The Opportunity Charter School
The mission of the Opportunity Charter School is to provide students in grades 6-12, in Harlem, with an education that will enable them to go to college as well as achieve social and career success. Performance-driven and results-oriented, Opportunity's highly-trained staff will: explicitly and directly teach basic reading and math skills; develop students' expository writing ability; differentiate instruction in every curricular area; prepare students for the technological demands of the Information Age; and expand higher cognitive thinking in all students. Opportunity will provide staff and students with a consistent, supportive, safe and orderly environment in which to produce, follow and achieve the outcomes set down in an individualized plan for every student, for each staff member and for the school as a whole. Opportunity's language-based, standards-based program will result in our students graduating with a Regents Diploma; a clearly demonstrated set of academic skills; experience in the workplace and in community service; an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses; and a clear awareness of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.