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The Compass Charter School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, was founded in 2014. Classes are staffed with two teachers and structured in a loop, meaning students remain with the same classmates and teachers for two consecutive years, creating a collaborative and inclusive leaning environment.
Democracy Prep Public Schools is a charter network that teaches its DREAM community values: discipline, respect, enthusiasm, accountability, and maturity. Encouraging civic engagement along with a rich college-preparatory curriculum that includes intensive math, literacy, science, art, and four years of required Korean language learning. The New York high school is located on 134Street in Harlem.
Excellence Girls Charter School in Bushwick, Brooklyn is a member of the Uncommon Schools network, made up of 44 schools in 3 states, which all share the goal of closing the achievement gap for low-income students and rigorously prepares its students for higher education.
Quest to Learn is a NYC public school located in Chelsea, Manhattan, and created in collaboration with the nonprofit Institute of Play. The curriculum is designed to utilize gaming principles in its approach, as students engage in semester-long problem-solving created in alignment with Common Core State Standards. The school emphasizes digital citizenship skills taught through its own private social network, QLink.
These schools are re-imagining education and re-defining what a school should be—and producing tremendous results. To see the full list of the Most Innovative K-12 Schools in America, visit noodle.com.