Why bring your child to Kennedy Charter??
Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, Kennedy Charter Public School will be located on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, where our students will be embedded in an environment of higher learning.
Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) President Dr. Ronald L. Carter began discussions with us in 2013 about collaborative efforts between our organization and the University. Together we have identified multiple ways each organization can bring value to the other’s mission and to the North West corridor of Charlotte.
The benefits of this collaboration are many:
• EHSC will embed our organization and services in the heart of the community from which most of our children come. This lessens transportation barriers for many families, increases awareness of our school, foster care and mental health services, and amplifies community involvement and empowerment.
• EHSC’s foster care program will be enhanced by Johnson C. Smith’s existing Foster Care Initiative that creates higher education opportunities and special support for youth from foster care.
• Kids Central of the Carolinas will be embedded in a within a vibrant community that has otherwise lacked convenient access to child-focused behavioral and mental health services.
• Every student at Kennedy Charter Public School will have exposure to higher education. Whether college-prep or vocationally oriented, our students will have access to specific JCSU academic resources, the arts, athletics and even STEM offerings as well as mentorships to enhance their academic progress and improve test scores.