School #17 achieves receivership metrics, thanks in part to AC Summer LEAP!

Posted on August 6th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

At last week’s November 15th Board of Education meeting, School #17 was honored for achieving its receivership metrics.

“As a longstanding partner to School #17, we’re thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with them,” said Allendale Columbia Head of School Mick Gee. 

AC Summer LEAP has been part of the school improvement plan for School #17 since 2015. “We provide 182 hours of additional high-quality academic enrichment for students from School #17,” explained Lindsey Brown, Director of AC Summer LEAP. “Through authentic engagement with parents, students, teachers and partners we have been able to establish a robust cohort of students who commit to summer learning over the long term.”

Since it’s start in 2015, AC Summer LEAP has experienced continued success among it’s School #17 participants, particularly in the areas of literacy and daily attendance.

AC Summer LEAP 2018 Accomplishments

  • Cohort size increased 62% (from 68 to 110)
  • Students, on average, gained 4 weeks of literacy progress
  • Average daily attendance was up (75% in 2017, 85% in 2018)

“The progress made at School #17 is one indicator that our enrichment model is successful,” said Lindsey. “We are now partnering with EnCompass Resources for Learning to pilot a year-round model for enrichment to further align school year learning with summer support.”

AC Summer LEAP has a long-term commitment to supporting students across Rochester. “As educators, witnessing the growth and success of School #17 students has been a reminder of why we do what we do,” said Mick. “We’re excited to continue our work with School #17 to collaborate to build a stronger future for youth in Rochester.”

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