JA Academy creates a learning environment that is highly relevant, authentic and experiential in order to heighten student engagement and ultimately improve academic outcomes. When measured as a comparison between JA Academy students and the performance of their peers within the greater school, early results indicate positive outcomes.
JA Academy students outperformed their school peers on all Georgia Milestones during the 2016-2017 year. It is also encouraging to note that as a whole, the school's results improved year-over-year.
JA Academy students outperformed a district matched comparison of peers on three out of four Georgia Milestone assessments.
Climate is measured through levels of student engagement through attendance and behavior. Over time JA Academy students significantly outpace their school peers in both measures. JA Academy students demonstrate dramatically improved attendance rates and decreased discipline.
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JA Academy fosters a highly engaging and motivational environment to empower students with the knowledge, skills and ambition to navigate their own path to success. The reflections below are a snapshot of the energy and camaraderie that developed among the JA Academy students and teachers.