The results from our Middle School Academy (MSA) students’ MCAS scores for the previous school year are in, and they are impressive!In English Language Arts test results, Tenacity Middle School Academy students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are outperforming their classmates both in our five Boston Public Schools (BPS) partner schools as well as across the City.Tenacity Middle School Academy is our core, intensive after-school or integrated school-day program (depending on the partner school) that combines literacy, life-skills, tennis instruction, fitness, and family engagement. Our partner schools are the Dever-McCormack, the Jackson-Mann, the Washington Irving, the Lilla G. Frederick, and the Mario Umana.MSA is critical to enabling students to acquire the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary for ongoing academic success in high school and college. Tenacity’s impact in middle school ultimately demonstrates success in enabling students to proceed along the Pathway to Post-Secondary Success.During our 13+ years offering the program, we have continually improved upon the curriculum we offer to our kids by establishing closer relationships with the principals, faculty, and the families at each partner school, resulting in a more relevant and effective program.The current MCAS results show a strong student growth percentile* of Tenacity program kids in all grade levels. Tenacity Middle School Academy student outcome highlights based on spring 2012 English Language Arts MCAS results:
*35% greater student proficiency as compared to their peers by 8th grade.
*20% greater student growth as compared to their peers by 8th grade.
*Tenacity 8th graders saw a 40% improvement on ELA proficiency scoring from 7th grade as compared to a 17% improvement among their peers in the district as a whole.
*Tenacity 8th graders saw a 28% greater ELA growth from 7th grade as compared to a 4% growth among their peers in the district as a whole.Tenacity anticipates continued impressive results.
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