Key Success Factors

EASW EMPLOYS A TALENTED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS THAT INCLUDE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS THAT MANAGE THE SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. HAVING TWO TEACHERS IS IN EACH ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM AND SMALL MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOMS, TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS RECEIVE INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION AT THEIR PERFORMANCE LEVEL. THROUGH SMALL STUDENT-TO-ADULT RATIOS, TEAM TEACHING, AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING, EASW ENSURES THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE PREPARED FOR COMPETITIVE COLLEGES AND ADVANCED CAREERS.

THE KEY SUCCESS FACTORS OF EXALT EDUCATION ACADEMIES INCLUDE: 

START EARLY
EXALT BELIEVES TO TRULY ACHIEVE OUR MISSION AND PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE, WE NEED TO START IN KINDERGARTEN. THIS STRONG FOUNDATION OF SKILL FROM AN EARLY AGE GUARANTEES OUR STUDENTS WILL BE READY FOR THE COLLEGE PREPARATORY RIGOR IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.

MORE LEARNING TIME
EXALT ACADEMY OF SOUTHWEST LITTLE ROCK STUDENTS WILL GAIN OVER 2 ACADEMIC YEARS OF EXTRA LEARNING TIME BY THE END OF 8TH GRADE!

EXALT OFFERS A LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND LONGER SCHOOL YEAR THAN MOST TRADITIONAL SCHOOL. THIS TIME ALLOW SOUR STUDENTS TO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE OF EXTRA EDUCATIONAL TIME TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS MASTER ALL THE SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

MEET SOCIO-EMOTIONAL& BASIC NEEDS
EXALT ACADEMIES SPECIALIZE IN MEETING THE HOLISTIC NEEDS OF CHILDREN OF ALL CHILDREN. OUR ALL SCHOOL BEHAVIOR PLAN, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION PROVIDES THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS IN A HOLISTIC WAY.

MORE PERSONALIZED ATTENTION
A TEAM-BASED STAFFING MODEL PROVIDES STUDENTS & STAFF WITH MANY ADVANTAGES.

OUR CO-TEACHER MODEL ALLOWS FOR SMALLER STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIOS DURING SKILL BASED SUBJECTS SUCH AS READING, MATH AND LANGUAGE. THIS IS AN AVERAGE OF 15 TO 1 FROM 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM. THIS COLLABORATION BETWEEN TEACHERS PROVIDES GREAT ADVANTAGES FOR OUR STUDENTS.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAMS PROVIDE MORE DEDICATED SUPPORT IN KEY AREAS. THIS TEAM BASED APPROACH PROVIDES A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.

EACH GRADE LEVEL HAS TEACHER LEADS. HAVING TEACHER LEAD TEAMS PUT DECISION MAKING POWER BACK INTO THE HANDS OF THE TEACHERS WHO WORK DIRECTLY WITH OUR STUDENTS. OUR LEAD TEACHERS MEET WITH THEIR TEAMS TWICE A MONTH IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES TO DESIGN AND PLAN INSTRUCTION THAT DIRECTLY MEETS THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.

-EXALT OFFERS A MORE MANAGEABLE DAY. OUR STAGGERED SCHEDULE ALLOWS OUR TEACHERS TO WORK AN 8 HOUR DAY.
-MEET EACH CHILD AT HIS OR HER LEVEL
-EXALT WILL FOLLOW A 6-STEP INSTRUCTIONAL CYCLE TO ENSURE STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFUL.
             CURRICULUM DIRECTOR ADMINISTERS A PLACEMENT TEST TO EACH STUDENT FOLLOWING ENROLLMENT.
             STUDENTS GROUPED BY PERFORMANCE LEVELS IN CORE SUBJECTS
             TEACHERS SET AMBITIOUS LEARNING GOALS FOR EACH GROUP
              TEACHERS DELIVER LESSONS AND UNITS AT EACH GROUP’S LEVEL
              CURRICULUM DIRECTOR RE-TEST STUDENTS FREQUENTLY ENSURING PLACEMENT
              STUDENTS REGROUPED BASED ON PACE OF PROGRESSION FEATURES SPECIFICS
 
WHY IS THIS BENEFICIAL?
 
SCHOOL DAY
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
ANNUAL CALENDAR
200 DAYS, ABOUT 22 MORE DAYS EVERY YEAR
LONGER LEARNING BLOCKS
70-90 MINUTE LEARNING BLOCKS MORE TIME TO MASTER CONCEPTS & SKILLS “DOUBLE DOSING”
MORE LESSONS IN CORE SUBJECTS 
MORE EXPOSURE TO LANGUAGE 

IMMERSE STUDENTS IN A LANGUAGE RICH ENVIRONMENT 
EXALT WILL USE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY FOUNDATION. 
STUDENTS SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE DAY IN STRONG LITERACY INSTRUCTION.  LISTED BELOW ARE THE LITERACY CURRICULUM AND APPROACHES USED BY EXALT.

