Mission and PhilosophY
The Lashon Academy Charter School mission is to prepare culturally diverse K-8 grade students to be self-directed learners and responsible global citizens, by fostering academic excellence and utilizing research-based instructional approaches in a multilingual and service learning integrated environment.
The Lashon Academy Charter School vision is to create a school where children of all backgrounds and abilities together will learn, achieve and become productive members of the world community. In a workshop environment, infused with Modern Hebrew, students will demonstrate proficiency in English and Modern Hebrew, and will be actively engaged in local and global service learning.
- that education is powerful, learning is lifelong, and multicultural understanding is essential to thrive in our global community
- That All Children Can Achieve;
- The Development Of Proficiency In Multiple Languages Enhances Students’ Cognitive Development And Academic Achievement; And
- That The Capacity To Communicate And Live Successfully Within Culturally Diverse Environments And The Commitment To Serving One’s Community Are Critical To The Development Of Tomorrow’s Leaders.
The founders of Lashon Academy Charter School believe that education should prepare students to take personal responsibility for tomorrow’s world. Thus, Lashon Academy Charter School will provide its students with the academic and personal foundation necessary to successfully pursue advanced studies and achieve continued personal growth as ethical and informed global citizens.
In order to accomplish this, Lashon Academy Charter School, an independent elementary charter school, will offer an academically rigorous K-6 curriculum, which includes intensive instruction in Modern Hebrew. In addition, Modern Hebrew language and culture will be integrated during social studies, science, and physical education. Students will be active learners and engaged in experiential, inductive, hands-on learning—i.e., learning that is focused on higher order thinking and addresses individual needs of all learners through differentiated instruction. Lashon Academy Charter School’s rigorous academic program will foster college and career readiness in a 21st century, globally competitive society.
What It Means to be an “Educated Person” in the 21st Century
“Whereas, In order to globally compete in the 21st Century, today’s students need to develop linguistic and cultural literacy and functional proficiency in one or more world language”
The 21st century world necessitates that we develop students who are college and career ready. College and career readiness anchor the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. Furthermore, as a member of a multicultural society, a person must be committed to understanding, respecting, and promoting acceptance of the differences and similarities of individuals and other cultures. One must be able to solve problems through collaboration and communication, using skills that allow them to adapt to changing environments and diverse populations.