A-List School Partnerships: Thank You Notes from Our Students at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
A-List is proud to be partners with a number of schools and nonprofit organizations providing both SAT/ACT direct instruction to students and SAT/ACT professional development to teachers. Today, we wanted to highlight our partnership with Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.
Our program with Fannie Lou came about through the generous funding from Metropolitan Realty Group (MRG); with this, A-List was able to run a 24-hour SAT prep course for seniors over their Summer Bridge Program. By the time the SAT program was over, Fannie Lou students had improved an average of 116 points on the SAT! Students and administration alike couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.
Fannie Lou Assistant Principal, Jeff Palladino, said: “A-List Education provided SAT preparation to our students this summer and the results were amazing. Our student improved an average of 116 points on the SAT over the course of a few weeks. A-List Education managed to demonstrate gains in SAT scores for our students and still make the preparation engaging and relevant. Our students that participatedrequested to continue to work with A-List Education in the Fall.“
Our funder from MRG, Scott Jaffee, was equally moved by the students’ success and pledged to continue funding the program: “When we first started I only had three buildings and was very active with my tenants. Now that we’ve grown I’m not able to play such an active role. These programs allow me to still be involved in the community.”
We couldn’t be more pleased by the students’ improvement and positive program feedback. We hope to expand our work in this area and are exploring additional partnerships with both schools and national and community-based non-profit organizations (inquiries from interested institutions and organizations are enthusiastically-welcomed and should be directed to Program Director, Michelle Richards).