Today, Dr. Julianne Cooper, President and Dean of Liberty Harbor Academy and Felix and Judee Alvarado, Founders and Directors of Straight “A” Academy, released the following statement regarding their recent consolidation:
Realizing the similarities between mission statements and delivery styles, founders of both Liberty Harbor Academy, located in downtown Manchester, and Straight “A” Academy in Bedford, came together to discuss joining forces. After assessing the greatest strengths of both organizations, a new education model was developed. This Spring, Straight “A” Academy will join forces with Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester. The four members of Straight “A” staff bring academic expertise in World Languages, International Student Programs, Music, PSAT/SAT Prep programs and College Planning. These areas fit in perfectly with the established classical Liberal Arts program offered through Liberty Harbor Academy. Liberty Harbor Academy, known for its strong relationships with downtown businesses and the unique commitment to providing experiences with extended learning opportunities, offers credit-bearing community involvement outside the classroom.
Finally, while Liberty Harbor Academy was founded as a Non-Profit, Straight “A” Academy has been providing both for-profit and not-for-profit education services, receiving official commendation from the Mayor’s Office for its work with Manchester students. Both organizations have a history of making educational opportunities accessible to any motivated student who is willing to work hard. Increased time and energy will be focused on fundraising efforts and establishing even more strategic partnerships within the community. Together, they endeavor to train multi-lingual, world-class students who are well-equipped to lead our communities in the future.