Princeton Charter School establishes common public milestones to punctuate a student’s progress and to give students and the whole PCS community the opportunity to celebrate academic achievement. Milestones are not competitive; they are goals that students, with the help of teachers, work toward meeting successfully. Milestones are significant learning objectives that the great majority of PCS students can achieve. The tasks have been drawn from recommendations by PCS faculty and board members, with preference given to tasks that cross subject-area boundaries and emphasize language arts and mathematics.
Classroom teachers are the mentors in their grades/classes as students undertake milestone projects. Teachers schedule the tasks involving their classes and arrange with colleagues for the judging of the students’ projects/tasks. Teachers provide feedback on the rough drafts, and all grammatical, spelling, factual, and mathematical errors noted must be corrected for the final draft.