Aside from our evidence-based and student-centered model, Concept’s design includes many innovative and unique features.  Due to our effective, distinctive school model, students and teachers look forward to coming to Concept-managed schools every day.  Our unique school design features:

STEM FOCUS PERSONALIZED EDUCATION ASSESSMENT

Nationally recognized, application-based programs such as Project Lead the Way and Gateway to Technology are part of the Concept design. Hands-on science classes, science fairs, math competitions, robotics and engineering programs give our students a competitive edge and help them pursue college degrees and careers in STEM fields.

Our schools have small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios. Our talented and committed teaching staff provide a personalized educational experience for our students in an environment where the focus is on the needs of individual students. Using a multitude of data points, the performance of each student is analyzed and effective strategies are developed to ensure learning is mastered.

It is important that we know what’s working in our classrooms, but more importantly, what isn’t. Ongoing student assessments help our teachers understand how to adjust their instruction and develop specific strategies to meet the needs of their students.

SKILLED AND DEDICATED STAFF A MOTIVATING CULTURE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Local, national, and international recruitment takes place to find the top caliber of talent. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff make a difference in the lives of so many young people every day because of their dedication and hard work.

Concept-managed schools strategically build a culture that promotes success and focuses on effort. It is a culture that revolves around relationships with students, families, and the larger community, so everyone is involved in student success.

Concept-managed schools offer various opportunities that many students may not have otherwise had in traditional public schools. These opportunities keep our students involved beyond the school day and include, but are not limited to, clubs, special interest groups, competition teams, sports programs, trips, cultural events, summer and winter programs, and mentorship.

COLLEGE READINESS FOR ALL HIGHER STANDARDS LONGER SCHOOL DAYS

Research shows that a college degree can make all the difference. Our schools provide many resources to prepare students for ACT and SAT, college applications, scholarships, and grant programs.

Concept-managed schools have high graduation requirements, strict promotion policies, and strict discipline policies. We believe this culture of high expectations translates into success.

Our schools have extended school years and longer hours than many traditional public schools. On average, our students spend 20% more instructional time than their counterparts in traditional public schools in any given year.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES HOME VISITS IVY LEAGUE MENTORSHIP

Parents are our partners in their children’s education. Events like the Honor Roll parent dinner, parent breakfasts, and award nights celebrate the critical role parents play.

Concept-managed schools organize home visits throughout the school year to enhance communication and strengthen relationships with parents.

Our students have access to the Ivy League Mentorship Program (IMP), which is designed to prepare a select group of students for top colleges in the country. Beginning in the sixth grade, IMP runs small groups that focus on academics, leadership, character, and developing 21st century skills that will ensure success in college and beyond.

INTERNATIONAL TRIPS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Concept-managed schools organize international trips that are open to students, parents, and staff members. Past trips include Thailand, Europe, Turkey, the Philippines, China, and Costa Rica.

It is important to connect our students
with the community around them. Schools extend their network to include the larger community where members enjoy annual showcases, community breakfasts, and luncheons to demonstrate student learning and create unique learning opportunities for our students.