Perspectives Goes Back-to-School for 2015-2016 School Year

Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO—Monday, August 24th, marked the first day of school at Perspectives Charter Schools! More than 2,000 students walked through our doors, committed to another year of studying and striving to live the 26 principles of the A Disciplined Life education model.

Our students are building on one of the most successful years in Perspectives' history. Once again, 100% of our graduates were accepted to college, earning more than $19 million in scholarships.

“We are excited for the school year here at Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin Campus in the South Loop,” said Principal Stephen Todd. “We have high expectations of our students in both academic and social-emotional learning and we know that adhering to the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life education model will make us strong in both respects.”

At Perspectives, students learn to be socially aware and academically prepared through the A Disciplined Life social emotional learning education model, which uses 26 principles to help students develop positive self-perception, healthy relationships, and tools for productivity.

“At Perspectives Middle Academy in Auburn Gresham, we are excited for the new school year because we will continue to build on our successes in math, reading and writing achievements,” said Principal Sauda Porter. “Our teachers are tireless advocates for our students and they use A Disciplined Life to support every part of the learning day.”

”Our students at Perspectives High School of Technology in Auburn Gresham are ready to learn and master 21st century skills,” said Principal Eron Powell. “They’ve got minds on Adobe Creative Suite with an eye toward graduating high school with a certification in-hand that can be used immediately in college and beyond.”

”At Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy in Bronzeville, we are changing up the education landscape with the theme of ‘River Changing’,” said Principal Brandy Woodard. “We’re kicking off the year with a barbecue and outdoor games to get our Wolfpack family off to a good start while also honoring the principle of ‘love yourself’ of A Disciplined Life.”

”We are excited to announce that we will open our doors to a new Perspectives Campus in the Fall of 2016 on 85th and the Dan Ryan Expressway at 8522 S. Lafayette,” said Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Hopps. “We expect to break ground on the new building this Fall and open our doors of A Disciplined Life to a broader segment of Chicago’s families and youth.”