A community of academic and artistic distinction since 1997
  • Experiential learning within a STEAM framework

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  • Parent volunteerism supports our STEAM focus on making our ideas

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  • Innovative teaching practices

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

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  • Elementary-level ukulele instruction

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  • Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) instructional focus makes learning more engaging, fun, and relevant

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  • Our teachers rock!

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  • Joyful students, parents, and teachers!

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  • Middle School Strings Program

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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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  • The premiere school-based arts program in the area

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2014-2015 School Supply Lists


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Principal’s Blog


October 8th Principal’s Update

Orange Charter Families, Just like Project-Based Learning pioneers Sylvia Chard and Lillian Katz, I believe that school life should be a reflection of real life. Periods of intense solo work should be balanced with periods of intense collaborative work which should be balanced with opportunities for lighter work and reflection which should be balanced with opportunities for fun and celebration, etc... Such has been the case at Orange Charter School lately. The rigorous work of teachers and … [Read More...]

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Orange Charter School

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Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone (919) 644-6272
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