Programs

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The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success (SPS) currently offers three programs:

The Academy SPS Summer Program (for High School Students)

The Academy SPS summer program operates for six weeks and is housed at Mount Mercy University.

It is for high school students in grades 9-12 and offers a culturally specific curriculum enriched by seminars, films, and speakers.

This program can be repeated (repetition is encouraged) each summer throughout the student’s high school career.

Interested in attending the program or being a speaker/presenter contact Eric Thompson at aspsdirector@gmail.com

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The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success program staff

African American Awareness Program – AAAP (for Middle School Students)

The Academy African American Awareness Program is housed at each of the Middle Schools.

 

Taft Academy AAA Program

Wilson Academy AAA Program

McKinley Academy AAA Program

Roosevelt Academy AAA Program

Franklin Academy AAA Program

Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Iowa AAAP Program

The program recruits middle school students grades 6-8 to learn about their culture while improving academics. The students in AAAP read and discuss a common text, and travel to the University of Iowa each Spring to discuss the text with a university professional in the Education Department.

Students in AAAP should be recruited to the ASPS Summer Program once in high school. 

Program operates throughout the entire school year and meet weekly either after school or during lunch. 

This program can be repeated (repetition is encouraged) each every year of middle school.

Contact Dr. Ruth White at theacademysps@gmail.com or Eric Thompson at aspsdirector@gmail.com

The Academy Expansion (for Elementary School Students)

The Academy Expansion program operates during the school year (October-May) and teaches elementary school-aged students in grades 3-5, academic and leadership skills, using cultural awareness and knowledge as a base.

The Academy Expansion program is housed at Johnson STEAM Academy, every Monday 3:45p-5p; it can be repeated each year through 5th grade.

Contact Charrisse Cox at chcox@crschools.us

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The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Expansion Program classroom
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Expansion Program students