Mission and Vision
Howard Street Charter School provides an innovative public education balancing the humanities, language, arts, science and technology.
Howard Street Charter School is dedicated to graduating well rounded students who are fully prepared for their next level of education. Academic proficiency is achieved through exploration, community partnerships, projects and performance which incorporate the 3 Es: Einstein, Ellington and Esperanza.
Original Executive Summary from our 1997 Charter
At Howard Street, we believe that every child has special gifts and unique potential. It is the responsibility of the School, the family, and the community to individually and collectively care for and support each student's achievement. It is each student's responsibility to actively participate in learning, within and without the classroom, and within and without the School.
The School believes that literacy in the English language and a second language, learning and experience in the fine and performing arts, and the academic and experiential exposure to scientific, mathematical and technological discovery are vital elements of middle school education.
The School serves the individual student, meeting the needs of the learner. Teachers and administrators are responsible for curriculum and program development. A constructive, selfless, contributory partnership among students, teachers, parents, and community resources ensures focus on the mission of the School. Respect and responsibility guide the School's decisions and actions.
Howard Street is a model for curriculum and program innovation, teaching, governance, support for professional development of staff and School-Community collaboration.