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Old 10-10-2008, 04:03 AM
 
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Thumbs up Natural Learning - proposed 'green' school in East Penn SD

Have you read about this? If all goes to plan, East Penn will have a charter school modeled after another 'green' school in Philly area. I think it's very cool, and will absolutely support it. Natural learning -- themorningcall.com
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:27 AM
 
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I think it sounds very interesting too! Too bad that it will open in my son's Junior year of HS.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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My understanding is that they have been trying to get it off the ground for a few years. If they could get it going I would be interested in having my kids attend. I think there is plenty of interest, but there are curriculum issues.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:28 AM
 
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I know several kids that tried the Performing Arts Charter school and have switched back to our home school district. The reason given is always lack of rigorous academics at the Charter. For the kids that are really focused on performance though, that school has been a real God send. It seems like the green school would emphasize Science and Math so a rigorous curriculum will be a given.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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To respond to a few folks who were discussing the proposed green Seven Generations Charter School. I think someone confused us with another charter school that has been unsuccessfully trying to get off the ground for a "few years." We have been methodically working since April 2007 towards getting our charter and hope to be opening in September 2009. We recently were awarded a $50,000 planning grant through the PA State Department of Education. We will be meeting with the East Penn School Board early in December for a public review of our charter application. Additonally, our curriculum is one that will enhance all areas of learning and skill-development, not just science and math. It is based on long-term research which demonstrates that students who use their local community and natural environment as the basis for their learning excel in all academic areas [and their behavior problems decrease, too]. For more information, feel free to access [URL="http://www.sevengen.org"]www.sevengen.org[/URL].
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:51 AM
 
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To respond to a few folks who were discussing the proposed green Seven Generations Charter School. I think someone confused us with another charter school that has been unsuccessfully trying to get off the ground for a "few years." We have been methodically working since April 2007 towards getting our charter and hope to be opening in September 2009. We recently were awarded a $50,000 planning grant through the PA State Department of Education. We will be meeting with the East Penn School Board early in December for a public review of our charter application. Additonally, our curriculum is one that will enhance all areas of learning and skill-development, not just science and math. It is based on long-term research which demonstrates that students who use their local community and natural environment as the basis for their learning excel in all academic areas [and their behavior problems decrease, too]. For more information, feel free to access www.sevengen.org.
I am in the East Penn SD and very interested in this project. Have you secured a location for the school yet? When I speak to other parents about this project, they all are seem hung up on the fact they don't know the location yet. I think once a location is secured and publicized, more parents will sit up and take notice. Keep up the good work - I think it's great!
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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To respond to a few folks who were discussing the proposed green Seven Generations Charter School. I think someone confused us with another charter school that has been unsuccessfully trying to get off the ground for a "few years." We have been methodically working since April 2007 towards getting our charter and hope to be opening in September 2009. We recently were awarded a $50,000 planning grant through the PA State Department of Education. We will be meeting with the East Penn School Board early in December for a public review of our charter application. Additonally, our curriculum is one that will enhance all areas of learning and skill-development, not just science and math. It is based on long-term research which demonstrates that students who use their local community and natural environment as the basis for their learning excel in all academic areas [and their behavior problems decrease, too]. For more information, feel free to access www.sevengen.org.
Thanks for the great information. I agree that it is a wonderful concept and look forward to seeing everything develop. I have a friend who has signed her kids up for next year and she has been telling me about all of the accomplishments obtained so far. Can't wait to see how it develops.
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