Academy of Excellence

M.S.118ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE 

Academy of Excellence

The mission of the Academy of Excellence is to prepare our students for the rigorous demands of the academic and work worlds so that they may reach their potential as self-directed, creative, and socially responsible individuals. This mission will be accomplished through excellence in teaching and learning, made stronger through active partnerships with parents and the community.

The Academy of Excellence prepares our students for the rigorous demands of the academic and work worlds so that they may reach their potential as self-directed, creative, and socially responsible individuals. This mission is accomplished through excellence in teaching and learning, made stronger through active partnerships with parents and the community.

The Academy of Excellence is an unscreened program for students who reside in the MS 118 zone, educates students in general education, special education (Collaborative Team Teaching and small class), and English as a New Language (both transitional bilingual education and English as a Second Language models).

Leah Dyer

Assistant Principal Director of Academy Excellence LDyer@ms118.info

 

Goals and Principles

  • The community of The Academy of Excellence recognizes its responsibility to provide a balanced and academically rigorous education, and accepts its duty as co-educator with the family. To this end, the goals of the academy are:

    • To challenge and support each student to achieve high academic learning

    • To enable all students to acquire rigorous cognitive skills in all content areas

    • To encourage students to think critically, reason, act independently and accept responsibility for self-evaluation

    • To enable students to develop ethical standards of conduct, integrity, and a healthy self-concept

    • To forge a partnership and positive working relationship between families and highly qualified educators

    • To establish an atmosphere throughout the school community enlivened by cooperation and an enthusiasm for learning

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Enrolling your son or daughter in the Academy of Excellence is an investment in their future. This investment will pay dividends in the form of acceptance to prestigious high schools and colleges, leading students to successful careers.

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