ACADEMIC GROWTH is centered on individualized student learning. Therefore, we use same student learning gains to assess how much each student learns during the school year. In 2010-11, nearly two-thirds of Imagine students demonstrated average reading and math learning gains of one year or more.
They did it! Imagine Town Center named a 2013 Florida School of Character
18 Jan 2013
Imagine Master Academy partners with the National Network of Digital Schools
18 Jan 2013
Columbia police preparing schools for worst case scenario
11 Jan 2013
Increasing number of students opting for charter schools
26 Dec 2012
Palm Beach County charter schools take varied approaches
22 Dec 2012
Positively Tampa Bay – Imagine Schools Land O’Lakes
21 Dec 2012
- Volunteers build new playground at urban school
- NBC4 Interview with Principals of Imagine Integrity and Imagine Academy of Columbus
- Volunteers build new playground at Imagine Cleveland Academy in one day
- NBC4 interview with Imagine Principals Jason Knight and Amber Hufford
- Imagine Greater Academic Growth
- Imagine How Learning Changes Lives
- Student Profile: Gates Millennium Scholar
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- Parents want more choices
- Imagine Schools Community Impact
- Student Profile: Gates Millennium Scholar
Imagine Firestone – Great Schools Review
“This is our school of choice for one simple reason – they sincerely care about the whole child. It’s a great place for my kids and I look forward to keeping them all here through the eighth grade. My kids have definitely been challenged, but most importantly the teachers take time to get to know my kids and work with their individual learning styles. I’m [...]
Imagine Evening Rose – Stacey Conticello
“We have been with this school since Day One and have been delighted with the quality of education our three children are receiving. The teachers and administration genuinely care about the students and this level of commitment radiates throughout the school. Imagine’s hands-on learning environment fosters individual ingenuity as well as the importance of working with a team and parental involvement.”
Imagine Town Center—James and Deborah Geraghty
We believe it has been to our advantage that we have been able to have our children here in Imagine Schools at Town Center. The administration here at Imagine has truly been awesome. Our children feel safe and confident in those around them, and they are learning real life experiences from their education. The goals they set and the strong standards of character building truly [...]
Imagine Rosefield—Anne Shaw
I can’t tell you enough how I appreciate the accelerated classes at Rosefield. My 6th grader is being challenged on every level. She is learning so much and is enjoying it so much! I especially love the MAPS assignment from Ms. Fosgreen. Essentially an open-ended project, the students choose a topic that interests them, research and learn about it, then create a way to share [...]
Imagine Great Western Academy—Karen Wilson
My boys were several years behind their peers academically when I enrolled them at Imagine Great Western in Columbus, Ohio. What a difference my choice to transfer them to Imagine made! Fall and spring testing showed that they both improved by two grades levels after only one year at Imagine Great Western. I am confident that these academic improvements were because the teachers really believed [...]
Parents want more choices
In this video, parents explain why they have decided to choose Imagine Schools for their children’s education.
You Have Options For Your Child’s Education—Columbus OH
Daytime Columbus with Gail Hogan
Reflection is a critical part of fostering students’ deep understanding of what it means to display good character. This year, Imagine Schools hosted its 6th Annual Character Essay Contest to encourage just that. Students chose a maxim or quotation that they found particularly meaningful and reflected in an essay on how that maxim applied to their lives and/or the world around them.
This year, we received hundreds of essays from 50 Imagine schools across the country! It was wonderful to gain insight into how some of these students were connecting truths about character to situations in their own lives, especially through their most difficult experiences. Read the winning essays!
Michelle Obama @ ISE
On July 15, 2011, hundreds of volunteers, Members of Congress and their families, Education Sec. Arne Duncan, and First Lady Michelle Obama joined Imagine Southeast leaders, parents, and students in building the 2000th KaBOOM! playground.
During her remarks, Mrs. Obama said, “I want to thank this community, the community members who have allowed us to come here, who have developed and built and support this beautiful school; to all the kids who will be taking advantage; to all the people across the street. You all make sure you help take care of this playground. You make sure that kids get over here and play. We want you all moving. We are proud to be here, proud to have the media here in this community looking at what you all are doing, what’s been able to be accomplished here.” View the First Lady’s remarks or Read the First Lady’s remarks.
“We couldn’t have asked for anything more,” said Stacey Scott, Imagine Southeast Public Charter School Principal. “Having a playground for our children to enjoy will have a monumental affect on our school. The children deserved to have a playground and we’re extremely thankful to KaBOOM! and Knight Foundation for giving this incredible gift to our children.”
Under the leadership of Founding Principal Stacey Scott and the Board of Trustees, Imagine Southeast Public Charter School currently educates approximately 500 children in grades Pre K-5. The school opened its doors in 2008 with 223 students, the largest opening charter school enroll-ment in recent Washington, D.C. in history. It is one of the city’s fastest growing charter schools.
Imagine Southeast’s mission is to prepare students to love learning, have outstanding character, and take responsibility for themselves and others through a culturally responsive, single-sex educational environment. Imagine Southeast is D.C.’s only dual academy single gender school, which teaches both boys and girls in single gender classes starting in the first grade and allows teachers to tailor their classes to the different learning styles of boys and girls. Imagine Southeast uses Core Knowledge, a content-rich humanities curriculum, as the foundation of its curriculum.
In February 2011, Imagine Southeast moved from a temporary school facility to the newly renovated Old Congress Heights Building, which had been abandoned for decades. The renovated school building provides a safe, inviting environment where students can learn and grow, both in academics and character. Not only will Imagine Schools’ investment benefit students and families seeking better educational choices, but the enhanced space is a resource for the community symbolizing the revitalization of Ward 8.
Imagine Southeast is honored to be the location for the 2,000th KaBOOM! Playground build, which will include an innovative Imagination Playground in a Cart and a community garden. The playground addition to the campus enhances the connection with the community and demonstrates the commitment of many partners to educate children in this underserved community. Learn more about this campus by visiting www.imaginesoutheastpcs.org