FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a charter school?
- Independently run, public, tuition-free school accountable for its performance;
- A “charter” is a written contract with the NC State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction detailing the school’s mission, program, student served and performance goals.
- We are a school of choice – parents choose to enroll their children in a lottery
Location: Morrisville, North Carolina – serving all counties by lottery. Online applications available 1/19
Student/School Size: 550 by Year 3
Our mission statement:
Our mission is to provide a student-centered learning environment, empowering students to become independent learners, as well as, creative and critical thinkers, using an innovative approach to prepare students for higher education and beyond.
Kaleidoscope Charter High School (KCHS) will provide a student-centered education that will address the distinct learning needs, interests, and aspirations of individual students while also being mindful of their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Along with traditional direct instruction, KCHS will utilize the problem-based study, self-directed learning activities, research projects, collaborative work groups and hands-on experimentation.
What is Student-centered learning?
Curriculum and educational opportunities directed by the ability and interest of the student. The student is placed in the center of their learning. This method focuses on developing ideas, interests and individualized curriculum while being guided by an expert educator. Inquiry-based, problem-based and project learning activities which mimic university and professional world standards.
The Education Calendar?
The courses are year-long which allow for in-depth study and strong students teacher relationships.
What are longitudinal four-year portfolios? A compilation of academic work (of personal interest) that the student has produced which will help evaluate their ability to understand the coursework. These portfolios encourage critical and creative thinking and the student monitors their own progress.
What about core curriculum?
We follow the NC ‘Future-Ready Core’ program which includes English, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE and Foreign Language. Meeting all State Standards.
Class sizes? 25 – 26 students allowing for strong communication between students and teacher.
Will my child be able to go to College? All students will be college-ready attaining college requirements.