AISHA ACADEMY Residential Charter School
The Residential Charter School will be for the homeless youth between the ages of 16 to 25 years old. The School will accommodate 24 boys and 24 girls at a time. A total of 48 youths.
In addition to enrollment problems, the high mobility associated with homelessness has severe educational consequences. Homeless families move frequently due to limits on length of shelter stays, search for safe and affordable housing or employment, or to escape abusive partners. All too often, homeless youth have to change schools because shelters or other temporary accommodations are not located in their school district. In recent years, 42% of homeless youth transferred schools at least once, and 51% of these students transferred twice or more (Institute for Children and Poverty).
Every time one has to change schools, his or her education is disrupted. According to some estimates, 3-6 months of education are lost with every move. In a recent study of homeless youth in New York City, 23% of homeless youth repeated a grade, and 13% were placed in Special education classes, many times inappropriately. Homeless youth are thus at risk for falling behind in School due to their mobility. Without an opportunity to receive an education, homeless youth are much less likely to acquire the skills they need to escape poverty as adults.
Charter School Program
For 16 to 25 years old.
G.E.D. Program Curriculum
Substance abuse, mental health treatment and job readiness skills
The Governors gave priority to programs that serve youths not normally served by SEAs (State Education Agencies) and LEAs (Local Education Agencies) or that reach populations that need special or additional resources such as homeless youths and school dropouts.
The School will concentrate on High Risk Students, Drug and Violence Prevention, Counseling Services.
Aisha Academy - will provide extra curriculum activities: [Arts, Musicology, Theatricals (drama)].
[Vocational Trades - Agribusiness (Agriculture)
The Management Team
The Management Team of A’ISHA ACADEMY will consist of the following members, with their skills, education and experience.
- President - DR. Billie Smith-Legier
- Consultant - DR. AISHA KAREEM,
- Clinical Psychologist -
- Executive Director - KELVIN LANCE WILLIAMS
We plan to recruit Teachers with Associate of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree; Bachelor of Science Degree; Psychologist (who will monitor the Mental and Behavioral characteristics of Youths; Psychiatrist (to deal with the medication of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorder); License Clinical Social Workers and Interns, Cooks(s).
We will contract with theses Outside Professionals to help with certain functions. The General Educational and Professional backgrounds of our employees will be at-least an Associate of Arts Degree, and Sociology Degree (The Science of Society, Social Institutions, and Social Relationships).