empowered our community to control the future of our school, preserving it as a
key resource and revitalizing it with project-based learning and community
- Transitioning to charter ensures the
long-term viability of our school, realigning it with our local culture
- LCPCS embraces Project-Based Learning, a
modern educational philosophy that emphasizes hands-on, experiential
learning as a means to increase student engagement, retention, critical
thinking skills and academic achievement.
- The ability to pursue community
partnerships is a hallmark advantage of charter schools. LCPCS is
fortunate to be part of a community rich in resources and committed to
expanding academic and extracurricular opportunities for our students.
- Many community partners have come
forward already to upgrade electives and prepare our students for the
working world. LCPCS will continually search out and invite appropriate
community partners to be involved. As we add partners, our school will be
able to offer an education unparalleled by DOE schools in Hawaii.
Community Public Charter School is accountable to our community.
- Our school is no longer a small fish in
the big DOE pond. We will answer to a local Governing Board comprised of a
combination of elected and appointed school administrators, teachers,
staff, parents, students, and community members.
- The local board will be an autonomous
governing body with the independent authority to determine the
organization and management of our school and curriculum.
- Parents and stakeholders can address
decision makers quickly and locally.
- Our curriculum is not decided in
Honolulu but designed by, for and in the Laupahoehoe community.
Be a part of
- It’s truly “our” school now. As a
community we have an unprecedented opportunity to directly shape the
school’s culture to reflect our values and relationship with the aina.
- 2012-2013 will be a year of transition.
Many things will remain unchanged from last year, and other things will be
added. Directors and teachers will be working together throughout the year
to incorporate structural and academic modifications.
- LCPCS invites and encourages the active
participation of parents, students, staff and our community ‘ohana to
guide our evolution into a learning institution where students succeed,
families are engaged and our teachers thrive. Get involved!
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individuals who are working to create programs with the charter school visit