The Climate of Social Change and Urban Development for:
Benjamin S. Carson Honors Preparatory School
I. Team Approach
Ben S. Carson Honors Preparatory School is a middle school that is now undergoing major change in its structure. The school started out as West Fulton High School erected back in the early 1950’s. The school enjoyed the accolades of great athletic success in basketball and football in the mid and late 1970’s. A decision was made in the 1980’s to make the small high a middle school in the Atlanta Public School system. Located in one of the city’s most impoverished areas, the middle school’s reputation became very tarnished as the community continued to worsen. In 2003, the name of the school was changed to Ben S. Carson Honors Preparatory School by their new principal who has spearheaded reviving the reputation of the school. When the word “team” is mentioned, we automatically think of a group of people working together for some common purpose. So how does the team concept create a better learning and structure environment for our students at Ben S. Carson? One of the most effective styles of administration is the creation of teachers who work in clusters or teams. It is one of the best ways for all of the teachers to keep the students accountable for their work and their progress. Not only is it necessary for the faculty to hold on another accountable, but Ben S. Carson is a school that believes in partnering with the community. Our corporate and community partners who support the education of our customers on a daily basis share Carson’s vision for excellence. Partners in our endeavors include Home Depot, Piedmont hospital, and Grady Teen Center. These our sponsors help to deliver programs mainly tutorials and sex education programs that allow high school students to come to our school and volunteer with sexual awareness and abstinence education.
II. Social and Educational...