Today the founders of GOAL Academy presented their charter application to the Charter School Institute board and responded to questions posed by board members. GOAL Academy's origination is within the Dolores Huerta Preparatory HS in Pueblo; a part of the Cesar Chavez Charter School Network.
According to founders, the initial group of students who entered Dolores Huerta weren't all able to successfully master the rigorous, college-prep curriculum. Consequently, school administrators began working with an alternative online program, which better suited the student's needs. The online program even picked up some students who had previously dropped out of school.
GOAL Academy says they're "high touch and high tech," meaning they have a 25 to 1 student to teacher ratio and believe that meaningful human contact is vital to the success for these at-risk students. GOAL intends to serve individual students throughout the state.
On May 22nd, at the next regularly-scheduled CSI board meeting, the GOAL Academy charter application will be voted on.