Arcadia is a tight-knit community where middle school and high school students build deep connections.
The first week of school is a special time at Arcadia. Students spend the week doing get-to-know-you activities and writing a social contract for how everyone will act and treat each other.
After writing the contract together, each student signs it.
All types of students find a home at Arcadia. Students have room to be who they are and contribute their own unique strengths to the community.
One parent's Letter to the Editor in 2016 describes how important Arcadia was to her daughter's success in middle school: "Arcadia Charter School offers nurturing environment," Northfield News, May 25, 2016.
Students build relationships with different age groups. Middle school advisories mix 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. High school advisories mix 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. This allows younger students to look up to their older classmates and it allows older students to act as role models to their younger classmates.
Arcadia prepares students for life after high school by shaping confident, creative, and empathetic citizens.