Annual Education Report

Academy of Flint

4100 W. Coldwater Rd. Fliint, Mi. 48504 Phone 789-9484 

Elnora Crutchfield, Superintendent

ecrutchfield@academyofflint.com

 

August 13, 2012

Dear Parent and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 education progress for Academy of Flint School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by Federal and State laws. The school’s report contains information about student ssessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Elnora Crutchfield, Superintendent for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site http://www.academyofflint.com or you may review a copy from the office at Academy of Flint

For 2011-2012, Academy of Flint did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) because of Student Achievement. Academy of Flint was also named a Priority School because the school’s performance is in the bottom 5% of the State based on student achievement, achievement gaps and student growth over time in the tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing; as appropriate for the school grade levels tested). We are actively working to address the school issues by lowering class size, weekly job embedded/research based teaching techniques, using data to drive instruction, increasing the school day, daily observations of teaching and learning within each classroom, differentiated instruction. Information used to rank schools is based on the development of the Top to Bottom list of schools and their performance.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

 1.  Processes for Assigning Pupils – Parents enroll students at the Academy of  Flint based solely on their interested.

 2.  2010-2013 School Improvement Plan – The 3 year school improvement  plan was updated during the 2011-2012 school year by the Academy School Improvement Team.  The plan was revised to address needs of students based on current state, local, and performance series assessments as well as other relevant data.  The updated plan also meets state and federal requirements for School-Wide Title I Programs.  Goals and strategies included in the plan will be implemented during the 2012-2013 school year.

 3.  Core Curriculum – The staff has copies of the core curriculum for their respective content area(s). Additional copies may be obtained from the Instructional Manager’s office.

 4.  Local Assessments – Although Academy School students did not make AYP last year, we are focusing on meeting identified grade level proficiency targets as measured by MEAP. In addition, we monitor students’ academic progress using Scantron Performance Assessments and Teacher surveys.    

 5.  Parent Involvement – Parent involvement at Academy School continues to improve. During 2011-2012 there were 490 students enrolled with 85% of those parents attending parent-teacher conferences 

The entire staff at Academy School offers a sincere thank you to our parents, guardians, care givers, and community for partnering with us to offer a quality education for students at Academy of Flint School. We congratulate our students and their families for their hard work and efforts to achieve academic excellence.  Together, we will continue to work toward our school’s mission “to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students, by providing a healthy learning environment focused on high standards and high expectations, and by working collaboratively with parents and the community, we will develop citizens who can successfully participate in our local community and in the global society.”

Sincerely,

Elnora Crutchfield

Superintendent

4100 West Coldwater Rd.

Flint, Michigan 48504

Phone:  810-789-9484

Fax:  810-789-9483