Dear Friends of Libertas Academy,
This year, we opened our doors to 270 students. Each with their own dreams, fears, growth potential, and desire to explore the world and make their own, unique mark on it. 270 families who opted for their student to attend Libertas Academy Charter School with the expectation that we would provide their students the academically-rigorous education they deserve, and that every student in our Springfield community deserves but far too often does not receive. From the moment we were approved to open in Springfield, and each day thereafter, we are charged with delivering this excellence and with leading through our founding mission:
Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive
In the past two years, our students have experienced some amazing growth. Some of our students’ advanced their literacy skills by 2+ grade levels within one year; others made transformative character growth from their first and now are models embodying our FOCUS and RESPECT values; several met and exceeded our (1) million words-read goal; several more not only explored a college campus for the first time but have begun deciding for themselves which school they will attend. There is much our students and team have to celebrate.
There is also so much more our team must implement and, quite simply, “get right” in order to deliver the academic excellence we promised our students and their families. We are committed to continuing to improve our practice and get one step closer to fully delivering upon the promises we’ve made to families. Our team is ready to ensure that this our strongest year yet and also one that puts our students on their path toward college success.
Thank you in advance for joining our efforts and helping us deliver an academically rigorous education that focuses on character development and college trajectory committed to all our students.
With urgency and joy,
Founder and Executive Director
Libertas Academy Charter School