What We Do
Chase perfection, catch excellence.
Collegiate Academies creates and supports schools that prepare all scholars for college success. We believe that any student, regardless of background, previous performance, or academic deficits, can prepare for college even as late as high school. We are committed to opening high-performing high schools that provide a college-preparatory and rigorous education, delivering on the promise of college success for all scholars.
Creating new schools
Collegiate Academies currently operates three high schools in New Orleans: Sci Academy, G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy, and G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy. Sci Academy was founded in 2008, and G.W. Carver Collegiate and G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy opened in the fall of 2012 with a ninth grade. Both new schools will grow by a grade each year, serving grades 9-12 by the fall of 2015.
Collegiate Academies is committed to serving scholars who have been traditionally underserved. Our strategic growth plan is guided by this fundamental mission. We will continue to grow and create schools as long as two important pieces of data are met:
- We have the capacity to develop teachers and leaders and the human capital pipeline necessary to staff our schools.
- There is a need for college preparatory high school options in the school landscape.
Supporting our schools
Collegiate Academies provides essential support services to all our schools. Our goal is to serve the schools and their leaders so that their time is free to focus on our mission: the growth and ultimate college success of our scholars. We provide support in the following areas:
- Human Capital: staff recruitment, retention, and reporting.
- Operations: contract management, procurement, facilities management, and long-term planning.
- Human Resources: state reporting/compliance, payroll administration, and benefits administration.
- Finance: budgeting, reporting, management, and long-term planning.
- Development: grant-writing, donor management, and growth-related needs.
- Instruction: interim assessments, professional development, and organizational learning.
- Communications: marketing and community partnerships.
- Advocacy: district and state relationship management and reporting.