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‘Chrome Crew’ Dives Into Their New Roles as Technology Gurus

A+ Academy Secondary has begun their CTE practicum work, and this year, 7 of our scholars have been assigned to work in the ‘CHROME CREW’, with our awesome Director of Technology, Mr. Kevin Spurgin. They will be gaining hands-on training and experience in managing a technology department, as well as all the technical support required for smooth functionality. Two of our students dove right into some repair needs with a our Chromebooks today, and after watching a couple training videos on YouTube, were able to completely make the repairs on…

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A+ Academy Secondary Knightettes Lend a Helping Hand to Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

  The A+ Academy Secondary Knightettes put aside their own group fundraiser, to help in donating dozens of boxes filled with supplies to the Inspired Vision Compassion Center this week, in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As soon as students and staff arrived to campuses last Monday, they began discussing the most effective actions they could take to help their Texas neighbors. The following day, Karen Belknap, owner of Inspired Vision Compassion Center, and 1998 founder of A+ Charter Schools, Inc., reached out to the community…

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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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