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Schoolwide Values, Systems, and Routines at Ridge Road Middle School [Video]

Ridge Road Middle School Puts School Design in Action with its Focus on School Culture and Personal Relationships

Ridge Road Middle School in Charlotte, NC, transformed its student and adult culture through instituting strong schoolwide systems and routines. This progam, "The Raven Way," focuses on five elements of school culture:

  • Dedicated classroom time
  • Incentives and celebrations
  • Teacher leadership and collaborative planning
  • New teacher bootcamp
  • Administrative support

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