On behalf of the Board of Directors at Charlotte Choice Charter and Principal Shelly Goines-Harris, we welcome you and your students into the Panther family. Charlotte Choice Charter is a STEM school with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
STEM is designed to prepare students for the 21st century technology era with an emphasis on developing independent learners in an open school setting. This concept lends itself to classrooms in quiet learning zones. An open classroom is a student-centered classroom a design format once very popular in the 1970s.
CCC seeks to cultivate a culture of independent learners where teachers are facilitators of learning and students are given opportunities to apply skills taught in a quiet, calm setting. This means that once a skill is taught, scholars are provided opportunities to apply their knowledge through various approaches to learning, including inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning.
Open classrooms focus on students’ “learning by doing”. At both the elementary and secondary levels, open education means viewing teachers as coaches rather than as dictators and lecturers, directing students in every activity.
Finally, here at CCC we strongly encourage a partnership and collaboration between the students, staff, parents and the community. We believe that “high expectations equal success with every child in mind”.