Capital City Public Charter School: Centering the Student Experience by Leveraging Pre-Existing Structures

A school leveraged its pre-existing student-centered systems to quickly implement remote learning with minor disruption.

Key Lessons:

  • Relying on existing strong systems to flex to a new learning environment can make the transition to remote learning easier.
  • Collaborating with students and families can bring unique insights into how to individualize for the new learning environment.
  • Creating streamlined communication systems for students and their families—especially for students with disabilities—can reduce student frustration and increase engagement.
  • Bolstering social-emotional supports using advisory groups can allow schools to attend to students’ nonacademic needs.