South Shore Charter Public School (SSCPS) is an innovative, diverse, and rigorous regional school. The school is organized around five Levels:
- Level I (Grades K-2)
- Level II (Grades 3-4)
- Level III (Grades 5-6)
- Level IV (Grades 7-8)
- College Preparatory High School (Grades 9 – 12)
Academic courses are complemented by:
- Low student/teacher ratios
- Personalized guidance
- Partnerships of students, families and faculty in the school’s governance
- Opportunities for families, students and volunteers to serve the school community and beyond
- Access to technology for student learning
- Arts education
- A positive culture of mutual respect and esteem for learning
- Experiential learning
The K-12 curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. It combines traditional academics designed to prepare students for expectations at the college level with experiential learning through Projects and Workshops.
Components of the program include synthetic phonics instruction at Level I, Eureka Math in grades K – 7, Wit & Wisdom in grades K-4, and the Collins Writing Program which is vertically integrated into all Levels. Instruction in Spanish begins in kindergarten and continues through grade 12.
The secondary Level has developed a sequence of core courses in English, Spanish, History, Science, and Math that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Students who complete our program go above and beyond the requirements of MassCore with courses in all six subjects each year. Students also participate in Physical Education courses each year and have opportunities beyond Workshop to work in the Arts.
Projects and Workshops at South Shore Charter Public School are an essential part of the mission and educational principles that guide the school. Projects and Workshops are experiential learning structures that allow students to apply knowledge and skills outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to specific tasks that fulfill community needs. These learning structures primarily work within the fields of environmental science, performing arts, visual arts, communication, and technology. This allows students and adult leaders to follow their passions and establish and accomplish goals that serve community needs.