Our Approach

IMG_2029The educational philosophy of the Akili Academy of New Orleans is driven by our college preparatory mission. Our philosophy is based on four core values:

  1. All students can learn, regardless of background.
  2. Great teachers and great teaching are essential to student academic success.
  3. A highly structured, focused, and accountable school culture drives student achievement.
  4. Data analysis drives effective instruction.

The core values of Akili Academy incorporate the following elements to support the educational needs of our students and to reach our academic goals:

  • A highly structured learning environment marked by limited distractions and efficient use of time and resources.
  • An unrelenting focus on literacy acquisition in the early grades to ensure that all students are reading at or beyond grade level.
  • An extended school day and year, providing students the time needed to master the skills and content they will need to excel in challenging high schools.
  • Research-proven curricula that leads to dramatic academic gains with our target population and a data-driven, direct instructional environment necessary to ensure that students master the core curriculum and are poised for future academic success.

Special Education

Special Education Programming at Akili

The Aurora Program