Juan Jose Martinez
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESIDENT VISITS CESAR CHAVEZ ACADEMY
U of M President Dr. Mark Schlissel is visiting César Chávez Academy High School to meet with students and staff
Detroit, Michigan-- University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel is visiting César Chávez Academy High School on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 to meet students and staff, tour the school and learn more about the academy’s programs and initiatives. He will also be speaking to a large group of students, staff and the community and conducting a Q & A session with CCA High School students.
WHO: Dr. Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
César Chávez Academy High School
1761 Waterman St.
Detroit, Michigan 48209
“We are so honored to have Dr. Schlissel visit our academy,” said Juan Jose Martinez, school leader at César Chávez Academy High School. “Post-secondary preparation is a huge focus here at CCA High School. We focus daily on preparing students for college and successful careers beyond high school. We strive for 100% graduation rates and 100% post-secondary placement among our graduates, and to have the president of such a highly esteemed university come to visit our students is an enormous inspiration to them.”
César Chávez Academy High School is located in Southwest Detroit educating over 700 students in grades 9-12.They have a graduation rate of 85% and a college acceptance rate of 90%. The academy offers a wide-variety of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities as well as dual-enrollment and advanced placement courses. They are a tuition-free public charter school that is managed by The Leona Group and chartered by Saginaw Valley State University.
The mission at César Chávez Academy is “to provide a safe atmosphere of academic excellence that promotes thinkers and problem solvers who work cooperatively and respectfully in an all-inclusive environment.” Their vision is “for all students to be college or career ready and positive, productive members in a global society.”
César Chávez Academy opened in 1995 and was the first multi-campus district to receive NCA Accreditation in Michigan. César Chávez Academy High School earned two back-to-back bronze rankings by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” list in 2012 and 2013. Bridge, news and analysis from The Center for Michigan named César Chávez Academy in their January 2014 Academic State Champs Top Ten Lists: Top Ten Charter Schools in Michigan. César Chávez Academy was the second-highest ranked high school on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s High School Context and Performance report card; CCA elementary and middle school students also scores in the top 10 percent of Michigan students on the elementary and middle school report card, receiving “A” letter grade report card scores from the Mackinac Center.
ABOUT THE LEONA GROUP, L.L.C.
The Leona Group was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. TLG currently manages more than 60 school sites in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is among the largest education service providers in the United States.
Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. This belief permeates throughout the organization and is vibrant in each Leona-managed school. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located in primarily urban areas where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Leona delivers a quality choice in public school education, focusing on excellence in education in safe, caring environments. Each school program is tailored to the specific needs of its community and demonstrates continual improvement, as measured by increasing student academic achievement in concert with social, behavioral and emotional development. For more information, visit www.leonagroup.com.