How high would a child climb if they
Knew no limits?
Were encouraged to take risks?
Had the courage to face challenges?
Knew firsthand the joy of achievement?
At Stone Creek Charter School, we believe that every child has within, the possibility for greatness. When they step through our doors, they begin a journey of self-discovery; one through which they come to know their own potential. We will surround them in a learning environment that is:
Our students will be challenged on a daily basis and held accountable in skillful ways that empower. They will learn the “high” that comes with applying one’s self and learning something important. We want them to feel the satisfaction of that kind of accomplishment. In this culture, they are taught the importance of learning to work hard, think hard, to persevere through difficult problems.
We will explore programs that inspire children to think the thoughts and take the actions that lead them in the direction of fulfilling their greatest potential. Here, no child will come to the faulty conclusion that there are only a few great people in the world and I will never be one of them. Rather, each child will think, “I walk among the great. I learn great things. I study the knowledge of the ages and I consider the kinds of questions whose answers will define the future.”
And what will come to their minds is not an answer, but a very intriguing question -- HOW WILL I BE GREAT?
Our children will believe in their own capabilities and have the confidence to succeed in extraordinary ways. They will able to organize themselves and their time, to motivate themselves to excel, to do their best, to monitor their own self talk, and to remove limitations that they have already put on themselves. As we challenge our students to go boldly, each step on the journey inspires learning and growth, new confidence, and an ever-greater perspective of the world.
Here, we will:
Develop the mind
It’s more than learning how to read, write, and do math calculations. Our students need to know how to survive and compete—not just in their own community—but in the world. As their minds grow, they are able to bring together disciplines, skillfully collaborate with others, think deeply, take risks, and create original ideas based on what they have learned.
Excite the spirit
Knowledge comes to life when students experience what they are learning through music, visual art, language and literature. Our programs emphasize academics and critical thinking, but also encourage an understanding and appreciation of the arts, other cultures, and one’s self. As our students learn to enjoy life’s many perspectives, we prepare them to live rich and interesting lives.
Change the world
From courage and excellence, to generosity and reliability, our students are immersed in a culture that teaches and upholds virtues. Through our strong character development program and a commitment to community service, they are developing integrity, compassion and empathy. Surrounded by innovation and ideas, our students learn that change is possible. Here, children will find their greatness and go boldly to make the world a better place.