In June 2016, the Scholars Academy adopted a five year Strategic Plan through 2020 that will focus on these themes:
#1: A Gifted Student-Centered Curriculum
Scholars Academy will strengthen its curriculum as it continues to meet the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of highly gifted children.
#2: A Focus on Social and Emotional Learning for Gifted Students
Scholars Academy will provide an integrated, educational program that meets the social and emotional (SEL) needs of highly gifted children.
#3: Exemplary Recruitment and Retention of Great Teachers of Gifted Students
Scholars Academy will be a premier employer for teachers who love to teach, inspire, nurture, and
guide gifted students. We will recruit and retain talented, passionate, and innovative faculty members (i.e. high-performers) who are aligned with our Mission, Vision and Values.
#4: A Collaborative School Community
Build a collaborative school culture where stakeholders share a unity of purpose and strong learning partnerships.
Theme #5: Become a Trusted Resource of Information about Giftedness and Best Practices in Gifted Education
will disseminate resources and knowledge to the gifted community, both within
our school and externally. We will be a trusted resource for parents and
teachers who are seeking
innovative means to meet their students’ needs
Theme #6: Attract / Retain Diverse Students
Scholars Academy values diversity and inclusion. We believe that both diversity and inclusion increase the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving abilities, respect for others and contribute to a more positive global community. Blacks, Latinos and students of lower socio-economic status (SES) are under- represented at Scholars Academy as compared to the available student population in the Metrolina region.