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Description: Educational institutions for students in grades K-12 (or 1-12) supported by public funds that provide a formal education through a graded system of instruction that focuses initially on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics and later on a broader curriculum of study which terminates in preparation for specific employment opportunities or undergraduate study at the postsecondary level. (AIRS HD-8000)

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Central Falls, RI

325 Cowden Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-0964
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Address: 325 Cowden Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-0964
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Eligibility: The Segue Institute for Learning is a public charter school open to Central Falls students from sixth to eighth grade seeking enrollment. By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to the Segue Institute for Learning by lottery. The lottery determines which applicants are enrolled for the following school year. In Rhode Island, all charter schools must reflect the demographics of the districts within which they are located. Grade Expansion to include 3-8 grades starting school year 2018-19.
Services Provided: At the Segue Institute for Learning, we offer a robust curriculum featuring ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities.
Mrs. Lisa Medeiros – Coordinator of Individual Needs Email: Lisa.Medeiros@segueifl.org
Provider Profiles: We’re a community-based charter school proudly serving students in grades 6th to 8th from the City of Central Falls. Founded and created in 2006 as an on-going neighborhood mobilization movement, our beloved school is dedicated to engaging all facets of the community. Segue Institute will be expanding grades served.
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Last Updated: 6/21/2018

Cumberland, RI

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Headquarters
7 Fatima Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-871-6259
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Organization Name: Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
Address: Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Headquarters
7 Fatima Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-871-6259
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Eligibility: Students K-9th from Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln and Pawtucket
Provider Profiles: "To prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond."

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy is an intentionally diverse, tuition-free network of public charter schools that serves students by lottery from four communities—Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket.
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Last Updated: 3/27/2017

Kingston, RI

537 Old North Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-788-8322
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Organization Name: The Compass School
Address: 537 Old North Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-788-8322
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Eligibility: K-8th with target area from Washington County. The Compass School follows the Rhode Island Department of Education’s guidelines for lottery admission. All students interested in attending our school should submit an application and the lottery is held each Spring for enrollment in the following school year.
Services Provided: Public Charter School
Cathy Fusco, Special Education Director
Provider Profiles: The school utilizes a project-based curriculum integrating academic disciplines, emphasizing social responsibility and environmental sustainability, in small classroom settings to prepare each graduate to be a responsible citizen in the global community.
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Lincoln, RI

50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Address: 50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Eligibility: Students 9th - 12th Application process : [https://www.daviestech.org/Page/88]
Services Provided: Office of Diverse Learners
The Office of Diverse Learners coordinates all activities related to the education, related services, and support services for students who have Individual Education Programs; students in the Limited English Proficient program; students who need remedial reading; and students on home instruction for medical reasons.
[https://www.daviestech.org/Page/103]
Provider Profiles: At Davies, our commitment goes beyond the typical high school classroom: we prepare students with a technical skill set and training they can carry to future careers. Over 90% of graduates leave Davies with industry certification, with students choosing from across nine different career areas: Automotive Careers, Electrical, Machine Technology, Pre-Engineering, Biomanufacturing Technology, Cosmetology, Health Careers, Hospitality Careers, and Graphics & Interactive Media.
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Last Updated: 3/20/2017

Newport, RI

115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
Address: 115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
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Eligibility: students grade 9-12 in Rhode Island
Services Provided: The Met is a state funded public school district.

The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center offers a unique and innovative career and technical program to all high school aged children in Rhode Island.
Lena Correa Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Met is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. With high standards and strong family engagement, the Met’s individualized learning approach has proven successful in unlocking students’ passion for learning. The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners. The hallmarks of a Met education include internships, individual learning plans, advisory, and a breakthrough college transition program.
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Pawtucket, RI

334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-726-1750
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Organization Name: Blackstone Academy Charter School, Inc.
Address: 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-726-1750
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Email: info@blackstoneacademy.org
Eligibility: Grades 9th -12th from Providence, Pawtucket or Central Falls. Admission is by lottery.
Services Provided: Special Education Director Glenda Guglielmo

