History is made up of a series of defining moments. These are ours. The purpose of recording history is to ensure that we learn from our experiences, successes, and shortfalls. Stagnation is our enemy. We must always be moving forward.
Collegiate Academies expands to serve more scholars. Livingston Collegiate will open their doors to a freshman class. Over the next four years, they will grow by a grade each year.
New Orleans City Business names Collegiate Academies the #1 place to work in New Orleans and Ben Marcovitz is named by Gambit in the top 40 under 40 in New Orleans.
US News and World Report names Sci Academy the #2 high school in Louisiana.
Collegiate Academies receives authorization by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to expand further in Louisiana.
Collegiate Academies receives its first scores as a network. Both G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy and G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy far exceed the Recovery School District and Louisiana averages on the Algebra I and Geometry End of Course exams.
G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy and G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy open their doors to a freshman class. Over the next four years, they grow by a grade each year.
Sci Academy’s first class graduates from high school, and 97% gain admission to a four-year college or university.
The district announces the location of Collegiate Academies’ two new schools to open in August 2012. The schools will be a part of a citywide effort to transform high schools; both will be located at the historic George Washington Carver High School.
Collegiate Academies becomes an incorporated nonprofit organization.
Sci Academy ranks #3 in Math and #1 in English in the Recovery School District. For the first time, Sci Academy scholars test in Social Studies and Science. The school ranks #1 in the district on both exams.
Sci Academy’s governing board explores the idea of expansion and the creation of a central office called Collegiate Academies.
Sci Academy scholars on average out-perform the district in Math and English again.
Sci Academy gets its first scores back. The scholars ranked #2 in Math in the Recovery School District and #1 in English.
Feedback from the NSNO School Review Team moves us to reconfigure our entire 9th grade reading program. This change becomes the foundation for a program that raises reading levels on average 3 grade levels in one year.
Sci Academy opens its doors to a founding class of 80 9th graders. Each signed on to attend a school without a building, a returning staff, or legacy of any kind. Each took a risk.
Ben Marcovitz is awarded a fellowship through New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) to plan a new high school in New Orleans East that will open fall of 2008.