Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

The mission of South Side Academy is to provide a safe, supportive environment in which to develop each student’s ability to reach their highest potential academically, achieve good health habits, and gain a positive understanding of social responsibility with self, others, and the community now, and in the future. South Side will involve parents and the community to enhance its useful benefits to all students.

Our Beliefs and Values

Every student is empowered to excel by removing barriers to success.


  • Education is a partnership between teachers, parents, students and administration

  • In creating a safe, caring and rich school culture

  • In consistent teacher and parent communication

  • In enforcing our school dress code

  • In high behavioral and academic expectations

  • In rigorous, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum


Instructional Vision

South Side Academy’s educational model is based on the following:

  • All students can achieve their potential given the appropriate resources, facility and care and dedicated staff and parents.

  • All students benefit from a fundamental curriculum and structured environment which includes foundational skills and hands-on application.

  • Formulation of a parent-school partnership which fosters collaboration between parents, teachers, students and administration.

  • Students are engaged in authentic and hands-on learning.


Character Building and Positive Behavior Beliefs and Values

South Side places a strong focus on behavior and sets high expectations for all students and parents.  Our educators place an emphasis on providing a positive academic environment that focuses on character building and establishes high expectations for our students.