• HOW IS CENTRAL ACADEMY DIFFERENT FROM THE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL?

    CENTRAL ACADEMY

    • No bells—students manage their time through the support of a mentor
    • Access to digital learning management system
    • Credits earned based on demonstration of mastery of critical competencies and skills
    • Self- paced
    • Flexible daily schedule based on teacher instructional time & work time
    • Personalized learning focused on individual student needs
    • Mentor program matches students with a teacher for support and guidance No failing grades-students continue working on content until they reach mastery No repeated classes due to failing grades
    • Intentional teaching of soft skills such as problem solving, work ethic, time management, goal setting, self-advocacy, etc.
    • Discipline-based on restorative practice...build school community through formal and informal communication strategies with the goal of RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS between 1 or more individuals

    TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

     Bells initiate movement among students from class to class

    • Teachers determine access to curriculum
    • Credits earned based on at least 60% completion teacher created tasks, quality of course work and attendance
    • School determines beginning and end date for courses
    • Daily schedule based on class periods
    • Teacher delivers instruction to large class groups
    • Student teacher ratio 1:35
    • No mentor program
    • Discipline-based on adherence to policies, procedures and protocols