Explore Charter School is a public charter school that is part of a growing network of schools serving families in Central Brooklyn communities and in Flatbush. Our mission, based on the critical need in New York City for more outstanding public schools, is to provide our students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college preparatory high school. Presently, 70% of our students live at or below the poverty line. With dedication, persistence, and hard work; our students consistently outperform their peers who attend district public schools on the New York State mathematics and English Language Arts exams. Last year, 98% of Explorers met or exceeded the standard on the math exam and 84% met or exceeded the standard in English Language Arts! Explore is a valuable asset to Brooklyn families, as evidenced by the fact that more than 1,800 families are on our school’s waiting list.
Each year Explore Charter School celebrates our academic accomplishments by taking a class trip. This year we will take 36 eighth grade students on a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to visit historical sites and experience the outdoors, while participating in a series of team building activities before they enter high school. We will be starting next school year with camping trips to create community amongst our 6th and 7th grade classes. Having grown up in Brooklyn, many of our students have not experienced much of what nature has to offer. One way we give our students these opportunities and experiences is through a class trip. Finally, we will help transition our students to the Upper School by having a "Night at the Museum" trip for our incoming 5th grade class. We hope these start-of-year trips will help build a positive class culture.
Our students are able to participate in experiential global learning because of external community and private fundraising. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 in order to make these trips a reality. We hope that you will be able to help Explore Charter School achieve its mission and touch our students’ lives by donating to our page.
Our staff members are running, walking, jogging or biking to help earn money for this goal. PLEASE NOTE THE NAME OF THE STAFF MEMBER YOU ARE SUPPORTING! Thank you!