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WELCOME TO BETTY SHABAZZ INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL

Established in 1998, Betty Shabazz International Charter School (Shabazz School) is an African-centered network of charter schools comprised of three Chicago campuses: Betty Shabazz Academy (grades K-8), Barbara A. Sizemore Academy (grades K-7) and DuSable Leadership Academy (grades 9-12). Our mission is to provide every student with a safe and nurturing learning environment, and an academically rigorous and culturally relevant educational program that graduates students who excel in reading, oral and written language, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, and the arts and humanities. From inception, our school has consistently produced exemplary, high achieving students who have self-confidence, a strong sense of cultural identity, and a commitment to make positive contributions to their community and the world.

WHAT IS AFRICAN-CENTERED EDUCATION?
Our school incorporates African cultural elements and influences found on each continent into every aspect of our school environment and curriculum.  Cultural elements like language, the arts, tradition, ceremony and values are used to instill in our students a sense of history, responsibility, accountability, community, extended family, propriety, and of course, pride. The culture and value-based protocols, and instructional routines we use daily have been developed and proven successful over the last 40 years by the Institute Of Positive Education.  This model has shown that by integrating African culture, history and values into our rigourous academic curriculum and throughout our school environment, and by hiring loving and committed teachers, the children we educate will develop the cultural pride and self-confidence they need to accelerate their pace of learning and excel academically.

SHABAZZ SCHOOL STUDENT
With a strong focus on leadership skills, sustainable living, and the arts, our educational program produces self-assured, yet humble, student leaders with an unwavering commitment to higher education and making an impact on the world.  In additon, every morning each Betty Shabazz International Charter School campus begins with a school-wide “Unity Circle” in which students pledge self-determination, self-respect, community service and to lead principled lives. Pledges that guide our students in the living of positive and productive lives.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

DuSable Leadership Academy

Parent Council Meeting
December 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Progress Reports Mailed Home
December 21, 2011

Pre Kwanzaa Celebration
December 23, 2011

Winter Break
December 26, 2011- January 6, 2011

Enrollment Application Deadline
February 3, 2012
4:30 p.m.


Betty Shabazz Academy

Kwanzaa Celebration
December 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.

WVON Kwanzaa Celebration
Chicago State University
December 17, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Village Energy Fair
December 19, 2011

Book Fair (Activity Room)
December 19-23, 2011

First Trimester Awards Assembly
December 21, 2011

Report Card Pick Up
December 23, 2011

Winter Break
December 26, 2011-January 6, 2011

Enrollment Application Deadline
February 3, 2012
4:30 p.m.


Barbara A. Sizemore Academy

Super Saturday
December 10, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Family Science Night
December 14, 2011
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Zaidi Shule
Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration &
Vendor Fair
December 16, 2011

School Kwanzaa Program
December 20, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Student Awards Program
December 21, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Zaidi Shule Skating Party
December 21, 2011
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Report Card Pick-up
December 22 & 23, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Parent Council
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
December 23, 2011
2:00 p.m.

Winter Break
December 26, 2011-January 6, 2011

Enrollment Application Deadline
February 3, 2012
4:30 p.m.

 


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