The school and affiliated programs all have commitments to community involvement and take a “whole child” approach to learning. The corporation was formed to assist local urban students to complete high school, attend higher education, and contribute to their local, regional and global community.
Provider Profiles: Blackstone Academy Charter School, Inc. operates a 300-student high school and an educational enrichment program for middle and high school students. Our high school serves students from Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence, Rhode Island.
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Last Updated: 3/20/2017
334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-721-0824
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Address: 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-721-0824
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Eligibility: Families interested in enrolling at the International Charter School must complete an application (due February 22), choose the Spanish-English or Portuguese-English language strand, and enter the annual lottery, which is held in early March. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st and students entering 1st grade must be 6 years old by September 1st.
Services Provided: ICS currently enrolls grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Full-day Kindergarten.
ICS uses a dual language bilingual education model, in which all students learn 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in either Spanish or Portuguese, depending of program strand of choice.
Provider Profiles: he International Charter School is a dual language, elementary public school of choice, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Education allows charter schools to be established by public school districts or Rhode Island non-profit organizations. The International Institute of Rhode Island was granted the initial charter for the International Charter School in 2001.
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Last Updated: 3/20/2017

Providence, RI

Address: 370 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-347-1106
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Eligibility: Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy will enroll a full class of kindergarten students in 2017-2018, and a limited number of seats will be available in upper grades (1, 2, 3, and 4), with preference given to current and newly enrolled siblings.
Services Provided: K-4th grade
Provider Profiles: The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.
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Last Updated: 3/27/2017
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-432-7279
Organization Name: The Providence Center
Address: 520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-432-7279
Email: info@anchorlearningacademy.org
Services Provided: A High School For Teens Overcoming Addiction
Anchor Learning Academy is Rhode Island's first recovery high school that combines therapy and clinical supports with academic programming.
Anchor Learning Academy supports each student's personal recovery and academic goals by integrating strong clinical and educational programming that supports the development of skills necessary for continued recovery and successful transition back to the student's community school, to higher education or to the workforce.
Provider Profiles: Anchor Learning Academy is operated by The Providence Center, the leading provider of mental health and substance use treatment services for adults, children and families in Rhode Island.
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Last Updated: 1/4/2017
42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-277-2600
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Organization Name: Highlander Charter School
Address: 42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-277-2600
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Email: info@highlandercharterschool.org
Eligibility: By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Highlander by lottery. This lottery determines which applicants are enrolled the following school year. In Highlander’s case, 75% of the students admitted to our school through lottery are Providence residents. The other 25% admitted through lottery are from other Rhode Island cities. The lottery takes place in the first week of March. All families will be notified of the results of the lottery by mail. Lower School Pre-K-5th Upper School 6th-12th
Services Provided: Highlander is a public charter school open to Rhode Island Students from Pre-K-12th grade.
Lower School
Pre-K-5th grade
6th - 12th grade

Providence and in Warren locations
Provider Profiles: Highlander Charter School is the first independent public charter school in Rhode Island. We are located in an historic mill building in one of the poorest sections of Providence that was renovated as a state of the art arts and education center in 2007.
Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change Highlander Charter School is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.
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Last Updated: 3/20/2017
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9100
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Organization Name: Hope Academy
Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9100
Text: 401-533-9104
Toll Free Phone: 401-533-9104
Fax: 401-533-9104
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Eligibility: Grades K-2 The Hope Academy lottery will occur each year on March 1, as required by the Rhode Island Department of Education. To be considered for the lottery all eligible families who reside in Providence and North Providence must submit an application before the March 1 deadline.
Services Provided: The Hope Academy is committed to an educational model focusing on the academic and social success of each individual, preparing students to meet the challenges of secondary education and to become lifelong learners.
Bob Fricklas Special Education Director
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Last Updated: 8/16/2017
Organization Name: The Providence Center
Address: 520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-825-1152
Eligibility: ages 3-5 free inclusive prekindergarten program.
Provider Profiles: The Providence Center believes in the value of early childhood education. Imagine Preschool was established to extend the benefits of quality education to all families.

