Granada Hills Charter has a clear vision for education in the 21st century which focuses on teaching students to think critically, make informed decisions, collaborate effectively with others, and be flexible to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. We believe that education must extend beyond the classroom and inspire students to use their knowledge and skills to contribute to the greater global community. With this goal in mind, the GHC grades TK-8 program will pursue accreditation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) School with both a Primary Years Program (PYP) and a Middle Years Program (MYP). Our educational model will combine the IB PYP and IB MYP framework with the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the CA Computer Science Standards. In addition, all students will participate in world language instruction from an early age and engage in opportunities for community service. This foundation will not only provide a seamless transition into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP), it will also provide the necessary knowledge and skills required for the AP Capstone Program or any of the rigorous programs offered by Granada Hills Charter High School.
As one of the only schools in the area that offers early language classes, Granada Hills Charter students will begin taking language classes in second grade. Second language fluency prepares students for a competitive workforce and gives them the ability to connect with people across the globe.
Our students will learn how computers work - an early introduction to logical thinking - beginning in Kindergarten. We will be among the first schools to adopt the new California TK-12 computer science standards to prepare our students for the careers of the future.
In an inquiry-based instructional model, GHC students will thrive in project-based learning that requires real-world problem solving. Our students will be guided to conduct meaningful, mission-driven projects that are purposeful and teach them the value of giving back to society.