Our School: Mission, Vision and Values

We are the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, an all-girls public charter school. We opened our doors in 2016 with our first 6th grade class of 100 students. Currently we have 6th through 10th grade students on our campus. A new class of 6th graders is added each year until GLOW is fully enrolled from 6th through 12th grade in the 2022-2023 school year. At our school we work hard to create a unique all-girls public school environment that focuses on whole girl education, rigorous college preparatory coursework and the social and emotional skills necessary for success for a lifetime! Our school culture challenges students to live a balanced life, developing confidence, compassion, critical thinking and personal responsibility. We take our school's vision very seriously everyday - She WILL... Graduate, Go to College, Succeed in Life!

GLOW Academy

Our Mission

GLOW Academy, a public charter school, educates young women from diverse backgrounds through middle and high school, in a nurturing community with rigorous college preparatory curriculum to develop leaders who succeed in college and beyond.

Graduate

Our Vision

She Will...
Graduate
Go to College
Succeed in Life

GLOW Academy's "whole girl" focus offers a learning environment that nurtures the emotional, physical and academic facets of each student, developing a strong and supportive culture among its faculty, students, their families and the broader Wilmington community. GLOW is guided by a proven educational model.

We are an affiliate of the Young Women's Leadership Network, a group of groundbreaking and successful all-girls schools founded in New York in 1996. Here at GLOW, our students are empowered to dream big and then given the structure and support to make their dreams come true. Our focus on academic rigor, personal responsibility and college preparedness requires our students to deliver their very best, in the classroom and out. The result is a school that works hard to close the opportunity and achievement gap for our students and in our community.

Success

SUCCESS

At GLOW, we are developing a campus and curriculum that prepares our students for today's colleges and careers. It's a 21st Century model with teaching methodologies and curriculum delivery that reflect the creative-thinking, group dynamic, problem-solving and multi-faceted nature of our society.

The result is a learning environment that doesn't just keep pace, but sets new benchmarks for our students and their achievements.

Confidence

CONFIDENCE

There is abundant research showing the impact on learning in a single-gender environment. From the obvious: less focus on appearance, dating and sexuality, to the surprising: girls report higher confidence in their science, computer and math skills when boys aren't in the classroom.

The impact is measurable: disadvantaged students in single-sex schools, compared to their counterparts in coeducational schools, have higher achievement outcomes on standardized tests in mathematics, reading, science, and civics. They show higher levels of leadership behavior, do more homework, and take a stronger course load. And they have more favorable attitudes towards school, and less stereotyping about what women can and cannot accomplish.

Most importantly is the opportunity to integrate strong role models; creating an atmosphere that emphasizes girl-power, leadership and self-confidence.

Funding

FUNDING

GLOW is supported by a non-profit foundation which raises funds to support the enrichment programming essential to GLOW's student and school success.

College counselors, professional development for faculty, exploratory travel, coordination of internships for students and the periodic "Cool Women, Hot Jobs" speakers events are among the activities supported by the foundation.

Importantly, GLOW also provides transportation and in-school meals for students, assuring equal access to the students we seek to serve.

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