According to 21st Century Learning, "We live in a society which is continually evolving and yet, somehow, it has become generally accepted that schooling should not change. Many still hold expectations that what "used to work" remains appropriate. But we are not the same, we are different. The world is different.
Ledyard Charter School offers a program that provides students with the important foundations of a strong curriculum; alternative education does not necessarily mean we throw out the functional and beneficial coursework and solely offer "outside-the-box" learning experiences. The wise person knows the benefits of combining the practical with the pioneering, the traditional with the innovative.
Students at LCS reap the benefits of a program that meet the demands of the world - writing, reading, mathematics, history & science - without foregoing the valuable aspects of education and experience such as technology, world cultures, languages, social sciences, studio art, music, physical activity & culinary arts. The LCS faculty delivers a challenging curriculum in inventive ways; we make learning relevant & fun.
2012-2013 Curriculum Maps
Please browse through some of our curriculum maps from the 2012-2013 year. (Not all subjects and classes are listed.)
Language Arts* (Trimester I topics only)
*Denotes a class offered for one or two trimesters. The blended curriculum we utilize allows for subject area material (such as writing) to be addressed in multiple content areas.
The Ledyard Charter School is a 7 credit per year program. Students earn credit by completing the coursework based on the material covered and learned at LCS. Credits may be earned for grades "A" to "D" in all courses (grades 9-12).
Standard annual credits are:
- World Language
- Global Awareness
- Environmental Literacy
- Music (drum & guitar lessons)
- Personal Fitness
- Outdoor Education
- Creative Writing
- Dartmouth College
- Lebanon College
- The Center for School Success
The charter school may accept transfer credits for grades "A" to "D" in applicable courses only from any approved public, private or home schools. (Credits from unaccredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.)
A diploma is received by earning 28 Credits & providing 120 hours of community service.