“Knowledge is of no value unless
you put it into practice.” Anton Chekhov
Ledyard Charter Academy is a publicly funded charter school, open to all eligible students on a space-available basis and will not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of race, gender, intellectual ability or performance, handicap, or English Proficiency.
Curriculum with Purpose
Ledyard Charter School’s curriculum will meet the Common Core and NH Standards through a course of studies rooted in the principle that fostering a community focused on social consciousness and sustainability will “grow” young men and women who will create a better world for themselves, for the community, and for all.
Social Consciousness “the state of being aware of the situations in life that affect ourselves & others and the desire to help improve the quality of life for all”
Community “a group of interdependent beings inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other through various relationships”
Sustainability “a dynamic process which enables all people to realize their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways that simultaneously protect and enhance the Earth’s life support systems”
Ledyard Charter School embraces the philosophy that high school must prepare students for life by nurturing both their minds and spirits. Our program provides an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course of study that encourages students to think, explore, question, analyze and create. Real learning goes far beyond data and facts; it lies in the unearthing of one layer, which leads to the next…and the next…and inspires us to search for meaning, purpose and action. Our faculty works to create units of study driven by universal themes and essential questions, addressing the state standards for each individual subject area through an experience that allows students to understand the connections between classes and from school to life.
The foundation of our school lies in our belief that fostering healthy relationships – with self, with others, with community – must be a priority. If one is to learn, grow, communicate, collaborate and influence, one must understand the value of investing in relationships, both personally and professionally. We “grow good people” at LCS, and we are proud to send them into the world, knowing they will be happy, healthy, successful young men and women who value community and what they may do to contribute to help make the world a better place.
Social Consciousness, Community & Sustainability – that is the LCS way.
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What is the cost to attend LCS?
LCS is a public high school. NH residents’ tuition is paid by the state of NH, so there is no cost for NH residents. VT residents may apply and attend LCS, and the responsibility for tuition would lie with the family. Please email the director for more details.
Will I receive a “special” diploma?
No. Students receive a standard high school diploma from the state of NH.
Are there “real” academics at the charter school?
Absolutely! We align our curriculum with the NH State Standards and the Common Core. Our method of delivery of content differs from a traditional program in that it is inquiry-based and interdisciplinary, creating more personally meaningful and practical units of study.
Can I get into college if I attend the charter school?
Yes, you can….if that is your path of choice. We work with each student to determine what path he or she wishes to follow and then we help create an educational plan that will support him or her to the realization of that goal.
The distinguishing features of Ledyard Charter School are:
- A strong, standards-based academic core supported by 21st century skills
- Individualized learning plans for every student
- Real-world application of those skills through community projects and internships
- The support of a mentors and various academic and social personnel for four years
- Partnerships with Dartmouth College and River Valley Community College
- Public demonstrations of student learning
- Student-led parent-teacher conferences