Detroit Public Schools has added two schools to its charter school portfolio for 2014, bringing the total number of authorized academies to 14.
Escuela Avancemos! Academy, which offers a bilingual education to children in grades K-5, opened as a DPS-authorized charter school on September 2. Pathways Academy, which serves pregnant and parenting teens in grades 7-12, will open in Mid-September.
Pathways Academy, which serves both girls and boys, is located at 11340 E. Jefferson. It will offer on-site child care for students’ children ages 0-4 through a partnership with Matrix Human Services. The school is governed by a five-member board and will be managed by Innovative Educational Programs, based in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Escuela Avancemos! is entering its third year, but has implemented a new curriculum, new principal and revamped management team. The school is located at 3811 Cicotte. It is governed by a seven-member board and is managed by Sanga Consulting Inc., based in Detroit.