- Student Life
October 4, 2017
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I compose this message.
After much waiting and working through the negotiations process with HISD, we must announce that HISD made the final decision NOT to partner with C.O.R.E. Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. This is quite an unfortunate decision as we, in good faith, followed all directives given to us by the HISD Board President.
We appreciate all of you and we are deeply sorry that we could not get this worked out sooner. I can truly say that no stone was left unturned. Our administrative team put every ounce of effort into this process. We are grateful and thankful to all of you for allowing us to serve your student(s) during these past four (4) years. We are truly honored!
|As a recap, in June 2013, Texas Senate Bill 2 was passed putting a three(3) year time limit on charter schools regarding academic and financial accountability.
C.O.R.E. Academy is a Generation 17 charter school that opened its doors in August 2013. During these 3 years, C.O.R.E. Academy’s faculty, staff and students worked hard to meet these standards. We are very proud of our efforts in exceeding Student Progress standards and receiving Superior Financial Accountability status. Unfortunately, under the Standard Accountability System, we did not meet overall academic accountability standards. We appealed to receive Alternative Accountability status, but our appeal was denied.
Although our progress was significant during the three (3) years, we simply ran out of time according to Senate Bill 2. However, we are proud to announce that in Year Four (4), C.O.R.E. Academy Met Alternative Standard for 2016-2017.
We will continue to pray that all of our students find a school family that will embrace all of their needs. We had a beautiful and unique culture at C.O.R.E. Academy that was contagious to everyone that visited our campus. Keep this spirit alive in everything you do.
Until our hearts meet again,
David C. Fuller, Ed.D.
Shun C. Johnson
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