Pencil Partners Celebrate Back to School

Students are back to school today at Smithson Craighead Academy elementary! Along with the excitement of SCA’s new school building to explore, this morning each student walked in the doors with an enthusiastic warm welcome from a group of Avenue Bank employees. Balloons, high-fives, school supplies, orange juice and even Shipley’s donuts welcomed students and […]

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Classical Classrooms, College Focus

When someone visits our school, Nashville Classical Charter School – whether it’s a new family, a job applicant, or a community supporter – we always get the same question: “What exactly do you mean by…Classical?” In fact, before our school opened, peopled asked the question so often that our first brochures had Merriam-Webster’s definition: clas·si·cal […]

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Start Strong, Stay Strong

Over the last five years the Tennessee Charter School Center has recruited, trained and supported dynamic leaders to start high performing charter schools. At each step of the process—design, application, incubation, and launch—we constantly assess each school’s readiness to open and serve students at the highest levels from day one. As a result of this […]

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TCSC Fellows’ Applications Approved in Shelby Co.

The Charter School Center is extremely proud of Bob Nardo, Darian Jones, and Valissia Allen, former TCSC Education Entrepreneurs Fellows whose Memphis charter school proposals were recently approved by Shelby County Schools. Bob leads Libertas School of Memphis, a grades K-6 charter; Darian is the school leader of Sankore Collegiate, a grades 6-12 charter; and […]

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Back to School Today…Off to College Tomorrow

The beginning of the school year can be nostalgic for parents:  new teachers, new expectations for their children, new activities, etc.  The start of a new academic year also provides new challenges that will push their child academically and prepare them for life after their postsecondary education.   As a parent and grandparent, you spend countless […]

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