Ali Academy

Ali Academy will provide a transfer option for scholars who have struggled in past settings by challenging them at highly rigorous levels, allowing them to catch up if behind, and graduating high school at a faster pace.  Ali Academy is a grade 7-12 school opening in Brownsville Brooklyn in September of 2017.  Ali is the Arabic word for higher.  The goal is not just to prepare scholars to graduate from college and have successful careers but for scholars to realize their purpose, their greatness, and their responsibility to humanity as they strive to achieve at levels higher than they ever thought possible.

 

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Booker T. Washington, one of the GREATS™.  As a former slave, he walked hundreds of miles, slept under sidewalks, waited tables, and cleaned floors to earn enough money for his tuition.  He eventually graduated from Hampton University and founded Tuskegee University where he became the university's first president.  Tuskegee University is today ranked as the fifth best Historically Black College and University serving over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

Booker T. Washington, one of the GREATS.  As a former slave, he walked hundreds of miles, slept under sidewalks, waited tables, and cleaned floors to earn enough money for his tuition.  He eventually graduated from Hampton University and founded Tuskegee University where he became the university's first president.  Tuskegee University is today ranked as the fifth best Historically Black College and University serving over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

The ALI way PROVIDES:

individualized instruction & support

  • We meet each child where they are academically and socio-emotionally.

Career Development & Institution Building

  •  Culinary, Graphic Arts, Website Design and other career skills are developed and scholars must complete a certification in at least one area.  Scholars will also develop a business plan that addresses a social justice issue: Making money is not enough, you must do good as well. 

Character Development

  • In order to become one of the GREATS  (Giving, Respectful, Ever-curious, Always optimistic, Tenacious, Spiritually self-disciplined) scholars must complete at least 100 hours of community service.  Ali Scholars must not only do good but they must empower others to help themselves.  Every scholar must be on a team sport at least once a year, e.g. Basketball, football, boxing, wrestling to develop the persistence and grit required of all Ali scholars.

Critical Thinking

  • Critical thinking is developed through a culturally relevant curricula as well as through art in every course area.  All content areas will look at how the knowledge gained affects, can affect, or has affected people from similar and or different backgrounds.  Art often represents "out-of-the-box" thinking, and this medium will be used in every class to have scholars look at knowledge in a different way.