**A note from the desk of Mallory McCullough & Dr. Jennifer Nahlik--Academic Dean & Secondary Curriculum Director**
Hello APA Families,
Anderson Preparatory Academy is a home to many, and we strive to create a safe, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment for all students. Anderson Preparatory Pre-Academy serves students in grades 6-8 in one of the most crucial periods in their development. At Anderson Preparatory Academy, we constantly evaluate our educational mission to consistently meet the diverse needs of our students. As a result, the Pre-Academy is empowering students to be successful leaders both mentally and academically. The Pre-Academy is transitioning to a restorative justice approach to classroom management and discipline, with a high focus on social emotional learning within each grade level that is developmentally appropriate. We are also moving towards a hands-on approach to learning, using STEM and project-based learning as our instructional foundations. The small class sizes (100 or less students per grade level) allow for individualized and differentiated instruction in a blended rotation methodology providing a superior education. These foundations are crucial and necessary to prepare today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders. We are committed to high moral and ethical values, high individual expectations, and achievement. The Pre-Academy works hard every day with our students to accomplish our vision. Cultivate Scholars. Empower Leaders. Instill Core Values.
Yours in education,
Miss Mallory McCullough
Dr. Jennifer Nahlik