Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and great pride, having graduated so many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound. The HBCU model of high academic rigor in a supportive learning environment has led to HBCU’s holding 9 of the top 10 colleges slots for producing African American Ph.D. earners. In addition, 70% of African American dentists and physicians and 51% of our nation’s African American public-school teachers received their bachelor’s degrees from Historically Black Colleges.
Becoming Collegiate Academy believes there is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated, protected, and replicated in our students daily K-12 experience.
The Becoming Collegiate Academy House System provides every student with a teacher-led, supportive peer group to function as a unit of encouragement and accountability. We believe that every child in our community has the right to feel seen, feel safe, be celebrated for the value they personally bring to the whole community, and to be further developed to become the best versions of themselves. Students are afforded 60 minutes daily to foster community through creative tasks, community service activities, and school-wide House competitions.