The Neighborhood Academy is a truly exceptional learning community that values character development, the self-respect that comes through hard work, academic achievement, and responsibility to and for the community. Our students learn to think well, write well, and speak well, all with an eye to a future when they will live well. The results of our commitment are simply extraordinary —

100% of our seniors are accepted to college, and 64% graduate from college in five years or less (well above the national average)!


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Raising Kids...Tough Love Warranted

I like to consider myself to be a good parent, as all parents would. Not a great parent or a perfect parent, just someone who does her best raising three young ladies (ages 19, 12, & 9) that, God willing, grow up to be productive members in their own community. I was raised to expect my mother, father, aunt, uncles, and anyone else remotely related to me to be "all up in my business".  When I would attempt to remind my mother that something was "my ...

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