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Akili’s Newest Scholars Welcomed with Community Garden

Akili’s Newest Scholars Welcomed with Community Garden

When Akili’s Pre-K scholars walked in to school on their first day, they didn’t expect to have their own garden. Akili has long wanted to dedicate a space outside of the school where scholars could engage in experiential learning through gardening. Through a very generous group of volunteers from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines,…
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Akili’s Enrichment Program Gives Scholars a New Interest in Karate

Akili’s enrichment program is full of opportunities for scholars in every grade to explore their interests. The variety ranges from visual, dramatic, and performing arts, to drumline, student council, and team sports. This year, Akili has added something new to the program, Karate-do Kenpo. Developed in the early 1940’s, Karate-do Kenpo is a form of…
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Personalized Learning at Akili Academy

The personalized learning program at Akili Academy began in 2014 and has strengthened the school’s ability to engage scholars at their unique level of academic achievement and challenge them at the appropriate pace. Personalized learning is an approach that uses diverse instructional methods, as well as technology, to meet student needs. This academic year, all…
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Into the Wild with Akili Academy

In early October, eighth grade students at Akili Academy embarked on a great adventure to Fountainebleau State Park for an overnight camping trip. For most of the students who participated, this was their first time experiencing the great outdoors overnight. Along with their teachers and principal, the first graduating class of Akili Academy created wonderful memories…
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Staff Spotlight: Thomas Coates Welsh

Thomas Coates Welsh is a K-4 special education resource room teacher at Akili Academy. A graduate of Michigan State University, Coates Welsh will be beginning his sixth year as an educator this August.
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