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    The mission of the Murrah Ninth Grade Academy is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for incoming 9th grade students that affords optimal learning opportunities both academically and socially thereby creating a well-rounded student prepared for future success in high school and ultimately, college and career readiness.

    Academy Features

    ·   Engaging and Academically rigorous challenging curriculum

    ·   High expectations for each student

    ·   Careful monitoring of student performance and attendance

    ·   Data -driven decision making

    ·   Structured system of tutorial

    ·   Modified Block Schedule

    ·   Frequent contact between school and parents

    ·   Literacy infusion into all content areas

    ·   Ongoing recognition of academic and extracurricular accomplishments


     Benefits of the Freshman Academy


    ·         Increased academic achievement

    ·         Increased student attendance, attitudes and behavior

    ·         Increased number of students matriculating to 10th grade

    ·         Decrease student dropout rate

    ·         Development of student awareness of academic/career options

    ·         Stronger student-teacher relationships

    ·         Enhancement of student ability to apply academic content

    ·         Increase parent involvement 

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Last Modified on March 4, 2016