school campuses throughout Florida. The campuses that received high-performing status are Imagine Broward, Imagine Land O’Lakes, Imagine North Port, Imagine Palmer Ranch, Imagine South Lake, Imagine South Vero, and Imagine Weston.
Imagine Schools is a national family of 69 public charter schools educating more than 36,000 students in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Imagine Schools partners with parents and guardians to educate their children, providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Learn more at http://www.discoverimagineschools.com.
Source: Newsday – Press Release