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Akili Scholars Selected to “Discover STEM Careers Day”

“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” aka: STEM, has become a buzzword in conversations about education, careers, and the future of our country as a global competitor in the world economy. It is the opinion of many people that America is lagging behind in STEM-specific skills, but Akili Academy is preparing its students to contribute to…
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Akili Academy Ranks among the Best in ELA & Math!

The dedication and grit of our scholars and teachers is showing! Release of Top Growth data for the 2017-18 school year from the Louisiana Department of Education shows that Akili Academy ranked #3 of all Orleans Parish K-8 schools for growth in English Language Arts! And #11 for math! “We believe that looking at student…
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Staff Spotlight: Arion Smith

Arion Smith is a Pre-K assistant teacher at Akili Academy, currently in her third year at the school. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, Arion first discovered her passion for education as a senior in high school. “I was a volunteer tutor, and in this role,…
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