EXCELLENCE FOR ALL!
NOW AT our NEW LOCATION
3891 Martha Avenue, Toledo, OHIO 43612
SCHOOL PHONE -- 419-382-2280
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL--- DECEMBER 22, 2023
december 25-31, 2023 -- january 1-5, 2024
Student's return to school
on january 8th, 2024
Our school has been in existence since 2012—and it has been growing – THIS school year WE'VE GONE UP TO to the eighth grade. In our growing process we have been attached to our original fundamental core principles which have made, and continue to make, AJHAE an attractive option for families and students in need of choices in their educational development. AT AJHAE WE BELIEVE ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN. WE ARE SENSITIVE TO THEIR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AS WELL AS TO THEIR ACADEMIC NEEDS.
Our core curriculum and enrichment classes are geared to offer our students the best educational program, focusing on their specific needs. Our enrichment courses, such as: leadership, music, arts, humanities, technology and online learning to promote in our children the basis of a strong educational background that will allow them to be successful in upcoming years. We serve English learners and believe strongly in supporting students with special needs. In short, all students who come to us are treated personally, and our academic goals are standards-based and structured to accommodate a variety of personal needs and goals.
One of our most important goals is to listen and to improve our support to all of our students, maximizing both academic achievement and personalizing the support for every student. It is part of our mission to hold ourselves accountable to providing the best education for all of our students. We achieve this by working together and providing the choices that reflect the changing needs and circumstances of our students and their families.
At AJHAE, WE Cultivate an environment where every member feels valued and supported. AS A LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, WE recognize that every student possesses innate genius, and understand that every individual—be it student, teacher, or staff—can be a leader.
KINDERGARTENERS FIELD TRIP
10-20-2023 ROSENBLOOM FARM'S, SYLVANIA
KINDERGARTENERS FIRST FIELD TRIP 09-20-2023
fleitz pumpkin farm
7133 Seaman Rd
Oregon, Ohio 43616
a great learning experience for kindergarten students
Our students had a unique fall experience. They were able to see different produce, including all sizes and shapes of pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds, squash, giant squash, apples, straw bales, corn shocks, Indian corn, and hardy mums.
AJHAE: A LEADER IN ME SCHOOL
What is Leader in Me?
Founded on the belief that everyone has the potential to lead, Leader in Me is a comprehensive PK–12 framework that nurtures student leadership, fosters a culture of trust, and boosts academic success. This proven approach empowers students, educators, and families with essential leadership and life skills, preparing them to excel.
The Leader in Me PROGRAM AT AJHAE begins with adopting 5 new paradigms in education.
PARADIGM OF LEADERSHIP
Everyone Can Be a Leader
We all have the ability to lead, serve, influence, and make a difference.
PARADIGM OF POTENTIAL
Everyone Has Genius
Recognize and celebrate the unique gifts and talents of each student, teacher, parent, and community member.
PARADIGM OF CHANGE
Change Starts with Me
Don’t sit back and wait for change. With this paradigm, individuals are proactive and empowered.
PARADIGM OF MOTIVATION
Empower Students to Lead Their Own Learning
See the incredible synergy that develops throughout schools, districts, and classrooms when everyone has a voice.
PARADIGM OF EDUCATION
Educators and Families Partner to Develop the Whole Person
Schools and AJHAE district work with families to guide each child to create their own best life.
“If you want small changes, work on your behavior; if you want quantum-leap changes, work on your paradigms.”
—Stephen R. Covey
NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS
BUILDING BETTER SCHOOLS:
LOCAL CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES ITS LEGACY
By: kristian brown
INTERVIEW TO OUR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT / SCHOOL LEADER
published august 9, 2022 13ABC-TV ACTION NEWS
Ann Jerkins-Harris Academy of Excellence
Celebrating tWELVE Years of Excellence
Oldest independent charter school in the Toledo area
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It’s been around for a decade..
While other charter schools have closed up shop, Ann Jerkins-Harris Academy of Educational Excellence has sustained.
So what’s the secret to success?
The Superintendent School Leader of the academy — located on 728 Parkside Blvd., — said the secret is the value her staff places on its students.
“We credit our longevity with the fact that our students are important to us and that we make sure that every student gets what they need when they come here. They get social-emotional support, they get the academic support they need. Every teacher is here because they love children, they care about children and they want them to succeed,” Sonya Loggins, Superintendent School Leader said.
In 2012, the school was founded by Loggins’ late mother Ann Jerkins-Harris who died in 2021.
“My mother believed in educating the whole child that means including their social-emotional learning; their academic learning; their personalities; their interest; and their families. We encompass all of that in our school,” Loggins said.
The K through Sixth charter school is tuition free and offers free transportation AND FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCHES.
School officials said their enrollment has decreased due to COVID. The academy currently has nearly 100 students enrolled.
“We value quality above quantity. So the quality of education is what’s important to us not the number of students in our classrooms. The smaller the number of students the better education we can give them,” Loggins said.
The academy is offering limited enrollment for 2022 to 2023 academic year.
OHIO AUDITOR OF STATE AWARD TO AJHAE
Thank you for selecting the
Ann Jerkins-Harris Academy of Excellence
for your child.
We are very excited about our upcoming ELEVENth school year! We have been growing slowly but surely thanks to the community support.
At the Academy —an elementary leadership and culturally responsive school--, we are proud to provide our students with the opportunity to learn alongside a diverse group of children and families who reflect the racial, cultural and socio-economic diversity of the communities surrounding our school. Our standards-based program provides an academically challenging, creative and emotional supportive environment for our students and is designed to continually expand student’s knowledge and understanding of concepts, ideas and information.
The educational philosophy, called constructivism, is the cornerstone of our instructional delivery at our school. We offer our students the strategies for gathering information, a classroom climate of shared inquiry, and hands-on experiences making use of a variety of materials. Teachers design projects to promote collaboration between students, connect concepts between curricular areas, and anchor state standards in meaningful contexts like those students will experience in their lives beyond the classroom. Projects will be shared with our community in performances, simulations, art shows, and displays as we celebrate together the continuing joy of lifelong learning.
Definitely, our school is designed for families who are seeking innovation in education. Through our Personalized Learning Model, students participate in enrichment classes in the core subject areas of language arts, math, social studies and science. We offer a wide range of programs plus onsite intervention and enrichment curricula, including technological resources. The school provides high-quality and state adopted curricula.
The ANN JERKINS-HARRIS ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE
also provides a Special Education Program for students of special needs.
Because we firmly believe that
ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN,
we provide through our SPED program a diversity of related services:
Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,
Psychological Services, Mental and Behavior Services.
We encourage you to maintain an active role in your child’s education. As a new and growing school, we welcome your comments, feedback or questions you may have. Feel free to call or set up an appointment if you would like to discuss any matters pertaining to your child’s education and school.
ajhae: Home of the Mighty Penguins
PENGUIN PRIDE NEWS
FIELDTRIPS AND INSTRUCTIONAL EVENTS AT AJHAE
MIGHTY PENGUINS IN THE LEARNING MODE
Special Education Services
SUPPORTIVE AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION FOCUSED ON YOUR CHILD NEEDS
The ANN JERKINS-HARRIS
ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE
School District Department of Special Education
provides educational support to students with special needs.
Programs for most disability areas are available to students within the district. General information may be obtained by calling 419-382-2280.
Support is provided to students with disabilities through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with support in the following areas:
Speech & Language Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Students with disabilities not qualifying for special education may be eligible to receive services through a 504-accommodation plan.