Tenets of Success

Academic research led by Dr. Roland Fryer, a Harvard University professor, identifies the five tenets that are proven to lead to success in schools.  Here is how they are present in Enlace Academy:

High Expectations
Enlace Academy believes that all children can and will learn, and we expect students to grow one and a half years for each year until they are on grade level and on a course for success in high school, college, and beyond.  

More Time in School

Enlace Academy has an extended school day and an extended school year that equates to 160 additional hours of instructional time each year.

Small Group Instruction
Enlace Academy, students rotate in small, differentiated groups between teacher-led and student-led stations where they receive the specific, academic feedback that leads to better learning.

More Teacher Feedback
Teachers at
Enlace Academy are observed weekly, and they meet weekly with a coach who supports them in achieving specific goals that lead to more effective teaching.

Data-Driven Instruction
The online programs that we use at
Enlace Academy provide teachers with real time data that they use to differentiate the learning based on the specific needs of the students.  Additionally, we have quarterly data days during professional development where we review our assessment data, look for trends, and plan for how to bridge any learning gaps that exist.