Thomas Edison Charter Academy is a non-profit charter school in the Mission District of San Francisco serving students of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Thomas Edison Charter Academy will provide a positive learning environment that promotes educational excellence and includes creative and performing arts for all students. Students will be motivated, accomplished, and self-sufficient participants in a diverse community of learners. We envision a school where students will learn to take ownership of their education and will be prepared to be successful in high school and aspire to pursue college. The mission of Thomas Edison Charter Academy is to nurture the artistic, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child so that all students become lifelong learners and innovative problem-solvers. The instructional process will be a model of collaboration and community in a safe, socially just, and respectful environment. Student experiences will provide opportunities for exploration, expression, challenge, and success.