Philosophy

SNACS Guiding Principles

SNACS motto is “bringing the small school community back to the neighborhood”.  This small school community provides multiple stakeholders (students, parents, educators, and the community) with opportunities through an innovative public education system.  Education stakeholders have a voice and a choice in education simply by the nature of the charter school.  Charter schools have instilled a market economy in public education driving the accountability movement towards economic, organizational, and educational outcomes where success is measured through multiple sources of data.

The SNACS Model features specific economic, organizational, and educational guiding principles that foster innovation.  This section delineates the key components of each area.

 

  • Economic:

    • A solid financial foundation is essential to providing a high quality educational experience to children and their families.
    • Investments in educational leaders, professionals in the classroom, and in support services for students are essential to providing a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • Investments to leverage technology and provide resources for curriculum, instructional support materials, and assessments are essential to providing a high quality educational experience for children and their families.

 

  • Organizational:

    • The organizational structure ensures the Board of Governance governs in the areas of board, financial, contract, and policies that directly impact the high quality education for children and their families.
    • The SNACS organizational structure supports a Learning Organization where Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, and Systems Thinking are practiced for a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • The organizational structure supports the educational goals in providing for a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • The organizational structure provides for effective use of personnel, resources, and the school community in providing a high quality educational experience for children and their families.

 

  • Educational:

    • The SNACS educational model provides for innovation in the implementation of specific practices that support a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • The SNACS educational model is designed to personalize education and individualize instruction based on students’ needs and family supports for a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • The SNACS educational model is designed to leverage and optimize technology use and functions to provide a high quality educational experience for children and their families.
    • The SNACS educational model is designed to foster relationships, collaborations, and partnerships within the school and surrounding communities.
    • The SNACS educational model is designed to instill student responsibility for learning in education and decision making in a high quality educational experience for students and their families.
    • The SNACS educational model is designed to provide a progressive curriculum, conduct multiple measures of summative and formative assessments, maximizes effective use of data to ensure growth in a high quality educational experience for students and their families.
    • The SNACS educational model provides for cultivating leadership at all levels of the organization for a high quality educational experience for students and their families.

 

  • Innovative Public Education Model which:

    • Cultivates Leadership at all Levels of the Organization
    • Ensures a High Quality Education
    • Provides Personalized Learning
    • Supports Growth
    • Leverages Technology
    • Instills Student Responsibility for Learning in Education and Decision Making
    • Provides Progressive Curriculum
    • Conducts Multiple Measures of Summative and Formative Assessments
    • Maximizes Effective Use of Data
    • Supports Families as Essential to Education
    • Includes Community Opportunities
    • Supports Accountability

 

  • Innovative Public Education Model which:

    • Cultivates Leadership at all Levels of the Organization
    • Ensures a High Quality Education
    • Provides Personalized Learning
    • Supports Growth
    • Leverages Technology
    • Instills Student Responsibility for Learning in Education and Decision Making
    • Provides Progressive Curriculum
    • Conducts Multiple Measures of Summative and Formative Assessments
    • Maximizes Effective Use of Data
    • Supports Families as Essential to Education
    • Includes Community Opportunities
    • Supports Accountability