New Beginning Training High School is tenatively scheduled to open it's facility in the fall of 2011 for students ages 16-19.
NBT mission is provide academically at-risk youth with an education by offering academic, life skills and career training skills that would enable them to pursue a professional career and increase economical advantage, increase their political awareness and build their communities. NBTA best practices are the guiding principle which provides the building blocks for student achievement and social skill building by its partnerships with outside organizations and businesses. Students entering the school premise with low scores will leave with higher scores and self-esteem.
New Beginning Training (Academy) High School
Is interesting in opening in the Fall of 2011 at 4130 Maxwell, Detroit, MI 48207 (east side). Our goal is to educate approximately 80 the first year and no less than 220 students within a five year period. Students will be trained in Carpentry and Graphic Design along with the State of Michigan's required curriculum. Students will work at computer stations for both their required curriculum and vocational studies.
Our Development Team
Maurice Hobson, Facilities Planner
Pamela Henderson, Curriculum Development
Tomascia Watson, Project Coordinator
Dominica Campbell, Childcare Specialist
Why We Do It
America's education system is in dyer need of a change. Students in the City of Detroit have higher rates of school drop-out, math and English are below the nations already low average. For those going on to college, most have not and won't graduate college. Our goal is to provide a higher standard of education with higher graduation turn-out rates, along with after graduation turn-around services that not just ensure students graduate high school but college, trade school or entrepreneurship.
Why this location
The east side of Detroit has high school drop-out rates and crime rates. NBT development team will address these issues through the use of resources and services that will be provided by other nonprofit organizations.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics minority students under perform other groups in math and English. The average math scores according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NAEP) of Detroit students were 238 at the 12th percentile. Minority student’s academic performance is still below the nations (266) and the state of Michigan (278). Detroit students when tested had not tested at advanced levels. Less than 2% of Detroit schools offer college prep courses leaving students unprepared for college and the workforce. Their performance causes them less of an opportunity to entering higher learning after graduation. Minority students entering college, fewer than half graduate. Minorities attending urban schools academic scores rate lower than that of Minority and White students attending Suburban schools.
New Beginning Training plans will provide a rigorous curriculum to students traditionally marginalized by the educational system. Our academic culture will provide safe and stable learning environment. Our curriculum will include computerized learning that permits students to learn at their individual pace and complete assignments online in class or at home on missed/sick days. Extended time in core subjects and tutoring will be offered. AP college preparations courses will enable students to gain college credits and prepares for college. The graphic design and carpentry courses will give students hands on training in ‘real world’ business through contracting and negotiation process. Life Skills Training will link classroom instruction with service learning projects, dispute solution, principals of morality, community and national citizenship.
What are your thoughts?
We request your assistance in making a vital change in the lives of youth planning to enter high school in 2011. If you have questions please feel free to contact me.