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Scholars Celebrate Being 100 Days Smarter

On Friday, February 2nd, Akili and Habans scholars celebrated their 100th day of school. Check out the photos from the day as scholars celebrated being 100 days smarter. Akili scholars celebrated by exploring what they may look like at 100 years old. Habans PreK-2 scholars celebrated their 100th day by using the various mathematical concepts…
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Staff Spotlight: Shayla White

Shayla White is a Student Support Coordinator for grades 3-5 at Akili Academy of New Orleans. A graduated of Southern University of New Orleans, Shayla earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science in Human Services specializing in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics. Now in her 4th…
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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 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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