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2013 OPSB  CHARTER  SCHOOL  APPLICATION     COVER  SHEET  &  ENROLLMENT  PROJECTION    

Name of  non-­‐profit  applicant:  

Smothers Academy,  Incorporated  

Primary contact  person:   Mailing  address:    

Kemic A.  Smothers  

12100 Morrison  Road  

Street/PO Box:  

New Orleans  

City:

State

Phone Number:    

day

504-­‐905-­‐9008

Fax Number:  

877-­‐404-­‐5872

evening

Email:

LA

70128

Zip

504-­‐905-­‐9008

kemics@smothersacademy.com

Names, roles,  and  current  employment  of  all  persons  on  applicant  team  (add  lines  as  needed):     Full  Name   Kemic  Smothers,  Esq.   Melissa  Salazar,  M.S.  

Current Job  Title  and  Employer   Attorney  at  Law,  self   Teacher,  Bakersfield  City  School  District  

Eddie Williams,  MBA  

Public Assistance  Infrastructure  Chief,   FEMA   Self,  Private  Clinical  Therapist   Greater  New  Orleans  Foundation,   Metropolitan  Opportunities  Program   Officer   Teacher,  Fannie  C.  Williams  Charter  School   School  Psychologist,  Jefferson  Parish   Vice  Principal,  Benjamin  Franklin   Principal,  St.  Rita  Catholic  School  

Arcell Bodden,  M.A.   Ryan  Albright,  M.S.  

Stephen M.  Goodly,  M.A.   Damon  B.  Smothers,     Donald  Jackson,  M.A.   Karen  Henderson,  M.A.  

Position with  Proposed  School   President  -­‐  Board  of  Directors   Vice  President  –  Board  of   Directors   Treasurer/CFO  –  Board  of   Directors   Secretary  –  Board  of  Directors   Member  –  Board  of  Directors  

Founding Principal   Founder/Principal  Advisor   Advisor   Advisor  

Does  this  applicant  team  have  charter  school  applications  under  consideration  by  any  other   authorizer(s)  in  the  United  States?       Yes     No         If  yes,  complete  the  table  below,  adding  lines  as  needed.   State      

Authorizer    

Application Due  Date  

Proposed School  Name      

 

Decision Date      

Does  this  applicant  team  have  new  schools  scheduled  to  open  elsewhere  in  the  United  States  in  the   2013-­‐14  or  2014-­‐15  school  years?       Yes     No         If  yes,  complete  the  table  below,  adding  lines  as  needed.   Proposed  School  Name  

City

 

 

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State    

Opening Date      


Does this  applicant  team  have  new  schools  approved  but  scheduled  to  open  in  years  beyond  2014/15?       Yes     No         If  yes,  complete  the  table  below,  adding  lines  as  needed.   #  of   Schools      

Authorizer    

City

Opening Years  

State

 

 

 

Do  any  of  the  following  describe  your  organization  or  any  of  the  school(s)  proposed  in  this  application?   Will  contract  or  partner  with  an  education  service  provider  (ESP)  or  other  organization  to  provide  school  management   services.  

If so,  identify  the   provider:    

Will have  a  corporate  partner  as  defined  in  LA  R.S.  17  3991.1.   If  so,  identify  the   partner:  

The primary  learning  environment  for  students  enrolled  in  the  school  will  be  virtual.  

Already operates  schools  in  Louisiana.  

Already operates  schools  elsewhere  in  the  US.  

List ALL  schools  proposed  in  this  application.  Add  rows  to  the  table  as  needed.   Proposed  School  Name  

Opening Year  

Smothers Academy  Preparatory  School  for  Arts  and   Sciences    

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2014

Grades served   Year  1  

K -­‐  5  

Grades served  at   capacity  

Pre K  -­‐  8  


School(s) Overview   COMPLETE  THE  TABLES  ON  THIS  PAGE  FOR  EACH  SCHOOL  PROPOSED  TO  OPEN  IN  YEAR  ONE.   Proposed  School  Name  

Opening Year  

Smothers Academy  Preparatory  School  for  Arts  and   Sciences  

2014

Grades served   Year  1  

Grades served  at   capacity  

K -­‐  5  

Pre K  -­‐  8  

10%Sped:

Student Population   Describe  the  school’s  anticipated  student  population.  

School Model/Specialty  (check   all  that  apply)  

90%FRL:

 Alternative      Arts      Blended  Learning      Career  and  Technical  Education      College  Prep      Other  (list):  

 Disability  (list):      Language  Immersion      Military      Montessori      STEM      Virtual  

  Proposed  Principal/Head  of  School  Information:       Name  of  proposed  principal   candidate:   Stephen  M.  Goodly,  M.A.   Current  employment:   Mathematics  teacher,  Fannie  C.  Williams  Charter  School   Phone  Number:   Day   504-­‐812-­‐9371   Evening   504-­‐812-­‐9371   Email:   stepheng@smothersacademy.com  

School  Enrollment  Projection:   Academic  Year   Year  1      2014   Year  2      2015   Year  3      2016   Year  4      2017   Year  5      2018   At  Capacity      2019  

Planned #   of  Students   300   390   440   490   490   490  

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Maximum #   of  Students   300   390   440   490   490   490  

5%ELL:

Grade Levels   Served   K  -­‐  5   Pre  K  -­‐  6   Pre  K  -­‐  7   Pre  K  -­‐  8   Pre  K  -­‐  8   Pre  K  -­‐  8  

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