Southern Academy

Providing education and enrichment for New Haven's children at Southern Connecticut State University.

Overview

The Southern Academy is a year-round educational effort at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) geared to help New Haven school children enhance their learning skills in key areas, from reading to calculus, to computer science. The academy includes an intensive, four-week on-campus program of education during the summer months. The 2013 program is taking place during the month of July.

The achievement gap in Connecticut is one of the worst in the country. The Southern Academy is part of a multi-pronged approach that Southern is developing to help ensure that city school children receive the tools to succeed at an early age – in essence, tackling the achievement gap in the developmental years.

Internationally known actor and education activist Bill Cosby has lent his support to the academy proposal by coming to New Haven twice to visit city elementary and middle schools and speak with parents and teachers. These efforts were highlighted on NBC’s “The Today Show” on March 7, 2011, where Cosby was interviewed live with SCSU Interim President Stanley Battle, who was spearheading the academy initiative.

Academy Highlights

Helping Students Succeed

Engaging Parents and Families

THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE SOUTHERN ACADEMY IS FOR ALL THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS TO GO ON TO COLLEGE AND EARN A DEGREE!

For more information about the Southern Academy, please contact (203) 392-5575.