The Envision Prep founding team has withdrawn our application from consideration to open a school in Sunset Park for the 2018-19 school year. We still want to hear from you, and still need your support – scroll to the bottom of this page to complete our surveys, or reach out to us via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Envision Preparatory Charter School is an inclusive public school that challenges students in kindergarten through 8th grade to think critically, engage productively in rigorous academic and social interactions, and demonstrate the academic competencies necessary to succeed in high school, college, and life.
Why Sunset Park, Brooklyn?
The children of Sunset Park need and deserve more great schools – Envision Prep is part of the solution! Learn more about Sunset Park’s need for more schools by clicking below.
Inclusion means that all students and families are seen as a unique part of Envision Prep’s School community. We commit to a diverse population and supporting all types of learners. Our classrooms and school is an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of ability, ethnicity, language, class, or any other reason, is welcomed. We strive to meet the needs of kids on an individual level, and include all students in our general education classrooms.
1. We believe that all types of learners can achieve at high levels
Envision Prep is committed to meeting the needs of a diverse body of learners through an inclusive school model. We believe that learning is the result of effort, strong character, and a commitment to excellence. Academic excellence is not the result of innate ability; as such, all other elements of our program are designed to service students from a myriad of backgrounds, including those that have disabilities, complex needs, and/or are English Language Learners.
2. We hold rigorous academic expectations for all students
At Envision Prep we hold high academic expectations and fully embrace rigorous learning standards that foster critical thinking skills and interpersonal communication skills. Our curriculum is responsive to the needs of students and include a social skills component and ensures that ALL students have interventions based on their needs daily.
3. Our school is a community, and part of the community, too!
Parent engagement and involvement at both the home and school level has a measurable impact on student’s ability to achieve in school. Envision Prep will include wrap-around support that embraces the family and community; we will work toward opening a PK option for families, partner with the CSE and include early intervention services, and commit to parent workshops, and a robust family component throughout a child’s education at Envision Prep.
4. We value educators as agents-of-change for our kids
Research has proven that teachers have the single greatest influence over student achievement; so we value what teachers do and support their growth as professionals. We have multiple pathways to education as a long-term career, with teachers as leaders, as certified practitioners, and a robust teacher residency program. We believe that great teaching requires continual practice, reflection, and training. Envision Prep values and requires all educators to learn, practice, reflect, and grow. Our teachers engage in professional learning communities, are active participants in the leadership of the school, and are part of a community that values educators.