Dear Parents,

  • We want to thank you for entrusting your child’s education to the staff and leadership of Trix Academy. On behalf of the Michigan Education Choice Center (MECC) Board and Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) we are excited to announce the opening of our new school facility. 

    We invite and welcome all of our families to the new Trix Academy campus at St. Raymond's Catholic School Facility [20045 Joann Avenue]. This campus is a combination of students and faculty from Trix, Murphy, and Stewart Academies. 

    If you have not yet enrolled, please reach out to our enrollment office at 313-426-1020 to secure a spot for your scholar today. A space is being held for you.  

    At Trix, our scholars outperform their peers and local schools by double digits. Last year our Detroit Scholars grew at the 90th percentile nationally in math and 78th percentile nationally in reading. 

    We are excited to open our new campus with some of Detroit's most innovative educators and school leaders, and to continue our partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs giving our students the quality education that they deserve.

    We look forward to working with you and your scholar. The best is yet to come!

     

    Breakfast

    Trix Academy serves a door open breakfast to all students daily from 8:05am - 8:25am. It is very important for all students to arrive at breakfast time to eat breakfast. Instruction will begin daily at 8:30am, therefore all students eating breakfast must be present between 7:55am and 8:20am.

    [Click here to see where free meals are available during the summer.] 

     

    Daily Instruction Begins at 8:30am 

    Trix Academy instruction will begin daily at 8:30am. Promptly at 8:30am, all teaching staff will begin their daily instruction. As a school, I ask that teachers not be interrupted during this time. If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call the office to make an appointment. Instruction time is very valuable and will not be interrupted as our scholars will be engaged in the learning process. Please make sure your child(ren) are here daily by 8:30am to receive every second of instruction during the school day. It is also important for our scholars to remain in class until the dismissal time at 3:30pm. We truly value our instructional time. If our scholars are going to have every chance at being successful, we need to have every chance to help prepare them.


    Trix & Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Partnership

    Trix is excited to announce that we will partner and join forces with Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), a new member of the Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) school network. JRLA is Detroit's premier open-enrollment high school and is unique in that they are a small school with a safe and nurturing environment that provides hands-on support and targeted direction. JRLA, also located off Mile 8, works to ensure that our scholars matriculate and successfully complete their post-secondary pursuits so that they can take care of themselves and their families.

    As perfectly situated partners in such close proximity, this new partnership between Trix and JRLA will help prepare scholars for success from the start of their primary education and support them as they begin their college education and careers. Scholars can prepare their foundations at Trix and then create legacies at JRLA. Future plans include a daily school bus route for students from Trix to JRLA. 

    Learn more about JRLA!


    PLA University

    Phalen Leadership Academies’ premiere workforce development program, PLA University, now offers online career pathway options for scholar family members across the PLA network of schools. PLA University is a free workforce development program launched in 2020 to support adults within the PLA community as they strive to learn more and earn more. 

    PLA University has partnered with an online training provider that aligns perfectly with the career tracks offered. Now, students who are unable to attend the in-person program will have the opportunity to achieve their career goals. Career tracks include:

    • Information Technology
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Supply Chain & Logistics
    • Health & Life Sciences

    Learn more about PLA University!


    Michigan Educational Choice Center - ESSER III Use of Funds

    After surveying the stakeholders, having board meetings and asking meaningful questions, We were guided to use ESSER III funds for the following purposes:

    • Free Summer School
    • Learning Loss of students during the pandemic
    • Preventative measures to keep our schools safe from spreading the pandemic
    • Continued Interventions in ELA and Math
    • Keep class sizes small with qualified teachers

    We will use ESSER III funding to strategically address pandemic-related learning loss in our scholars, especially those disparately impacted by COVID-19. This will include providing Tier II, small-group tutoring to our scholars; providing data-driven extended learning time programming in the summer; providing additional social-emotional programming to support scholars in making a successful transition to in-person instruction; providing our educators with staff development and retention opportunities, and more.

    Our emphasis on utilizing small-group, differentiated instruction for every scholar in the classroom allows us to identify at-risk scholars most significantly impacted by the pandemic, and target data-driven interventions to support their academic success. Our teachers will implement regular, rigorous, standards-aligned formative and benchmark assessments to monitor student progress and to identify students who may be at risk of academic failure due to pandemic-related learning loss. We will use state assessments; interim assessments tied to state standards; adaptive learning quizzes that target specific standards; and qualitative data to identify scholar needs in real-time. Consistent evaluation of student performance and progress will allow us to ensure high quality instruction that is personalized to each scholar’s unique needs. The data we gather from frequent year-round assessments will empower our educators to implement evidence-based interventions in real-time to address any learning gaps for each scholar throughout the school year. More specifically, we will implement the following data-driven instructional strategies to support scholars who are underserved or disparately impacted by COVID-related learning loss: maximized learning time on-task and on core subjects; differentiated, small-group instruction; data-driven instruction; targeted, evidence-based interventions to meet the learning needs of scholars with deficits (Catch Up) and those that need challenged beyond on-grade level (Move Up) including additional, Tier II, small-group tutoring; research-based and standards aligned curricula; and instructional tasks with higher order, complex thinking.

    Use of Funds Summary

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