Who We Are

About the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools

We are proud to advocate for and support our 18 charter public schools, which are working every day to improve education for all students. Serving over 4,600 students from 34 school districts, charter public schools provide a variety of learning opportunities, including different focus areas, diverse school communities and unique missions. They are closing the achievement gap and have shown success in serving students from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly in our urban communities. The mission of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is to advocate for its members by supporting charter public schools as leaders in expanding choice and supporting and informing the public school reform movement across the state. Since our founding in 2001, the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools has worked to expand the role of charter public schools in our public education system. The League is guided by the directors of the 18 member charter public schools. Together, we advocate, share best practices and collaborate.

Officers of the Board

Rose Mary Grant, President
Head of School, Highlander Charter School

Michael Skeldon, Ed.D, Vice President
Principal, Beacon Charter High School for The Arts

Angelo Garcia, Secretary
Founder/Executive Director/Head of District, Segue Institute for Learning

Pamela McCue, RN, MS, Treasurer
Chief Executive Director, RI Nurses Institute Middle College

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Photo credit: The Rhode Island Foundation

Photo credit: The Rhode Island Foundation

Executive Director

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is proud to introduce Tim Groves as the League’s new Executive Director. In June 2015, Tim stepped into his new position advocating for charter public schools following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Stephen Nardelli. Tim’s previous roles include Development Officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, Attorney at Barton Gilman, LLP, co-founder and vice president at Schoolyard Inc., high school English teacher and administrator at Portsmouth Abbey School.

Tim earned his B.A. at Colby College, M.A. at Middlebury College and his J.D at Roger Williams School of Law.

 


Our 18 member schools

Our schools offer a variety of learning opportunities, including different focus areas, diverse school communities and unique missions. Please click on the below links to learn more about each of our member charter public schools.

Academy for Career Exploration 
www.aceprovidence.org
Grades: 9-12

Communities served: Providence
ACE Beacon Charter High School for the Arts
www.beaconart.org
Grades: 9-12
Communities served: Statewide
Blackstone Academy Charter School
www.blackstoneacademy.org
Grades:  9-12
Communities served: Pawtucket, Central Falls
The Compass School
www.compassschool.org
Grades: K-8
Communities served: Statewide
The Greene School
www.tgsri.org
Grades:  9-12
Communities served:  Statewide
Highlander Charter School
www.highlandercharter.org
Grades: PreK-10
Communities served: Statewide
International Charter School
www.internationalcharterschool.org
Grades: K-5
Communities served: Statewide
Kingston Hill Academy
www.kingstonhill.org
Grades: K-5
Communities served: Statewide
Kingston Hill Academy
The Learning Community
www.thelearningcommunity.com
Grades: K-8
Communities served: Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence
New England Laborers’/ Cranston Public Schools Construction Career Academy
http://nelcpscca.wix.com/nelcpscca
Grades: 9-12
Communities served: Statewide
Nowell Leadership Academy
www.nowellacademy.org
Grades: 9-12
Communities served: Statewide
Nowell Leadership Academy Paul Cuffee School 
www.paulcuffee.org
Grades: K-12
Communities served: Providence
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The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School
www.tomorrowsnurses.org
Grades 10-12 Plus
Communities served: Statewide
rinurses The Segue Institute for Learning
www.SegueIFL.org
Grades: 6- 8
Communities served: Central Fall
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Times2 STEM Academy
www.times2.org

Grades: K-12
Communities served: Providence
Times 2 Stem Academy Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA)
www.TAPAprovidence.org
Grades: 7-12

Communities served: Providence
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The Village Green Virtual Public Charter School
www.vgonline.org
Grades: 9-11
Communities served: Statewide
Village Green Virtual logo SouthSide Elementary Charter School
www.southsideelementary.org
Grades: K
Communities Served: Providence
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Note: grades listed above indicate the grades to be served in the 2015-2016 school year.