Michigan Avenue Academy PAW PAW Annual Report for 2008-09 Carol Edinger, Director 600 East Michigan Avenue ~ Paw Paw MI 49079 ~ 269.657.8830 ~ www.ppps.org Community Education Michigan Avenue Academy Academic Programs in Paw Paw Alternative and Adult Education programs provide a variety of educational options for area students. Our Middle School Choices Program, High School Options and Teen-Age Parents Our Community Education Program, Programs annually serve pupils in grades 6-12 from Paw Paw and surrounding districts. Our established by Paw Paw Schools in Choices program closed during second semester, but will be reinstated in 2009-10. We added 1967, continues to adapt to meet the OdysseyWare to our credit recovery and on-line learning opportunities for students. Adult ever-changing needs of the district and education and GED testing services are offered both at Michigan Avenue Academy and at the Van the community. Our programs at Buren County Jail. Adult and alternative evening classes were again offered at our Cedar Street Michigan Avenue Academy focus on Center during the school year. During the 2008-2009 year, funded enrollment in our alternative providing educational options for area education programs dropped slightly while we again had a waiting list for our adult education students who need alternatives to the programs. Through the year, our alternative and adult education programs at Michigan Avenue traditional classroom. Our programs Academy provided educational services to over 200 area teens and adults. At our graduation serve both adults and 6th through ceremony in June, 36 students received diplomas and 15 students were recognized for completing 12th grade students from Paw Paw GED preparation classes and passing the GED test. Our GED Test Center provided testing and surrounding school districts. Our services for over 100 people from our community and surrounding districts, many who were taking Cedar Street Family and Community the test to gain or improve employment. Center offerings focus on early childhood programs, infant to elementary age childcare and providing community services and Graduation Rate Education YES! programs for area families. The graduation rate is the percentage of Grade: No grade Services to School students enrolled at ninth graders at MAA in Met Adequate Yearly Progress: No 2004-05 who completed their senior year and and Community graduated in four years or in five years. Met State targets in English State Services to our school and Language Arts and Math. Did 4 Years 5 Years Target community during 2008-09 included not meet the State target for the publication of the “Pride and Graduation Rate 28.3% 50.91% 80% graduation rate. Progress” school district newsletter, processing over 300 public facility use requests for community members Mission Statement using school facilities, supporting the AAUW annual book sale, and The mission of the Michigan Avenue Academy, as a family-centered, community-based educa- upgrading and programming Channel tional service, is to empower students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society 12 as a collaborative effort with the by providing challenging, progressive, non-traditional educational opportunities. Village of Paw Paw. Statement of Beliefs The Michigan Avenue Academy staff believes that… • Every individual has a worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. • All people have the right to work and learn in a safe environment. • Making good choices and decisions enhances self-fulfillment. • All people have an equal right to educational opportunities consis- tent with their personal needs and abilities. • Everyone in the community shares the responsibility for the mission of educating all members of the community. • Quality education enhances communities. Michigan Avenue Academy Annual Report for 2008-09 Evaluations Note: MEAP and MME data for grades 6, 7, and 8 is not publishable with a testing group of fewer than 10 students. MEAP data is only available for Grade 9 Social Studies. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 08-09 School Year Exceeded Met Endorsed Not MI Standards MI Standards at Basic Level Endorsed Paw Paw State Grade 9 Social Studies 8% 36% 52% 4% Grade 9 Social Studies 44% 81% Michigan Merit Exam Spring 2009 Percentage of Students Proficient on MME Social Reading Writing ELA Math Science Studies 2008-2009 Level 1 - Exceeded Standards MAA State 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13.3% Level 2 - Met Standards Reading 26.7% 60% 26.7% 13.3% 20% 13.3% 26.7% 53.3% Level 3 - Basic Writing 13.3% 43% 40% 53.3% 53.3% 20% 20% 33.3% Level 4 - Apprentice ELA 20% 52% 33.3% 33.3% 26.7% 66.7% 53.3% 0% Math 13.3% 49% Summer School Science 26.7% 56% Summer school offerings for area high school students took on a new look during the summer of 2009. Social Studies 81% 66.7% Use of on-line learning expanded the number of students we were able to serve and the variety of courses offered. Approximately 65 students from Paw Paw and surrounding districts participated in both classes and on-line learning to earn credits toward high school graduation. Students working both in class and off site in on-line OdysseyWare courses completed a total of 72 PAW PAW Cedar Street Community and Family Center Carol Edinger, Director Cedar Street Early Childhood Programs Philosophy and Statement of Purpose The early childhood program staff believes that all people, including children, thrive in a positive environment where they feel safe and valued. They believe that providing a safe, supportive learning environment is critical to children’s positive growth and development. The staff believes that the purpose of Paw Paw’s early childhood programs is to provide creative, child-centered learning experiences in a safe, caring environment to encourage a foundation for lifelong learning. Their goal is to prepare children to begin their K-12 education self-confident, happy, and eager to learn. Early Childhood Programs Our Cedar Street Community and Family Center is licensed to provide childcare for 200 children. We serve infants and toddlers, preschool students and elementary age students in our child care program. Our 2008-09 summer session again included our Skills and Thrills program which provided a variety of activities for K-6 students. Our early childhood programs also include a Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for four year olds and a Young Fives program. Our GSRP program serves children in both Paw Paw and Mattawan and included 32 children in both half and full day classes this year. Our Young Fives program served nearly 30 area children. An Leisure and Recreation important part of our early childhood programs is Leisure and recreational activities during 2008-09 served approximately 250 area staff development to assure continued and improved children and adults. Offerings included yoga classes, Karate, a variety of art classes, and quality of our programs for young children. Our staff an annual color tour for Senior Citizens provided in collaboration with the Paw Paw continues to work on staff development activities to Lions Club. Community Television offered via Channel 12 continues as a collaborative keep us up to date with the new state requirements. effort between our Community Education Program and the Village of Paw Paw.
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