“We recognize that academic failure is not the fault of inherent deficits of character or intellect but of economic disparity; institutional marginalization; unequal distribution of educational resources; ineffectual teaching practices, expectations, and the mindset this develops in students.”
– Rose Marie McKenzie, Alexandria Academy Institute, CEO
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” – Thurgood Marshall
We intend to level the playing field regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.
Classrooms are becoming more and more diverse. In order to successfully teach students and better serve families and communities from different cultural backgrounds, teachers and curriculum developers need to build cultural competency.
“We must make learning encounters more inclusive, relevant, and engaging if we want to motivate marginalized students to “buy in” as well as increase our effectiveness as educators.”
– Soren Adams, Director of Research
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Our Mission is to design, develop and deliver innovative adaptive standards-based STEM curricula to historically marginalized and patronized students from diverse communities in order that they might develop the skills and mindset required to live prosperous and purposeful lives.