PROVING THE POSSIBLE.
Sage Collegiate is a tuition-free, K-8 public charter school driven by academic excellence and opportunity for all.
Sage Collegiate Public Charter School is a free, public K-8 school authorized by the State Public Charter School Authority.
We will open our doors in August 2022 with students in Kinder - 5th grade. We are a slow-growth model, which mean we grow one grade level per year until we are a fully-enrolled K-8 school.
We will begin enrolling for the 2022-23 school year in November 1. If you're interested in enrolling your child at Sage Collegiate, please complete the "Intent to Enroll" form linked above.
We are in the midst of finalizing our long-term location. We anticipate announcing the location in late September! It is expected to be in the 89107 zip code near major cross streets.
Driven by excellence for all in a supportive, rigorous, and ambitious school community, Sage Collegiate Public Charter School educates K-8 students for academic achievement, college success, and a life of opportunity.
Sage Collegiate is built upon seven tenets,
which drive all our work:
College starts in Kindergarten.
From Day One, we work to ensure students have the academic skills, work habits, and tenacity to get to and through college and have a life of opportunity.
Literacy is everything.
To ensure scholars have foundational skills and are set up for success, we focus on literacy and set ambitious goals. We expect all of our scholars to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. In 3rd grade, we move from learning to read to reading to learn.
Zest + structure = students learning
Scholars cannot learn in chaos. A structured culture with reliable routines, predictable practices, and consistency ensures an environment conducive to learning. Our daily Morning Motivation, Community Closing, and Weekly Jubilees allow for celebration, zest, and recognition of achievement.
We lead with urgency.
Students do not have time to wait for adults to get it right. Children have but one year in 1st grade or 4th grade or 8th grade. They need us to get right, right now. We apply best practices from high-performing schools across the country to meet students' needs, stay focused on instruction, and use our limited, non-renewable time effectively and efficiently.
It takes a village.
Families are our partners, and we are grounded in and by our community. Family participation in scholars' learning is fundamental to their success. We know that when families and teachers have high standards for children, students exceed expectations.
Exemplary teachers, exemplary results.
Research shows the effect of teaching on learning is greater than ethnicity, family income, school attended, or class size. We recruit, develop, and retain teachers who are aligned with our academic priorities and goals. We support our team through robust professional development geared to the academic needs of our students and the growth needs of our team.
Data drives instruction.
We have weekly PDs and monthly Data Days at which we analyze student data to determine how best to support students to meet their goals. We track students' progress toward goals and observe instruction daily to best educate our scholars.