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PROFECTUS Ed spark presentation


With a major focus on character development and single gender instruction, PROFECTUS will prepare the youth of Northwest Jacksonville to be SHARP- Self-aware, Humble, Appreciative, Respectful and …

With a major focus on character development and single gender instruction, PROFECTUS will prepare the youth of Northwest Jacksonville to be SHARP- Self-aware, Humble, Appreciative, Respectful and Persistent.

PROFECTUS will offer a well-rounded, K-12 single-gender program for males that will hold itself and its students accountable for meeting self-imposed goals, Common Core State Standards and all standards associated with preparing students for success in college.

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  • 1. Learning at the speed of Potential Ed Spark Presentation
  • 2. PROFECTUS Mission & Vision Mission • Prepare underserved students for college • Shape character and develop leadership skills • Create independent thinkers Vision Provide the youth of Urban Core Jacksonville with a K12 college preparatory curriculum in single gender program for both males and females, with high academic and behavioral expectations. 2
  • 3. Who We Are….. Beyond the Bios Tunji Williams, Co-Founder & CEO • • • Leadership experience at the elementary, middle and high school level Lead a startup K-8 charter school, Somerset Eagle Academy, to high performance Instrumental in transforming an inner city Miami, FL high school from poor academic results to national accolades and honored by President Obama E. Shawn Ashley, Co-Founder & COO • • • An accomplished entrepreneur with a successful track record of starting and managing large, complex organizations in the private and non-profit sector Co-founding team member of Somerset Academy Eagle Charter School Jacksonville, FL Former Vice Chair of Somerset Eagle Academy Jacksonville Charter School Cleve Warren, Founding Board Chairman • • • A noted civic, business and community leader in Jacksonville, FL Serves on the board of directors for several civic, philanthropic and community organization Founding member of the Jacksonville Civic Council and Co-Chair of the acclaimed Urban Education Symposium Manch Kersee, Finance and Accounting • • A business leader with over 15 years of experience in financial management, direct marketing operations, sales and product management Has a proven track record in the financial sector working for multi-national companies such as AT&T, Sprint, Disney and Winn Dixie 3
  • 4. Target Market: Urban Core Home to 17 Low-Performing Public Schools DCPS  'D'  &  'F'  Graded   Schools  (2012-2013) ­ • T School   Type Charter Traditional 24 25 F 21 33 Northwest Jacksonville/ Urban Core 18 9 Af.-Am.  Pop.   ­ Density 0  to   5 2 5  to   19 17 12 13 27 Grade  (2013) D 19  to   64 35 37 64  to   263 15 14 3016 263    15,100 to 10 5 20 11 1 6 3 4 22 34 32 28 23 19 31 7 36 29 8 26 About   Tableau   maps: Numb.. School School  Type Grade  (2013) Grade  (2012) %  Af-Am.  Enroll. ­ 1 WEST  RIVERSIDE  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D D 27.60 LAKE  FOREST  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D C 88.82 SOUTHSIDE  ESTATES  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D C 34.41 HYDE  PARK  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D C 57.85 5 RAMONA  BOULEVARD  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D F 65.12 6 LOVE  GROVE  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D C 35.57 7 TIMUCUAN  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL Traditional D C 42.23 8 WAYMAN  ACADEMY  OF  THE  ARTS Charter D C 96.40 2 3 4 There are 37 low-performing K-12 schools in Jacksonville. Nearly half are located in the Northwest Zone! 4
  • 5. Past Performance Somerset Eagle Academy Elementary & Middle • Outperformed the district and state in Reading & Math multiple years 2011-2013 • Awarded “A”-status from the Florida Department of Education multiple years 2011-2013 • Started with an enrollment of 277 and grew to 518 over 3 years Miami Central Senior High • Increased student achievement in Reading & Math by 20% in 2010 • Became the first inner city high school in Florida to earn a “C”grade from the FL Dept. of Ed. • Gained national prominence and a school visit from President Obama 5
  • 6. Why Single Gender? Because Black boys trail girls in every assessed category in K-12, the citizens of Jacksonville and PROFECTUS strongly believe that single gender schools will close the gender gap. Single gender programs have found consistent and promising benefits for students : • Increased academic performance, particularly among low-income or minority students • Increased confidence in the ability of both genders to learn • Increased interest and participation by both males and females when amongst common gender peers • Ability for teachers to tailor materials and instruction to gender interests and developmental learning styles • Decreased distractions and pressure to conform to gender socialization 6
  • 7. PROFECTUS Academic Model College Preparatory K-12 Single Gender Campuses No-Nonsense Culture Blended-Learning Model Data-Driven Instruction 7