Imagine Preschool is an inclusive preschool for children three to five years-old. Imagine is a 5-star BrightStars program and has twice been selected as one of eight classrooms in the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten program.
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Last Updated: 1/4/2017
459 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-252-2626
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Address: 459 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-252-2626
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Eligibility: Public Charter school for Providence students grade K-12th. Students chosen from a lottery pool in March of each year.
Services Provided: Arlene Garrison Special Education Director
Provider Profiles: Paul Cuffee School was founded in 2001 as a public charter school. Our goal was to create a school that would meet the individual needs of Providence’s diverse students through a maritime-themed curriculum that would promote social and civic skill-building as well as outstanding academic learning.
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-4600
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Organization Name: RI Department of Education
Address: 255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-4600
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Services Provided: OSCAS Special Education Call Center at 401-222-8999
El Centro de Llamadas al 401-222-8999

The RIDE Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports (OSCAS) offers several state level options to assist families and schools in resolving issues that remain even after those issues are reconsidered through local, informal dispute resolution.
Provider Profiles: Preparing Our Students for Success
Our goal is to ensure that all Rhode Island students are ready for success in college, careers, and life.
The goal of Special Education is to improve the academic, social and post school success of students with disabilities ages 3 to 21. Students eligible for special education require specially designed instruction and related services as needed to meet their unique needs.

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Last Updated: 7/14/2016
Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Organization Name: RI Department of Education
Address: Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Fax: 401-222-6030
Eligibility: Membership of the committee is composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education of children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities maintain the majority of the Committee membership. The membership also includes individuals with disabilities, teachers, representatives of institutions of higher education, private schools, charter schools, state and local education officials, administrators of programs for children with disabilities, foster care and homelessness, vocational, community or business organizations, juvenile and adult corrections and State Child Serving Agencies. RISEAC meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are posted with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. Meetings are open to the public.
Services Provided: The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee advises the
Commissioner and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary
Education on:

The unmet needs within the State in
the education of children with disabilities;

Any rules and regulations
proposed by the State regarding the
education of children with disabilities;

Developing evaluations and
reporting on data to the
Secretary of Education under section
618 of the Act and the SPP/APR.

Developing corrective action plans to
address findings identified in Federal monitoring
reports under Part B of IDEA;

Developing and implementing policies relating to the
coordination of services for children with disabilities and

Advise on eligible students with disabilities in adult prisons.
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee is an active voice in advocating that all students receive superior educational services enabling each student to achieve optimum success throughout their school years and into the world of adulthood.

The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee
(RISEAC) meets monthly to discuss and review special
education issues and reforms identified in the state as well as
nationally. Open RISEAC meetings are held once a month on Thursday
evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, October through May. RISEAC members
also convene for a Strategic Planning Work session in September and in June.

Local Special Education Advisory Committees function and operate similar to the State Advisory Committee with similar membership and purpose.
Contact the school district’s Director of Special Education for information regarding the Local Special Education Advisory Council.
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Last Updated: 11/29/2016
4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Organization Name: Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
Address: 4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Eligibility: Grades 9-12 th . The RINI Middle College is an open enrollment public charter school that enrolls students from across the state of Rhode Island. As a statewide charter school, we purposefully seek to enroll a demographically diverse student body as essential to our mission of diversifying the future nursing and healthcare workforce. When RINI receives more enrollment applications than available seats, admission is determined through a blind lottery.
Services Provided: RINI Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, opportunities to earn workforce certificates in health care (First Aid, CPR ,CNA, EMT), and internships/employment in RI health care facilities for exposure to the nursing profession. Students entering the 9th grade are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 8th grade year at another school. Students who are successful in their first year take a combination of high school and college courses through URI, CCRI, RIC and RWU during their third and fourth years.
Maureen Decrescenzo, Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, opened during the summer of 2011 to educate the next generation of nurses with a focus on health technology, public health, and home-based care. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the State of RI. We currently serve students from 19 school districts.
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017
325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
Address: 325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
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Eligibility: High School students in Rhode Island
Services Provided: The Met is a state funded public school district

The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center offers a unique and innovative career and technical program to all high school aged children in Rhode Island.

