Middleburg Community Charter School announced last week that it won a prestigious $137,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education.
The grant helps supports the school’s year-round schedule and its intersession programs, held during two-week breaks in October and March. Intersession classes such as Musical Storytelling, GeomARTry, Lego StoryStarter, and Time Travel to Colonial Middleburg help enrich the school’s Leonardo da Vinci curriculum, while students have fun learning through hands-on activities and integrated subjects.
“Thanks to the VDOE grant, our students enjoy several enhanced curriculum options in addition to intersessions, such as optional Saturday Academy on topics like robotics and computer programming as well as after school intervention courses for students needing additional instructional support,” Principal David Larson stated.
Bob Liscouski, president of the charter school’s Board of Directors, credited the da Vinci curriculum that is designed to carry lessons over several subject areas for achieving “a level of engagement of our students that is key to their learning and development.”
Middleburg Community Charter School opened in 2014 as the first public charter school in Northern Virginia. It operates under the umbrella of Loudoun County Public Schools.