Founders Classical Academy of Mesquite

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The Oldest Ideas for the Youngest Minds

“I will learn what is true, I will do what is good, I will love what is beautiful.”

FOUNDERS CLASSICAL ACADEMY OF MESQUITE

SCHOOL PLEDGE

Message from the Headmaster

Dear FCA Mesquite families and friends,

We are excited about all the news at Founders Classical Academy of Mesquite!

We have added an additional 10 classrooms this school year. Our enrollment stands at over 550 students. We are happy that we were able to receive students from a Responsive Education Solutions school, which had to close due to a facilities issue with its landlord. We are so blessed to have a very supportive and responsive landlord for our campus. In addition, our sister campus, Founders Classical Academy of Dallas, needed to change its configuration from K-8 to K-6. We were glad that we could accommodate the needs of these potentially displaced 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. We welcome students from both of these campuses.

This year, we also added 10th grade to our configuration making us a K-10 campus. As a result, we have hired additional staff to provide support and instruction and acquired some excellent individuals. We are certain that you will enjoy getting to know these wonderful people who have a strong desire to serve your children.

Our first priority is to provide a safe and orderly campus. Our campus-wide discipline plan is fair, consistent, and provides a mechanism for preventing misbehaviors as well as for dealing with disruptive behavior should it occur. All faculty members received training in how to prevent misbehaviors, as well as how to respond if a student fails to obey the teacher or our expectations for proper comportment.

In an effort to assist our parents and keep you informed, we have published several policy letters concerning operations and procedures. One of our biggest challenges is our carline. With an additional 100 students, our lines of cars will be longer. Our main concern is the proximity of moving cars to our students. Please be cautious and follow the instructions of staff on duty who are there to provide needed safety for our students. Please be patient during this time and pull forward to help close the distance between cars and thereby keep the line from extending back onto Gross Road.

Our staff and faculty are ready to provide friendly and helpful customer service. Please let me know if you receive otherwise. We know that you have a choice and we are happy that you have chosen us to provide a quality education for your student. We provide a rigorous curriculum based on a strong classical education model as a part of the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI) under the direction of Hillsdale College. We do not teach to the test, as is commonly the accusation made against many public schools in the state. We do teach objective truth and we teach children to take their place in society as virtuous citizens.

Looking forward to a successful and productive school year.

Ferrell Yeokum

Headmaster


State Accountability

As a campus designated by the Texas Education Agency as "Improvement Required," we have developed a two-year campus turnaround plan to continue through the 2018-19 school year, which is on file with the school.


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