Mission: Educating children and families to grow and flourish.
Programs: With expectations as our foundation, the motivate our minds program provides students with the premier education enrichment program that combines adaptive technologies with intensive direct instruction, provided by highly qualified teachers. In the last three years, we have undertaken a tremendous effort to better document the rate of success students are having in the classroom. To those ends, we have been able to monitor student progress via the muncie community schools parent portal, and we are able to track reading and math proficiency within the star reading and star math programs. Within the first semester of using the star reading and star math programs, our students showed an average gain of more than one whole school year. For the students that enroll, (continued on sch o) we are able to demostrate clear connections to the math and reading objectives that are being mastered on a daily and quarterly basis. There are other extended-school programs in muncie and delaware county. While each of these organizations is able to represent a specialized area of expertise, motivate our minds provides a comprehensive collection of benefits to families. Motivate our minds employs certified classroom faculty and provides individualized learning controls, via accelerated math and reading programs. By requiring families to share their student's muncie community schools parent portal login, our faculty are able to manage academic progress in real time which adds another level of individualized attention. The history, facilities, tutor support, and reputation of motivate our minds all contribute to a building culture that is not always seen in other programs around the community and allows the teachers to deliver high quality instruction. We can absolutely replicate and expand success, and poverty does not have to mean low achievement and expectations. A support network is fundamental to student success, and so motivate our minds has developed new collaborations while continuing to nurture our existing partners. Additionally, to support the continued learning of students during summer months, the growing entrepreneurs program was created. Over the course of three academic semesters each year, including the summer, motivate our minds has served an average of 60 students in each session. Approximately 179 students were served during the last year. Over 90% of motivate our minds' families receive at least some form of tuition assistance, relative to their household income and ability to pay. Our sample size for measurement is not as large as we would like at this point, but we are committed to growing our multiple year retention rates.