Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School Receives National Recognition

Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School is receiving national recognition as a Model Charter School due in large part to it's collaboration with Bay High School.

Teacher Mary Pat Zebroski presented an overview of her program at the 2012 National Best Cooperative Practices Conference in Denver, Colorado last month.

Chautauqua's presentation was one of only 20 featured at the 2012 National Best Cooperative Practices Conference hosted by the National Charter School Resource Center earlier this month. The conference highlighted the best cooperative practices nationwide between charter schools and traditional public schools.

Chautauqua is considered a model charter school due to the positive and impact relationship it has established with the public school district. It fulfills the statutory intent of education innovation.

The Chautauqua presentation, entitled "The Servers, Not the Served," focused on the financial, structural and inclusive relationships that have developed between the student populations of Bay High School and Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School.

Bay High School and Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School were recognized as having an educational partnership that maximizes the potential of both the gifted and disabled students.

The conference is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mary Pat joined Meredith Thursday morning with more on the honor.

You can watch the full interview by clicking on the video above.


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