Why Choose New Heights?

Why Choose New Heights Charter School?

New Heights is at the forefront of educational innovation.  This means we are committed to continually researching and putting into practice the best ideas for helping students learn. Students at New Heights have opportunities to develop an individual reading life, find their writing voice, reason critically about ideas in history, solve mathematical problems, think like scientists, and explore their creativity.

Program Highlights

WASC Accreditation: New Heights Charter School has earned Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation due to the school’s dedicated and intelligent teachers and staff, strong and continuous leadership, coherent vision and educational plan, ongoing, high-quality professional development, and collaborative, problem-solving school culture that supports learning and risk-taking.

Academic Performance: New Heights students perform well on state tests compared to other students in nearby schools.  Internally, the school designs performance-based assessments to keep track of student progress.  Students maintain a digital portfolio of their work, starting in Kinder, to demonstrate progress primarily in reading, writing, and math.

Parent involvement is valuable to increase the school’s understanding of our students, connect student learning to home culture, and provide an authentic audience for student work. Parents/guardians participate in a variety of ways including attendance at school wide family events, parent/teacher/student conferences, student publishing celebrations, exhibitions of student work, and volunteering in the classroom or office.

 

New Heights Charter School does not charge tuition, is non-sectarian in admission policies, programs, and all other operations, and does not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.