At ATA, we couple educational best practices with leadership development in an intimate environment that precipitates maximum growth. At ATA, we aim to create a ripple effect such that each student we support serves as a catalyst for change in their community.
At ATA, we’ve proven that we can close the achievement gap in weeks, not years. If every school in Massachusetts was able to achieve the same growth in a year that ATA did in six weeks, the achievement gap would be closed. In just six weeks of virtual learning, Alexander Twilight Academy Students:
“Call to the Wild”
By Adaeze (5th grade)
As I wake up I hear the little birds
singing high above
Tweeting their little songs,
I hear the roosters singing
their songs too,
Trying to imitate the birds
who fly above before dawn,
and as I go outside I see the
Vast land that lies ahead of me:
the mountains, the oceans, the valleys.
I see it all,
When I go to my little mountain I spread
my arms feeling the wind beneath my arms,
I am a bird
And as I scream and yell my voice
echoes through valleys stretching far and wide,
I am a lion
As I run through the open fields, past
the willow tree, past the oceans, and past the deserts,
I am a Gazelle.
And finally, as I look at how far I have gone,
and all that I have seen, I finally realize,
I am a bird, a lion, and Gazelle.
I am light, I am fierce, I am fast.
I AM ME
I am light like a feather,
I am free like a bird,
I can fly to many
I am fierce like a lion,
I can roar to scare
Shadows lurking in the
I am fast,
I can run along,
I can run long
As the moon falls, I go to bed
thinking of what I did today,
what I’ll do tomorrow,
And how I’ll seize the day.
- Words from Our Students
ATA cares about your learning and about you being the best person and leader you can be. Even though we couldn’t be in person this summer, there was no place I’d rather be. Each day when I joined the virtual ATA community, I felt accepted. Every one of us had a voice and every voice was truly valued. Summer wouldn’t be summer without ATA and I can’t wait to start back up again in September.
—Amanti (Monte) Sanford-Turner, Student