Many other Canopy schools integrate social and emotional learning throughout the academic curriculum. They offer mental health supports, train adults to recognize and respond to students who are impacted by traumatic stress, and pair students with an adult in school for regular individualized mentoring.
Congratulations to Khadijah Hilmy of The Greene School who was named to the national ELEducation Student Advisory Council. A great leadership and learning opportunity for her, and a great honor to have been chosen from students across the country. Read more from her hometown newspaper, the Johnston Sun Rise, here.
The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools (RILCS) reminds families that the application period for charter public schools closes on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. More details from RI News Today here.
The deadline to register students in the Rhode Island charter school lottery is fast approaching. Parents have until Thursday, March 16, at 5 p.m. to apply for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more from WPRI news here.
We are public schools
Our 20 schools serve the public, are free and open to the public, funded by the public and held accountable to the public. We enroll students through a fair and transparent lottery system, which is open to all students, including many from low income, diverse communities.
Whether we’re working with traditional public school leaders or a team of teachers is working collaboratively within their own department, we are always seeking new ways to improve student achievement. We work closely with families and community partners, providing invaluable educational experiences for students that don’t end once students leave their classrooms. We have flexibility around how we spend our resources and run our programs, helping us explore best practices and share them with both charter and traditional public schools.
We teach differently because we know that students learn differently. We find innovative approaches to each lesson and we don’t stop until we know what works. We are striving every day to close the achievement gap in our public schools and have shown strong results on state testing and other measures of success.