The goal of the Souderton Charter School Collaborative is that students leave performing at a proficient or higher level in all academic areas.
Founded in September 2000, SCSC is a K - 8 learning environment that values and nurtures every child as an individual. Together, parents and faculty develop an individualized learning program to fully develop each child's potential. Parents, community members, and professionals are encouraged to interact with and learn from one another and to participate in the learning process, creating unique opportunities for each child to pursue personal interests.
The student to teacher ratio in each homebase is less than 12:1. Multi-age groupings allow for more individualized instruction. For example, one homebase may combine children in grades 1 and 2. The school also strives to allow children from different grade levels to work on projects and other activities together, to encourage further multi-age groupings, which helps to build a sense of community within the school.
Furthermore, the school emphasizes the following:
Learning by doing: Research shows that children excel when involved with meaningful, hands-on activities. Your child's interests will be engaged in exciting projects that, for example, could focus on the local environment, community and nature.
Parent/Community Partnerships: A partnership among parents, teachers, and community members is encouraged and nurtured so your child's educational environment can be individualized, adaptive and continually improved. The school is a learning organization for everyone involved.
Our goal is to offer a proven and innovative learning environment in which all members learn cooperatively. SCSC offers choices to community members by allowing them to choose a fundamentally different type of school. The students at SCSC become individuals who are confident in their abilities to adapt to a changing environment and shape their futures.