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Visible Men Academy

The VMA motto is Let Your Light SHINE. The school culture is built on an unwavering commitment to setting boys from lower-income communities on a path toward lifelong achievement, family and community contribution, and realization of their great potential. All stakeholders at VMA are unified in the belief that good character is as important as academic achievement. This belief is evident in the Core Values that define our school culture.

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The mission of VMA is to provide boys with outstanding academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment.

The purpose of VMA is to deliver a high-quality educational experience that meets the specific needs of at-risk elementary and middle school aged boys through the collaborative efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, the broader community, and the students themselves.

The VMA vision is to lead boys toward a realization of their innate strong character – boys who are family orientated, community conscious, and globally aware. Through a firm foundation of intellectual and academic diligence, VMA students are equipped to meet and exceed the expectations of challenging high school environments and are eager and determined to pursue college education. Through the rigorous modeling experience of the Visible Men Success Curriculum, VMA students gain vast exposure to future personal and career possibilities. These combine to cultivate within VMA students an unyielding sense of control over their futures – a critical orientation for lifelong success, personal fulfillment, and societal contribution.