Osborn College Preparatory Academy is committed to preparing students for College and Career readiness. Students are exposed to a very rigorous college prep curriculum that emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, collaboration, leadership and community activism. In addition, students are exposed to inquiry-based instruction, technology embedded programs, and a professional staff that is nurturing and eager to develop students to become active citizens in the community and abroad.
School of the Week: Osborn College Preparatory Academy
Posted on January 5, 2015
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It is no secret that to obtain many high-powered, in-demand and high-paying careers, you need to hit the books. Students like Kristina Young, a junior at Osborn College Preparatory Academy, says she plans to become an obstetrician and make her mark on the world by delivering babies. The 16-year-old has already calculated that she will need to complete 10 or more years of schooling before reaching her goal. While this may seem overwhelming to some students, Young says she doesn’t think twice about it because it will make her dream a reality.
Young is one of many students at Osborn College Prep, which is included in Detroit Public Schools’ portfolio of nine self-governing schools, who understands that to succeed in our ever-changing society it will take hard work, dedication, and a commitment to being the best.
According to Principal Senta Ray-Conley, Osborn College Prep is a small community high school housing roughly 213 inquisitive, bright minds. To ensure those minds are constantly being challenged to think critically and proficiently, Osborn College Prep also has a core set of teachers who have been with the program since the start with some of those instructors holding an 18-year or more record at Osborn.
The school’s theme is entrepreneurship. Principal Conley says that she and her staff are currently working hard at redirecting the school’s curriculum to focus on strong entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
“We are getting our students to buy into what they are learning. When students engage around a central topic, they are able to formulate their thoughts, think critically, and perform well on assessments – but mostly perform well in life,” Conley says.
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Credit Recovery, After-School Tutoring, Z.A.P. (Zeros Are Not Permitted) Initiative, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Football, Baseball, Softball, Hip Hop Club, National Honors Society, Entrepreneurship Club, Student Council, College Club, Male Leadership Academy, Community Partners: Skillman, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, City-Year, Wayne Mediation, Children’s Aid Society, Made Men, Neighborhood, ISA (Institute for Student Achievement), Black Family Development, Think Detroit P.A.L., LSCO, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, Detroit Parent Network
We are dedicated to the belief that a student is the most important and valued person in the school. We are committed to providing students with rigorous and inquiry-based instruction in a nurturing environment that supports positive interactions and relationships to help students achieve to their full potential.
The mission of Osborn College Preparatory Academy is to prepare students to become college ready, self-directed, independent learners who will become productive members in society. We will develop partnerships with parents, staff members, support personnel and community partners to assist students in attaining these goals.
Skillman, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, City-Year Corp., Wayne Mediation, Children’s Aid Society, Made Men, Neighborhood, ISA (Institute for Student Achievement), Black Family Development, Think Detroit P.A.L., Osborn College Preparatory Academy L.S.C.O., Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, Detroit Parent Network