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Welcome Back to the 2014-2015 School Year!
Dear Gordon Odyssey Academy Family and Friends:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope that you've had a relaxing summer full of fun, reading, learning, and memorable family activities. Summertime is a great time to be reflective and think about how we each can improve and do better. How do you plan to do better this school year to make this your best school year ever? If you haven't thought about, you should. January 1st is not the only time to make New Year's Resolutions; the beginning of the school year is also a great time to do so. Let's work together to make this an awesome school year!
I am delighted to begin my second year as Director. The 2013-2014 school year was a great year of achievements. We accomplished many things last year: 17 Evening High School Graduates, 23 Adult Education Graduates, MAP and HSAP test gains, first-ever overseas educational tour in our district (STAR Academy students went to San Juan, Puerto Rico), 20 G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Graduates, GOA Live- African American History Discussion Panel featuring WACH Fox 57's Jeffrey Lampkin, and a fantastic Adult Education Career Fair, among many other things.
The teachers, staff and stuents work collaboratively each day to provide all students with a quality education. There are four programs that fall under Gordon Odyssey Academy: Evening High School, STAR Academy, Behavior Modification, and Adult Education. Students who have continuously violated the district code of conduct are mandated to attend our Behavior Modification Program for up to 45 days, Evening High School students request or are invited to our school, STAR Academy students must be interviewed to attend our academy, and any student 17 years old and above can enroll in Fairfield County Adult Education program. We host various programs in our building but our certified and classified staff provide all students with the same quality instruction. The students we serve are given the extra attention they need to help them reach their goals of high school and college graduation. We are not the alternative; we are the standard. GOA's standard of excellence resonates throughout our building and community.
Lastly, I'd like to welcome new staff members: Mrs. Surlinda Mack, Guidance Counselor, Ms. Monica Jones, English teacher, and Mr. Douglas Elder, science teacher, and Mr. Tykedric Morgan, Physical Education teacher. Together, with our returning staff members, we plan to take our students on a Journey of Excellence in a World of Opportunities by making this school year an effective academic and personal experience for them!