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What is Exalt Education?

Exalt Education was founded in 2009, by a small but determined group of educator founders who realized the growth in low-income children was drastically outpacing the growth in high-quality schools able to prepare them and prepare them for the future. The group focused their energy on putting together an educational model to equip teachers and school leaders with the tools necessary to provide the highest quality education for low-income students. Today Exalt Education is a Charter Management Organization CMO that supports Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock with all aspects of running a great school. 

How do I become a teacher at an Exalt Education network school?

We are currently in the process of growing our client school, Exalt Academy of Southwest Little rock. Our growth will open up many opportunities to join our team. We're looking for the best and brightest teachers with varying degrees of experience, including those straight out of Credential and Master’s programs as well as those with proven classroom experience. We offer a positive school culture, professional development training and a team-oriented approach to school management. To apply for a position with Exalt Education, please email tina.long@exalteducation.org

How do I enroll my child in an Exalt Education network school?

Exalt Education has a school in Southwest Little Rock Arkansas. You are welcome to tour the school or visit the school's website for more information. www.exaltacademies.org. If seats are available you can enroll you student onsite for be placed on the waitlist. 

How is student performance measured?

Exalt assesses students three to four times a year to determine how they stack up against their peers both statewide and nationally. We use the test results to enhance individualized instruction in order to assure that students are learning exactly what they need to know to be successful.  How we use our data is a key differentiating factor.   Data is not just to inform us, but to equip our teachers to take action and make adjustments based on what our students are ready to learn. 
 

What is a Public Charter School?

Charter schools are independently operated public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools, they are:

Open to all children;

  • Tuition free;

  • Without special entrance requirements; and

  • Accountable for state and federal academic standards.

Charter schools were created over two decades ago to offer parents another public school option to better meet their child’s specific needs. A key premise of the charter school model is the belief that public schools should be held accountable for student learning. In exchange for this accountability, school leaders should be given freedom to do whatever it takes to help students achieve and should share what works with the broader public school system so that all students can benefit. *

As public schools, charter schools are tuition-free. They are funded according to enrollment levels and receive public funds on a per pupil basis. 

What will my child get at Exalt Education network school that he or she will not get at other schools?

 Exalt Education schools enable students to realize their greatest potential, prepare for competitive colleges and advanced careers, and emerge as tomorrow’s leaders. To accomplish these goals, we have implemented a “Greatest Hits” academic design that offers a proven formula for serving students in high-need communities across the country. A few unique characteristics of our design principles are:

  • More learning time: Exalt offers nearly a 200-day school year, which is more than three weeks longer than the average public school year. We also extend each school day. Students arrive at 7:00 a.m. and are picked up at 3:30p.m. The longer day allows for deeper, higher-quality student learning.

  • Embed standards and assessment: Exalt assesses students three to four times a year to determine how they stack up against their peers both statewide and nationally. We use the test results to enhance individualized instruction in order to assure that students are learning exactly what they need to know to be successful.

  • Structured leadership development: Exalt schools develop our students into leaders through a positive behavior system. In addition to teaching character values to our students, we teach appropriate behaviors in a systemic method, the same way traditional schools would teach math. Students leave Exalt schools knowing what they need to know to be leaders.

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