The Great Oaks Foundation: Great Oaks Charter School of New York City


Updated May 2015

In this charter school serving students in grades 6-12, the model combines an intensive tutor corps staffing and instructional model (adapted from Match Education in Boston) with blended learning. The blended learning approach is supported by the model, professional development, and online platform and curriculum of the Kunskapsskolan schools in Sweden. Great Oaks is designed to specifically serve English language learners, and the learning experience is tailored to student needs and goals through teacher-led sessions, sustained tutoring sessions, and customized online content.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third and fourth waves of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." The profiles describe what makes each model "breakthrough" and express both visually and through at-a-glance details the academic and organizational models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit

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