November 14, 2011

Detroit charter school joins the SABIS® network as a licensee

SABIS® is pleased to announce the opening of the newest school to join its growing licensee network, the American International Academy (AIA), located in Detroit, Michigan.

Founded by the American Charter Education Services and Mid-West Management Group, experienced organizations in the area of charter operations, AIA is a new public charter school that serves students in grades K-5. The school aims to become a full K-12 program and will expand by one grade level each year.

“Having AIA be Powered by SABIS® means that more students will have the chance to benefit from the dynamic and comprehensive curriculum that the SABIS® Educational System offers…and ultimately, these students will have the resources to reach their full academic potential,” commented SABIS® President, Mr. Carl Bistany.

After the school’s opening on September 6, 2011, Mr. Bistany and other key SABIS® team members made an official visit to welcome the school personally. The visiting group included Project Manager-SABIS® Products Licensing, Mr. Ayham Ayche, who said, “I believe that SABIS®‟s success in other areas of Michigan—like in Flint and Saginaw, where member schools are thriving—facilitated the school‟s decision-makers to select SABIS® as the provider of educational services and products for this promising new school.”

Specifically, SABIS®’s Michigan-based schools, International Academy of Flint (IAF) and International Academy of Saginaw (IAS), have become reputable institutions in their respective communities for their accomplishments in closing the achievement gap and raising the bar academically. “From graduating classes earning thousands of dollars in scholarships to stellar state exam results, IAF and IAS have given American International Academy great confidence for the future,” added Mr. Ayche.

Like many inner city schools, AIA’s student body is comprised of a majority of minority students of which most are economically disadvantaged. As such, AIA and SABIS® look forward to providing students there with a high-quality education that would be generally inaccessible to them.

“I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be a part of a team that is bringing a truly unique educational option to the children of Detroit,” stated AIA Director, Mr. Milo Tilton. “The rigorous college-prep curriculum, proven system of student engagement, and systematic testing regimen designed to identify educational gaps are pillars of a system that has produced stellar results around the world. At AIA we are positioning students to be competitive in a global society, and that is truly exciting,” added Mr. Tilton.

In addition to joining the growing network of SABIS® licensee schools in the U.S. and Romania, AIA is part of the global SABIS® School Network comprised of schools in 15 countries on four continents. These schools educate thousands of students who follow the efficient and high-quality SABIS® Educational System, which provides them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to excel in college and beyond.

For more information visit the American International AcademyClick here to view the school's location.


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