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Summer Session Tuition


ASPS AM Summer Tuition

$200.00

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ASPS PM Summer Tuition

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Programs

The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success (SPS) currently offers four 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.

A highlight of The Academy SPS summer program is traveling to a place where students can see African American culture in positive reflection. 
Click here to see past trip photos. 

Interested in attending the program or being a speaker/presenter? Click here to complete the application. 

Click hereto meet our summer staff. 
Click here to read more about the R.I.S.E. Program
Click here to read Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook

SUMMER SCHEDULE

AM Classes
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday – Thursday: Math/Science, Literature/History, and Post-Secondary Seminar
Friday: *Seminars, films, and speakers
*Optional for R.I.S.E. students

R.I.S.E. Classes
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


DATES TO REMEMBER
:

May 1 – Application Deadline
June 13
July 22 Summer Session

 Thursday, June 9, 6 pm – Parent/Student Orientation
Mt Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Donnelly Hall
Thursday, June 9 – Tuition Due
Monday, June 13 – 1st Day AM Session (Last Day to pay tuition)
Mt Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Basille Hall, 3rd Floor Rooms: 304, 311, 312, 315
Tuesday, June 14
– 1st Day R.I.S.E. Session 
 Monday, July 4 – No Class
July (Dated to be announced) – Parent/Guardian/Student Conferences (mandatory)

Friday, July 22 – Last Day of Classes
Friday, July 22 – Closing Ceremony, 6pm in Betty Cherry Hall at Mt Mercy University

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

This program feeds to The Academy SPS when students get to high school. Middle School students, grades 6-8, are recruited 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.

AAAP operates throughout the entire school year (October – May) and meets weekly either after school or during lunch. It can be repeated (repetition is encouraged) through 8th grade. AAAP is housed at each of the Middle Schools.

Interested in attending the program or being a speaker/presenter? Click here to complete the application. 

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

AAAP School Logos

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. It meets on Mondays after school and can be repeated (repetition is encouraged) through grade 5. Students in The Expansion Program join AAAP when they move to Middle School. 

Interested in attending the program or being a speaker/presenter? Click here to complete the application. 

Questions? Contact Charrisse Cox at chcox@crschools.us

The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Expansion Program classroom
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Barrington Erving presenting to The Academy SPS Expansion Students (2015)
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Critical Conversation Season 3: Timeless Voices

 

We are happy to report that Critical Conversations will return for Season Three.
Our theme, Timeless Voices: The Speeches/Letters of Notable African Americans,
will meet on Zoom, the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM,
beginning September 28.
(We are planning to build in a couple of in-person meetings as well. More to come on that later).

Plan to participate in the discussion, analysis, and salient conversation regarding the words and wisdom of
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis, among others.

We will be peeling back the layers; you may think you know these contributors to our history–and you may–
but there is always more to know.
Join us to begin or continue learning.

Moderators: Dr. Ruth E. White, Eric McKinley Thompson, and Betty Daniels

Registration is required. 

Register below to reserve your spot and to get updates on future guests and topics.

We look forward to a robust series and hope you are, too!
We hope that you will encourage friends and colleagues to join as well. 

 

This is our newest program. It is for adults or anyone in the community who wants to learn about
African American culture. We launched last fall on Zoom and had a great time sharing
information on our culture with a strong, engaged core group!

In this historical moment, our experts can help you answer these questions and more:

“What can I do?”
“Where do I go from here?”
“What is happening in my community?”
“How do I decipher what’s on the news from what’s real?”

We are experts in education, history, and culture.
Our sessions provide a safe place to ask all the questions you’ve been afraid to ask.
No judgment. We welcome newcomers at each session.

Meeting Bi-Weekly beginning Monday, October 25th at 7:00 PM on Zoom.
 
Reserve your spot and receive updates on future guests and topics below.