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Akili and Habans Receive Charter Renewals

On December 12th, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to give Akili Academy a six-year renewal of its charter. This decision was based on the 2017 School Performance Scores, which measure student achievement based upon state standardized tests. Akili received a score of 70 (a nearly 8-point increase over last year) and moved from a…
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Akili Families Celebrate Thanksgiving with Inaugural Turkey Bingo Event

Akili Families Celebrate Thanksgiving with Inaugural Turkey Bingo Event

Akili hosted their inaugural Turkey Bingo on Thursday, November 16th. Over 100 members of the community gathered to play bingo, all in hopes of winning a frozen turkey. Twenty games of bingo were played, giving individuals the opportunity to win 20 frozen turkeys. Up for grabs were also bags of “fixings” for those winners who…
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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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