DuBois Integrity Academy's mission is to prepare college and career ready scholars who are confident and inquisitive lifelong learners.
Dr. Willie Herenton
New Path Consortium
The mission of The W. E. B. DuBois Consortium of Charter Schools is to improve academic achievement in at-risk students by providing high-quality schools that academic achievement through a focus on high expectations, strong school leadership, effective teaching, character development, parental and community engagement and positive results, in a technology-enriched environment. The education delivery system incorporates best practices and research-based teaching strategies that work.
The aim is to accelerate cognitive development and foster academic achievement for economically disadvantaged students through theme-based education. Building learning capacity and the retention of students who have been labeled as "difficult to teach" are two main goals. DuBois schools implement comprehensive, coordinated instructional strategies to help students acquire the skills to become successful in mastering academic content. Staff, students and parents work together to provide an environment which revolutionizes the education process for each member of the learning community.
Program components are aligned with state standards/Common Core Standards, curricula and assessments to ensure that instructional goals and objectives are met. The focus is on high student achievement, effective teaching, high expectations, character development, parental engagement, strong leadership and positive results.
Our academic program has two pillars that support substantial achievement improvement: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) combined with Blended Learning.
The charter school's academic commitment deeply embeds a nationally-renowned STEM curriculum and development model that is aligned with Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. We propose to use research-based instructional models that have been implemented in other Georgia charter schools with success.
We will use theme-based, interdisciplinary, integrated curricula to facilitate instruction and learning. A combination of tightly-controlled behavioral studies and groundbreaking neurological research supports theme-based education as a means to improve the opportunities for success for all learners. A review of research reveals that the principles of self-determination, self-reliance, self-respect, and individual initiative inherent in theme-based education strengthen connections to academic competencies. It makes strong contributions to students' language abilities and reasoning skills through developing decoding and interpreting skills in symbol systems other than conventional linguistic ones. Pedagogy draws clear connections that students' prior knowledge, with contexts outside of the classroom, and cultural perspective make learning more significant.