ABOUT NEW CHARTER UNIVERSITY

New Charter University (NCU) is proud to offer the Congress for Global Good as one of its academic programs exclusively designed for qualified high school students.

In 1994, NCU was founded under its original name, Andrew Jackson University by Robert McKim Norris, Jr., and D. Michael Barrett, both graduates of the Cumberland School of Law and colleagues at a Birmingham, Alabama law firm. After completing his law degree, Norris embarked on an intense program of self-directed study. He compiled a personal library of thousands of books, videotapes, and audiotapes, and he concluded that he gained more education through ongoing, independent learning than he ever learned in formal classroom experiences.

Since its inception, NCU has continued to grow in the hands of those who are passionate about experiential and independent learning and believe individuals can improve their lives through education. NCU is carrying out this mandate by offering flexible, supportive, and affordable online education to students from around the world.

The NCU mission is to leverage advances in innovative technologies and educational models to provide high-quality, flexible, and affordable education programs so students can attain recognized degrees that advance their careers and improve their lives.

The NCU vision is to build the most affordable and accessible private university in the world, so no one is deprived of access to quality education. In order to accomplish this, these core values are held dear:

  • Offer the highest quality, most affordable education possible;
  • Create an engaging and intellectually stimulating culture;
  • Approach challenges with humility and perseverance;
  • Embrace change fearlessly and drive innovation;
  • Operate with integrity and openness; and
  • Value diversity.

New Charter University is a tax-paying, accredited distance learning university headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

SUPPORTING
ORGANIZATIONS:

The Society of Torch & Laurel

The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.

College Admissions Central

College Admission Central exists to serve high school students interests, providing them with the essential resources and support that’s required to gain acceptance to college. They provide the essential tools, information, resources, and assistance: everything they’ll need to succeed!

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MEMBER OF:

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is an organization devoted to improving technology education and engineering through the use of technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. It represents over 35,000 technology educators throughout the world.

STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.

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TO BE LISTED:

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.