Horizon Science Academy Cleveland (HSA) was one of only 314 schools nationwide designated today as a 2009 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The success of Horizon Schools is a result of the use of the Concept Schools Design.
Concept School’s clearly defined high expectations for academic achievement and conduct make no excuses based on the background of students. Through an extended school day, week, and year, students are provided more time in the classroom to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the nation’s best colleges and the world beyond.
Once of the pillars of Concept Schools Model is personalized education. As stated by HSA alumni Michael Graham, “Horizon is right where it needs to be to focus on those kids who need the help the most”
At Milwaukee Math & Science Academy we will use the same personalized approach to educate our students. Each student will have daily, individualized support for achieving milestones toward their own goals and school goals. We will include Social supports including small learning communities, structured peer inter-actions, and faculty ad-visors for small groups of students.
The mission of Milwaukee Math and Science Academy is to create a learning community in which:
Teachers, parents and students work together to develop young people who are confident and achieve academic excellence in a powerful college prep curriculum.
Students do not question “whether” they will go to college, but instead ask “when” and “where”; students understand that with hard work, dreams are possible.
Students develop the skills in math, science, and technology necessary to become bold inquirers, analytical thinkers, and ethical leaders in the 21st century.
Students are empowered to become productively engaged in the local community and broader society.
We create a school culture that is built on success, respect, and account-ability. The founders of Milwaukee Math and Science Academy recognize that the success of students is dependent upon the school’s ability to create a culture that fosters meaningful, sustained relationships between teachers, students, and parents and holds all stakeholders responsible for outcomes.
It is this culture that forms the foundation of our school. Milwaukee Math and Science Academy builds this culture from the point of first contact with families and throughout the students’ academic experience.
Contact Us: Milwaukee Math & Science Academy, 110 W. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212; Phone (414) 263-6400; Fax (414) 263-6403. Visit our website at: www.mmsacademy.org
Hupy & Abraham, S.C. moving to the Milwaukee Center
By Sadie James
For the past nineteen years, Hupy & Abraham, S.C. has been located in the 100 East Building on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street in downtown Milwaukee. Effective June 1, 2011, the law firm is moving to its new location in the Milwaukee Center, 111 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
The firm’s staff of about twenty employees were the original tenants occupying space on the 11th floor of the 100 East building. Over the years, as the number of clients grew the Milwaukee staff grew to over sixty people. Because of that growth, employees were eventually located on four separate floors of the building.
To make the operation more efficient and bring the staff closer together, the firm decided to move to new office space that has been designed and built specifically for them. The new location in the Milwaukee Center is home to the Intercontinental Hotel, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and other prominent law firms.
Attorney Hupy attributes the success that has required the move to the services the firm offers and the results they get for their clients. “We handle many cases, from small routine automobile accidents to million and multimillion dollar cases. Some of our clients have gotten settlements of over $20 million”, said Attorney Hupy.
Because of their success, Hupy & Abraham, S.C. has made financial contributions to many programs in Wisconsin and Illinois. The firm has been a long time supporter of programs that promote education, safety and the elimination of hunger. They have given over to $200,000 to educational scholarship programs, fingerprinted over 9,000 children as part of a child safety program, made contributions to Feeding America and provided thousands of holiday meals to needy families in the communities they serve.