Swartz Creek Academy 2016-2017
Virtus et Scientia - Character & Knowledge
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MISSION: Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society. VISION: Swartz Creek Community Schools provides a world class education through innovative experiences while developing the unique talents of our learners.
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We utilize the Michigan Department of Education Seat Time Waiver where
the core curriculum is online, giving students the opportunity to have an (ILP) Individualized Learning Plan.
Our Latin Motto is -Virtus et Scientia meaning Character and Knowledge.
Our Mantra is from the poem Invictus by William Earnest Henley Earnest...
"I am the master of my fate - I am the captain of my soul"
Invictus is Latin for Unconquerable.
I look forward to working with you and your family to create opportunities for success, accountability and responsibility towards a High School Diploma with a plan.
Please feel free to contact me and attend one of our Information sessions to learn more.
Dean of Students
21st Century Education - Formation & Education (Virtus et Scientia)
Within the Swartz Creek Community School District, it holds the rigor and requirements of the highest standards mandated by the Michigan Merit Curriculum and Differentiated Instruction.
Integrated in technology and global learning,
our pupils are Students Taking Academic Responsibility - S.T.A.R.
The mission of Swartz Creek Academy is to prepare students to become productive and responsible citizens through the completion of rigorous individualized educational programs resulting in the fulfillment of graduation requirements to ensure post-high school success.
Earn High School Diploma & seek further education.
Prepare for the workforce.
Prepare to become viable citizens of society.
For more information please call 810-591-4351
8197 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, Michigan U.S.A.
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Swartz Creek Academy Empowers Students
The Swartz Creek Academy provides the opportunity for each student to become a S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Academic Responsibility). Through flexible and individualized learning options, Academy students are empowered to embrace challenges, set goals, and develop meaningful career skills, all while working towards completion of their high school diploma.
The foundation of the Academy rests on the Latin phrase Virtus et Scientia which means Character and Knowledge. Embracing this motto, students have the challenge and opportunity to advance academically and develop as leaders by completing the Michigan Merit Curriculum and engaging in service learning opportunities within the community. Each student maintains a digital data portfolio to track their progress and growth, and works steadily towards a vision of achievement, graduation, and success beyond high school.
Serving grades K-12 with schedules and tools designed to meet each student’s needs, the Swartz Creek Academy fosters a culture of learning and accountability. The spirit of the poem Invictus, “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul,” is exemplified daily by the students and staff. We welcome you to visit the Academy, housed at the historic Mary Crapo Building, to consider it as an option for your student or learn how you can support our work and vision.
Academy School Description submitted to the State of Michigan
Swartz Creek Academy – Description of the School
June 28, 2016
The Swartz Creek Academy offers a Non-Traditional Education where each student is a STAR - Student Taking Academic Responsibility. We utilize the Michigan Department of Education Seat Time Waiver where the core curriculum is online, giving students the opportunity to have an (ILP) Individualized Learning Plan. Last year the Academy began Adult Ed/GED program, funded through an Adult Ed Grant Swartz Creek was awarded by the State.
Michigan is at a 26% drop out rate from high school, the Academy offers opportunities for success in school in a flexible learning option. This gives way to HOPE and results of graduates with a plan.
The Academy services grades Kindergarten through Adult Education. The K-5 program is an online driver focused on home /school support. Grades 6-8 have the option of home/school support or the Academy infrastructure of attendance in house at the school 3 days per week. The high school program offers an online driver system with in house support and accountability is 100% on the student’s part to be the ‘master of their own fate, and captain of their soul” The adult education program is run on a collegiate model where the curriculum is also online and workshops are held one time per week for support.
The end result is a critical thinking student with daily accountability and a plan for success.
The Academy serviced over 250 students, from around the Genesee County area grades Kindergarten through Adult Education the year of 2015-2016.