Lift for Life Academy

Lift for Life Academy is a charter middle and high school located in St. Louis, Missouri.  It is in Downtown St. Louis, in one of the more at-risk neighborhoods.  The student body is mostly African American.  Renovated from an old bank, this school provides students equal opportunity to be creative and reach their full academic potential.

At the middle school level, “Lift For Life Academy experienced success in doubling the proficiency rate among seventh grade students from their initial sixth grade year” and “LFLA middle school students outperformed the city’s school district in math at two grade levels.”

At the high school level, LFLA has a “graduation rate of 92%, with 88% of graduates being accepted into college, technical schools or the military in 2015” and “over 80% of 2012 graduates who completed technical or two-year college degrees are employed in their area of study.”

During my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to shadow at LFLA.  Both the students and the staff were truly inspiring.  They were a creative, supportive family that provided a wonderful environment for learning.

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Author: alliboyer

I am a graduate student at San Jose State University working on my MLIS degree. I'm an avid knitter, crocheter, and all-around crafter. I enjoying hiking and generally being outdoors. My cat and I spend the rest of my free time bonding over jigsaw puzzles.

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