Vision of the LCS Student
Students at Ledyard Charter School will strive to:
- Students solve problems.
- Students recognize and make logical connections.
- Students formulate useful questions.
- Students gather, organize analyze and interpret data.
- Students write and speak clearly for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Students transmit information through visual media.
- Students acquire information and understanding by listening to individual speakers and participating in group discussion.
- Students acquire information and understanding by reading printed and electronic material.
- Students acquire information through visual media.
- When working alone, students demonstrate initiative, motivation, and the ability to address and complete a task.
- When working together towards the completion of a common goal, students share responsibility for their learning and that of others.
- When working together toward the completion of a common goal, students communicate clearly and constructively.
- When working together toward a common goal, students combine information gathered by all members of a group.
- When working together toward a common goal, students demonstrate support for others.
Gather and Analyze Information:
- Students access information from a variety of resources.
- Students review compiled information to determine relevance and validity.
- Students compare, contrast, and recognize connections among the various pieces of information collected.
- Students appropriately communicate compiled information in a variety of ways.
Fulfill Social and Civic Expectations:
- Students accept diversity and individual rights.
- Students demonstrate respect and consideration for themselves, others, personal and public property, and the environment.
- Students accept responsibility for their actions.
- Students advocate for themselves and for the rights of others.
- Students exhibit academic and social integrity.
School Wide Expectations
Our goal is for each student to identify his/her learning style; learn to effectively advocate for oneself; be respectful in communications and actions; acquire self-determination skills necessary to succeed; and to develop transition plans for life after high school.
- Learning Style: Learning style is developing an understanding of yourself and how you learn.
- Self-Advocacy: As a student, self-advocacy is communicating your needs so you can have control of your life.
- Respect: As a student, using social skills will allow you to respect yourself, your environment, and others.
- Self-Determination: Self-determination skills will allow you to manage and overcome obstacles in your life and to ultimately achieve success.
- Transition: Transition is learning to effectively manage change.
The Faculty and Staff at Ledyard Charter School will strive to:
- Create an environment that is student first, student-centered planning and student-centered learning.
- Discover meaning in every experience, endeavor, act, and challenging experience.
- Build and maintain relationships, which are crucial in the development of every person.
- Harness our personal strengths to make a positive impact.
- Practice tolerance and acceptance, empowering ourselves and our communities to understand each other.
- Teach as we learn, striving to enhance our community.
- Live adventurously, as did our namesake, John Ledyard, who spent four months living (and learning) among the Iroquois as a college ambassador.
- Provide a quality education that meets the needs of the individual student, while attaining a standard New Hampshire High School Diploma.
- Assure all students have a plan for life after high school.