Educational Institutions

Brookside Charter and Day School

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.brooksidecharteranddayschool.com

Mission Statement

Brookside Charter School is a great place to grow in a caring community of learners. With an emphasis on MAP = My Academic Progress, each year each student will make at least 1.5 years of academic growth measured by benchmarks and the state assessments. Goal to Fulfill Brookside's Mission Provide a positive learning environment that emphasizes: Personal Leadership, Community, Character Education, Coherence of Curriculum, Climate for Learning Brookside's vision is to prepare students for any high school in the city. The expansion of BSDS as a K-8 Charter will give families the continuity needed for a strong academic background as they choose a high school program.

Main Programs

  1. Brookside Charter School
  2. Personal Leadership
  3. Supplemental Instruction- Literacy and Math
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Millie Krna

Keywords

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school, charter school, Brookside Charter School, BSDS, Inc

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Also Known As

BSDS, Inc.

EIN

43-1851910

 Number

7169222683

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments 2010-2011: 1. The average gain for the spring 2011 *Missouri Aptitude Program (MAP) test in both communication arts and mathematics for grades 3,4,5 was 26.5 index points above the Kansas City Missouri School District and 17.6 index points above the state of Missouri. 2. Brookside Charter School received recognition this year from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) because the school is closing the gap at a faster pace than suburban and rural Missouri while operating within a minority, high free and reduced lunch, urban-core setting. 3. Implementation of a student academic assessment system that measures student course progress and targets skills needing further instruction. 4. 150 students were assisted in reading and math with Students Can Excel Teachers and Tutoring mentors. 5. All students were educated into the Alpha Omega and Gamma Girls mentoring and character development programs for the urban child. 6. Brookside Charter School became a Leader in Me School using the Stephen Covey Institute for implementing Covey's 7 Habits in the curriculum and operation. 7. A hallmark of BSDS is its continued financial stability. Our sponsor, UMKC, believes that Brookside Charter School is one of the two most financially stable schools under its sponsorship. The school maintains substantial cash and investment balances. Goals for 2011-2012: 1. Launch a major capital campaign for school expansion on existing site. 2. Achieve a 10 index point increase on MAP above the 2011 scores while also scoring above the State with an emphasis on 81% of the students averaging at Proficient or above. 3. Maintain a high rate of student enrollment retention. Data indicates that students who begin at Brookside in Kindergarten or First Grade are highly likely to score ""Proficient"" on MAP. The goal is for 85% enrollment retention in all grade levels. 4. Fully expand Brookside Charter Middle School for grades six and seven with the addition of eighth grade in 2012-13. 5. Improve parental involvement with programs and opportunities for parents/families to be aware of, invested in, and involved in their children's lives through a partnership with teachers/school. 6. Emphasize academics in before and after school programs. 7. Maintain financial stewardship of resources. * The Missouri Aptitude Program (MAP) is the statewide examination given each spring to all Missouri student's grades 3-12. The exam measures the academic status of students and allows a comparison of school progress on a year-to-year basis.

Programs

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Program 1

Brookside Charter School

Overview: Brookside curriculum encompasses a variety of the traditional disciplines with an emphasis on language and math. Proven teaching practices that work are utilized. Brookside feels that an effective school connects the curriculum across subject areas. We feel it is necessary for educators to teach students to think independently, to find information reliably, and to develop skills cooperatively with each other. Students are challenged to raise their standardized assessment scores to be at or above grade level and to gain at least 1.5 years of academic growth each year. Elementary: Core subject areas (language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) are studied. As students progress through grades K-5, a literature-based program helps students grow to become strong readers and thinkers. Brookside believes in reading and writing across the curriculum as an integrated study of thinking skills. At each grade level, students cultivate their knowledge and skill in using computers as valuable information tools. Music, art, library, physical education, and computer classes supplement the curriculum to educate the whole child. Middle: Students in grades 6-8 study the core subject areas with an emphasis in expanding the skills learned in elementary grades. With a focus on literacy as the basis for all learning, middle school students expand their studies with literature, research-based writing, pre-algebra, scientific experiments, and both World and United States history. Preschool: Brookside's preschool is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a state licensed facility. Students aged 2-5 work together in community, learning the skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten. High/Scope curriculum is used. Children work within the structure of a daily routine that allows them to explore, experiment, and develop.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Budget

Program 2

Personal Leadership

The Leader in Me - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleAlpha Omega Project - mentoring for boysGamma Girls - mentoring for girls Brookside Incorporates Stephen Corey's 7 habits as a Leader In Me school. Read more about the Leader in me at:http://www.theleaderinme.org Alpha Omega encourages students to look beyond negative thoughts and behavior and implement leadship service-learning opportunities that empower students to reach their fullest potential as a positive and contributing member of a socially diverse society. The primary focus for Alpha Omega is developing in the students strong academic and personal goals = personal leadership.These students have mentors who are student advocates who work with the students to promote academic, career and personal/social development. Gamma Girlsis a mentoring program designed to provide an additional positive support system for the girls at Brookside Charter. Specifically, the goal of the Gamma Girls program is to:* Provide a safe place for young girls to dream, grow and succeed,* Increase positive self-awareness, and* Improve student behavior in the classroom and at home* Raise academic achievement Costs for these programs are $100,000.00 annually to cover consultant fees, training, and implementation materials.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 3

Supplemental Instruction- Literacy and Math

SCE (Students Can Excel) teachers are certified elementary and middle school teachers who work with the regular classroom teacher to supplement literacy instruction in the classroom. Students who are more than a year behind in basic skills based on testing data are targeted for supplemental instruction with SCE teachers. The SCE teachers work with any student on needed skills identified with standardized assessments and teacher input. Additionally, a major tutoring support program before, during, and after school is being offered for "bubble" students, those just short of moving from basic to proficient/proficient to above proficient to help them maximize their growth potential. Costs for this program are $100,000.00 annually for consultants and/or salaries for trained/certified educators.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

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BSDS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Brookside Charter and Day School

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Millie Krna

BIO

Millie Krna holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and a masters of administration degree in education. She came to Brookside after 28 years as a middle school English teacher, elementary principal, high school development director and writing consultant. With her expertise in private schools working with boards, Mrs. Krna was hired by Brookside when it was a private school to solidify its nonprofit status while writing the charter application. In 2002, the University of Missouri at Kansas City approved Brookside's charter. Through the next nine years, Mrs. Krna worked to improve Brookside's academic programming, financial status and enrollment expansion. Currently Brookside is increasing its academic performance, maintaining its strong financial status with sound audits and revenue surplus to provide for expansion, and expanding beyond its third building in less than 10 years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Brookside's vision is to prepare students for any high school in the city. The expansion of Brookside Charter School to a program for kindergarten through eighth grade will give families the contiuity needed for a strong academic background as they choose a high school program. The expansion to house the middle scool is a pressing priority. Brookside Charter School scored above the Kansas City Missouri School District in every content and every grade level for the 2010-11 school year. The average gains for the 6 state assessments in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade for the content areas of communication arts and mathematics was 26.5 index points above the Kansas City Missouri School District. The children who come to Brookside deserve a quality education as the key to their success in life. The Board, Administration, and staff are passionate about fulfilling their obligation to educate the children. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Chris Morgan

Attorney (retired)

Term: June 2011 - May 2012

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