  • 8. No-Nonsense Culture “It takes 20 years to change a culture”….. Quincy Jones Daily Rituals & Routines: • Mandatory Uniforms • Morning Community Meeting • SLANT Attention Procedures • Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) • • • • • Be SHARP: Self Aware Humble Appreciative Respectful Persistent A major focus will be placed on developing leadership, brotherhood/sisterhood and shaping character. All scholars, K-12, male & female, will experience a strict, yet nurturing environment to prepare them for independence and moral citizenship. 8
  • 9. 100% of Students Will Graduate College Ready Standards-Based • Combining national standards and content from multiple sources and on-line instruction that promotes individual pacing and mastery of skills. Personalized Pacing • Personalized learning plan for every student supported by on-going assessments and small differentiated groupings. Data-Driven Instruction • Rapid feedback using real time student achievement data that focuses on a targeted set of standards daily and weekly. Demonstration • Application of learning through high levels of writing, individual/group presentations, projects and student portfolios. 9
  • 10. Blended Learning Web-Based Instruction Blended Learning is a key driver in the PROFECTUS academic model. Web-based instruction allows the schools to truly customize learning for each student. On-line curriculum combines standards & content from multiple grade levels that promotes individual pacing & mastery. Blended Learning permits students to access the specific content they need at a particular point in time. 10
  • 11. Mastery Based Learning Students progress through a curriculum based upon their mastery of specific skills and content. The role of the learner changes as they become a more active participant in their learning. Students will not rush through concepts and standards . Students get the time they need to learn the material. Students advance to more challenging content when they master current material. 11
  • 12. Personalized Learning Teachers develop personalized learning plans for each student based on their current levels of performance. A path is developed for each leaner to master skills and content, which is adaptable based on their progress. Teachers rigorously monitor progress towards mastery and adjust instruction based on student data. Teachers do whatever it takes to ensure each student masters the skills and content. 12
  • 13. Real-time Data Access to Stakeholders School Dashboard Teacher Dashboard Student Dashboard School-wide performance data is displayed to monitor overall school progress Content area and student data by teacher is displayed for teachers to monitor students and improve instruction Individual student data is displayed for students, teacher and parents to monitor 13
  • 14. Highlights of Middle/High School Schedule School Day • 8+ Total Hours • 4 Academic Block Daily (105 min) • Daily Community Meeting (30 min) Flex Block • Intervention • Acceleration • Electives/Advancement Courses After School • Tutoring/Enrichment • Extra Curricular Activities • Detention 14
  • 15. K-12 Scholar Expectations Middle School Scholar Elementary Scholar • Leave 5th grade on a 6th grade Reading & Math level prepared for college prep language arts & pre-Algebra • Able to think critically, operate independently and behave with a positive mentality • Leave 8th grade on a 9th grade Reading & Math level • Prepared for further secondary college prep language arts, Geometry and/or Algebra II • • Prepared to graduate from high school ontime with college as a future goal Independent, morallystraight & self-aware High School Scholar • Graduate from high school on-time • Attain a 2.5 GPA • Score a 21 or better on the ACT • Prepared for college level Algebra and reading on a 12 grade level or better • Independent, careerready and able to be a moral citizen 15
  • 16. Leadership & Teacher Talent Teacher Talent • Site Leadership We have forged a relationship with Teach For America to provide new and alumni corps members • EdMatch, a national/regional teachermatching agency has been employed to assist with vetting potential candidates for future employment • A pipeline of intern teacher talent has been forged with the Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University and University of North Florida • We have established 3 Founding School Leaders to lead Valor Academy • An Emerging Leader Residency has been established to build future leadership capacity  Each leader has over 5-10 years of experience leading in high need communities 16
  • 17. Governance PROFECTUS Board Current Position and Current Employer Dr. Barbara Darby President, North Campus Florida State College at Jacksonville Mr. Gregory Owens Manager Jacksonville Electric Authority Mr. Cleve Warren Chief Financial Officer Florida State College at Jacksonville Mr. Tunji Williams CEO PROFECTUS Learning Systems • PROFECTUS will recruit 7 new board members that will add functional expertise in law, finance, public policy and capital development. • Term Limits: A Director shall be elected for a term of no more than five (5) years. A director may be re-elected for up to three (3) consecutive terms, or four non-consecutive terms. • The board will develop its leadership pipeline and succession plan for chair, committee, and officer positions. • Board commitment around fundraising is $10.7M over 5 years. 17
