Educational Institutions

BSDS, Inc. dba Brookside Charter School

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.brooksidecharter.org

Mission Statement

We believe in our students and are committed to providing them with unlimited opportunities.

Main Programs

  1. Early Childhood Program
  2. STE(A)M
  3. Tutoring and Extended Care
  4. Student Activities
  5. Warrior Hoops
Service Areas

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Missouri

MO - Jackson County Urban Core

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2015

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Mr. Roger Offield

Keywords

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school, charter school, Brookside Charter School, elementary, middle school, kansas city, kansas city charter school, charter, Brookside, Brookside Charter, Missouri, KC Charter School,

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Also Known As

Brookside Charter School

EIN

43-1851910

 Number

7169222683

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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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Brookside Charter school is a Leader in Me School that teaches and implements the 7 Habits to ensure students feel empowered in their daily lives. Students are critical thinkers that are not afraid of failure, because they learn from their strengths and weaknesses. The caring staff create a safe environment where learning is student centered. Educators collaborate to deliver quality instruction that drives academic excellence. Families work side by side with staff to prepare leaders for today's society.

Programs

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

Program 1

Early Childhood Program

Early childhood education encompasses many facets. Brookside Charter's approach is to provide opportunities for both students and families. Early childhood programs have a long-term impact on the trajectory of a child's education. Our students show more academic success the longer they are with us. To give our 2017-2018 kindergarteners a strong foundation, we will open a Pre-K for 15-20 students in January, 2017. As these early learners begin to excel in primary grades, we plan to offer enrichment programs to push them beyond grade-level expectations. Families and communities also benefit from early childhood programs. We work to empower our families at Brookside Charter. With young children in school, parents benefit from childcare and can pursue a career or continue their own education. Families saving money on childcare has a positive effect on children and the local economy.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

STE(A)M

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science) is a growingprogram that will benefit our students greatly. STEM teaches skills thatuse the left side of the brain, focusing on logic, creativity and innovation. Students are extremely engaged in the STEM program which creates a love for learning. We also integrate arts into our STEM program in grades K-1 and will continue that integration one grade-level at a time. The growing number of careers in STEM areas exceeds the qualitycandidates for those positions. We see this as a formula for opportunity at Brookside Charter. We believe in our students' creativity and innovation. Tapping into these talents will also give them opportunities for higher education they may not otherwise have.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 3

Tutoring and Extended Care

Our Extended Care staff provides homework help, tutoring, snacks, and technology integration until 6pm. Tutors create personalized lessons for students. We also provide homework help. Data shows that when students start their homework at school, they are more likely to finish at home. We plan to expand Extended Care to school breaks. This helps address ""summer slide"" - the tendency for students to lose up to two months of achievement gains they made during the school year. The economic impact on families is significant. Many of our families are forced to take off work or pay for childcare every time school is out. Some do not pursue a career that requires full-time commitment because they are needed at home when their child is out of school. Supporting our families is a priority. Giving families a positive childcare option frees them to pursue full-time careers or continue their education. We believe this strengthens our Brookside Charter community and the community as a whole.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Student Activities

Brookside Charter School offers a variety of activities and athletics,from Green Club that helps protect our environment to basketball thatteaches our student-athletes accountability and teamwork. Participatingin school athletics and activities provides a means for students to engagewith their school, increase academic performance, and develop life skills.Brookside Charter believes in preparing our students for the next step.Giving students several opportunities for these activities and athleticsgives them experience to be able to pursue high school extra-curriculars. We offer the following activities and athletics:DrumlineVolleyballSpirit SquadVocal MusicBoys basketballBitty Ball (K-2)Green ClubGirls BasketballTrack & field

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 5

Warrior Hoops

Warrior Hoops is a faith-based youth basketball organization which promotes basketball as a vehicle to help youth realize their God-givenpotential both on and off the court. Warrior Hoops exists to teach thefundamentals of basketball, encourage youth to embrace their uniquestrengths in the classroom and develop innate leadership skills. Warrior Hoops believes a student that is committed to play competitivesports will be committed to academic excellence as well. For bothBrookside Charter and Warrior Hoops, student athletes are students first, and athletes second. We see a change in our students when theyparticipate during the season - a tangible change in behavior, increasein academics, and improved attendance. While students are engaged inbasketball, parents are involved in life skills classes. Students love it andfamilies are more inclined to stay with us through 8th grade when theirstudent participates in Warrior Hoops.For more information, see www.warriorhoopskc.com.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County Urban Core

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

1. Chromebook carts2. Early Childhood curriculum and materials3. Curriculum - Lexia Learning and Eureka Math4. Extended care and tutoring staff5. Student activities and athletics

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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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BSDS, Inc. dba Brookside Charter School

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Roger Offield

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

Mrs. Vickie Miller

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