The Latino Pastoral Action Center, located at 14 West 170th Street in the Bronx, invites the community to submit comments and statements of support for the creation of a new charter school in the Melrose Section of the Bronx using any one of the following resources:
· Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Send a fax: 718-681-2360
· Leave a voicemail message: 718-681-2361
This information supersedes any prior announcement requesting community input.
The Charter School will focus on filling a great need within the Melrose section – as well as throughout the City – and that is to provide an educational environment for children whose first language is not English. The desired programmatic impact is to ensure that students attain high achievement levels regardless of their language dominance, special needs, poverty status or any other perceived encumbrance. The goal is to open in September 2012 with Kindergarten and first grade. The school will eventually include a middle school.
The school will replicate a rigorous academic program that responds to the needs of students and that has been found to work in Family Life Academy Charter School as well as include other tried and tested approaches. Some keystone practices are:
· School-wide literacy instruction block every day
· Teaching Assistants in every classroom
· Daily grade level lesson planning
· Weekly faculty conferences
· Monthly child study team meetings
· Monthly professional development seminars
· Saturday Academy
· After School Tutoring and Enrichment
Charter Schools are public, not-for-profit entities legislated and funded through the State of New York and Title II monies. Admission is open and selection is by lottery.
The Latino Pastoral Action Center is a duly registered not-for-profit, 501 ( c) (3) organization, founded in the State of New York in 1992; and is located at: 14 West 14th Street, Bronx, New York 10452 (website: www.lpacministries.) E-mail: email@example.com. Telephone: 718-681-2361.