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Alum Success

Elaina Marinik

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Charter Schools

In 2011, Detroit Service Learning Academy became the FIRST Public School Academy to be identified as a "School of Excellence" by the Michigan Department of Education!

Detroit Service Learning Academy

Mission Statement

The mission of the Detroit Service Learning Academy is to prepare students for academic success, lifelong learning, leadership, and meaningful service to the community.

Detroit Service Learning Academy Location

Address:
21605 West Seven Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan 48219
Telephone:
(313) 541-7619
Website:
www.detroitsla.org

Redford Learning Academy Location

Address:
25940 Grand River Avenue
Redford Charter Twp., MI 48239
Telephone:
(313) 539-4115
Website:
www.detroitsla.org

Detroit Service Learning Academy Contact Information

Director:
Detroit: Shannon Smith, smith.shannon@detroitsla.org
Redford: Amelia Norwood, norwood.amelia@detroitsla.org

Management Company:
Elite School Management
Maurice Evans, evans.maurice@detroitsla.org

LSSU Oversight Officer:
Nick J. Oshelski
Executive Director Charter Schools
noshelski@lssu.edu

Charter Contract (pdf)

Board of Directors:
President: Orlando Woods, megnat@sbcglobal.net
Vice President: James Dozier, Jdmotown@yahoo.com
Secretary: Douglas Bartell, dougbartell@hotmail.com
Treasurer: Idowu Jegede, ijegede@aol.com
Trustee: Minnie Johnson, Mjohnson1258@comcast.net
Trustee: Josie Byrd, mbrd1jb@yahoo.com
Trustee: Airlene Gross, airlenegross@gmail.com
Trustee: Keith Jones, keithjjones@gmail.com
Trustee: Anthony Moffett, amoffett19@msn.com

News

Collaborative Successes!

A collaboration between staff, administration and parents is a recipe for success! “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning children tend to do better in school. They stay in school longer and are more likely to enjoy the benefits of the educational process.” That is the conclusion of a recent report from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. The report a synthesis of research on parent involvement over the past decade goes on to find that regardless of family income or background “students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades on test scores and enroll in higher-level programs;
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits;
  • Attend school regularly;
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and
  • Graduate and go to post-secondary education

The Detroit Service Learning Academy located on Detroit’s west side is home to more than 1,200 students. DSLA has successfully created a culture of engagement and involvement through events created to incite and stimulate parent interest. One of these events is the implementation of Parent University. The Academy is the host of several of these events throughout the year. These informative workshops help participants learn to develop skills and strategies that promote healthy living, financial management, legal advice, political awareness, and more. In addition to these forums DSLA provides a welcome space for parent volunteers and the PTA. The parent resource room is furnished with a microwave, two computers with internet access, and a meeting table. This space is exclusively open for parents to use daily.

DSLA’s most successful event of the year was the celebration of National African American Parent Involvement Day held on February 13, 2014. This event was promoted to the students as “Bring your Parent to School Day” and was the 5th annual celebration. Students were asked to bring their Parent to school with them to experience a full day of classes. Parents convened at the noon hour for a catered lunch, special guest speakers, and a raffle for a family of 4 to vacation at Kalahari Resort. This affair had over 253 parents in attendance.

Over the last decade parent participation and programs at DSLA are always a work in progress. Every school has a unique population, focus and mission. Finding an effective mix of activities, incentives, and student /staff buy- in has become one of the Academy’s most challenging best practices.

Majoring in Sociology...

Carrie McBride

Carrie McBride
Sociology
Caro, MI

I love the small tight-knit community on campus.You always see someone you know while walking to class.Your professors know you on a first name basis. [ more ]

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