Next Steps for Grace International School
The AEP Board met with Bishop John on Saturday, September 24, for a full day retreat. Board members from Akron, Ohio joined us. Angela Dimezza and Paul Frank made the trip east to spend time in discussion and planning during a wonderful day of fellowship.
The next steps for Grace International School were clearly outlined:
1. Finish the administration office, computer lab, and science labs on the top of the examination
2. Build the wall around the remaining property to ensure security and that encroachment does not happen.
3. Provide scholarships for deserving students.
4. Provide a source of electricity through solar panels.
5. Provide a well for a constant supply of clean water.
6. AEP has recently begun working with a grant writer in the hopes of securing funds for the large remaining capital projects. Members are working to provide the grant writer with the necessary background information that will form the foundation for the requests to different groups.
Excellent WAEC Exam Results!
At the end of April the 12th. Grade students sat for the West Africa Education Council (WAEC) exams. These are the equivalent of our SAT College Board exams and are used to gain entrance into a university for further study. All of the students passed, some with distinction! This sets a high standard and has earned Grace a reputation stat-wide as a “tough” school. Enrollment has been steady, helping the school to recover from the decima- ion as students and families left the area after the 2015 presidential elections.
We are very excited to inform you that we have now established a repeatable process to capture, track and report exam scores to the Gusau administration and other interested benefactors. While at this point it is only one set of data, we are now in a position to easily determine in which courses our students are struggling and in which courses they excel.
Over time, we will be positioned to layer-in each year`s performance to identify emerging trends from class to class. To the extent there may be other applications for this kind of information, we are happy to further explore those data needs.
The numeric values range from 1 (excellent) to 9 (fail). Scores from 1 to 3 are in the good to excellent range and what we most want to see. Scores from 4 to 6 are acceptable with the student receiving credit on the exam. Scores from 7 to 8 receive a pass; a score of 9 is a fail rating.