The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (EAA) will host an EAA Education Fun Day, a city-wide open house at all 15 EAA schools on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet principals and teachers, enroll students and receive information about the curriculum, transportation, special education, athletics, and other school services offered.
"We are excited to welcome the community to the EAA Education Fun Day," said Dr. John Covington, chancellor of the EAA. "As the start of the school year draws near, our staff is eager to meet the students and parents who we'll be working with in the coming school year."
In EAA schools teachers will tailor their instruction to the needs of each individual student and students can personalize their education based on their academic progress, interests and needs. This individual attention will combine with an extended school year and an extended school day to assure that students have the time they need to improve their learning.
"The system is set up to enable each student to succeed at his or her own pace," said Covington. "Students who experience success are much more likely to stay in school and much less likely to have discipline problems because they stay engaged and are continually challenged in a constructive way."
Representatives from all key EAA school departments will attend the 15 open houses and parents will have the opportunity to take part in an open dialogue with EAA staff and get any information necessary to start the 2012-2013 school year. The EAA fun day with also offer giveaways, food and music.
Following are the locations of the 15 schools where open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4:
EAA elementary/middle schools:
Brenda Scott Elementary/Middle, 18440 Hoover Street
Burns Elementary/Middle, 14359 Terry Street
Law Academy, 19411 Cliff Street
Mary M. Bethune Elementary/Middle, 8145 Puritan Street
Murphy Elementary/Middle, 23901 Fenkell Avenue
Nolan Elementary/Middle, 1150 E. Lantz Street
Phoenix Elementary/Middle, 7735 Lane Street
Stewart Elementary/Middle, 13120 Wildemere Street
Trix Elementary/Middle, 13700 Bringard Drive
EAA high schools:
Central Collegiate Academy, 2425 Tuxedo Street
Denby High School, 12800 Kelly Road
Ford High School, 20000 Evergreen Road
Mumford High School, 17525 Wyoming Street
Pershing High School, 18875 Ryan Road
Southeastern High School, 3030 Fairview Street