The Mohawk Valley Community Charter School initiative proposes to start a charter school for grades K-5 in the Utica, NY area. The tuition-free public school of choice will offer high-quality educational programs with an individualized approach. Academic studies will be inquiry-based and integrated across the subject areas. High impact professionals will use engaging content to motivate students to achieve at their highest potential. A smaller school environment with strong partnerhips with families and community organizations will support a safe, collaborative school culture.