At Gate City Charter School in Nashua, learning is an art
The new public charter school, which expects to enroll 100 students in grades kindergarten through fourth, will offer an arts-rich curriculum that incorporates drama, dance, music and visual arts in all academic subjects, including math, science and history. Teachers will encourage expression, foster imagination and use the arts to help students become critical and creative thinkers.
And there were setbacks, like the state Board of Education’s 10-month moratorium on new charter schools triggered by a concern over funding.
And since winning official approval from the state last summer, Gate City Charter School for the Arts has been quickly moving forward, thanks in part to a three-year federal startup grant for charter schools.
Like other public schools, Gate City Charter School is free and open to all children in the area. If there are more applications than spaces, enrollment will be determined by a lottery.
“It’s our goal to meet all the needs of those students,” she said, adding that the special education link is just one example of what has been a cordial and supportive relationship with Nashua public school administration and staff.
“We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries from teachers about how we are forming our curriculum,” she said.
For Keicher, a seat at the table of a team that’s creating a school with a different approach to learning was too good to pass up.
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