Osborn infuses academic rigor with a focus on the environment and artistic excellence. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students experience learning theory and practice with real world opportunities for application.
School of the Week: Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy
Posted on November 4, 2013
At Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy, students are engaged in virtual learning in one of DPS’ small, self-governing high schools that is focused on college-readiness. Felicia Cook, fourth-year principal at Osborn Evergreen, has transformed the school that she says “used to be rough around the edges” into an outspoken, confident community that prides itself on being echo-friendly with state-of-the-art technology.
Osborn Evergreen 11th and 12th grade students have already started this journey with a program called E2020. E2020 is a virtual classroom that enhances each student’s ability to learn online as all class material including lectures, assignments and homework are readily available at the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger.
With one of Osborn’s core components being design, the school’s art program plays a critical role in shaping the students’ creative eye. Through Osborn Evergreen’s art program, students create ceramics, pottery, web design, paintings and free-hand drawings. Students have even used technology to design some elaborate car sketches.
Pierre Hawkins, an 11th grade student at Osborn Evergreen, expressed his enthusiasm toward art and design as he proudly shared a sample of his work on his Smartphone. “I think every student should have the opportunity to experience art,” he said.
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Institute for Student Achievement School (ISA), College Promise Scholarship School, National Honor Society, State-of-the-Art Technology, Young Men/Ladies Mentorships, Academic Teams, Student Government, Partnerships with United Way, The Skillman Foundation, Black Family Development, Neighborhood Service Organization, Office Depot, Detroit Parent Network, City Year, Children’s Aid Society, Art, ESL Courses, Honors Courses, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Chess, DAPCEP, Honor Society, Media Clubs, Book Club, Recycling Program, Urban Farming, Environmental Club, Basketball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field
Through a small school setting, the vision of Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design, Technology, and Alternative Energy, is to create a caring, safe, learning community in an eco-friendly environment while maintaining academic rigor.
The mission of Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design, Technology, and Alternative Energy is to infuse academic rigor with a focus on the environment and artistic excellence. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will experience learning theory and practice with real world opportunities for application. The instructional outcome will enable students to make informed decisions for post-secondary success.
- Small and safe learning communities
- Small classes allow students and teachers to build meaningful relationships
- High academic goals for students
- Highly Qualified Staff
- Two teachers in every core classes
- Inclusion by certified staff for students with special education needs
- Multiple opportunities for family or parental involvement
- Well-maintained athletic facilities
- Curricular and co-curricular opportunities for enrichment
- Community Service Opportunities