Maya Angelou students out pace their peers and improve academically at rates that far exceed their prior pace of learning:
At our public charter schools
- 73 percent of our graduates enroll in college as compared with approximately 50 percent of local low- income African American high school graduates;
- 87 percent of our alumni persist through the critical first year of college, and
- 60 percent of our alumni have earned college credentials.
At the Maya Angelou Academy
- Students improve 1.3 years and 1.4 years in math and reading, compared with advancing 0.5 grade levels per year in reading and math before attending the Academy; and,
- Students earn credits at an 86 percent rate, more than 3 times the rate they were achieving before attending the Academy.
Our schools have been recognized, as well, for the work we have done in support of students.
- In a national study by Mathematica Policy Research the Maya Angelou Public Charter School (Evans High School Campus) was recognized with the EPIC Silver Gain Award for producing significant gains for students, one of only four schools nationally to earn this distinction.
- The Academy has been called ‘one of the best’ educational programs in a correctional setting by national experts, and the turnaround at the school termed ‘remarkable.’
- Maya Angelou Schools have been featured in national and local publications including Education Week and The Washington Post Magazine.