What steps has Spectrum taken to recognize and manage these threats?
If an individual department is very good, in what key areas must it improve to become an outstanding department?
If a department is mediocre, do we (1) take steps to encourage improvement, or (2) redirect resources to more promising endeavors?
Is Spectrum successful in recruiting and retaining:
a faculty complement that is consistent with its vision?
a staff complement that efficiently and effectively serves the mission?
Is Spectrum providing faculty and staff with the required training and tools?
Spectrum Academy’s unique program offers youths structure to find success in new experiences and provide valuable work opportunities, reflecting increased personal value and self-esteem. Traditional education has not addressed the growing emotional and intellectual needs of our children- the connectedness of mind, body, and spirit. We have unveiled the embryo of an integrated master plan that could solve our educational and behavioral difficulties... unifying youth with adults and building mutual respect and support. Spectrum Academy offers solutions that will change the patterns of problems today by offering habilitating healthy habits for tomorrow.
Now it is your turn…
Intense research and study have helped us to see a way out of this dilemma. Spectrum Academy is just one of the opportunities that address holistic education inclusion in developing new schools. Removing children from harmful environments, such as the current juvenile justice system does, is only a temporary adjustment or Band-Aid to the problem. It is like taking a fish out of a dirty fish tank, wiping it off, and throwing it back in with expectations of survival. The fish tank just needs cleaning. How do we do that? We believe Spectrum Academy is the answer.
It is possible to integrate residential treatment centers, charter schools, community technology centers, and peer community concepts to work synchronistically. We can adapt what we know about peer mediation and alternative dispute resolution to empower choice and decision models that inspire our youth to live responsibly. Spectrum Academy is built on transformational leadership, creating a vision and leading everyone toward its fruition.
How much would you like to offer toward this process? Will you help to develop Spectrum Academy? $100,000 gives us the opportunity to garner the management team to fill the current gaps and begin work on the exploded plan, putting all the pieces together to fulfill the vision.