Turning Point Academy
Turning Point Academy (TPA) is a center-based day treatment school for the Detroit Public School Community District that services the North Eastern region of Wayne County. The program services severely emotionally impaired students in grades K through 12th. The purpose of the Day Treatment Program is to provide the support necessary to enable the student to transition back to the resident LEA/PSA successfully.
Day Treatment is an appropriate educational placement in the continuum of educational services available to students with severe emotional impairments who cannot benefit from placement in a general education classroom with teacher consultant services, resource room program or a categorical "EI" classroom in a local school setting.
Day Treatment provides students with the (Common Core State Standards) curriculum required for a state-endorsed diploma. The K- through eight curricula that TPA offers are Eureka Math and EL Education. Also, the high school curriculum is online program Edgenuity.
- Stimulate, energize and coordinate professional activities within the school.
- External stakeholders build resources for student learning.
- Create an environment for mutual responsibility and accountability for supporting students and creating change.
- Build connections between old practices and new methods,
- Develop professional learning communities and organizational learning with specific intention of changing the school culture/climate.
- Sustain a vision of schooling that emphasizes dignity and changing lives.
- Adopt an attitude of serving and doing while remaining focused on long term strategic goals while attending to daily task to ensure smooth operations.