Mich., Nov. 21, 2013 — National Heritage Academies (NHA), one of
the nation’s largest charter school management companies, awarded Burton Glen
Charter Academy with an Eagle Award at its annual awards ceremony on Monday,
Burton Glen Charter Academy earned an
Eagle Award for Employee Engagement which means more than 75 percent of
employees are considered engaged using the Hewitt 6 measure on the spring
employee survey. Engaged teachers leads to more effective learning in the
classroom. In 2012-13, Burton Glen students experienced academic growth at 131
percent of the national average.
Denesha Rawls-Smith reacted to the award by saying, “The entire teaching staff
at Burton Glen Charter Academy is passionate about our goal to ensure that all
of our students are on a college bound path. The staff’s commitment to our
students can easily be seen in the classroom.”
is the 13th year NHA honored its top performing schools with Eagle Awards.
Along with Employee Engagement, NHA rewards schools in seven other areas
including: Academic Growth, Parent Satisfaction, Enrollment and Attrition,
State Accountability, Taking Flight, Soaring to New Heights, and School of the
system of schools is designed to eliminate achievement gaps and provide school
choice to families, with the clear objective of preparing children for success
in high school, college and beyond.
the 2013-2014 school year, NHA is serving more than 50,000 students in 76
schools in nine states.