The goal of Elijah House Academy is to assist parents with the education of their children by creating a safe, affordable, value-based educational alternative conducted in a disciplined setting. Elijah House has a proven record of developing young men and women into disciplined students with character and integrity. 100% of the Academy’s high school graduates have been accepted into four-year colleges and universities. This last school year over 66% of EHA students were in the ABC Club (made all As, Bs or Cs), Honor Roll (made all As and Bs), or Scholar Roll (straight As). Education is the number one indicator of upward social mobility. There is a direct correlation between the level of education and the reduction of crime and generational poverty.Every student at Elijah House participates in an award-winning economics program, School as a Marketplace. Based on the conviction that every child has a “job” (to be a student), our economics program is designed to empower students with a choice. Good choices are awarded merits, and the accumulation of merits provides further opportunities to shop at the school store or participate in a school trip. The consequence of poor choices is the removal of earned merits. This instills the concept of opportunity cost and the importance of managing your choices well. Through this program, EHA students also learn the value of a positive work ethic, stewardship and gain an understanding of how to be successful in the marketplace.As we begin our 287th-year educating underserved children in the City of Richmond, we are aware that many more children need our services. Our goal for the 2016-2017 academic year is to continue to provide an excellent education and to increase our student body, thus having a greater positive impact on our city.
In 1989, Dr. William Kell and his wife, Janet, launched a private school for inner-city children in the basement of their home. They started with eight children from Gilpin Court who were failing second and third grades.Even at such a young age, these children seemed doomed to a lifetime of failure. They were trapped in the largest subsidized housing community between New York and Atlanta, where:
Our long-term priority area is the at-risk youth in portions of the area defined by the 23224 and 23234 zip codes. Elijah House Academy is located near this target area on Jahnke Road. According to the 2010 census, this vicinity has a population of 76,450 people. The area is 59% African-American and 17% Hispanic. 30% of the population makes less than $25,000 a year. The community has over 16,193 children that would be benefited by our caring and disciplined program. Our main focus within the target area is the St. John's Wood, Southwood and Broadrock Communities.
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