Opportunities for Everyone - Rachel S. 
This is The Founders Academy’s fourth year open.  In that time, student lead efforts have shaped the school.  From influencing the curriculum to creating the code of conduct, The Founders Academy works tirelessly to help US shape our own education.  

Students have the opportunity to join a variety of different clubs and committees, though the opportunities don’t stop there.  Students can create a new club at any time, and although a faculty adviser is required, there is no shortage of choices.  Support and dedication from the staff means we have an eclectic collection of clubs and committees, there is a list on the website.  

The staff care to take the time, even if it means rearranging their schedules to accommodate us.  Staff come in early and leave late.  The Founders Academy ends its day no later than 8:00.  Clubs meet, teachers tutor, and meetings take place at the school.  The staff lead by example, as they tell us how to lead, they work to improve and bolster the work of their students.  Support is a word that is easy to use in relation to teachers, but I have never been in such awe of a staff so dedicated to their students and their student’s success.   

The Founders Academy has embraced the idea of student government.  There is a Middle School House of Representatives, and a High School Senate.  Both committees plan events and influence policy at The Founders Academy.  The Senate is responsible for the student Dress Code and the Code of Conduct.  This student government has opportunities to lead and create change.  

Around the middle of the year, after midterms, students are asked what electives we would like to see implemented in the future.  We all weigh in to the process that shapes the curriculum.  Specialized classes like AP Psychology and Painting (for college credit) are being offered this year.  

I have been with this school for three years, and in that time I have been continually awed by the support and dedication from everyone that passses through our doors.  The school’s mission is to create leaders for the future.  The staff that work here have come together from all over the United States to teach at this school because they believe in the mission.  From Georgia to Colorado to Massachusetts this diverse collection of teachers are here to lead by example and create the leaders of tomorrow.
Posted by mmooney On 17 August, 2018 at 10:49 AM  

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