We are all growing. At Catalyst, we are big believers in growth every day. In fact, we focus on growth in multiple ways:
- Grow is one of our core values. (along with Belong and Achieve)
Every Catalyst Academy scholar, teacher, and staff member is committed to growing every day in alignment with our mission.
- We are big believers in growth mindsets.
- We aim to close opportunity gaps and expand achievement and access — for every one of our scholars. This includes preparing our students for careers in the growth sectors of our economy.
What do we consider ‘growth sectors’?
We’re glad you asked! We believe growth sectors of our economy include: robotics, artificial intelligence, computer science, biotechnology, and environmental engineering. In order to truly prepare our scholars for these and other future growth sectors, we must create the opportunities to experience and explore. We enable passions!
At Catalyst our scholars have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) five days a week, including one day of computer science. STEM learning is hands-on, aligned with future careers, and fun! Scholars will explore their world while building their critical, creative, and computational thinking skills. Catalyst scholars will grapple with real world problems and begin to be equipped with the skills to address those challenges.
As for growth for our faculty and staff, we are committed to professional growth and expanding our learnings as well. Not only is our school built on best practices from around the nation, we make large investments in our teachers’ continued professional growth. Our teachers receive daily feedback from dedicated instructional coaches, in addition to significant collaboration time with their peers. By focusing heavily on our teachers’ growth, our scholars will grow tremendously from our excellent instruction.
Catalyst Academy Charter School’s mission is to prepare all students for college, career, and life. Catalyst Academy Charter School’s core values of Belong. Grow. Achieve. reflect the school’s deep commitment to cultivating an inclusive supportive school community where everyone – children and adults – is focused on learning every day, in order for all students to define and achieve their dreams. Catalyst Academy Charter School’s education model is designed to close both the achievement and opportunity gap. The approach couples rigorous core academics with a broad offering in the arts and sciences. Students will experience STEM learning daily and arts programming four days per week. Enroll your Kinder or first grader today!