Imagine Schools’ vision is for every student to reach his or her full potential and discover the pathways for life-long success.
Founded in 2004, Imagine Schools is a national non-profit network of pre-K-12 charter schools preparing students for lives of leadership, accomplishment and exemplary character. This non-profit network consists of 63 public charter campuses educating more than 30,000 students in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Imagine Schools partners with parents and guardians to educate their children, providing high quality schools that develop the character and enrich the minds of the students we are privileged to serve.
While charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing effective teaching practices, Imagine charter schools are public schools. This means our schools must meet the same academic performance standards as traditional district schools, as required by federal and state laws. Local governing boards provide oversight and accountability, partnering with Imagine Schools for expertise, quality, and programmatic variety.
As a member of the Imagine Schools’ network, our schools share a common culture based on Shared Values and Measures of Excellence. These elements are central to our approach in educating the whole child. While each school is uniquely tailored both in curriculum and structure, the integration of character development and academics sets Imagine campuses apart from other public schools.
We use Measures of Excellence to evaluate the effectiveness of each Imagine charter school. The measures are academic growth, character development, economic sustainability, parent choice, and shared values. We annually measure progress in each Measure for all campuses.
Our work is guided by three shared values: Integrity, Justice, and Fun. We apply “Joy at Work,” a unique organizational structure that puts teachers and school leaders squarely in charge of the decisions affecting the schools and students we serve.
We are privileged to partner with parents, communities, and boards to deliver high quality education that prepares students for life-long success.