Academy of Scholastic Achievement

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Chicago, IL   |  www.asaschool.org

Mission

Our mission is to accept students where they are academically, socially, emotionally, supporting, celebrating and empowering them to achieve a higher quality of life.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Gladys Simpson

Main address

4651 W Madison St

Chicago, IL 60644 USA

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EIN

36-3738243

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

High School Academic Program

Full academic program for high school graduation (credit recovery and high school curriculum) for youth 16-21

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Anti-violence initiative that introduces students to concepts of the peace circle and restorative justice to address issues of violence in the neighborhood.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

The FUSE program uses the natural curiosity youth have about technology to encourage them to explore several IT challenges. The FUSE program is used to encourage students to take risks, accept that failure is part of the learning process, and to develop critical thinking skills.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Academy of Scholastic Achievement

Board of directors
as of 5/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christine Smith

Passages Alternative Living, Inc.

Shawntae Harris

Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Donald Singleton

Otha McCoy

Retired Chicago police officer

Gladys Simpson

Academy of Scholastic Achievement

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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