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Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 6.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence says

The purpose of the Imagine Bella Academy is to provide students with an academically excellent learning opportunity by offering challenging curricula richly infused with math, arts, science and technology and designed to engage all in the learning process; by maintaining a caring learning environment of affirmation; by working with parents and local communities to offer opportunities both in and out of the classroom that further develop the intellect and character of the students who choose to attend the school; and by utilizing innovative teaching techniques delivered by superior faculty in order to prepare all students for success in the ever-growing global community of the future.

Our vision is to prepare our students for lifetime achievement and the global future by creating an innovative and academically excellent school.

Curriculum

Provide students with an academically excellent learning opportunity by offering challenging curricula richly infused with math, arts, science and technology and designed to engage all in the learning process.

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence uses the MyMath Mathematics curriculum in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. McGraw-Hill My Math is an innovative approach to elementary math. Developed as a write-in student edition, each child interacts with their text in multiple ways throughout the learning process. Written specifically for the Common Core State Standards, McGraw-Hill My Math offers personalized vocabulary, student-created examples, online games, and downloadable apps that help students move from learning abstract concepts to direct application. McGraw-Hill My Math – Making “Aha” moments happen!

We utilize the Imagine Regional Pacing Calendar to design units that are standards aligned throughout the year using the Gradual Release of Responsibility (I do 5 minutes-we do 5 minutes- you do 15 min- share 5 min) model. 20-25 minutes of guided reading gives students the chance to apply the strategies they already know to new text. Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The text is easy enough for students to read with the teacher's skillful support. The text offers challenges and opportunities for problem solving, but is easy enough for students to read with some fluency. The teacher chooses selections that help students expand their strategies.

Direct Instruction (K) is a research proven, child centered elementary curriculum designed to accelerate learning by maximizing efficiency in the design and delivery of instruction. The DI program breaks learning down into small pieces and then shows students how to bring these pieces together to fit into a larger concept. Lessons are practiced over and over through choral responses. Teachers advance through the material taking their cues from the children's progress and their mastery of the lesson. Students, therefore, never "fall through the cracks." We aim our students with DI strategies that serve them well when advanced thinking is called for in more accelerated subjects such as earth science, chemistry, and problem-solving.

Mission Statement

Preparing students for academic excellence and lifetime achievement.

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Admission Information

Imagine Bella Academy is currently enrolling students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Accepting 4 year old students through September 30th. Call 216-481-1500 or visit our website http://imaginebellaacademy.com to download an enrollment packet.

Dress Code Information

DRESSING FOR SCHOOL- We believe that our Dress Code Policy supports a positive learning environment and we expect our students to: ● Appear clean, neat and well groomed each day. ● Arrive and leave school in dress code attire. ● Have shirts tucked in and completely buttoned at all times. The Bella Academy of Excellence dress code attire consists of: ● Navy Blue, Black or Khaki pants, skirts, jumpers or shorts (not more than one inch above the knee). ● White, yellow, light blue or navy blue solid colored, button, or collared shirts. Shirts should be polo or oxford style. No logos, stripes, writing or pictures. ● Solid Navy Blue Sweater, sweater vests and cardigans. No Sweatshirts or Hoodies. No argyle sweater vests. ● Black or brown dress shoes with black or brown laces are expected daily. In the case of emergency, tennis shoes are limited to styles that are primarily black or white. No colors, glitter, designs, flashing lights, etc. Tennis shoes for PE days can be place in your child’s book bag and changed into prior to the class. ● Boots ARE NOT to be worn during the school day. In case of snow boots, please provide your child with appropriate school shoes. ● Navy blue, Khaki, black, or white socks. ● No distracting hair accessories. ● Jewelry is limited to small earrings and necklaces.

Employment Information

Creative and Dynamic Educators: ● Ohio Teaching Certification Required ● Must be a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) ● Please submit a cover letter and resume: via fax 216-481-4515 or katie.walendzik@imagineschools.com ●Phone Number: 216-481-1500 ●Contact Address: 19114 Bella Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44119

Student Life Information

Imagine Bella Academy houses an aftercare program provided by the Boys and Girls Club of America. $50 a month includes homework help and hot meals.

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Quarter

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 282
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 51
1 42
2 58
3 46
4 37
5 48

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1
Dress Code Uniform
Socioeconomic Diversity

84% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence.

Assistant Principal   Jessica Gamble
Principal   Arun Dutt

Extracurriculars

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence embeds extracurricular activities through "Friday Clubs". Educators create their own club based on meeting student interest and applying their own talents. Students select a club to participate in twice a year and engage in club activities with students from different classrooms and grade levels. Past clubs have included Cross-Fit, Drill Team, Line Dancing, Choir, Art, Martial Arts, Lego, Spanish, Fantasy Football, Character Council, and Video Game Club.
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