Lena Correa is Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Met Community School(MCS) was created in 2003 to offer academic and enrichment programs to the Met Community through funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the US. Department of Education. The MCS targets all Met students, their families and our community that extends beyond our neighborhoods and throughout the state. Programs are held at our Public and Peace Street Campuses which include spaces in the 5 small schools, Media and Arts Center, Fitness Center, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as in community settings.
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-432-7881
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Organization Name: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
Address: 150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-432-7881
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Eligibility: TAPA is a 7 - 12 public charter school for students living in the city of Providence with a passion for the performing arts. Students are admitted to TAPA by lottery. Families wishing to be entered into the lottery should complete an admissions application.
Services Provided: At TAPA, students will be taught utilizing a fully-integrated arts curriculum, where students learn math, english, science and history through drama, film, music and dance. At TAPA we use Arts Integration to affirm the indispensability of the arts as a core curriculum subject, and view the arts as a catalyst to learn other subjects.

Andrew MacMannis Director of Building Supports
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Warwick, RI

Organization Name: Warwick Public School District
Address: 383 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Eligibility: Families who reside in Warwick Rhode Island School District . Parents as Teachers ages 0-3 Title 1 Preschool ages 3-5
Services Provided: Home visiting program Parents as Teachers
Preschool program
Warwick CARES program for children in a temporary housing situation
Provider Profiles: Parents as Teachers
During the years between birth and kindergarten there are important times when specific kinds of learning...language, sight, basic motor skills... must take place for your child to develop to the fullest. Parents as Teachers, a parent education and family support organization, can help you capture those windows of opportunity so your child starts school ready to succeed.
The Oakland Beach Preschool is an early learning standards based program which supports every child's joy of learning through an integrated curriculum and self esteem building, learning environment.

Oral language, social/emotional, literacy, mathematics, physical health/science and creative learning opportunities nurture each child's growth and development.

The parent/family component of the program is a major focus and contributing factor in forming home/school connections. As a community of learners, students, teachers and families promote optimal student learning success.

We are very happy to continue to offer two preschool sessions for the 2016/17 school year. With the growth of the program, we are able to offer preschool to all our Title I Schools.
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Last Updated: 12/30/2016

West Greenwich, RI

Unit 3
94 John Potter Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-8600
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Organization Name: The Greene School of Rhode Island
Address: Unit 3
94 John Potter Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-8600
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Eligibility: Public Charter School open to Rhode Island students 9th-12th Grades . All high school students in Rhode Island are eligible to apply to The Greene School. The only step is to fill out a simple application. If more students apply to The Greene School than available openings, a lottery will be conducted to see which children are enrolled. Charter public schools must be open to all students regardless of race, religion, disability or academic ability.
Services Provided: The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning), our approach is:

Our students grow academically and socially, become environmental stewards and actively manage the limited resources we share as a global community.

We provide direct experiences in nature along with the latest in environmental science and technology.
Special Education Director Paul Vigeant
Provider Profiles: The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning).
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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Woonsocket, RI

320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-671-6261
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Address: 320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-671-6261
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Services Provided: Beacon is a public charter school open to students in 9th grade through twelfth grade from any community in Rhode Island. By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Beacon by lottery.
Founder's Academy serves students in grade 6th-8th
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts serves students 9th-12th.
Special Education Director is Karen Rameaka
Provider Profiles: Beacon Charter High School for the Arts develops artistic thinkers by nurturing self-expression while preparing our graduates with the academic skills necessary for sustained post secondary success.

Admissions are open to all Rhode Island students who seek enrollment.
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Last Updated: 3/20/2017