  • READING MASTERY

  • LANGUAGE FOR LEARNING

  • CORE KNOWLEDGE NOVEL STUDIES

  • EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING     

  • 6+1 TRAITS OF WRITING

  • WRITER’S WORKSHOP

 THESE PROGRAMS ARE BACKED BY OVER 40 YEARS OF SYSTEMATIC RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT.

TEACH BEHAVIOR NORMS EXPLICITLY
AT EXALT WE TEACH BEHAVIOR THE SAME WAY WE WOULD TEACH READING AND MATH. BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS ARE POSTED IN EVERY CLASSROOM, TAUGHT EXPLICITLY, RE TAUGHT, AND REINFORCED DAILY. OUR BEHAVIOR PLAN HAS THREE LEVELS, UNIVERSAL, CLASSROOM AND INDIVIDUAL. 
 
THE UNIVERSAL PLAN- THIS IS OUR ALL SCHOOL PLAN THAT TEACHES STUDENTS TO BE RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL,SAFE, AND HARDWORKING. EVERY TEACHER AND TEAM MEMBER IN THE SCHOOL ARE ON THE SAME PAGE TEACHING THESE VALUES.

THE CLASSROOM PLAN- EXALT USES CHAMPS FOR OUR CLASSROOM LEVEL PLAN. CHAMPS GIVES EXPLICATE CLEAR EXPECTATION FOR STUDENT DURING EVERY POSSIBLE LEARNING SETTING. WE CREATE A SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

THE INDIVIDUAL PLAN- SOME STUDENTS NEED MORE SUPPORT AND STRUCTURE THAN OTHERS. EXALT SUPPORTS THOSE STUDENTS BY SETTING GOALS FOR THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND REWARDING THEM FOR REACHING THEIR GOALS.
 
FOSTER A POSITIVE, AFFIRMING CLIMATE
THROUGH OUR WEEKLY ASSEMBLIES, FREQUENT REWARDS AND RECOGNITION, EXALT CREATES A LOVING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS TO THRIVE. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS FOR STUDENTS TO BE REWARDED AND RECOGNIZED FOR WANTED BEHAVIOR. IF A STUDENT IS NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES, THAT STUDENT WILL BE TAUGHT AND RETAUGHT THE RULES UNTIL HE OR SHE DOES. OUR GOAL IS TO LIFT UP STUDENTS TO BE CONFIDENT, LIFE-LONG LEARNERS WHO TAKE OWNERSHIP IN THEIR OWN EDUCATION.

USE RESEARCH-VALIDATED PROGRAMS
EXALT ACADEMIES USE RESEARCH VALIDATED CURRICULUM IN OUR SCHOOLS. THE PROGRAMS SELECTED HAVE LONG TRACK RECORDS OF SUCCESS IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE CURRICULUM COMES WITH A LARGE NETWORK OF COACHING SUPPORT, TRAINING MODULES, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENSURING SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION TO OUR STUDENTS.
 
MANAGE PERFORMANCE CLOSELY
EXALT ACADEMY OF SOUTHWEST LITTLE ROCK’S ASSESSMENT SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE A CONSTANT FLOW OF
INFORMATION ON STUDENT LEARNING. AS TEACHERS RECEIVE THIS FREQUENT INFORMATION, THEY ARE ABLE TO SHAPE THEIR INSTRUCTION DAILY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.STUDENTS ARE ASSESSED:


DAILY- USING LESSON PROGRESS AND 1ST TIME MASTERY THROUGH OUR MASTERY BASED CURRICULUM.
WEEKLY- USING OUR LESSON UNIT TESTING
MONTHLY- THROUGH OUR MOBY BENCHMARK TESTING, MEASURING AGAINST HOW OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING AND GROWING. 
SEMI-ANNUALLY- THROUGH OUR NWEA MAP PRE- AND POST- TESTING 
ANNUALLY- USING THE STATE MANDATED TESTING SYSTEM, MEASURING AGAINST HOW OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING AGAINST THEIR PEERS STATE WIDE.


ASSESSMENTS ALLOW FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE THAT OPTIMIZE STUDENT LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THIS TYPE OF TARGET INSTRUCTION CREATES A CHALLENGING, SUCCESS FILLED ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS