Northshore Charter School wins award from The Learning Council

Published 1:54 pm Friday, December 4, 2020

Northshore Charter School is excited to announce that it is the recipient of the “EduJedi Gainer Award.”

The National EduJedi Gathering and Awards was held Wednesday, Dec. 2. Now in its eighth year, more than 32,000 schools and districts were surveyed to determine schools readiness in the shifting landscape of educational technologies. This award highlights schools doing their best to provide learning and better achievement.

The EduJedi Gainer Award highlights Northshore Charter School’s implementation of technology during the nationwide crisis and pandemic. NCS has launched a learning management system and a student help desk, and aggressively uses digital courseware and other online tools such as Clever, Canvas, Great Minds, Prodigy, Zearn and Amplify.

“This award reinforces what NCS set out to do back in June,” NCS Principal/CEO Dee Dee McCullough said. “Of course we wanted our students back on campus but with the pandemic we had to find a way to provide as close to an authentic classroom experience as possible even though our students began the year at home. So, this award validates our planning and best intentions for our students.”

The EduJedi Gainer Award further states NCS — through its use of technology — is arresting any decline in student engagement while gaining ground with the community and is headed for academic achievement growth.

Northshore Charter School (GATORS) was founded in Bogalusa in 2013 and educates approximately 480 students in kindergarten through eighth grade as a public school of choice. NCS seeks to provide a family atmosphere for all students and its motto GATORS (Gaining Achievements Through Ownership, Responsibility and Service) seeks to instill the importance of learning, growing and giving to the community.