At the core of Midtown Public’s model is a strong emphasis on character education based on the FIRST pillars: Focus, Integrity, Respect, Self-Determination, and Teamwork.
More than merely paying lip service to character education, Midtown Public lays out specific character strands that are integrated into every aspect of the school and explicitly taught in lessons and through the actions of all staff members.
Each school year, students focus on a different aspect of character building that ultimately ensures that they are able to live moral and productive lives.
Below are the strands of character education by grade level.
You are what you repeatedly do
You set the agenda
I live by a Moral code
I am prepared to succeed in high school
Here are some of our secrets for success
Great teaching makes for great learning. As such, we invest in our people both financially and through professional development to make sure that the best teachers are in front of our scholars. We have eliminated unnecessary overhead and pushed dollars and decision-making as close to the scholar level as possible to ensure quality instruction in every moment.
More Quality Instruction Time:
Midtown Public will have a longer school day (7:30am – 4:30pm) and a longer school year (August – June) that ensure scholars have extra time in a quality learning environment that will help them catch up and get ahead academically.
Midtown Public embraces individualized learning through dedicated periods of Independent Work Time where students work towards their academic goals with hyper-individualized attention from their core teachers.
At Midtown Public we do not merely pay lip service to the moral and character education of our scholars. Our strong character education program ensures that students are ready to be for the real world.
Midtown Public has a longer school day and school year so that students will have more quality learning time.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Weds 7:30 am – 1:00 pm, time for staff development in the afternoon.
August – June
All dates and times are subject to change by Midtown Public Charter School.