Link Community Charter School’s educational approach is student centered—informed by student needs and developed to support student growth with a deeply held belief that all children possess great talents and the capacity for strong performance and that it is the school’s role to present the opportunity to learn and support the achievement of their full potential.
Using a combination of traditional instruction and more progressive instructional approaches, Link creates an environment where students can grow and thrive and ultimately direct their own learning. Traditional instruction is seen in the classroom-based, teacher-driven activities that include lecture, question and answer, drills and practice, and explicit teaching of skills. This direct instruction slowly gives way to more independent study, problem-solving, and small group activities. Ultimately, students develop knowledge and skills through experience and reflection with an emphasis on field learning in the outdoors, in a garden, or in a lab. Overall the aim of instruction is to arm students with the knowledge and skills to encounter new diverse experiences and be equipped to apply what they know to what they have never seen before.