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Maya Angelou Academy

Maya Angelou Academy

The Maya Angelou Academy (MAA) provides onsite educational programming at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center and the Youth Services Center.  MAA is operated by the See Forever Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages the Maya Angelou Public Charter schools in the District.  

Many MAA students come with a history of challenges that have hindered their prior academic progress.  Upon their enrollment, the average MAA student tests at the fourth- to fifth-grade level in English and math, and has earned only a few credits toward graduation.  At least half of all MAA students have special needs, and most have experienced multiple failures in traditional schools. 

The school’s curriculum is designed to help students overcome challenges to learning, acquire credits toward graduation, and build the academic skills necessary for long-term success.

As part of its nationally-recognized program, MAA offers GED and SAT prep classes, computer skills courses, college tours, and innovative Saturday enrichment programs in areas ranging from law to yoga. Students receive assistance with academic placement before leaving our facilities, and the school provides follow-up services once youth return to their home schools.

MAA has full accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary School.


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