Personalized learning in a charter school is creating an opportunity for a successful smaller class environment that allows students to learn at their own pace and work with teachers individually and in groups.
At Nolan Creek School, an open-enrollment public charter school in Belton, Texas, Principal Ken Wiseman is looking forward to school expansion in the coming school year. He aims to enroll 100 to 150 students in K-5 in 2017-2018. Currently there are 70 students registered.
“The thing that sets us apart (from other area schools) is we are able to focus on what the child’s cognitive strengths are and craft the instruction so that it is helping them be as successful as they can be,” Wiseman said. He continued to say that he recognized the need for a charter school with a personalized learning experience in smaller classes.
“We’re a small school and it’s an advantage, educationally,” Wiseman said.