School History

How We Started

Network Charter began in 2003 and is chartered by the Eugene 4J school district with the mission of “empowering students to find their strengths and interests by providing a web of community resources that emphasize environmentally and socially sustainable ways of being.”

The Network Charter School has grown out of the Lane Educational Alternatives Resource Network (LEARN) consortium and the nonprofit community in Eugene. The needs of learners in our community, the private Alternative Education and Charter School laws, and Eugene’s willingness to work with innovative education programs have inspired the creativity and commitment behind the NCS.