Great Oaks Legacy teachers are highly qualified and teach a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that covers traditional academic subjects. Students earn their grades by the level of effort they make to meet the Great Oaks Legacy standard. A “D” is not passing and there is no social promotion.
We hire teachers who share a firm belief that all students can and will learn, and that parents and teachers should be partners. Our teachers partner with families to optimize learning both inside and outside the classroom. Beginning in Grade 6, consistent academic support is provided by the Great Oaks Legacy Tutor Corps, a group of recent graduates from top colleges across the country. They provide two hours of personalized tutoring every day. This academic support is in addition to core classes taught by highly qualified teachers.
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School will maintain a focus on developing in scholars the competencies necessary to meet the demands of college preparatory study. Our program focuses on serious academic scholarship combined with mastery of personal discipline and development of good character. The rigor of our academic program equips scholars with the tools they need to excel.
The Why: We believe that all scholars deserve the opportunity to make choices about their futures—to us, the future is not about graduating from high school and being accepted into college—it’s about having choices about which college to attend, being successful while in college and engaging in a successful life afterwards. This means that our scholars need to know all that is available to them and it is our responsibility to make college accessible, possible and the norm for all our scholars.
The Why: Our scholars must know what they need to do to be accepted to and successful in college. Over time, we must prepare our scholars to be ready for the application, matriculation and education in college. This must be a scaffolded process and must focus on the needs of scholars at various points in their transition.