THE AMBITION PREP
Ambition Prep is committed to ensuring that every scholar succeeds. We create a structured, joyful, and rigorous environment so that our scholars are able to perform their very best every day. We start preparing our scholars for college in Kindergarten.
OUR LOWER ACADEMY
Now Enrolling Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Students in Kindergarten through 4th grade will be enrolled in our Lower Academy. They will strategically focus on literacy and oral language. We will nurture positive character development so that our students are not only successful in college but also successful in life. We firmly believe that college begins in Kindergarten.
Free and Open Enrollment
Structured, Joyful, Supportive
Aftercare, Lunch, Transportation
We offer a tuition-free
and open-enrollment college preparatory program.
We teach our scholars not only the academic but also the life skills they need to be successful in college.
We provide lunch and transportation free of charge. We have aftercare available Monday- Friday.
Ambition Preparatory Charter School
Ambition Prep is a public K-8 Charter school for the students of Jackson currently enrolling Kindergarten through third-grade students.
Through high-quality instruction, intensive academic supports, and hard work, Ambition Preparatory Charter School ensures that all students in kindergarten through grade eight have the academic skills and self-discipline for college and life success.
We believe all students deserve a quality education.
We believe that practice, preparation, and consistently analyzing data is the key to academic success.
We believe that partnering with parents is critical.
1. Rigorous Curriculum
We use the researched-based proven curriculum in all subjects.
2. Teacher Development
We invest over 200 hours of teacher development a year.
Teachers receive ongoing coaching and feedback weekly from supportive leadership.
3. Quality Instruction
We have two teachers in every classroom.
Our ambitious scholars receive nearly 3 hours of literacy instruction daily in small groups.
4. Scholar Supports
We offer targeted individualized supports through adaptive learning technology and interventions.
5. Supportive Leadership
Our leaders are present in the building and complete on average more than 150 hours of development a year.
Our Core Principles of Design
Ambition Prep firmly believes that every child must be provided with a rigorous curriculum and engaging lesson taught by a highly skilled, strategically supported, and effective teacher. To ensure a strongly supported teacher in every classroom, Ambition Prep focus time and resources into recruitment, development, and retention of strong teachers. Our school design provides staff with 27 days of practice-based professional development, weekly observations, feedback meetings, and data analysis days throughout the school year.
Structured, Supportive, and Joyful School Culture
Ambition Prep believes that school culture is the foundation upon which all else rests. When students are in a structured environment with efficient systems, they can focus on academics and perform at high levels. Structured routines and procedures within every classroom work to promote efficiency and ensure scholars’ physical, emotional, and intellectual safety. We believe character and confidence can be developed and that the school is responsible for playing a key role in this development. Our core values of Professionalism, Self-Discipline, Ambition, Community, and Integrity are explicitly taught and reinforced throughout the school year. Students in our Upper and Lower Academy will consistently be celebrated for their leadership and success through our daily morning meetings and weekly community celebrations.
Focus on Language
It is our responsibility to intentionally teach students language skills enabling them to develop thorough arguments, take the initiative in academic discussions and professional conversations, and display leadership skills in college and life. Upon the completion of our program, Ambition Prep students will know the power and potential of their voice and can effectively express themselves to lead change within their communities.