Parents strive to provide the best opportunities for their children to succeed. School is that place where young people spend much of their time. Every child is different, which is why school choice is so critical. Charter schools offer so many options that can better align with our children’s educational needs. Below we have included five benefits you could expect your child to receive in a charter school setting.
1. Promotes Inclusion and Community Involvement
One of the main benefits of a charter school is the emphasis we place on inclusion and group involvement to help foster social and educational growth in each child. During a child’s school years, they strive for a sense of belonging. Our structure gives us the ability to help children build the confidence that would otherwise be difficult to build in a traditional school setting. Charter schools also offer many after school events and activities that can help children further pursue additional interests (ex: robotics club) that may not be available in other schools.
2. Real-World Learning
Public schools are extremely rigid in that they have no room to deviate from the approved curriculum. Oftentimes, we find ourselves adapting our curriculum to real-world skills that would otherwise be impossible to teach in a traditional public school. Our goal is to make sure we apply real-world, hands-on and practical instruction in our topics, assignments, coursework and activities.
3. Small Classrooms
Probably one of the biggest benefits to a charter school’s learning environment is the small classrooms. This gives us the flexibility to provide more personalized attention to each student. It also fosters a more inclusive learning environment.
4. No Red-Tape Education
Though charter schools are publicly funded by state and federal tax dollars, we have more autonomy than a traditional public school. If a charter school notices something is not working pedagogically, their educational team can address the issue and fix it immediately. A traditional public school may have to wait for an entire school year to address something that may not be meeting the needs of their students. Just like real-world learning where students learn to problem solve and adapt to the unexpected, charter schools do the same to make sure our curriculum provides each student with the tools they need to succeed.
5. Customized Curriculum
Charter schools give you the ability to better customize your child’s curriculum or graduation pathway based on their likes and interests, rather than your typical public-school curriculum. There may be a specific track your child wants to pursue that is more science-oriented or arts-oriented – and, at a charter school, your child can pursue that track.
Why Choose San Jose Primary?
Customized education is the hallmark of our charter school. San Jose Primary provides a unique environment that emphasizes high academic achievement using Authentic Learning, hands-on STEAM education, 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. In addition, our school offers a personal, safe and caring environment where we strive to meet our students’ needs as individual learners. Visit our other San Jose Schools including San Jose Prep (grades 6-12 in Mandarin), San Jose Early College at Cecil (gr. 9-12 on the Westside) and San Jose Cyber Academy (K-12 online education). Call for information at (904) 337-4090.