November 14, 2017 — John Higgins, Ledyard Charter School Program
John Higgns
John Higgins is the superintendent/executive director for Ledyard Charter School.
From the school's web page,
"Ledyard Charter School is a New Hampshire public high school of choice that re-inspires the reluctant or disengaged learner.  Established in 2009, LCS offers students an individualized, alternative educational program.  We actively engage students in a robust, personalized course of study, applying 21st century concepts, skills and dispositions to real world problems. Students who graduate from LCS earn a standard high school diploma.
School's Philosophy
We celebrate the diversity and strengths of our learning community.  We believe all students are capable of learning and will flourish in a positive environment with instruction personalized to their specific needs.
Schools Mission:
Our mission is to provide students with real life learning experiences. We focus on creating experiential learning that will prepare students well for college, the workplace, and life as successful and happy adults. The foundation of our school lies within our belief in building strong skills in the area of self-advocacy, organization, goal setting and attainment, self-determination, self-confidence, all while supporting the community. These skills are developed in the classroom as well as in the community with a school wide annual goal of 800 hours of community service."
John reviewed the challenges of funding the school.  For more information about funding see the Valley News article by clicking here
The school has formed successful partnerships with Dartmouth College, River Valley Community College, Upper Valley Educator's Institute, Geisel School of Medicine, Whaleback Mountain, Ava Gallery, CCBA, Upper Valley Haven, Mascoma Foundation, Willing Hands and the Listen Center.  These partnerships have permitted the school to provide some innovative opportunities to help educate children in non-traditional ways.
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