First, a primer:
12/29/2008 – New boundaries leave Shawnee behind – Review more info on the 2008 Decision Here.
One quote in the article from Superintendent Berman indicates there could be a plan to shut the school down in 2018.
Fast forward to 2012:
Having just moved to Louisville, we did what any family is supposed to do. We looked at the “Choices” catalog and narrowed the field of schools down to the few that offered a technical/engineering curriculum. One stood out more than the others, due to its aviation magnet program: The Academy @ Shawnee. Meeting with the staff and touring the building, we knew this was the place for our son. Even though the school had the lowest scores in the state, the turnaround was palatable. And we wanted to be a part of it.
The first year was bliss. The school’s scored moved remarkably. But it wasn’t enough. The summer of 2013, our beloved principal was forced to resign. The threat of a state takeover was being thrown around loosely by district administrators.
7/28/15 — KSC’s Challenger Center Proposal Passed by Board — Here are some of our efforts: https://dearjcps.com/dear-jcps-the-challenger-center-issues/
5/11/16 — https://dearjcps.com/our-last-hope/
8/31/16 — https://dearjcps.com/fool-me-thrice/
11-15-16 – Shawnee Garners Support from Community (and retribution from the district)
“The Academy @ Shawnee has been in the news a lot recently, but the truth is not what the district leaders would have you believe. We’ve been begging for their support for years, and instead of flotation devices, they throw us bricks. Students need supports and interventions, they respond with retribution.”