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LAUNCH EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING CHARTER SCHOOL

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

1580 DEAN STBROOKLYN, NY 11213 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Launch's mission is to prepare students in underserved communities to thrive in college and careers by providing a public education rooted in active learning experiences and powerful character development. We believe that students at all levels can be pushed and supported to do more than they thought possible. As an EL Education school, we believe that when a student is done with school and enters adult life, she/he will be judged for the rest of her/his life not by her performance on tests of basic skills, but by the quality of her work and the quality of her/his character.

Description

Founded in 2012, Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School (grade 6th-8th) is part of a network of 14 EL Education schools that is part of the NYC Outward Bound Schools network. We currently serve 260 students. EL is a proven educational model being implemented in over 150 district, charter and independent schools across the country. At Launch, students engage in long-term investigations of real-world challenges and important topics in their communities. Students not only learn educational fundamentals like science, mathematics, and reading and writing skills, but they develop the 21st Century skills of creative problem solving and collaboration that will allow them to excel in college and beyond. Our education model is student centered: meaning learning occurs through play, discovery, exploration and collaboration on meaningful, rigorous projects.

Ten years after opening its doors, Launch is still the only EL Education charter school in NYC and the only charter school that is part of a district school network. After years of work creating a truly community-driven school model, the Launch community is ready to expand its impact and continue to innovate by working with community partners to build one of the most unique learning environments anywhere in the country.

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