The Assata approach implements strategies that empower students through self-esteem, self-reliance and increased knowledge and appreciation for African-American culture and its relevance in today's society. Assata is a holistic, student-centered at-risk program with small class sizes for students who are behind in credits and academic skill levels. We do have uniforms and our dress code is strictly enforced. Before- and after-school tutoring is available in all subject areas. Assata's educational component is designed to integrate historic contributions and experiences of African-Americans into the daily curriculum as a means to expand both subject and content knowledge needed to overcome credit deficiencies.
The Assata approach implements culturally relevant strategies that empower students through self-esteem, self reliance, increased knowledge and appreciation for African American culture and its relevance today. We also implement a value system of Ma'at, a Kemetic moral compass, as our core guide that drives our school-wide practices. Our vision is to deliver a curriculum that is fundamental to students AT-RISK. Our curriculum gives them the opportunities needed to overcome academic deficiencies, social and emotional barriers. We empower them to reach their highest potential while satisfying their desire to be a valuable asset in the community.
Assata High School's was founded in January 1992 as an alternative school in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for AT-RISK youth.