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Tindley Accelerated Schools, in cooperation with parents and the broader community, will empower students – regardless of their past academic performance – to become successful learners who graduate with the capacity for rigorous college opportunities. Tindley will provide a powerful learning experience that intellectually engages, inspires, and spurs academic achievement through a challenging and interactive college-preparatory curriculum.
Back in 2004, the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School launched to provide a top-quality, accelerated academic experience to urban youth in a college-preparatory environment. Over time, the demand for the Tindley experience became so overwhelming that we opened five additional schools to serve more kids, including elementary school and kindergarten students.
While each Tindley school has its own distinct character, there are consistent qualities within every school:
Accelerated Learning: Each student is expected to work at least one grade level ahead with the goal of selective college admission upon high school graduation.
Extended Hours: Tindley Accelerated Schools schools commit to longer school days, weeks, and years for those needing further academic assistance.
Quality Instruction: Tindley Accelerated Schools teachers are expected to serve students in an engaging, rigorous classroom setting.
Small Size: Tindley Accelerated Schools is committed to a personalized academic setting for all students. We strive to maintain small class sizes for more engaged interaction; no school will be larger than 300-500 students

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Reopening Message from our CEO

Tiger Community,
We are excited about the 2020 school year! We are faced with uncertain times; however, we remain focused on offering families options that meet their needs. Beginning Monday, August 17, 2020, we will start offering both in-person and remote learning. Regardless of the model that you select, we want you to know that daily attendance, class participation, and assignment completion is very important. Keeping with our “College or Die” motto, we must maintain our high academic standards for every scholar.  
We want to make sure that we strengthen the connection between home and school by fostering constant lines of communication with families and teachers that will guarantee scholar success. This year we are excited to announce a  key update to support families in need.  We now have social workers in each school to provide additional support during these challenging times. 
While it is our goal to continue to offer in-person learning, in order to do so, we must all continue to practice good hygiene not only in school, but outside of school as well. The threat of spread in or around our campuses will result in all schools adopting a virtual model until we feel it’s safe to re-enter our buildings. We ask for your patience and understanding as we make good on our promise to educate every child regardless of their past academic performance.  
For more information on your school specific re-opening plan, please visit our website at www.tindley.org.