History is made up of a series of defining moments. These are ours. The purpose of recording history is to ensure that we learn from our experiences, successes, and shortfalls. Stagnation is our enemy. We must always move forward.
Rhonda Dale becomes principal of Sci Academy.
More than 95% of Sci Academy's inaugural senior class graduate with four-year college acceptances in hand.
Sci Academy creates a network office called Collegiate Academies. The Sci Academy governing board becomes the governing board for the entire network.
Sci Academy ranks #3 in Math and #1 in English in the Recovery School District. For the first time, Sci Academy scholars test in Social Studies and Science. The school ranks #1 in the district on both exams.
Sci Academy scholars on average out-perform the district in Math and English, again.
Sci Academy gets its first scores back. The scholars ranked #2 in Math in the Recovery School District and #1 in English.
Sci Academy reconfigures its entire 9th grade reading curriculum. This change becomes the foundation for a program that raises reading levels on average 3 grade levels in one year.
Sci Academy opens its doors to a founding class of 80 9th graders. Each signed on to attend a school without a building, a returning staff, or a legacy of any kind. Each took a risk.
Ben Marcovitz is awarded a fellowship through New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) to plan a new high school in New Orleans East that will open in the fall of 2008.