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The Neighborhood Academy’s academic model is based on the following principles:
Commitment to literacy
Our goal is to foster the ability within our students to actively read, think critically, and analyze thoroughly.
Commitment to privileged skills
Our goal is to foster the academic skills that are shared by all disciplines, including annotation, note taking, graphic organization, vocabulary development, text summarization, deep questioning, and higher order thinking.
Commitment to writing
Our goal is to foster excellent writing skills, which we achieve through year-long projects at every grade level, including the 8th grade Literature paper (1-2 pages), the 9th grade Literature paper (2-4 pages), the 10th grade World Religion paper (5-9 pages), the 11th grade US History paper (10-12 pages), the 11th grade Chemistry paper (10-12 pages), and Senior Seminar in the 12th grade (15-20 pages).
Commitment to both STEAM and the liberal arts
Our goal is to give our students a comprehensive, rigorous college- preparatory education with a balanced focus on both STEAM and the liberal arts. In order for our students to achieve success in both college and the workplace, it is critical to engage them with a well-rounded curriculum across multiple disciplines that teaches them how to think  about and apply their knowledge both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Commitment to remediation
Our goal is to remediate all of our students’ academic deficiencies, both by filling content knowledge and by bridging skill deficits, so that every student can fully engage our college-preparatory curriculum. 
Commitment to our students’ moral, spiritual, and intellectual growth
Our goal is to offer a holistic approach toward education, so that our students learn and grow not just as scholars, but as members of their families and communities.  

Class of 2023 College Acceptances

As of 1/30/23

Alabama A & M University
Allegheny College
Ball State University
Canisius College
Carlow University
Central State University
Chatham University
Clark Atlanta University
Community College of Allegheny County
Delaware State University
Duquesne University
Eastern Michigan University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Full Sail University
Geneva College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Highpoint University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kent State University
LaRoche University
Lincoln University
Maryville University
Michigan State University
Morgan State University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania Western University
Point Park University
Purdue University
Robert Morris University
Seton Hill University
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Temple University
Thiel College
Toledo University
University of Cincinnati
University of New Haven
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Waynesburg University
West Virginia State University
Wheeling University
Xavier University
Youngstown State University