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10.20.2012

HOPE Academy Brown Street receives Effective rating on State Report Card

AKRON – White Hat Management announced HOPE Academy Brown Street received an Effective rating on the Ohio Department of Education’s preliminary 2011-2012 State Report Card. The rating is an improvement from the school’s Continuous Improvement rating in the 2010-11 Report Card.

“We are extremely pleased with our Effective report card rating, said Tony Cardinal, principal of HOPE Academy Brown Street. “This is the second time in three years that we have reached this status.”

The updated spreadsheet that was released includes preliminary district/school ratings, performance index and attendance rate information. Results are still considered preliminary as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost investigates enrollment and attendance irregularities around the state, according to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The ODE reported it will not publish PDFs of the Local Report Cards until the investigation by Yost is concluded. To view the preliminary report cards, visit www.ode.state.oh.us.

HOPE Academy Brown Street is a tuition-free community school that provides a safe, disciplined and nurturing learning environment for students in grades K-8. Currently, there are 14 academies throughout Ohio -- in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Youngstown.

The Academies are a haven for parents caught between frustration with traditional public schools and the expense of private schools.

Cardinal said the school met AYP for eight or nine consecutive years. He said the school reached 75 percent or over in seven indicators, which is the best the school has ever done.

“All credit must go towards all staff members, students and parents for all of their hard work and collaborative effort,” he said. “Math groups and Student Learning Plans (SLPs) contributed. We strive to stay focused in achieving our goals. Our teachers excelling in what they do… and that means that they really care about the students, our school and their jobs.”

When a child comes to The Academies, he or she enters a safe, clean, positive and caring environment built on respect. The Academies are committed to helping parents and children overcome obstacles so students can reach their full academic potential.

“Students come to us at varying levels,” said Maggie Ford, Chief Academic Officer at White Hat Management. “We have to look at their history and determine what they need to be successful. Students come to us with a variety of barriers we wrap services around these students to ensure that their academic, social and physical needs are met.”

Ford said the Report Card shows the school is trending up and in the right direction. She said the improved rating is a credit to the dedicated staff.

“We are meeting the challenges that face us and we are doing good work for kids,” she said. “It is a reflection of the hard work of our staff and parents. We have a lot of political challenges and we are able to look past that and recognize that our kids are at the center of everything we do.”

For more information about Hope Academy Brown Street, visit www.hope-academies.com.

If you’re interested in learning more about Hope Academy Brown Street and would like to interview Maggie Ford, call 330-535-6868 or email her at Maggie.Ford@whithatmgmt.com.
 

About the Academies

The Academies are tuition-free community schools in Ohio providing a safe, disciplined and nurturing learning environment for students in grades K-8. Currently, there are 14 academies throughout Ohio -- in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Youngstown. The Academies are a haven for parents caught between frustration with traditional public schools and the expense of private schools. When a child comes to The Academies, he or she enters a safe, clean, positive and caring environment built on respect. The Academies are committed to helping parents and children overcome obstacles so students can reach their full academic potential. For more information about The Academies, visit www.hope-academies.com.
 

About White Hat Management

White Hat Management contracts and assists nonprofit corporations that hold charters or see a need for a charter school in their community. White Hat Management operates 33 schools in three states under the auspices of two separate educational ventures. The Academies are tuition- free and are open to students in grades K-8 throughout the state of Ohio. Life Skills Centers are alternative education charter schools serving students between the ages of 16 and 21 in Ohio, Colorado and Arizona.

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