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  • Elementary School | Telra Institute | United States

    A challenging, accelerated, and differentiated experience for advanced learners Welcome to Telra Institute Grades K-5 are fully enrolled for the year, but you can still join the wait list for grades 6-8 Grade 6-8 Watch our information session videos for prospective families Play Video Play Video 1. Why Telra Play Video Play Video 2. Mission Curriculum Placement Play Video Play Video Pi Day Lottery 2023 Telra Institute is a tuition-free public school in the south Charlotte metro. Read about our location, calendar, transportation, meals, uniforms, and more. Let's Go! What makes Telra different? Our Approach What program do we offer? Our Curriculum Our grouping model optimizes instructional time 15-35% More learning The Telra experience looks different for every student Each child follows their own trajectory through Telra Learn More Be the first to know about Telra news and important dates for enrollment Join List

  • Elisha Rearick | Telra Institute

    Meet Our Staff Contact us using our standard email address convention Elisha Rearick Director of Curriculum Elisha Rearick began her career in education as a classroom teacher at a charter school in Harrisburg where she taught third and fourth grade. She loved being a classroom teacher and always worked to challenge her students to help them reach their full potential. After her son was born, Mrs. Rearick decided to pursue her Master's in Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and became a Talent Development teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Her passion for serving advanced learners is what drew her to Telra's approach to education. Outside of school, Mrs. Rearick loves spending time with her husband and four-year-old son, Miles. Together, they enjoy going to bookstores, hiking at parks, and playing board games. Mrs. Rearick and her family also love trying new restaurants and coffee shops, so she is always looking for recommendations! Education: ​ Master's in Special Education: Academically and Intellectually Gifted; University of North Carolina at Charlotte BA in Psychology; Georgia State University Elementary Education Certificate; Moreland University Back to Directory

  • Careers | Telra Institute

    Inspired and excited by the Telra mission? Join Us! We are assembling a high-performing team to work with our novel educational model in a culture that prizes education and esteems educators. Candidates will find a supportive environment and opportunities to excel professionally, intellectually, and financially. ​ Telra Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer Open Positions Visit our hiring portal to find open positions and apply. ​ If you think you'd be a great fit, but don't see your role listed in our hiring portal, please email us your resume/cover letter and convince us! jobs [at] ​ Telra will consider part-time applicants for all roles even where job postings are listed as full-time. ​ Telra participates in E-Verify and welcomes all legally-authorized workers. ​

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  • Curriculum overview

    Math Dimensions Beast Academy Art of Problem Solving English Language Arts Reading English Science and Social Studies Q&A video from Nov 30, 2022

  • Supply list for 2022-23 school year

    Telra provides all of the basic classroom supplies for students such as pencils, notebooks, paper, scissors, glue, etc. Since our model involves children moving from class-to-class (and across grade levels) throughout the day, this a better way to ensure all students have what they need than asking parents to purchase off of a generic "grade level" list. It has the added benefit of saving you time. ​ We do ask that families provide the following personal supplies for their child: Backpack Lunch/snack box Water bottle Wired headphones Zippered pencil pouch for 3-ring binder Headphones Every student at Telra needs a set of wired headphones with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. These are used for testing as well as some computer-based learning activities. Since every child has their own preferences on the fit and style of their headphones/earbuds, we ask that families provide them and send them in with your student on the first day of school. Example here. For students in rising grades 4+, your headphones should include a microphone. (Younger students do not need a microphone, but it is ok if they have one.) Examples here and here. Pencil Pouch Similarly, every child should bring their own zippered pencil pouch (w/ holes to fit 3-ring binder) that they can use to carry their supplies from class-to-class. Since most other supplies will be provided by the school, providing your own pencil pouch lets children choose their favorite color or style and find something they can easily distinguish from their friends’ pouches. Examples here and here. If you're buying custom labels with your child's name on them, Telra receives 20% of sales from Mabel's Labels when you choose "Telra Institute" in the dropdown at this link. Remember, you can find full details on Telra's Uniform Standards here.

  • MOD Pizza Spirit Day

    Family Council hopes you'll grab lunch and dinner at MOD Pizza in Matthews this Monday, February 21 for Telra Spirit Day. MOD Pizza in Matthews 10420 E Independence Blvd Matthews, North Carolina, 28105 Take a look at the menu in advance and then rally some friends to join you for good food and good company on the patio. Telra Family Council will receive 20% benefit of all sales, when you show this flyer or use code MOD1184 at the time of ordering.

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