Two Rivers Public Charter School

Changemaker School
Washington, DC
United States
Partner Since 2014

The Two Rivers Pubic Charter School mission is to nurture diverse groups of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society. The school provides experiences for children to construct their own knowledge by grappling with deep content and to solve complex problems using cognitive and social skills. As an expeditionary learning school, all subjects are taught through projects that the students and teachers create together. Open-ended problems require students to think deeply and to develop the content knowledge necessary to solve them. Assignments often have a variety of ways for students to engage in the material, ensuring that each student is challenged and growing in their content knowledge and skills. Distributed leadership is an important component of Two Rivers, where no one person is responsible for making a decision. Rather, the staff collectively determines the instructional focus for each school year through consensus.

Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Education / Learning, Education reform, Play, Youth leadership, Civic Engagement, Arts & culture, Every Child Practicing Empathy

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This profile was prepared when Two Rivers Public Charter School joined the Ashoka Partnership in 2014.
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