School Vision

New Heights was founded in 2006 based on the idea that rigorous learning requires a caring learning community and that students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical development are interrelated. New Heights is organized around a cohesive set of research-based ideas and practices about teaching and learning. The dedicated faculty work together closely to provide an engaging, personalized educational experience for students.

Essential to this vision is a set of beliefs about the importance of school culture and climate in promoting positive outcomes for students. Essential to this vision is a set of beliefs about the importance of school culture and its role in supporting continuous improvement in teaching and learning. New Heights is a highly collaborative learning community, providing a cohesive and coordinated experience for students as they progress through the school.

Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging environment, so that all students are comfortable to take the risks necessary for learning. The school culture strives to promote equity, justice, diversity, and belonging as essential values in our school community.

New Heights works to create the conditions in which each person participates, prospers, and reaches their full potential. Students develop their social – emotional skills in a setting that allows students to empathize, connect, and collaborate with a diverse group of peers, and encourages respect for all. 

 

Equitable learning environments are designed so that every student experience an engaging, intellectually rigorous learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe. Students engage in meaningful and relevant work and classroom discourse, their cultures and identities are honored, and all students have opportunities to set and meet goals, and to learn and recover from failure. Students and staff cultivate empathy and work to develop meaningful connections with others.

New Heights Charter Schools hiring practices reflect our commitment to diversity. Our teaching faculty is 59% Latinx, 18% Asian, 18% African American, and 5% White and 55% of our teachers are bilingual speaking both Spanish and English.