Vision Preparatory Charter School

at 260 Joubert Ave., Memphis, 38109

Where College Begins in Kindergarten


Vision Preparatory Charter School
260 Joubert Ave.
Memphis , TN 38109
United States
Contact Phone
P: (901) 775-1018
Website
http://visionprep.org/

Description

Our Vision Recognizing and addressing the need for a college-preparatory elementary school in south Memphis, Vision Preparatory Charter School (Vision Prep) provides a rigorous, high-quality education to address the academic needs of an underserved and underperforming student population. Our staff is committed to modeling and upholding the highest academic and behavioral expectations for all students. To achieve our mission of laying a foundation for students culminating in college graduation, Vision Prep adheres to the following five key principles. 1. High quality teachers lead the way to exceptional student results. We believe that the quality of educators is the most important factor driving student achievement. We recruit and hire the highest quality applicants and develop them along the way. Professional development begins with 16 days of summer training focusing on teaching school culture and planning for the academic year. To provide ongoing teacher training, Vision Prep requires teachers attend 8 more professional development days through the school year. Teacher training also includes observation of the highest performing charter schools upon which Vision Prep is designed. Continuous observation and feedback from instructional leaders as well as scheduled, systematic planning between teachers contributes to a professional culture of instructional refinement and exceptional student results. 2. Extended time is critical. Extended school days and school years will ensure that students gain the learning time-on-task critical in developing the skills, content knowledge, and ethical character necessary for success in secondary school, college and in the professional path they choose. Research by Betty Hart and Todd Risley has shown that by age 3 children in wealthy families have heard 30 million more words than children living in poverty. In an effort to close this gap Vision Prep offers a longer school year (187 days) and operates during an extended school day (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Students benefit from the 274 instructional hours gained over the traditional district schedule. 3. A no-excuses school culture, imbedded with joy and rigor, stimulates academic achievement. To continually strive for academic excellence, Vision Prep provides a positive, no-excuses school culture constantly focused on academic performance and character development. Vision Prep is academically demanding every minute of every school day and permeates these demands with energy, excitement, and a joy for learning. Because the entire school community embodies the culture of the school, Vision Prep parents, teachers, school leaders, and board members must join together in assuming the collective and individual responsibility of modeling the same no-excuses philosophy expected of its scholars. All members of the Vision Prep learning community sign a common core values contract to uphold these values at every level. 4. Literacy and Mathematics are essential. Successful scholars must master fundamental literacy and numeracy skills to be able to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate rigorous academic content. In preparation for more challenging academic work in upper elementary and middle school, Vision Prep ensures that all scholars are reading at or above grade level by third grade. Placing an instructional and financial emphasis on what we value most, two highly-qualified teachers team-teach during the 1,000 minutes spent on literacy instruction per week and the 415 minutes per week spent on mathematics instruction. 5. Assess, analyze, and intervene regularly. To ensure every scholar remains on track to reach academic goals, there must be an intense focus on the continuous monitoring of academic progress. At Vision Prep interim assessments are administered every nine weeks. While these internal assessments provide teachers individual scholar data used to guide instruction throughout the year, Tennessee state mandated criterion-referenced tests are also administered at the end of each school year. Results from these tests are used as part of the planning process for the upcoming year.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:30- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 07:30- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 07:30- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 07:30- 18:00
  • Fridays: 07:30- 18:00

Company Rating

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Retweeted Shelby Co. Schools (@SCSK12Unified): All schools and district offices will be closed on Monday, February 23 due to inclement weather.

Published on 2015-02-23 05:17:05 GMT

Tomorrow's Saturday With a Vision event has been canceled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for details on our next event in March!

Published on 2015-02-20 22:13:40 GMT

Due to this weekend's weather forecast, our Saturdays with a Vision event has been canceled. We look forward to seeing everyone in March!

Published on 2015-02-19 23:44:43 GMT

Retweeted Shelby Co. Schools (@SCSK12Unified): All schools and administrative offices will be open on their regular schedules tomorrow, February 19.

Published on 2015-02-18 22:36:04 GMT

Retweeted Shelby Co. Schools (@SCSK12Unified): All schools will be closed once again on Wed, Feb. 18 due to road conditions. Non school-based (Central Office) staff will report at 10a.

Published on 2015-02-18 11:01:01 GMT

Retweeted Shelby Co. Schools (@SCSK12Unified): Schools will be closed on Tues, Feb. 17 due to continued dangerous road conditions. Non school-based (Central Office) staff report at 10a.

Published on 2015-02-17 00:20:53 GMT

There will be no school Monday, Feb. 16th in observance of Presidents' Day. Scholars will return to class Tuesday, Feb. 17th.

Published on 2015-02-15 18:01:34 GMT

There will be no school Monday, Feb. 16th in observance of Presidents' Day. Scholars will return to class Tuesday, Feb. 17th.

Published on 2015-02-13 14:01:33 GMT

Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week: T. Jackson (K3) and J. Warren (1A)

Published on 2015-02-09 16:35:51 GMT

Interested in substitute teaching? Vision Preparatory Charter School will host the first of 2 Substitute Interest Sessions this Friday, August 21 from 7:30-9:00 am. You must attend one of the Substitute Interest Sessions to be placed on our substitute list during the 2015-2016 school year.

Published on 2015-08-17 16:14:07 GMT

Vision Prep Parents who are interested in aftercare are encouraged to pay $25 to reserve your scholar’s spot at Parent Orientation. The $25 will go towards the first week of aftercare. There will be limited spots available on a first come, first served basis. Thank you!

Published on 2015-07-31 22:58:47 GMT

Dear Vision Prep Prospective Parents, If you've completed your parent meeting and have not submitted the 2015-2016 registration packet, TIME IS RUNNING OUT! The registration packet is not the application you completed online. Please complete a packet at school Mon-Fri between 9am & 4pm. Register before Friday, July 24th to avoid being placed on the waiting list. Thank You!

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