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Academic Program

Academic Program

Carpenter Community Charter Tops Local District 2 with an API Score of 930!

Our school jumped 18 points and is the highest of the 71 elementary schools in our district.

API scores, which range from a low of 200 to a high of 1000, reflect a school's performance level. These scores are based on the results of statewide (STAR) testing. Its purpose is to measure the academic performance and growth of schools.

For more information on Carpenter's performance, please click here.



Carpenter Community Charter is a School for Advanced Studies (S.A.S.) and provides programs to meet the differentiated instructional needs of gifted and talented (GATE) students.

As an S.A.S. school, our programs are designed to improve educational options and increase professional training to support the development of gifted and talented youth.

We receive funding from the District in the form of a block grant. S.A.S. teachers and administrators are required to participate in professional development training.

The following is a link to our GATE grade level differentiation plan.


What is Transition Kindergarten?

Kindergarten begins an exciting new chapter in the lives of children and their families and sets the tone for children's social and academic future. With the increasingly academic nature of Kindergarten, however, some parents are finding that their children are not quite ready for the pace and rigor of the Kindergarten program. These children quite often have a fall birthday.