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Category Archive: Innovation Spotlight

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PCPCS is committed to nurturing innovative educational practices that enhance educational opportunities for all students. And, we are driven by the foundation of charter school law that emphasizes “that Charter Schools will serve as laboratories of innovation on behalf of all Pennsylvania students.”

Since our in-person annual conference was cancelled this year,

Innovation Spotlight: Community Academy of Philadelphia

Community Academy of Philadelphia (CAP) recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary of service to the community. This institution was at the forefront of the charter school movement and has thrived due to innovative practices related to its mission to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment.

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Maritime Academy Charter School

Maritime Academy Charter School prides itself on its rigorous academic program with a maritime studies theme. The students are the cadets and they are treated as such. Cadets learn through hands-on projects, interdisciplinary classroom lessons, and computer supported curricula in an atmosphere where every member of the school,

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Charter School of Excellence

The Charter School of Excellence (CSE) was opened in 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, to meet the needs of students who had not found success in their previous schools. Since that time, CSE has been committed to a focus that includes academics,

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Gillingham Charter School

Gillingham Charter School opened its doors in Pottsville, PA in 2011 and serves 250 K-12 students from all over Schuylkill County. Gillingham is the only school in the United States that offers a Charlotte Mason education in a public school setting.

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Spectrum Charter School

Don’t miss the latest edition of Innovation Spotlight featuring Spectrum Charter School titled Spectrum Charter School: Using Pet Therapy to Assist Students with Socialization and Communication Skills