Our instructional program is built around researched practices that have been implemented successfully around the country. The articulated curriculum progressively deepens students’ understanding of core concepts while avoiding needless repetition. The small classes allow for discussion, small group work, peer and teacher conferences and interviews on a daily basis. Celerity teachers communicate clear expectations about what students learn, how they learn it, and what qualifies as good work. They do so by setting explicit content and performance standards that all students work to achieve, and by making those standards clear to students, teachers, principals, parents, and the community.
The mission of Celerity is to create and operate high quality public charter schools in underserved communities, enabling all students to thrive when effective teachers present an engaging, data-driven curriculum to achieve high expectations. Our schools provide a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with an emphasis on project-based learning and technology, incorporating the Principles of Learning together with culturally relevant pedagogy to develop students’ intellectual, artistic, and physical talents. Celerity works as an agent of positive social change for both the families we serve and entire communities in improving educational options for all children.
Who We Serve
Celerity has implemented and refined educational programs that have improved the academic performance of Latino, African-American and low income students and closed the achievement gap.
• Low Income (Free and reduced lunch) population – average 92.62%
• African American and Latino population – average 93.26%
• English Learner (“EL”) population – average 53%
• Low and High incidence Special Education population – 6.47%