The mission of K-12 Kennedy Charter Public School is to train the minds and improve the hearts of its students through a back-to-basics traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum.
The tuition-free Kennedy Charter Public School (KCPS) offers grades K-12 on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. KCPS provides a transportation plan and lunch. Kennedy Charter is grounded in the humanities and the sciences and utilizes research-based curricula/programs in the elementary and middle grades that have been proven successful for all students, including gifted, those with special needs and English Language Learners.
The Core Knowledge Sequence which is a K-8 specific, grade-by-grade core curriculum of common learning for English/literature, history and geography, science, art and music; Riggs Institute’s The Writing and Spelling Road to Reading and Thinking which is a multi-sensory (seeing, hearing, saying, writing), brain-based approach for teaching “explicit” phonics, reading and language arts and addresses virtually every student’s learning style and is an effective remedial program for students with academic challenges; Singapore Math which is a K-7 conceptual approach to mathematical skills building and problem solving. It is detailed in instruction and makes use of visual and hands-on aids (blocks, cards and bar charts).
In high school, students will receive a liberal arts education studying all subjects – literature and language, math, history, civics and the sciences through sound, time-proven methods. A remedial reading class is offered. Technology is used as a tool, not an end.
Kennedy seeks to nurture young people to strong character and responsible citizenship, well prepared for young adulthood.
Teaching Methods and School Advantages:
- Seamless K-12 programming that minimizes transitions and maximizes academic coherence.
- Small school setting where every student is known.
- Literacy skills built through phonics, grammar and instruction in Latin and Greek words to improve English.
- Content-rich curriculum that builds critical cultural literacy in all grades.
- Curriculum-centered instruction and teacher leadership in the classroom.
- Emphasis on civic responsibility and character building.
- Access to the Johnson C. Smith University campus.
- Four week Summer Camp for grades 3, 5, and 8.
- Tutoring and after-school time.
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