Taylor’s Crossing Public Charter school began with a small group of interested, committed and dedicated parents who wanted a Harbor education for their children. With the help of Rebecca Stallcop, these founders laid the foundation for the outstanding school that exists today.
As an Idaho charter school, Taylor's Crossing offers a free, public education from kindergarten through high school. From the minute you walk in the front door, however, it will be clear that you are not in any ordinary school. Being a Harbor school means that students walk in silent lines in the halls, classes are actively engaged in learning, students open doors for others, and common courtesy is the norm, not the exception.
To prepare students for the future they will inherit, Taylor's Crossing places increased emphasis on the US Constitution and the development of leadership skills. From the earliest grades, students are taught to be comfortable speaking in front of groups, performing skits and poetry, and actively participating in group learning. In this high-expectation, low-threat environment, students quickly become very comfortable in their own skin.
The Harbor Method looks at school as an extension of the family. As a team, Harbor educators, parents, and students work together to help each and every student reach their greatest potential.
The education of today’s children must be considered a team effort by both parents/guardians and teachers. Research shows that the most successful students are those who have regularly structured homework time. This parent/guardian-assisted practice serves a dual purpose. It allows the student extra practice to reinforce and advance the skills taught in school. It communicates to the child his/her priority in the parents/guardians life. This contact time develops more than academic skills; it develops a sense of self-value and builds memories.
The discipline of nightly homework creates a habit that will benefit the student throughout life. It is our intent to require reasonable and constructive assignments that will encourage the student’s success in the classroom. It is important that our parents/guardians share our beliefs about homework and will support us in this effort. Establishing a time and place for homework will help to develop a habit and assure that the homework gets completed. Daily homework requirements vary from grade level to grade level. Please check with your student’s teacher to see what his/her expectations are regarding homework.
We view parental/guardian support in the homework area as encouragement, setting a homework time and following through to ensure that the work is completed. Finally, to do well in school, your child must be present, on time, healthy, rested and attentive. Please encourage your child to complete the homework given each day by finding a quiet place for them to work and by checking to make sure the homework is completed.