Academy Programs

Quick Facts:

  • Pre-K through Grade 8
  • Student Population: 480 (KG-8th)
  • 85% ELL environment
  • Partners include Arab American and Chaldean Council (Social/Emotional and Family Supports), CODE Legal Aid (Civic Assimilation, Housing Guidance, Employment Assistance, Legal Aid, Counseling and Advocacy for Families), Dentists R Us (Onsite Dental Services for Students), ACCESS (family seminars), United Community Family Services (health seminars)
  • Community Garden and greenhouse
  • Student transportation provided door-to-door, uniforms, supplies and backpacks all provided at no cost to families.

Instructional Program:

  • Leadership Team – School Leader/Principal of Operations,  Principal of Academics, MTSS Coordinator, Special Education Teacher and staff, ESL coordinator and staff, Literacy Support Reading Specialists
  • Data-driven environment with a primary focus on literacy
  • Balanced Assessment Portfolio incorporates M-STEP, WIDA, i-Ready, the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and grade-level formative assessments
  • Two classrooms/teachers per grade K-5; Specials are Art, Music, PE, Career Skills
  • ELA, Writing, Math, Social Studies, Science, Art, Music, PE, Career Skills taught 6-8
  • Two paraprofessionals in Kindergarten, one para in every classroom in 1-5
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports
    • Tier 1 school-reform strategies focus on data-driven guided reading groups and sheltered instruction practices – 80% of students K-3 have Individual Reading Improvement Plans
    • Tier 2 is focused on structural language development needs of ELL students
    • Tier 3 provides resource time for students with IEP’s
  • English language development program that focuses on language, literacy, and content for students below grade level and ELL.
  • Program actively engages students in a connected, expanded, and dynamic language environment.
  • Layers and scaffolds the essential skills and strategies to move all learners to independence.
  • Program easily adapts to meet instructional priorities and requirements.

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