Personal Impact

Every day, public charter schools are helping students have the opportunity to achieve at high levels. Read stories about the impact these schools are having and how they are responding to the needs of individual students, while still being held accountable for student learning.

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100% of Horizon High School Seniors Graduate

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2013 Hall of Fame Award: Lisa Graham Keegan

Meet Lisa Graham Keegan, principal of The Keegan Company.

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2013 Hall of Fame Award: The Walton Foundation

Find out how the Walton Family Foundation is helping students succeed.

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2012 Hall of Fame Award: Jim Griffin

Meet Jim Griffin, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools.

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2011 Hall of Fame Award: Donald Hense

Meet Donald Hense of Friendship Public Charter School.

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2009 Hall of Fame Award: Don Shalvey

Meet Don Shalvey of Aspire.

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2009 Hall of Fame Award: KIPP

Find out more about how KIPP helps students succeed.

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2009 Hall of Fame Award: Josephine Baker

Find out about Josephine Baker's work to support student success.

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2008 Hall of Fame Award: Ember Reichgott Junge

Meet Ember Reichgott Junge, a charter school pioneer.

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2008 Hall of Fame Award: Linda Brown

Find out about Linda Brown's work to support student success.

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2008 Hall of Fame Award: Yvonne Chan

Meet Yvonne Chan, a charter school pioneer.