Orange Charter School will nurture a community of academic and artistic distinction, as it enriches each student's cultural literacy.
Orange Charter School, a public school of choice, offers young people in Kindergarten through 8th grade a center for learning in which they develop a strong intellectual, emotional, physical, and social foundation. Our program is characterized by a strong commitment on the part of staff and parents to nurture a community of academic and artistic distinction, as it enriches each student's cultural literacy.
OCS aligns the Core Knowledge® Curriculum to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCS) in order to prepare students for high school and citizenship in our national and global community. Twice weekly Spanish (K-5 students), a class differentiated music program, and physical education multiple times per week (all K-8 students) augment the NC Standards and Core Knowledge® content. Teachers combine proven educational materials such as Everyday Math, Wilson Reading, Letterland, and Accelerated Reader with a variety of teaching methods in order to tailor the instruction to the needs of each class and individual students.
The small size of the OCS school body and classes as well as the low ratio of students to teachers allows more individualized instruction and attention. Having a close knit community also encourages positive character formation. This setting and the approach it affords helps to develop young people with the skills that indicate “Future-Ready Kids:” effective written and oral communication, technological proficiency, creative and critical thinking, ethical behavior and the ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently.
OCS families are involved in generating and supporting creative ideas for enhancement of the learning experience through an effective Board of Directors, Committees and Task Groups that bring parents, teachers and administration together.
In short, the education program at Orange Charter School prepares young people for further learning and citizenship by combining the best of tradition and innovation in a community of caring and engaged staff, parents and children.