Western Academy at The Neblett

EST. OCTOBER 2019

Educate • Encourage • Empower

Western Academy at The Neblett is an academic enrichment program for African American and Biracial males grades 3 thru 12. Our mission at Western Academy at The Neblett is to encourage, empower, and educate our young males to excel and create a positive footprint in the world.

At Western Academy, scholars are expected to follow the Well Principles. The Well Principles encourage scholars to be well-behaved, well-mannered, well-dressed, well-spoken, well-read, and well-traveled because we believe those principles are the keys for scholars to be well-balanced in life.

In addition to the Well Principles, we encourage our scholars to follow a set amount of expectations including:

  • Attending Saturday Sessions
  • Limiting television and video games
  • Reading at least 60 minutes per day
  • Submitting their homework on time
  • Participating in community service programs
  • Maintaining good conduct at home, in school, and through the community
  • Maintaining an accumulative GPA of 2.5 to participate in our field trips
  • Memorizing, internalizing, and applying the Scholar Creed

As a part of Western Academy at The Neblett, we host Saturday Sessions for our scholars. Saturday Sessions include 2 hours of project-based curriculum focused on math, science, robotics, and STEM and a “power story” presented by an African American male to share his success.

All of these aspects of Western Academy at The Neblett support the eight goals we have for the African American males in our community.

The Goals of Western Academy

  1. Close the academic achievement gap that exists in our school districts for African American male students.
  2. Support African American male students through instructions geared toward reaching them where they are.
  3. Create an atmosphere of brotherhood that will carry-on into manhood.
  4. Develop bulldog characteristics: Determination; Stamina; Perseverance; Kindness
  5. Provide African American male students with annual educational trips to expose them to the world we live in.
  6. Prepare African American male students for college or career.
  7. Provide and assist with college scholarships.
  8. Require parent commitment and involvement.