Hollis Academy - About Us
Hollis Academy serves approximately 680 students. Hollis classrooms have a reduced student-teacher ratio. In addition to small class sizes, a master schedule has been developed to increase students’ time in core subject areas. Intervention programs such as Early Success and Leveled Literacy Intervention have been implemented in Kindergarten through second grades. These intervention programs address the language skill needs of identified students in a structured format. Four full-day kindergarten classes prepare students for first grade. A parent facilitator plans workshops for parents to assist children and promote success. The school has a Leadership Team. There is also a variety of Professional Learning Communities that discuss school-wide curriculum issues and programs. Hollis returned to a traditional calendar in 2008-2009.
Title I funds provide many different educational activities in which the parent and child can learn together. Some of those opportunities are for parents in the areas of parenting skills, academics, literacy, and use of technology. It also helps with childcare, postage, snacks appropriate for meetings, and educational and instructional materials available for parental checkout.
The mission of Hollis Academy is to support students socially, emotionally, and academically by establishing an engaging environment where students are inspired to create, collaborate, and commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.
Students engaged, inspired, and empowered for educational success.
- Students achieve best in a safe and inviting environment where they are engaged in learning.
- Students must have highly competent and caring teachers, principals, and support staff.
- Students must have equitable and high-quality educational opportunities that evolve and change to reflect the world around them.
- A successful educational culture empowers students to communicate and collaborate effectively, solve problems competently, think critically and creatively, and act responsibly.
- A successful educational culture develops students who are empathetic, respectful, resilient, and act with integrity.
- Embracing diversity and inclusion leads to mutual respect and breaks down barriers.
- Education is the shared responsibility of students, home, school, business, and community.
- Curriculum and instruction must meet the needs of all students and prepare each student for success.
- Early reading and mathematical thinking are the foundations for educational success.
- Our educational organization prepares students to value learning and contribute to society, which has a lasting positive impact on our communities.