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Curriculum & Credits

Curriculum Standards

According to 21st Century Learning, “We live in a society which is continually evolving and yet, somehow, it has become generally accepted that schooling should not change. Many still hold expectations that what “used to work” remains appropriate. But we are not the same, we are different. The world is different.

Curriculum Standards

Ledyard Charter School offers a program that provides students with the important foundations of a strong curriculum; alternative education does not necessarily mean we throw out the functional and beneficial coursework and solely offer “outside-the-box” learning experiences. The wise person knows the benefits of combining the practical with the pioneering, the traditional with the innovative.

Students at LCS reap the benefits of a program that meet the demands of the world – writing, reading, mathematics, history & science – without foregoing the valuable aspects of education and experience such as technology, world cultures, languages, social sciences, studio art, music, physical activity & culinary arts. The LCS faculty delivers a challenging curriculum in inventive ways; we make learning relevant & fun.

2012-2013 Curriculum Maps

Please browse through some of our curriculum maps from the 2012-2013 year. (Not all subjects and classes are listed.)

Math Foundations*
Language Arts* (Trimester I topics only)
Contemporary Issues*

*Denotes a class offered for one or two trimesters. The blended curriculum we utilize allows for subject area material (such as writing) to be addressed in multiple content areas.

Program of Studies

LCS Responsibilities (Students & Staff)

Schoolwide Expectations


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Ledyard Charter School is a public school designed to serve under-performing and/or disengaged students in grades 9-12 who are looking for a more practical, holistic approach to their education.




Ledyard Charter School is a non-profit, public high school of choice for students in the state of New Hampshire, Our mission is to provide our students with the following:
A robust personalized course of study, the application of 21. century concepts, skills and  dispositions to real-world problems, the authentic performance of mastered competencies, and meaningful relationships with the adult community through personal advisors, mentors, apprenticeships and service learning.


Additional offerings include:

  • Expressive Painting
  • Poetry Collaboration Course taught by Dartmouth College
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Graphic Novels
  • Cooking & Nutrition
  • Visual Design
  • Intro to Engineering
  • Digital Photography
  • Outdoor Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Work Study
  • Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO)
  • Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS)

Educational Partnerships:

  • Dartmouth College
  • River Valley Community College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Granite State College
  • Hartford Vocational Technical Center
  • VLACS (Virtual Learning Academy)

2014 15 HACTC Introductory Video

  • The Center for School Success
  • Upper Valley Education Institute
  • Second Growth

The Ledyard Charter School may accept transfer credits from any approved public, private or approved homeschool program. (Credits from unaccredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.)

A standard diploma is received by earning 21 Credits & providing 80 hours of community service.