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Richard Allen Schools - Charter Schools in Dayton, OH - Public Schools in Dayton, OH - K through 9 Education

Students are immersed in a No  Excuses atmosphere that expects and demands an uncompromising commitment to peak performance.

About Richard Allen Schools

The Richard Allen charter school model is premised on five key strategies:

1. Early Education

Readiness is a key ingredient in ensuring future academic success. Richard Allen Schools' new Salem Avenue Campus will provide comprehensive early learning experiences for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. In addition, the district is seeking similar opportunities for its Hamilton Campus through potential partnerships with early education providers. The emphasis on student readiness, especially in reading, math, and social skills, makes it possible for students to matriculate to first grade with the greatest probability for success.

2. High Expectations

Simple, clear, non-negotiable standards for student behavior and academic achievement are communicated and consistently reinforced.

3. Carefully Focused Core Curriculum and Direct Instruction Methods

Reading and mathematics fundamentals are emphasized at every grade level. All subject area content reflects Ohio's Academic Content Standards. Textbooks are aligned to the content standards. Instructional methods are based on direct instruction strategies. The core curriculum operates in tandem with academic enrichment experiences in foreign language, music and physical education.

4. Parent Engagement

Parents are expected and required to actively participate in the education of their children. Quarterly Parent Association meetings and semester report card conferences are mandatory. Volunteer parent leaders are identified for each homeroom. Family Report Cards are issued each semester to each family grading the parents' faithfulness to the commitments made in the Richard Allen agreement all families sign each year.

5. Technology Support

Technology is used to enhance teacher productivity and student achievement. The Richard Allen e-Curriculum is a specifically designed and developed software program which seamlessly aligns Ohio's Academic Content Standards, district textbooks and research-based best instructional methods.

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