We seek to expand educational equity to the communities we serve by raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gaps between the highest- and lowest-achieving students; and eliminating the racial predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.
Enlace Academy fosters an environment of belonging and trust by:
- Creating welcoming and inclusive spaces
- Teaching With Love and Logic
- Fostering genuine relationships
- Providing strong character education
- Focusing on restorative practices and social and emotional learning
Enlace Academy drives academic success by:
- Using top-rated curricula
- Providing strong Tier I instruction, where all students work on grade level materials
- Leveraging a daily success block for intervention and enrichment
- Using student data to drive decisions
- Reaching the whole child with art, PE, and music
Enlace Academy builds strong family partnership by:
- Leveraging multiple communication platforms in families' native languages
- Hosting monthly family events
- Providing a home literacy program
- Emphasizing Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Partnering with City Connects
Teaching with Love and Logic
Enlace Academy implements a system of logical consequences delivered with empathy as described in the book Teaching with Love and Logic.
In keeping with our academic approach that creates an environment of personalized instruction, we believe that behavior management should be individualized as well. In our ‘natural consequences’ approach, students learn how their choices affect themselves and others and are taught that mistakes are an opportunity for personal growth.