It is a great idea!” “Those kids that have joined this program improved, behaviors have changed.” “I think it’s a great asset for our school, our kids, and community.” (Dr. Jones actively participated in sessions, along side the children, for several months!)
DR. DION JONES, PRINCIPAL
My son was on his way to failing second grade and his grandparents and I were at our wits-end having tried everything to get him to control his behavior and emotions. He was refusing to do his school work, home work, on his way to being kicked off the bus permanently.” We enrolled him in the Academic Success Program. In no time flat he had excelled extremely in reading and all his other academic studies he had made a complete turn around.” This program really works. It’s not just a martial arts program.
SANDI BRUMBALOW, PARENT
This program is not about the karate, although the physical activity is helpful in the process. The program is about helping each child reach their potential and see that they can do well and achieve. My son learned to respect adults, listen to directions and focus his attention, and the discipline of sticking with something for an extended period of time.” “During his participation in the program his grades came up at least one letter grade in every subject.” “We can not say enough about what this program has done for our family.
TREVOR & JESSICA HOUCK, PARENTS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
As assistant principal at Sugar Hill Elementary, I have seen the significant impact upon student achievement through the ASP (Academic Success Program). I have been the assistant principal at Sugar Hill for six years, therefore I have seen our current fifth graders since they were in kindergarten. The fifth graders involved in ASP display an enthusiasm that is truly heart warming. I have seen an increase in their self-esteem and abilities to engage in student learning. The excitement in their eyes on their way to ASP each week is evidence that the program has made a difference in their academic and emotional development. I also have the opportunity to see primary students succeed in the program at a young age, therefore creating positive experiences in the early elementary years. The collaborative efforts of parents, students, and teachers in the Academic Success Program supports our ultimate goal of increased student achievement. It is an honor to work in a school that embraces success.
DR. DONNA PATRICK, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
DR. CINDY TRUETT, PRINCIPAL
I am a second grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary. I was fortunate to have students partake in the Academic Success program this year. The students who participated in this program showed significant growth in responsibility and motivation. This growth was not only seen within the classroom but also at home. I was very pleased with my students’ academic growth both during and after participating in this program. Instructors provided strategies to help students, parents, and teachers to ensure that every student showed vast improvement in respect and academic performance. As a teacher and parent I would highly recommend the Academic Success program.
VANESSA GORE, SECOND GRADE TEACHER
Our son has greatly benefited from the Academic Success Program. He was not there for behavioral concerns or issues. In fact, he has always been a great and positive role model student to his peers. He needed to gain self-confidence, as well as, motivation to help him improve on his learning and working skills in the classroom. My husband and I noticed a great improvement in our son’s ability with completing his homework in a more timely manner with less help from either of us. Grades improved at school and his teachers also noticed a dramatic overall improvement with him in the classroom.
SCOTT & ANGIE WARD, PARENTS
Over the past few years I have been impressed with the interest and relationship you build with my students as they participated in the program.” Having my own sons involved gave me new insight to the level of expectations and respect you require from the students.
SAMI & JEAN MARIE GRAHAM, PARENTS AND KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Last year, due to my hectic work schedule I enrolled my daughter, Taylor, in your Academic Success karate program as a way to get her involved in some activity after school. I had no idea at the time how valuable the program would be to Taylor.” Thank you for this leadership opportunity you offer our children. It really does make a difference.
STEPHANIE SMITH, PARENT & FIFTH GRADE TEACHER
The Academic Success program helped our son tremendously. He went from failing, not completing his work, outbursts in class, not staying on-task, a constant distraction in his class to completing all his work, staying on-task, obeying his teacher, and passing all classes.
DAVE & BRENDA ROBERTS, PARENTS
For the first time in the school year his work mattered to him. He took ownership of his efforts and work habits and felt pride in his accomplishments.” “He became positive, motivated, and determined.” “It was like all the pieces fell into place.
CHERYL HALL, SECOND GRADE TEACHER
The program has made a significant impact in the lives of many students. The accountability piece has allowed you, the student, teacher, and parent to work together towards the goals set during the program.” “Your work with our students has been invaluable.
DARCY LONG, COUNSELOR (K – 5)
It has provided the structure that he desperately needed and encouraged self-confidence and responsibility. I saw a positive change in Corey, both from a parent’s perspective, as well as a teacher’s perspective. ”It made a world of difference in Corey!
CHARLES & LEA SIRMANS, PARENTS AND THIRD GRADE TEACHER
I had a student participate in the Academic Success Program last year. This was a student who had low self-esteem and anger issues. It wasn’t long after he started the program that I began to see changes.
CINDY WAGES, FOURTH GRADE TEACHER
This program has definitely had a positive impact on classroom performance.
DONNA SICKBERT, FIRST GRADE TEACHER
I have seen my students grow tremendously in self-confidence and responsibility as a result of this program. Ummm, Chuck, do we have room for the entire third grade?
SHIRLEY BURT, THIRD GRADE TEACHER
I had the opportunity to watch one of my students grow and mature in his ability to stay focused on a goal, reduce his anxiety, implement coping strategies and self-calming techniques by participating in this program.