It is with sheer delight and great pleasure that I welcome you to the opening of Cirrus Academy Charter School for the 2016-2017 school term. As the school’s principal, I am well acquainted with the typical feelings of great anticipation that students and parents experience surrounding the start of a new school year in a brand new school. The concerns usually involve anxiety regarding meeting new people, making friends, learning new concepts, making good grades, having nurturing and highly competent teachers, and feeling safe and secure in the education environment.
At Cirrus Academy Charter School, we have thoroughly considered every concern and strategically designed the atmospheric conditions necessary to ensure the safety and academic success of each and every learner. The foundation of our culture is established on the provision of opportunities for our students and stakeholders to meet their most fundamental needs: survival, love, power, fun, and freedom. It is when these needs are met that students are motivated to produce quality work, which leads to achievement and experiences of success. Frequent experiences of success for sustained periods of time become addictive to students and result in an increased willingness to invest the effort required to continue to achieve at high levels.
Our mission is to develop and implement a comprehensive educational program that prepares students to meet and exceed world class standards and prepares them to compete in the global market. This will be achieved through our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum which equally emphasizes academic and artistic excellence.
The faculty and staff of Cirrus Academy Charter School are committed to our mission. We are a meticulously selected group of competent educators who love children and people in general and who believe the promulgation of the prescribed STEAM curriculum will position students to compete globally and acquire a quality of life that affords both them and their families access and opportunities to economic stability.
Parents, students, and community partners, we invite you to collaborate with us as we endeavor to change the trajectory of lives and this great community by changing the atmosphere of education. Like cirrus clouds, join us in elevating the education of our students to higher altitudes.
Dr. Gail Fowler
Superintendent/CEO, Cirrus Academy Charter School
Email: [email protected]