The mission of SABA is to empower and BUILD boys, especially culturally and linguistically diverse boys, to be strong, creative academic scholars, critical thinkers, and community leaders through a culturally responsive arts-based education.
We based our enrollment numbers on the Chatham County population and other surrounding area charter school’s extensive waiting lists. At maximum capacity (422), SABA will enroll less than 5% of the total student population (9006) of the Chatham County School District.
During the opening year (2021-2022) of operation, SABA will enroll 110 students with three grade levels (3rd,4th, and 5th) two classes of 15 in 3rd grade, two classes of 18 in 4th grade and two classes of 20 in the 5th grade.
We will then add 6th grade in 2022-2023, followed by two grade levels (7th and 8th) in year 2023-2024.
After the middle school enrollment, SABA will add two high school grade levels (9th/10th) in year 2024-2025, 11th grade in 2025-2026 and 12th grade in 2026-27, placing the school at capacity.
What Research Shows
Research shows that we must improve 3rd grade literacy, particularly for Black boys in order to increase the graduation rate. We recognize that a foundation in literacy is crucial to academic achievement in the early grades coupled with a smaller class size for targeted supports and interventions.
In 1983 Harvard Researcher, Howard Gardner, revolutionized how we understand intelligence with his theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). Many educators have long had the experience of not being able to reach some students until presenting the information in a different way. Because of these experiences, the theory of multiple intelligences resonates with many educators today. It supports what we all know to be true: A one-size-fits-all approach to education will invariably leave some students behind. It is the intention of SABA to utilize Multiple Intelligences to provide an educational experience to students.
Team and Commitment
A strength of SABA is the very committed Board of Directors who have dedicated their time and experiences to the development of this different educational opportunity for boys in Chatham and surrounding counties. It is our plan and dream to change the trajectory of the lives of these young boys, better preparing them for life and successful careers.
Team up with SABA today.