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Columbus City Schools Hosts Saturday Power 3 Academy to Improve Students' Reading and Math Skills

Feb. 26, 2020 -- Columbus City Schools is powering up 3rd, 4th and 5th-graders in the Saturday Power 3 Reading and Math Academy.

“It’s wonderful,” said Woodcrest Elementary School 5th-grade teacher, Jeri Hensley. “The students are coming in, they are learning how to review math and reading strategies to prep them for AIR, MAP, as well as moving on [to the next grade level].”

The Saturday Academy has been super-charged with more seats and intervention time hosted in seven schools across the district.

  • Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy
  • Ecole Kenwood French Immersion
  • Olde Orchard Elementary School
  • Columbus Africentric Early College
  • Southwood Elementary School
  • West Mound Elementary School
  • East Linden Elementary School

“We have a packed lesson for the kids and they get gifts,” said 5th-grade Ecole Kenwood French Immersion teacher, Aliou Sall. “The kids are excited to be here.”

“They make big gains, they truly do in that little chunk of time because it is so concentrated,” said 4th-grade West Broad Elementary School teacher, Terri Black. 

The Saturday Academy is designed to help support students to meet and exceed the requirements of Ohio Assessment testing. 

“We all have a common goal, and that is to be successful. To see it happen in our Saturday School last year and this year is wonderful,” said Hensley. 

The Academy is every Saturday through March 14, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Transportation and food will be provided.

To sign up your child for the Saturday Power 3 Academy, log on to the parent portal