Barack Obama Green Charter
High School
Ms. Erin Murphy-Richardson, Principal and Chief School Administrator

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At Barack Obama Green Charter High School, students learn to question, experiment, problem solve, design and express their ideas. Our dynamic, collaborative curriculum is designed to stretch students’ ways of thinking and stimulate their natural curiosity of youth.

Research & Discovery
Our faculty teach students to apply research and analytical skills to today’s pressing social, economic and environmental issues. They answer questions such as “What is effective that’s already being done? How can I make an impact now and in the future?”. 

Guest speakers are often invited to the school to share their professional knowledge and discuss their career experiences. Their workshops cover industry trends and business-related technology. Students have learned about effectively using social media, graphic design software and more. 

Students learn to apply sustainable thinking across disciplines. They learn real life examples of sustainability that can be applied to their coursework and community leadership.

In our inquiry based, hands-on program, STEM concepts are investigated through a variety of collaborative and independent activities. Computer and engineering concepts are integrated into the subject curriculums.

High School Education, Reinvented

As Co-Founder of the Barack Obama Green Charter High School it brings me great pleasure to see our dream come to fruition. Founded in 2010, our tuition-free, non-profit public charter high school inspires young minds to achieve academic and future professional excellence with an emphasis on college preparation, sustainability and systems thinking. As school leader, I work with the Board of Trustees and administration to accomplish our school’s mission through an array of partnerships and initiatives.

Steven King
Co-Founder & Head of School