Achievements

Our record in serving youth in low-income minority communities is one that underscores what can be done. The "achievement gap" that is prevalent both nationwide and statewide is being narrowed every year in each of our schools. Our schools have various benchmarks of success:
 

  • The high number of applicants to our schools and lengthy waiting lists are a market-driven
    testimony to the quality reputation our schools have achieved.
  • Our students demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and growth on state tests.
  • Our schools are successfully closing the achievement gap that has persisted between income
    levels.
  • We ensure that our graduating elementary school students are prepared academically for high
    school.
  • We ensure that our graduating high school students are prepared academically for college &
    university work.
  • Our annual satisfaction surveys are a strong vote of approval on how we manage our schools and
    value our constituents. We are dedicated to a process of continuous improvement in every aspect
    of our activity.


OUR PROVEN RECORD OF SUCCESS


AQS has compiled a recognized record of success

AQS has:

· Managed three of the highest achieving elementary charter schools in Chicago

· Enrolled its elementary graduates in the top selective enrollment high schools

· Graduated 85-90% of high school students from high minority poverty communities and neighborhoods in Illinois and Indiana

· Managed two of the highest achieving elementary schools in Indiana as judged by the Indiana State Board of Education

· Operated one of the highest achieving elementary schools with a refugee immigrant student body

· Operated one of the highest academic achieving schools with a majority Hispanic bi-lingual student body

♦  Our annual satisfaction surveys are a strong vote of approval on how we manage our schools

 and value our constituents.  We are dedicated to a process of continuous improvement in every

 aspect of our activity.  Here are some recent survey results:


Parent Approval Ratings

“I am very satisfied with the overall quality of education”  92%

“Most teachers are role models of respectful and responsible behavior”  95%

“All students are sufficiently challenged to learn the most they can”  90%

“The school is safe and orderly”  94%  

“Students are encouraged to help one another to learn”  100%

 

Teacher Approval Ratings

“The opinions of teachers really count”  92%

 “Teachers are generally supportive of one another”  95%

 “The administrators at the school are helpful”  96%

“Teachers are included in making important decisions at the school”  92%

 “If a teacher has a concern about a student, the parents will listen and help”  96%

sources: School Community Index, Academic Development Institute; Accountability Report, Ball State University Charter School Office