G1A will create a small classroom environment that will thrive on honest, appropriate, nurturing interactions between teachers and students that will encourage strong, supportive relationships, essential to overcoming the barriers to education “at-risk” children face. G1A realize that academics, faith, Social and Emotional Learning, parent invovlement nor mentoring relationships are enough to equip these students for success;it's a combination of all 5, which we offer.
G1A spent it's first 2 years operating in Third Ward churches and now has a centralized location that houses all classrooms and administration, located at 1910 Napoleon Street, Houston TX 77003.
The teacher-to-student ratio is 1-to-7.Some classrooms have two age groups in them i.e. 2's and 3's and 3's and 4's while kindergarten has their own classroom. The teaching team will be comprised of 1 teacher; 1 teacher aide and volunteers.
G1A will operate on a year-round schedule. The studends will have similar or the same major holidays off as public schools in the area, but they will only have a 2 week summer break.The summer session for the older children will be a combination of enrichment, leadership, Bible study, the arts and camps.
Generation One operated an After-School program for 3 years prior to the opening of the Academy and many of the children came from that program as well as siblings and relatives. Siblings and then relatives of current students have first priority in enrollment. Additional students are taken in from a waiting list generated in order of inquiry and based upon meeting the requirements set by G1A, including but not limited to living within boundaries set by G1A in Third Ward.
Yes, G1A will seek accreditation once the size of the school meets the requirements.
When a student has followed the plan, they will have attended Generation One Academy from PreK 3 - 1st Grade, Aarow Academy from 2nd - 5th Grade and Nehemiah Middle School from 6th - 8th grade. Currently, Nehemiah is partnered with a Christian high school that their graduating 8th graders attend.