To re-engineer high school education to be more relevant, experiential, and authentically-connected to the complexities of the real-world in order to more fully prepare today’s students for the demands of tomorrow’s economy.
The JA Academy model is designed as a joint venture between JA, school systems and the business community where each entity integrates its core competencies to deliver an elevated level of learning. Through strategic partnerships we are able to bring together our expertise and resources to move public education from decades of learning in silos to infusing concepts and themes across subjects.
JA Academy breaks free from the traditional classroom to bring real world connectivity into the everyday academic experience. Through this unique design we are able to build a culture of success, deliver a powerful learning experience and establish best practices that create positive outcomes for our students and educators.
Every JA Academy is designed as a full immersion school-within-a-school where students take all core courses and JA electives within their cohort. This design encourages collaboration and connectivity among teachers and students, and creates a culture of success.
JA Academy provides four years of integrated learning pushing students to discover solutions to real challenges and creating lasting connections with professionals, peers and possibilities. Students learn hands-on skills, gain valuable experiences and discover a world of possibilities that will play into success around their academic and professional futures.
STUDENTS & TEACHERS
JA Academy is designed to serve a broad spectrum of students- the majority of students who makeup our schools, neighborhoods and tomorrow's workforce. Our classrooms are filled with teens who have varying interest, backgrounds and academic levels to create a dynamic and diverse learning environment.
JA Academy teachers are bold, progressive and passionate. They are dedicated to their students and embrace innovation in education. As the JA Academy expands we will continue to build a network of skillful educators who share best practices to enhance the delivery of learning across systems.