Chariho, Hope high schools partner for program aimed at strengthening bonds between urban, rural schools

The Westerly Sun

Chariho High School has partnered with Providence’s Hope High School in an effort to provide students with shared experiences that allow them to visit two college campuses, observe different high school learning environments, and develop a service-learning project.

So far, this pilot initiative between the two schools has been split across two days with a focus on visiting the University of Rhode Island and Brown University campuses and observing different learning environments at the respective schools. This program is a byproduct of collaborative workshops between the Chariho and Hope administrative teams as part of their work with the XQ+RI Grant, a grant focused on reimagining the high school experience.

“At the foundation of what we're trying to accomplish is building relationships,” said Chariho High School principal Craig MacKenzie. “Our primary goals are to develop relationships between our two schools and to see what living and learning looks like not only at the universities but also at our schools.”


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