At Great Oaks Charter School in Wilmington, we strive to cultivate a joyful learning atmosphere, and our students enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities, including a theater program and a championship basketball team.
To provide the best access to services for our students and community, we are located in the heart of our city in the Community Education Building (CEB). Our eleven-story building was converted into a world-class education facility thanks to the generosity of Bank of America and the Longwood Foundation. The 281,000 square-foot facility has a cafeteria, library, music and dance rooms, an indoor play area, and health and wellness service facilities.
We work to create a safe, effective, and innovative learning environment that enables each individual to reach his or her greatest potential through a high dosage of mentorship.
1. Students First – every child has a champion
2. Differentiated, standards-aligned, coherent curriculum
3. Engaging with the community to empower our students to be the change they want to see
4. Earning parent trust through a strong partnership
5. Committed staff that illustrates that we have the right people in the right places
6. Intentional fiscal responsibility through the alignment of resources based on student needs
Students First – Our students are the reason we exist. Each staff member is responsible for our students’ success. Our students’ futures are at stake – we never give up. All our decisions and actions are centered on students.
Straight Talk – We face reality, communicate honestly and respectfully, and hold each other accountable.
We Grow – We know that we are not perfect. We are open to feedback, ask for help, and strive to develop ourselves in our roles to be successful for our students, families, and staff.
Model Excellence – We consistently uphold school-wide expectations. Every day we are in the spotlight, and we always model professionalism. We assume the best and treat one another with respect.
One Team – We are in this together. Even when we don’t see eye to eye, we support each other to reach our goals and do what’s best for our students. We do more with less. If it doesn’t work, we fix it. We find a way.
Joy & Humor – We like to have fun. We love to laugh. We believe a positive atmosphere helps us achieve more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Community Partners
“I was scared when I came here late in the year because my school closed. I didn’t want to come, but within two weeks I learned that we are a family here at Great Oaks. The staff here push me outside of my academic comfort zone, and when I make mistakes they always support me through it and I grow. I feel a connection to every staff member, and they have taught me something: to become a better version of me.” – Keyon Cooper
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