It is the mission of the VCS to implement Expeditionary Learning Schools – Outward Bound (ELS), an innovative, research-based curriculum to prepare students in the Greater Vallejo area in grades K-8 to become educated people of the 21st century. Such individuals are literate, knowledgeable, principled, competent, self-motivated and committed to lifelong learning. Students will be stewards of the earth and its resources; they will be environmentally aware and understand the interconnectedness of all living things and our global environment.
Vallejo Charter School is committed to achieving educational equity for all of Vallejo’s demographic groups. VCS strives to ensure that the students and staff reflect Vallejo’s ethnic, social, cultural, linguistic, economic and religious diversity. VCS is committed to a school culture that recognizes, appreciates and honors the unique family structure of every child and which values both the commonalities and differences within our community. Graduates will have a global consciousness and will be leaders in environmental stewardship and social justice.
Thematic and project-based learning expeditions engage multiple intelligences and build curiosity; in this way, various types of learners and learning styles are nurtured in a child-centered and active environment. Academic achievement and character development are placed at the core of the curriculum. Curriculum will be based upon ten design principles, which express the philosophy of education and core values of the developers’ chosen educational model.
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