Ethos Academy - A Challenge Foundation Academy
Ethos is requesting funds to address the academic impact of lost instructional time due to COVID-19 by primarily providing staffing (instructional aides) to provide targeted student supports. Ethos is also offering summer school and after school tutoring. The summer school curriculum used is Wonders and Open Court for ELA and Everyday Math. The tutoring curriculum used is Everyday Math. Teachers are being provided with PD in support of effective strategies for reaching students in ELA and Math. Training sessions include LETRS- Teacher Training. For SEL supports, both teachers and students will participate in contracted training sessions on Mindfulness First. Ethos enrolls mainly racial/ethnic minority students with a number of them being identified as an ELL. Nearly all of Ethos' students are considered low income. The vulnerable student population targeted are mainly racial/ethnic minority students (Hispanic and African American students are 74% of the student population) with a number of them being identified as an ELL (16%), and nearly all Ethos' students are low income. Additional vulnerable, targeted students are SPED students (11% of student population) and students experiencing homelessness (3%).