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A+ Academy Secondary School: GRAND OPENING

Led by innovation, strengthened by tradition. 18 years ago, a determined Karen Belknap convinced a landlord to let her use his property to open a charter school dedicated to empowering the Pleasant Grove community through individualized education that balanced innovation with traditional values, in order to provide every child with a lifelong knowledge and strength necessary in becoming successful self-sufficient adults. 18 years later, our mission continues in full force, with the grand opening of our new, state-of-the-art, A+ Academy Secondary School, located at 445 S. Masters, in Dallas, TX….

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Third-Grader Takes 1st Place Win at District-Wide Elementary Chess Tournament

Third-Grader Takes 1st Place Win at District-Wide Elementary Chess Tournament by Walter Clinton | Chess Advisor & Math Curriculum Specialist The first district-wide elementary chess tournament was held on May 14th, drawing 12 competitors from Inspired Vision Elementary and two from A+ Elementary. Taking the position of ultimate Chess Champion was third grader, Jayden V., with 4 wins and zero losses. In second place, with 3 wins and 1 loss, was Alan C. of the 6th grade class, and in third place, with 3 wins and 1 loss, was Maximo M.,…

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HOSA Students Lead Blood Care Drive On Campus

A+ Academy Secondary scholars involved in HOSA, a health science organization for future health professionals, held a blood drive on campus as part of their commitment to helping their local community hospitals. April Escalante, this year’s HOSA president, served as lead coordinator of this year’s blood drive. Other students who aided in the blood drive included student athletic trainers, who assisted in appointment setting, and on-site navigation of the donation process. Some of the students even decided to donate blood themselves. Next year Carter Blood would like to be able to host two…

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A+ Academy Elementary Holds Celebration in Honor of Their Volunteers

A+ Academy Elementary Holds Celebration in Honor of Their Volunteers   A major element in the success of a school is parental and family involvement. At A+ Academy Elementary, parents and families play a vital role in maintaining the culture, values, and structure of the school by serving as leaders in the PTO, planning and bringing to life fundraisers, participating in all school functions, serving on attendance committees, and providing the valuable feedback necessary in keeping the mission of serving the needs of the community. A+ Elementary leadership held a breakfast celebration…

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A+ Academy Senior Receives Scholarship to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Early this morning, Ryan Cruz, A+ Academy Secondary Senior, and Varsity soccer player, signed his letter of intent to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.     Cruz was offered an athletic scholarship by the University to play on the Men’s Soccer Team. He will be joining a talented roster of Falcons, lead by Head Coach, Dennis Peterson.                 Congratulations to Ryan Cruz, and his family!         

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