As education changes and grows, charter schools have become the wave of the educational future. Charter school are unique in that they operate independently from the public school system in which they are located. Because students can attend whichever charter school they choose, charters schools are tasked with finding new and creative ways to appeal to a wider audience. Why should charter schools invest in increasing their magnetism?
ATTRACT TOP STUDENTS
Charter schools receive government funding based upon their school’s academic performance, so charters are often actively recruiting top new students. The best way to entice students to attend your school is by creating a dynamic learning environment through interior design. By using design features such as bright and vibrant classroom colors and adaptable and flexible furniture, you can create an ideal learning experience that motivates and inspires students and teachers. Not only will the design feature lead to positive learning outcomes, but it will get parents and students excited about attending your charter.
RECRUIT THE BEST TEACHERS
Attracting the best and most talented teachers is also very important for the overall success of a charter school. Classrooms that are technologically integrated are a really big draw for teachers. In a classroom where technology is available for both the teacher and students to have at their disposal, it will not only make a teacher’s job a little bit easier, but will lead to engaging and enriching lessons. Also, including flexible and adaptable seating where teachers can have students go from independent learning to collaborative group seating seamlessly, fosters a stimulating classroom that will not only boost student performance but support successful teacher performance as well.
STAND APART FROM THE REST
Because there are so many charter schools often within close proximity to one another, it is important that charter schools establish a way to stand out from the rest. Of course, having a strong reputation for academic achievement will speak for itself, but creating a unique classroom experience will increase the magnetism of your school. One way to do this is by having adjustable, movable and durable desks that will accommodate different student needs. By using height-adjustable tables that have the ability to be pushed together to make a more collaborative surface for students will engage and excite students, teachers and their parents about what’s happening at your charter school. By using design features to enhance your school environment, positive word will spread about your school.
Because the interior design of classrooms, surrounding hallways, private offices and other areas within your school have a direct impact on performance and achievement, it is important to consider having a strategic design plan for your building. Not only will it attract the best students and top teachers, but it will create a buzz about your charter school that will make it stand apart from the rest.