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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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More Than Just A High School

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ooking for more than just a high school? You found it at Walther Christian Academy! Help your child get more out of high school by setting them up for success. Give them the advantage of a Walther education. Since 1954, Walther has been the chosen school for families looking for a superior college preparatory education built on a Christian foundation. We are proud to have 100% college acceptance for our graduating seniors each year, and the highest per student scholarship average in the Chicagoland area. Beyond that what makes Walther MORE? First, you’ll experience more here, exploring your intellect, spirituality, leadership abilities, athleticism, musicality, and artistry – sometimes all in the same day. Second, our culture make us seem more a university than high school with managed class sizes, advanced courses, candid discussions, and a collaborative faculty. Third, you can someday change the world, because like Walther alumni before

them, our seniors are accepted into the best colleges across the country. Fourth, our school’s diversity equips you with the empathy, communication skills and social awareness to connect with anyone, anywhere. Fifth, we ensure you develop the academic fundamentals, confidence and character to become the student you are meant to be. Finally, no matter your religion, you’ll find Christ here, and He will find you, enlighten you, inspire you, and guide you, in good times and bad. “Whenever I think back about my years at Walther, I literally get a smile on my face. Those four years were truly some of the best years of my life,” quote from a Walther Alum. We are here to help your child grow. Choosing the right high school is an important decision in not only the student’s life, but the entire family. Choose MORE, www.walther.com.

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Choose LEARN Charter School For Your Child! top 10% students in her class. A stack of acceptance letters from Chicago’s most selective college prep high schools kept rolling in. Today, Jadah is a junior at Francis W. Parker School with a $24,000 scholarship. Jadah acknowledges LEARN Charter School for preparing her for high school and instilling in her the ambition to reach her full potential. She is grateful for the support and encouragement that transformed her life in only two years.

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adah Jones arrived at LEARN as a shy and wary 6th grader, unsure of her future. She was struggling academically and, as Jadah describes, “often felt discouraged.” Two years later, Jadah’s family beamed with pride as she marched down the aisle at LEARN’s 8th grade graduation. She earned a place on LEARN’s High Honors list and was recognized as one of the

Stories like this are not uncommon. A parent of a LEARN alumnus emailed a LEARN Principal to acknowledge and thank one of her daughter’s elementary school teachers: “I would like you to know that my child’s teacher was more than an instructor; he is a mentor as well. He took extra time to guide her during her 4th-8th grade years; he took time to confer with [her] if he noticed a drop in her grade

or any struggle that prevented her from learning as much as she can; he pushed her to the limit and taught her that with hard work and research, she could stay on top.” The LEARN scholar graduated from one of the best high schools in Chicago and maintained a GPA of 4.0 from freshman to senior year. She joined the Chicago Scholars Program, got a summer job during high school with the help of her teacher, and was offered several scholarships to universities all over the country. The parent continued, “She makes wise choices because of her teacher. She has used those qualities that he instilled in her and now she applies it to her everyday life, and I can trust her to make good decisions. I consider him a blessing to my daughter and myself.”

95% of LEARN alumni graduate from high school, and 95% are accepted to college. LEARN emphasizes high parent and teacher expectations to go hand-in-hand with our accelerated college prep curriculum, and we work hard to ensure that every single one of our scholars is treated as a whole child in a safe and nurturing environment. We encourage families to call (773) 733-7320 or visit our website at www.learncharter.org to ENROLL TODAY. Deadline to be entered into our 2014 Lottery is March 20, 2014.

LEARN offers an extended school day, an extended school year and a low student-to-teacher ratio.

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• 95% of LEARN scholars graduate • 95% of LEARN scholars graduate from high school from high school

• 95% of our alumni are accepted • 95% of our alumni are accepted to college to college

• Nationally recognized by Oprah’s • Nationally recognized by Oprah’s Angel Network for “Getting it right” Angel Network for “Getting it right”

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Hands-on exploration. Real world discovery.

The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to educate students to be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers, with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and citizens with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility.

Accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year

• FREE public charter school • Long school day: 7:50Am - 4Pm The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to educate • Small class size: 25 Application deadline is Friday, March 21st, 2014 • Student/teacher ratio: 12.5 to 1 students to be self-motivated, creative, Lottery willcritical be held onthinkers, Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. • Music, art, drama & technology

with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and We are located at

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

Polaris Charter Academy

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olaris Charter Academy is an innovative FREE elementary charter school serving the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Through the lens of Expeditionary Learning, our students leverage their knowledge from the classroom, from experts, and through fieldwork to make a meaningful impact on their school, their community, Chicago and beyond. We are currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 school year for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Applications are available in the school’s main office or on our website at www.pcachicago.org. The application deadline is Friday, March 21st, 2014. The Polaris Charter Academy lottery is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25th at 9:00am. The public is welcome to attend the lottery! Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of our scheduled information sessions.

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Thursday, February 6th at 5:30pm Wednesday, February 12th at 8:15am

• Weekly drama, music, art and technology instruction.

Polaris Charter Academy is committed to its students and parents, ensuring our families have the resources and experiences necessary to be successful throughout their lives. School programs include: • Extended school day from 7:50am to 4:00pm

• Student/teacher ratio 12 to 1 • Experienced teachers (average 7 years)

• Daily breakfast from 7:20am to 7:50am • Afterschool program from 4:00pm to 6:00pm • Trimester calendar, beginning mid-August • Intersession opportunities for school break

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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How Can This New Year Be A Better One For Your Child

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t is a new year. It started happy enough. Then you got your child’s latest report card. Now it is confirmed, your student is in serious need of help to save this school year. The bad news from school turns a happy New Year sour. It can be bad in different ways for different grades, but bad news whenever for your child is still bad. For example, this may be the second half of third grade – and if it stays bad then she or he could repeat the year. What can a parent do? It’s now when you really start worrying! You look for help because you know good education means a good life for your child. However, the search is not easy especially if you need professional help and not just a homework helper. Too often parents of students with special education needs, or bad school attitude, or heavy family issues can’t find affordable tutors to help their struggling second to tenth graders. Universities or Social Service Associations are worth seeking out but have a long waiting list. You need an alternative opportunity for special services that is here, in your neighborhood The sad news of failing grades or low self-esteem this un-happy New Year is just as bad for your sixth grade student who can possibly suffer from by repeating this benchmark school year and can jeopardize his or her chances for a select high school acceptance. The bad news of a bad report card this January doesn’t stop for your ninth grade high school student because as most teachers and parents know-the first year since the tone for the rest of high school! Now every assignment and test counts because your child’s future is on the line. These days, prospects for college scholarships and good paying jobs are bad and worst. Time doesn’t stop even if the lies of many government leaders try to paint a rosy picture of the country’s future. You know the truth that by 10th grade the issues that lead to academic failure, dropout, and a lifetime of learning disability have gone too far for yours and our children. You have to get help now! You have thought or tried school interventions, doctors, hospitals, boot

camps, after school programs, bribes or even threats but they didn’t or won’t help? You need the best that professionals can offer without paying a hardshipcausing price for it. The latest research shows that specialized, intensive, motivating, and culturally relevant tutoring can turn around failures best identified after 1st grade. We have it at now at Dr. Bill’s Learning Centers. We are specialized for special students with learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety and poor motivation. Dr. Bill’s Learning Center offer a family focused, holistic, specialized tutoring program with an interdisciplinary team dedicated to bettering improving the educational outcomes for children like yours. Unlike most other tutoring centers, we help bridging the ‘academic achievements gap’ with creative holistic rehabilitative services. We offer individualized, one on one supplemental special instruction by trained tutors and much more. Our unique integrated services include art therapy, which helps build alternative learning venues, creative skills and stress management. Dr. Bill’s Learning Centers‘ nutrition counseling helps educate families to connect a healthy and balanced diet to better brain development. Our mentoring service complements the academic assistance to uplift and empower our students. All our efforts focus on mastering fundamental skills that will strengthen your child’s self-confidence, organization and cognitive skills for life. We have put it all together so that the right tutor can ‘get it right’ for your child! We look forward to answering your questions, serving your special students, or just giving you an encouraging word to put the Happy back into your new year 2014. Your children deserve as do all of our children- a happy and productive future. Don’t give up! If you don’t call us, then please call someone now for help, before it’s too late! Best wishes this season from Dr. Bill and staff.


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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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Wednesday Journal, January 22, 2014

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It’s Not Too Late to Graduate!

ERASE THE PAST WRITE A NEW FUTURE

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Requirements: • Between 17 and 21 years old • Out of school • 4 high school credits • 7th grade level Reading and Math

534 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612 | wta@gwtp.edu | www.westtownacademy.org

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