Buffalo Collegiate Charter School is a tuition free, open enrollment school that will open with grades 4 and 5 in August of 2018. We will grow by one grade each year until we are a fully enrolled 4 through 12 school in 2025. We are committed to providing an opportunity for all and preparing our students for success in college and beyond. Here’s how:
extended learning time
With an extended school day (7:30 AM to 4:15 PM) and school year (August 22nd through June 21st), our students have more time in class.
We provide busing and transportation for students throughout the city of Buffalo.
We offer 100 minutes of math and 150 minutes of literacy instruction every day with additional time for social studies, science, independent reading, and enrichment programming throughout the week.
50 minutes of our daily math and literacy blocks are co-taught, so teachers can collaborate and work with students individually and in small groups.
Our robust student support team includes services and interventions for students with Individualized Learning Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans and English Language Learners, so we can meet the needs of all of our students.
rigorous and supportive curriculum
data driven instruction
Our teachers use data from periodic interim assessments and daily classwork to refine instruction to effectively meet the needs of students.
Time is built into our weekly and yearly schedule, so teachers have time to analyze data, collaborate, and co-plan.
family and community engagement
At weekly Community Meetings we celebrate our PRIDE values and recognize students for accomplishments, growth, and contributions to our community.
Families receive weekly updates on their child's growth, behavior in class, and academic performance.
Families can attend monthly University Nights to learn more about our school culture and curriculum and engage with Buffalo Collegiate teachers and staff members.
One morning per moth, the Head of School hosts a Coffee Talk so families can ask questions, provide feedback, and learn more about the school.
At the end of each trimester, we host Achievement Conferences with families to discuss each student's progress. The goal of these conferences is to update families on their child's strengths and areas of growth and chart a path forward, together.