Annual Education Report
April 22, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for the Hazel Park Access Academy. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Michelle Laporte for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
Hazel Park Access Academy faces the challenge of educating previously unsuccessful students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds in a very small setting. To make this possible, we have chosen to provide most of our classes in an online format, to allow for a high degree of personalization in scheduling. Our online classes, which are chosen for their high degree of correlation to state and district standards, offer options for customization, and our staff work closely with students to support their learning needs.
State law requires that we also report additional information:
Access Academy admits all eligible high school completion students who apply.
Our school improvement plan is a living plan, which is constantly adapting and evolving to reflect current realities and maximize positive changes. Many of the strategies that were previously created are already well underway, and additional goals and strategies (based upon new feedback and research) are currently in the process of being implemented. We welcome participation by any interested students and community members who would like to help our School Improvement Team in their goal of continuously improving Access Academy.
Hazel Park Access Academy is for students ages 16-19 who were not successful in the traditional school setting and want a more personalized format in which to earn their high school diploma. Smaller class sizes, small school atmosphere, and more opportunities for individual attention help these students to succeed. Core classes are offered online, primarily via Pearson’s Gradpoint, as well as Odyssey and Edgenuity programs. In addition, we’ve offered vocational classes such as Culinary Arts and Small Engine Repair.
All Hazel Park schools follow the state curriculum. Most of the core curriculum at Access is provided through Pearson’s Gradpoint program, and this curriculum, along with state standards correlations, is available through Gradpoint.
Access Academy parents have consistently chosen not to attend parent-teacher nights. We offer individual meetings at parents’ request.
Dual Enrollment / College Credits:
We had no students that were dual enrolled.
We do not offer college equivalent courses.
No students were enrolled in college equivalent courses.
None of our students received scores toward college credits.
Hazel Park Access Academy takes great pride in our students’ determination to overcome the obstacles that stand between them and success in completing their education. We are committed to helping their dreams of earning a high school diploma become reality.