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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.

Veritas Preparatory Academy: Phoenix, Arizona
Veritas preparatory academy: Phoenix, Arizona

If there is one overarching goal for the leadership team of Great Hearts Academies, a network of six public charter schools that serve the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, it is to utterly transform the American high school and return our educational system to a more rigorous standard of a much earlier time. The founders of Great Hearts are aware that the success of their mission, properly understood, will be measurable only many years from now. That said, they can already say with absolute certainty today that they are making accessible to all a classical education of extraordinarily exacting standards.

More revolutionary still—as these schools openly refer to their mission as revolutionary—this focus on the classics is ...

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