OUR SCHOOL

 

CORAL COMMUNITY CHARTER IS NEW MEXICO'S FIRST TUITION-FREE, PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL OFFERING SINGLE-GENDER CLASSES THAT SERVE BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS, PRE-K through 8th GRADE.


We are dedicated to providing single-gender classes, quality instruction, individualization, and family/community involvement to ensure students' proficiency.


Single-Gender Classes

Proficiency has no gender, but the strategies and instruction for reaching proficiency should and do differ. Educators know that both boys and girls have individual strengths and needs and most schools promote differentiated instruction to help teachers meet the needs of these students. Gender can no longer be ignored in the educational setting. We do not believe that all girls learn one way and all boys learn another way; we celebrate the diversity among girls and boys. There are differences, in general, within the sexes developmentally, physiologically, and how they learn. Providing gender-separate classrooms creates an opportunity that does not exist in the coed classroom. Used in conjunction with correct implementation, training and with other strategies, we believe Coral Community Charter will meet the needs of students.


Dedicated, Talented Teachers
A school is only as excellent as its staff. Children will perform under the guidance of motivated, caring adults. Students excel under adults who demonstrate a willingness to be personally involved and dedicated to understanding and getting to know each and every student in the classroom. Brilliant teachers are not only masters of the material, but they are also masters of student observation and interaction. Every student is a potential high performer in the eyes of an effective teacher.


Individualized Instruction
In the cookie-cutter curriculum system in place in most public schools, with each student in the class using the same book, and every child doing an assignment from the same page, there is little room for the exuberant joy and love needed in order to pursue wisdom. At Coral Community Charter, each child’s talents are acknowledged and applauded. Each child is known. Each child is encouraged to stretch and grow and expand. Coral Community Charter students are stimulated by a curriculum that is specially designed to challenge them. With personalized educational plans, students can set their own pace, compete with their peers, and move forward as rapidly as they wish and are capable of doing. With set guidelines and checks and balances in place, our students are independent learners and go as far as they are able on any given day.


No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.


Family & Community Involvement
When families are involved in their children's education, children earn higher grades and receive higher scores on tests, attend school more regularly, complete more homework, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors, graduate from high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in higher education than students with less involved families. Family/community involvement has been shown to be an important variable that positively influences children’s education. At Coral Community Charter, we feel that all families regardless of ability, culture, income, or educational background can contribute to the success of students.


Using four main pillars, single-gender classes, quality instruction, individualization, and family/community involvement, Coral Community Charter will offer opportunities for students and their families that differ from other public schools. We intend to create a lively, colorful, stimulating and richly textured ‘oasis in the desert.’