We are shaping Circle Academy around Key Design Elements. Our sixth design element is a commitment to serving a student population that is demographically representative of the community. CACS has established a 20%-to-25% recruitment target for students with disabilities (SWDs), which will exceed the average SWD percentage of CSD 27. CACS will target its marketing and outreach efforts to feeder pre-schools that enroll large numbers of SWDs and leverage the experience and relationships of Founding Team members who have worked extensively with pre-schools enrolling large percentages of SWDs. In addition, CACS is committed to enrolling English language learners (ELLs) at percentages that are comparable to or greater than those of CSD 27 and will tailor its community and family outreach initiatives to ensure that ELL families are recruited to enroll in the school. The founders of CACS understand that personalized and blended learning environments have been effective in helping SWDs, ELLs and other special populations succeed in school, and they will emphasize this in its outreach and recruitment efforts for all students, including SWDs and ELLs.
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