You have a choice. You get to choose what your child’s middle school experience will look like.
At Resilience Charter School, your child will be in a supportive environment where they feel known, accepted, and loved for who they are. They don’t have to be afraid of what their peers may say or do. You get peace of mind that your child is safe (both physically and emotionally).
“I could not have asked for a better school for my daughter to go to. The staff are fantastic. The kids are allowed to express who they are without being afraid of ridicule. Resilience has a different approach to teaching and it really works. I would tell anyone to check this school out.
We value the differences in each child and help them to explore their interests. Your child will receive guidance to apply their creativity to solve stimulating challenges with project based learning. Since our school is significantly smaller than most public middle schools, your child won’t feel lost in the crowd. They feel comfortable asking questions and engaging in the learning process.
"It's been a couple of years (at least) since I have seen my son excited about learning....Thanks to all the teachers and staff for bringing his *spark* back. I can't express enough gratitude!"
Supportive relationships cultivate deep resilience. We’ll get to know your child, guide them to cultivate healthy relationships with others through our Social Emotional Learning Program, and help them to develop creative problem-solving skills through Project Based Learning. Rather than being disciplined through punishment, children learn to work through problems and resolve conflict through a process of repairing harm with the support of community known as Restorative Justice.
“This school has been a literal life saver. My son is so happy here, raves about his teachers, and feels safe. I cannot say enough good things about Resilience.”
Take Advantage of Our Most Helpful Resources: What is a Charter School?
At Resilience Charter School, we inspire academic excellence and active citizenship, empowering Alachua County youth.
Social Emotional Learning is the process through which your child will learn how to:
Children with strong social-emotional skills exhibit:
To learn more about the benefits of Social Emotional Learning, watch this short video:
"I went there [Resilience Charter School] and loved it so much… it was my home and family… I could be myself and be free. I will miss it more than anything."
We put together some basic information to help you get up to speed.
A charter school is a public school of choice, which means parents choose to have their children attend. Like all public schools, they are tuition-free. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has a contract or charter to provide educational services to students.
A public charter school is independently run and has greater flexibility than a traditional public school. Because of that, they have greater accountability for performance, ensuring your child receives the best education.
The school has a performance contract, a charter with state or local school boards, which details its mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment. They are accountable to their sponsor, their students’ parents, and the general public for both fiscal practices and academic performance.
At the end of the day, you just need to find the right school for you and your child based on your current needs. Do your research. Take a Tour. Get to know the people at the school. See what other parents are saying about the school.
“Amazing school with amazing teachers! Wonderful experience for our family. We highly recommend!”
Resilience is proud to be a Collaborative Partner with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.
Resilience Charter School is a proud partner with PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.
Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.