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W.E.B. DuBois Academy Principal To Hold Upcoming Parents’ Nights

W.E.B. DuBois Academy Principal Robert Gunn is holding a series of upcoming parents’ nights for students and their families interested in applying to be a part of the new program in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) next school year.

The DuBois Academy, which is open to all males entering the sixth grade, is currently enrolling up to 150 students for its inaugural class. Over the next two weeks, Principal Gunn will hold the following five parents’ nights across Louisville for families to learn more about the program:

  • December 4—Wilder Elementary (1913 Herr Lane), 6:30 p.m.
  • December 5—Louisville Urban League (1535 W. Broadway), 6 p.m.
  • December 7—Mill Creek Elementary (3816 Dixie Highway), 6 p.m.
  • December 11—Brandeis Elementary (2817 W. Kentucky Street), 6 p.m.
  • December 12—Greenwood Elementary (5801 Greenwood Road), 5:30 p.m.

“At the DuBois Academy, our young men will learn leadership and teamwork skills in a culture committed to the values of compassion, respect and responsibility and reflective of our One Pride. One Brotherhood. motto,” Principal Gunn said. “As principal, I’ll work tirelessly to ensure students receive a quality educational experience from a school community that believes every young man has the ability to succeed—and I look forward to sharing more with parents about how the DuBois Academy can be a right choice for their son.”

The DuBois Academy will offer an Afrocentric, multicultural curriculum and an innovative learning environment, with each student receiving a Chromebook or an iPad. The core tenets of the program will emphasize academic skills such as leadership, literacy, numeracy, social sciences, technology usage and speaking a foreign language.

W.E.B. DuBois Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Families should apply here.

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