Who Are We?
Charis Center is a social enterprise providing academic instruction to students in grades 7-12. In addition to the academic courses in math, language arts, science, social studies, and foreign language we provide instruction in visual art, drama, and music, computer science, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship,
What Makes Charis Center Unique?
What sets Charis Center apart from other umbrella groups and learning centers is our creative and flexible approach, and our emphasis on being greater stewards of the world we live in.
Charis Center provides a progressive customizable learning program via computer mediated and text-based curriculum with one-on-one instruction. We support families by providing their student with a personalized, engaging, and enlivening school experience. Our high school diploma courses integrate peace, justice, diversity and sustainability studies with the core subjects. We welcome all students regardless of race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or economic status. Every student is career or college ready when he or she completes our program.
Who Attends Charis Center?
The Charis Center is designed to meet the needs of students who have experienced difficulties navigating the academic constraints and social pressures of more traditional school settings or are currently being home schooled. This includes programs for Gifted students; Students with IEPs; Students who are disenfranchised; And GLBTQ and transgender students.
Charis Center provides each student with curricula and activities that are best suited to their individual learning profiles, interests, and academic goals. Incorporated into the curricula are programs addressing success planning for post high school. Through time, patience, trust and consistency students are provided with a safe space to build relationships that will assist them in making positive choices along their journey into adulthood.
Dedicated to assisting every student in reaching his or her full potential in both performance and reward.
Committed to diversity, equal opportunity and fair treatment.
Committed to an organizational structure and culture that promotes student involvement, open communication, teamwork and cooperation.
The philosophy of the Charis Center is grounded in the concepts of peace, diversity, justice and sustainability, with the option of courses being integrated through the visual and performing arts. We recognize every student as gifted, and work to nurture those individual gifts. Great care is taken to develop courses and assignments that address the specific learning styles of each student, while also helping the students hone non dominant styles.
Field trips for education
(dba Charis Center)
A Ministry providing education, mentoring, guidance, and for grades 7-12
Secular Education based on peace, justice, diversity and sustainablilty
Career or College Preparation
Anti-gang, Drug and Alcohol abstinence
Registered with the MSDE as a
home school umbrella
Call Us: 301.789.1027 / / 9609 Wellington Street Lanham, MD 20706