Learn about our culture of caring here at Southgate Academy.
Founded by Sherry Hasson in 1999, Southgate Academy opened its doors in September 2000. The Academy is committed to serving the unique needs of the community. As an alternative school, we believe that all students have the right to learn and are able to demonstrate a higher level of academic achievement and personal integrity to family, community, school and self, through an integrated educational experience.
“As the founder of Southgate Academy and the MACILOS Program, I am led by the heart, not by the mechanics. I strongly believe that if you can win the heart of a child, you will be a tool that is used to bring them a vision for success. It doesn’t matter what ethnic background a child is from, the financial status of their parents or what side of town a child lives on, single family home or homeless, ‘Win their heart and they will respect and trust your leadership.’ ”
The mission of Southgate Academy is to successfully promote a higher standard of education, establish a safe environment for learning and social development, and enable students to become life-long responsible citizens.
As an alternative school, Southgate Academy Charter School is committed to serving the unique needs of out “at risk” youth. It is our mission to provide a mutually respectful environment where faculty and staff encourage and celebrate student academic successes and develop a genuine sense of value and belonging through social reinforcement activities.
Southgate Academy is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disability. This policy encompasses all matters concerning hiring, staff, students, the public, instructional program and services. Southgate Academy will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws relating to educational programs and personnel management