Academics at New Beginnings Academy

  • Students at NBA begin school on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the new location for NBA. This delayed start will support the staff and administration as they work to make personal contacts via phone and or home visits to all students to discuss each student's Individual Student Learning Portfolio, which is a new approach to increasing graduation rate as it allows both parents and students to be a critical part of the goal setting process. 

    New Beginnings will embark on a Blended Learning Model in a separate facility designed for students needing a special curriculum and a more personalized setting. This will support students’ ability to acquire more credit flexibility that will support increased credit acquisition and the main goal of increased graduation rates. 

    Our Partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

    Curriculum delivery and program development at New Beginnings Academy is guided by best-practices recommended by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) at Clemson University. Their mission is to increase graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

    The NDPC/N team conducted a Program Assessment and Review (PAR) at NBA from May 2-6, 2016. This Program Assessment Review involved the collection and analysis of data related to NBA with a concentration on function, focus, and performance encompassing four general categories:

    • Foundational Strategies
    • Early Interventions
    • Basic Core Strategies
    • Managing and Improving Instruction

    Learn more about the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at this link.