  • 18. Fundraising FUNDING SOURCES *ASK WHEN $2,000,000 2016-2019 Initial Meeting held 10/13, followup meeting in 11/13 $250,000 2014-2020 Board ratification in January, 2014 $7,500,000 2014 – 2020 Meeting expected 11/13 Chartrand Foundation $2,000,000 2016 – 2020 Meeting expected 11/13 Cynthia G. Edelman Foundation $3,500,000 2014 – 2020 Meeting 11/13 $1,000,000 2014 – 2016 Initial discussions took place 10/13 John and Ted Baker $2,500,000 2015-2017 Meeting expected 12/13 Men Of Valor Event $120,000 2014-2019 Biennial Event Women of Virtue Event $80,000 2015-2018 Biennial Event Community Foundation Legacy Fund Wayne & Delores Weaver Foundation Florida Blue Foundation STATUS *Based on capacity 18
  • 19. Community Engagement “In my work as an elected official and my connections to the city’s community development efforts, I see the realities and outcomes of the sub-standard education that many of our children receive in the urban core. The timing of Valor and VASA Academies couldn't have come at a more crucial time for our students and families in Jacksonville…” — Reggie Fullwood, Florida State Representative, District 13 Ranking Democrat Florida House Education Committee “…The Valor and VASA schools being proposed for Duval County are a critical piece of the reform agenda. We believe that gender-specific education is an important strategy and it is lacking in our public education system. These schools will provide an opportunity for families to have a choice for their children - one that does not currently exist. They will also serve to demonstrate the role that single-sex education can play in advancing achievement and better meeting the needs of students in our community. We at The Community Foundation support this work and are honored to be a thought partner and potential funder of this new Charter initiative.” —Nina Waters, President The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida "It is imperative that the education of a child include as much exposure of knowledge through as many diverse means as possible. In doing so, we create an environment for learning that is informative, exciting and fun. The opening of the Valor Academy of Leadership is monumental for our community.” — Mr. Charles Griggs, President 100 Black Men of Jacksonville 19
  • 20. Community Engagement… Continued “The opening of the school is an emblematic expression of the need to address the larger systematic goal of providing Black males a fair and substantive opportunity to learn.” — Dr. John Jackson, President and CEO Schott Foundation for Public Education. “There is quite a bit of research that supports the idea of single-gender education, especially at the middle school level. The Valor initiative here in Jacksonville is an exciting model to explore, and we are excited to see it unfold. The organizers have a commitment to closing the achievement gap by focusing on our city's most vulnerable youth, and for that they should be commended.” — Trey Csar, President Jacksonville Public Education Fund “An investment in education to help inner city children will pay major dividends for decades to come. If we don't reach these children now, we will lose them forever. We fully support the All Boys Valor Academy.” — David J. Abramowitz, NE Regional Director Department of Children and Families "As an alum of a single gender education, I believe it is needed now more than ever. Single gender schools allow students to focus without distraction and empowers them to explore and achieve without the limitations of gender biases that can hamper learning in co-ed settings.” —Janet Owens, Executive Director Local Initiatives Support Corporation-Jacksonville 20
  • 21. Philanthropic Need $10.7M TOTAL THOUSANDS Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total ($340) ($10,698) $0 ($1,004) ($2,657) ($3,403) ($2,209) ($1,085) ($2,000) Reserves = $3.2M Operating Deficit = $7.5M ($4,000) ($6,000) ($8,000) ($10,000) ($12,000) Total 21
  • 22. PROFECTUS Risk Continuum Risk Mitigation Strategies Year One - Risks • Private Capital Availability • Leadership & Human Capital • Facilities • VASA Implementation PRIVATE & PUBLIC CAPITAL Continuous Assertive Private Capital Development Constant Measurable Grant Applications Year Two - Risks • Private Capital Availability • Managing Growth & VASA Implementation • Leadership & Human Capital Year Three - Risks HUMAN CAPITAL Principal in Residency Program • Private Capital Availability • Leadership & Human Capital Formal Internships Alliances with Local Universities & Colleges Partnership with Teach for America FACILITIES Execute Ten Year Campus Strategy Year Four - Risks • Private Capital Availability • Leadership & Human Capital Diligent Project Management VASA /Implementation Rigorous Leverage Somerset Community Experience Engagement Utilize Deming Best Practices 22
  • 23. Why High School Now! 177 Boys Lost 200 Urban Males Start Valor 20142018 200 Urban Males Start DCPS 20142018 DCPS Graduates 71 – 36% Valor Graduates 180 (after 10% attrition) 2.9 Accepted in College 180 Accepted in College 23
  • 24. Why ? Learning at the speed of Potential • • Proven & Experienced Leadership • Proven Academic Model Strategically Planned Founding Team • Strong Community Supported 24