A community of academic and artistic distinction since 1997
  • Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) instructional focus makes learning more engaging, fun, and relevant

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  • A caring and inclusive school culture

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  • Our teachers rock!

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  • Joyful students, parents, and teachers!

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  • The premiere school-based arts program in the area

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  • Innovative teaching practices

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  • A STEAM approach promotes the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Communication

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  • Elementary-level ukulele instruction

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  • A technology-rich environment to support student learning and research

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  • Experiential learning within a STEAM framework

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  • Middle School Strings Program

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  • Parent volunteerism supports our STEAM focus on making our ideas

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You are cordially invited to the OCS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 9th from 8-9AM!

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Guest Blog: “Everything is Awesome” by Kim Apelgren

It’s Friday afternoon and I’ve just witnessed the middle school “lip sync” assembly.  I have what has become a frequent part of my life since joining Orange Charter 6 years ago, an enormous feeling of pride.  I am proud because kids who are normally shy and soft-spoken felt comfortable enough to get up on stage and lip-synch songs in front of their teachers and peers.  I am proud because, in some cases,  I just witnessed a totally different side of kids that I’ve known for a long time.   I am … [Read More...]

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Orange Charter School

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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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