Two New Project-Based Learning Charters to Open in Northern & Southern CA This Fall

August 11, 2017

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Lesson plans are being finalized and classrooms are being stocked across California's charter schools in preparation for back to school. However, for two charter schools across the state, they are preparing to open their doors for the first time.

Two project-based learning charter schools who have spent countless hours preparing for fall 2017: Growth Public Schools (GPS) in Sacramento and the School of Universal Learning (SOUL) in San Diego.

Charter leaders at these schools have effectively managed pressure to get their staff ready to ignite a passion for learning among and unlock the full academic potential of their future students while meeting rigorous academic, financial, and managerial standards.

In northern California, students will begin to fill the halls of GPS in Sacramento on Monday, August 14, where they will engage in curriculum based off the nationally renowned Summit Public Schools model, a model where students are prepared for success in college and beyond through personalized learning, project based learning and goal setting. GPS graduates will begin to model success habits, excel in critical thinking and collaboration, strive for excellence, and achieve their full potential.

Down in the San Diego-area, SOUL Charter School will open its doors on Tuesday, August 29 at the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Harper Branch in Solana Beach. The school will serve students in grades 7 and 9, with a goal to eventually become a grade 7-12 school. SOUL will provide experience-based and project -based learning to students, with required elections including entrepreneurship and essential life skills. The mission of the school is to provide exceptional education that awakens individuals to know who they are, discover their passions and purpose, and thrive holistically, to achieve both mental and life mastery.

CCSA is excited to watch how GPS and SOUL will make positive impacts in the communities they serve by providing families more safe, structured, and nurturing education options for their children so that they can focus on what matters most: learning.