We are a Massachusetts non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting middle & high school age students and drop outs learn skills that will help them succeed in a career or additional schooling (college and career readiness (CCR )).
Project Academy has been designated a non-profit charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170. The organization is classified as a public charity.
| Give a man a fish and feed
him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him as
long as the fish supply holds out. But create a collective
(Team ) and every man will learn to feed himself for a lifetime.
(A new culture of learning )
|A holistic approach will be used
where students' strengths and needs are assessed; a learning
environment using project based learning is established for
learning college and career readiness skills (CCR ) and finally a community structure
available for on-going learning and support.
Project Academy will foster a working
environment (Culture ) that treats individuals as partners. It will
establish a community of people who will work together for the common good of the team. Classroom atmosphere
will balances trust, risk-taking, originality and respect.
It will be
an innovation-friendly environment that embraces fast-cycle
sharing, supports risk taking, and celebrates learning from
failure... establishing a protective environment.
The approach of continuous
improvement will be practiced through out the program.
Key learning elements:
•Creating and having a strong organizational culture.
•Using questioning, why, what and how are we doing activities.
•Creating learning targets…How will I be successful. measurements & feedback.
•Developing a team mind-set. (Teams build character, culture and community.) Students must have a strong commitment to the team:
•Understanding brain plasticity… growth mindset.
•Internalize the problem solving process.
•The benefits of continuous improvement and excellence.
Integration into the Project:
Oscar Wilde once suggested, "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." Roth takes a Wilde a step further, suggesting, "Be your best self and then become a better you each day."