It’s remarkable how fast time has flown from the publication of our very first quarterly newsletter in October to this, the publication of our winter edition. If you’ve been following along with the progress of our organization and successes of our schools over the past three months, you know what a busy and exciting time it has been.
In my forward in our fall newsletter, I discussed my optimism about watching our two new schools in St. Cloud, Minnesota and Herriman, Utah settle into their first semesters as school communities. Their growth has far surpassed our expectations in so many ways. Both schools hit the ground running with their amazing and talented administrators, educators, and staff taking on all of the challenges of a first-year school with integrity, initiative, energy, and zest! They have created wonderful communities for our students to flourish.
A major milestone for these schools was their first ever student-led conferences, where the students themselves took the lead in reflecting on their successes and opportunities for growth and where they set goals for their bright futures. The great accomplishment of these conferences is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our team both in our schools and across the country.
In addition to the achievements of these new schools, we have continued to expand partnerships, worked to secure several school-level grants to better serve our students, and have started construction on the site of our newest Athlos school in Terrytown, LA.
In the next three months, we optimistically look forward to the many exciting opportunities we have been given. Our schools in Utah and Minnesota will expand their grade-level offerings with the addition of the seventh grade; our Boise team will be working diligently on our many partnerships, including recruitment efforts in Louisiana; and our Healthy Body pillar will grow as well, adding a new level to their program, which is implemented in schools nationwide.
Thank you all for taking the time to keep up to date with our organization. Here’s to another quarter of growth and to student success.
President, Athlos Academies