How We're Different

We often get asked “How will Kaleidoscope be different?”


Kaleidoscope Charter High School will be based on a student-centric approach towards teaching. By incorporating project and team learning into the curriculum, we prepare students to realize their potential as innovative leaders no matter what they do after graduation.


Unlike most public high schools in the Triangle area, Kaleidoscope will be a small community with 600 students in grades 9 - 12 (the school will open in 2020 with 230 students). This inspires a close-knit student community and an environment where every teacher knows the strengths and aspirations of every student. At Kaleidoscope, you are more than a face in the crowd.  


Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our educational plan.

How a student-centric high school works

Check out these resources to see how a student-centric high school curriculum benefits students.

Student-centered learning goes by many names. This guide from NCSU is a great resource for understanding the basics of a student-centered approach to education.

Potter Making Bowl

Differentiated curriculum is at the heart of what we do. Check out the NC Department of Public Instruction guide on best practices for incorporating differentiated curriculum.

Experimenting in Lab

Across the country, communities are rethinking the ways they approach high school education. The Emerson Collective is one such org developing ways to prepare students for the 21st-Century economy.

Young People - Meeting With Computers

Shelley Wright, educator and high school consultant from Sasketchawan, Canada), talks about the power of student-driven learning in her TEDx talk.

What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton, Principal of Templestowe College in Australia, shares his high school's experience implementing student-centered learning.