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Contact Information (School Year 2017-18)
Last updated: 12/6/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2017-18)
The vision for Voices Academy was born out of the belief that every child has the right to an excellent education. Starting with a core group of educators committed to educational equity, we designed a school where all children could learn at high levels.
Voices is a language immersion charter school, where both English and Spanish speaking students learn mostly in Spanish the first few years of school and then switch to English in the latter years, resulting in bilingual students who achieve at high levels. Voices MH opened in 2015 with grades TK, K and 1, and will increase a grade each school year until reaching full capacity serving students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through grade eight. We have been highly successful and we anticipate our success will flourish as we grow!
The skills needed in tomorrow’s society are different from those traditionally afforded to children of color in underserved school communities, and the level of competency required is higher than ever before. An educated person in the 21st Century is a bilingual, technologically competent, lifelong learner, enthusiastic about acquiring new knowledge and applying it to novel situations. He/She is able to make informed life decisions based on awareness and understanding of all life’s possibilities. He/She is an active citizen in the community who is open-minded and values multiple perspectives and diversity.
In order to be prepared to be successful and compete in the future, our students must acquire different habits of mind, centered on critical thinking and problem solving, and meet more rigorous academic expectations. We prepare our students for this new world and economy by providing educational opportunities based on research-based pedagogical principles.
The mission of Voices College-Bound Language Academy is to empower students with the right mindsets and critical thinking expertise to succeed in college and within the larger society. By providing an academically rigorous dual-language program, Voices Academy students will develop the knowledge and skills to engage critically in their community and view their education as a vehicle for social mobility.
Voices College-Bound Language Academy seeks to establish a Tk-8 dual-language school of which staff, students, parents, and the broader community are proud to be part of. All students graduating from Voices College-Bound Language Academy will possess the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in any career path they choose to pursue in life by mastering academic standards and developing a deep understanding of subject matter. Students will have a heightened awareness of the endless possibilities for their future and will be able to think critically by asking the right questions, especially when confronted with the status quo.
At Voices Academy we breathe our vision:
Every minute matters! We understand our community has historically been underserved and we are on a mission to change history. We are on a race to meet our goals, bypass expectations and continuously grow.
We are here to learn! High academic achievement is our number one priority.
Nothing can Stop Us! We understand difficult times make us strong. Our community comes from struggle, and this struggle has only made us stronger.
Together we are one! Individually we have great potential, but collectively we are unstoppable.
Ultimately Voices will be a place where:
1. All adults believe ALL students can learn at high academic levels.
2. All students are achieving at levels superior to state standards.
3. All students are bilingual, biliterate and bicultural
4. All students are strong communicators.
5. All students realize their power to construct a new reality for themselves and their communities.
6. All teachers provide differentiated instruction that is standards based and founded on best practices.
7. All teachers' collaboration, planning and instruction is driven by analysis of student achievement data.
Last updated: 12/4/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2016-17)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/6/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2016-17)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.0 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.0 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||94.2 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.0 %|
|Two or More Races||0.7 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||70.3 %|
|English Learners||71.7 %|
|Students with Disabilities||9.4 %|
|Foster Youth||0.0 %|
Last updated: 12/6/2017