The path to college
Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of Democracy Prep is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. A simple philosophy guides Democracy Prep staff, scholars and alumni alike: Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World!
New Schools for Baton Rouge –
Walking into the Baranco Clark YMCA might prompt you to do a double take. Students walking in straight lines to and from rooms with smiles, teachers manning different stations along the hallway to ensure order, and numerous yellow bean bags filled with reading students, circled in the middle of the gym.
The Atlantic –
The nation’s conscious effort to explain the tragedy as a triumph of compassion, not the onslaught of ruin
Fast Company –
After the CEO of a charter school network became a mom, she realized how her parental leave policy was undermining workplace equity.
TIME Magazine for Kids –
Democracy Prep scholars are learning firsthand about the responsibilities of citizenship.
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report –
Democracy Prep Baton Rouge Executive Director, Michelle Thompson Gieg was named to the 40 under 40 list by Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.
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