Network Charter School
Based in downtown Eugene, Oregon, the Network Charter School is a small charter program (with 90-130 students) serving young people aged twelve to twenty. Classes are offered in a variety of locations (including Nearby Nature's Yurt) through a network of community education organizations, including Le Petit Gourmet, Material Exchange Center for Community Art (MECCA), Peace Village, the Eugene Glass School, and Nearby Nature.
The unique offerings of the Network include class sizes of 10-15 students, practical and multicultural opportunities, and career-related learning.
What students say about NCS:
“It’s better than every school!”
“You learn to deal with real life.”
“I actually want to go to class now.”
“It’s good to be weird here!”
“It’s not a textbook school.”
“You actually learn stuff.”
“Less busy work”
“It’s small and everybody’s nice.”
“Teachers talk to you like a real person.”
“You can find yourself because you don’t have to be anyone else.”