Community School
4911 Hucks Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Courier #: 418
P: 980-343-0370  |  F: 980-343-1793 
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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The Basic School

Croft Community School is a Basic School

What is a Basic School?

The overarching goal of the Basic School is to strengthen elementary education by bringing together key components of a quality education under four key priorities.  It is called “basic” because it identifies practices that really work and seeks to make them available to every child.  It is called “basic” because it gives priority to language and to a core of essential knowledge.



The Four Priorities of the Basic School


The School as Community

The Basic School is a place where everyone comes together to promote learning.  Teachers are viewed as leaders with the principal as lead teacher and parents are viewed as the child’s first and most important teachers.  Parents and teachers work together to make decisions about issues such as student achievement, school improvement initiatives, special programs and events.  As part of our commitment to the partnership, parents, teachers, and students meet for a “get to know you conference” and sign a Covenant of Learning which defines how each will work together.     


A Curriculum with Coherence

In The Basic School, literacy is the first and most essential goal.  Literacy is defined broadly to include mathematics and the arts.  All students are expected to become proficient in all literacy skills as these are the foundational tools from which all learning takes place. Students become well informed in the disciplines of mathematics, science and history by integrating content to enhance meaningful connections across disciplines. 


A Climate for Learning

The Basic School is committed to serving the whole child.  Beyond building a solid academic program, the school seeks to provide basic health and counseling services as well as special programs to support students’ interests and after school care.  Every child is encouraged to become a disciplined, creative and self-motivated learner. The teaching schedule is flexible to promote collaboration among teachers and students. Students receive instruction in a variety of formats and flexible groupings to address academic needs and interests. Learning extends beyond the classroom and students are exposed to a wide variety of educational field trips and experiences to enhance academic growth.


A Commitment to Character

Seven core virtues-honesty; respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline, perseverance, and giving are emphasized to promote excellence in living as well as excellence in learning.  Through the curriculum, school climate and service, students are encouraged to apply lessons of the classroom to the world around them.


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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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