JANUARY 20TH, 2018
CLI Teachers gather on the first day of class to meet the Scholars.
On the first day of class, we made it clear to this Beta Cohort that we would refer to them not as students, but as “Scholars.” This
Six of our Scholars in January of 2018.
We are excited to report that by semester’s end, we had maintained 100% retention of the Beta Cohort, with all of our CLI Scholars and their families planning to continue the journey this fall. While the Piedmont Renewal Network will not have access to student data such as End of Grade (EOG) test scores until the fall, our Scholars did show noticeable, data supported signs of improvement in the first semester alone. The success of our first CLI Scholars and their families has prepared the Piedmont Renewal Network to officially roll out CLI full scale, with a new cohort of about forty 6th graders coming in this fall.
We could not be more proud of our first CLI Scholars, who will now be moving up to 7th grade with us. This small group of rising 7th graders and their parents have paved the way for dozens more families to undertake the same hope-filled journey this fall. As the years pass by and the cohorts grow, this small group of courageous families from Philo Hill will always hold a special place in our hearts.