We are a public charter school district that serves Meridell Achievement Center. Students are in grades fifth through twelve and receive support for behavioral and academic needs. We are committed to reintroducing our students to their respective schools with improved behavior, reduced learning gaps, and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed.
Founded by four Military Veterans, students are at the forefront of everything we do. The rate of change in our global society is unprecedented, so students and teachers require the mindset, skill set, and tool set to thrive in it. Therefore, all educational staff, including educational aides, are required to be state certified in their fields. Students have the opportunity to earn certifications for vocational and academic paths.
PITSCO math and science labs are supplemental to the required courses for students at Ki Charter Academy. Students receive direct instruction in math and science theory and then apply their learning objectives in the lab. They explore jobs in engineering, biology, mathematics, and information technology, helping students translate academic knowledge to real-world job competencies.
Reading labs are provided during English classes as a supplement for students who are struggling with grade level reading comprehension and fluency. Students have access to innovative and personalized software to meet their particular remediation needs.
Student success begins with ongoing collaboration with our treatment team partners at Meridell Achievement Center. Feedback Notes reflecting the students’ progress in their classes, instructional arrangement and goals at Ki Charter Academy are created by teachers weekly. Teachers then take part in weekly meetings with the treatment teams centered around the progress students are making toward their academic, behavioral, and treatment goals. This allows for a collaborative and pragmatic approach to meet the needs of the whole child.
Parents or guardians are provided academic progress report every three weeks by mail. In addition, report cards are sent home every six weeks. Upon enrollment all parents or guardians are provided access to our parent portal to view weekly progress of their students’ academics.
Ki Charter Academy establishes baseline data in all assessment areas. Students are assessed upon enrollment and each six-week period. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in credit recovery to regain any credits that they have fallen behind on.
In order to improve post-secondary readiness for all students in accordance with the annual comprehensive needs assessment, instruction is career-oriented and/or project-based as described in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum.
Ki Charter Academy incorporates innovative best instructional practices that meet the needs of all learners while decreasing off task behaviors. All students are required to attend 8 weeks of Summer School and the full calendar school year during treatment.