South Shore Charter Public School provides students in kindergarten through grade twelve with a strong academic foundation through innovative teaching, differentiated instruction, and interdisciplinary connections. Teachers create a rigorous learning environment that promotes students’ intellectual curiosity and creativity. Students learn to be independent thinkers and problem solvers as well as how to work together in groups through their academic classes, Projects, and Workshops. To meet the diverse needs of the students, teachers use a variety of instructional practices and assessments. The environment, the visual and performing arts, global studies, and student voice are infused into all academic subjects.
Service is a guiding force at SSCPS. It is a way for all members of the school community to be a part of something greater. There are two aspects of service at SSCPS: service learning and community service. Through service learning, students work together to identify a community need and connect that need to academic studies. Community service outside of regular school hours is required of all students to help them better understand the importance of doing something for the greater good.
At SSCPS we believe that school is a place to guide and inspire students. Beginning in kindergarten, students are empowered to be active participants in their education. Students engage in Exhibitions of Mastery, Projects and Workshops, community service, and Senior Projects. They have a voice in the governance of the school and a high school student is a voting member of the Board of Trustees. Students are elected as officers to run the Level town meetings and they serve as representatives on the School Council and selection committees for teachers and administrators. This gives students the practice they need to become responsible and confident citizens.