"Do the SMART Thing!"

About the SMART Academy?

SMART stands for “Students Maximizing Academic Resources through Technology.”

A National Problem: Parents and students in many urban and rural areas in the United States don’t have access to high-quality and rigorous but affordable academic enrichment. According to a 2000 report entitled Working for Children and Families: Safe and Smart After-School Programs published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 2000, “There is a chronic shortage of after-school programs available to serve children. Demand for school-based after-school programs outstrips supply at a rate of about two to one..”

SMART Weekend meets on Saturdays or Sundays for three hours each session for intensive instruction. Parents will choose one day per weekend for their student(s). Led by certified teachers, scientists and researchers, instruction emphasizes:

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Interactive Instruction
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Real World Application


Our Vision

The SMART Academy helps students enrolled in SMART centers nationwide maximize academic resources through technology.

Our Mission

The mission of the SMART Academy in grades (pre-K through 12) is to develop the 21st Century thinking skills of students in math and language arts.

Our Solution

During one three-hour block we offer affordable project-based learning, interactive instruction and small group instruction during weekends for up to 20 weeks per academic year and homework assistance during the week featuring certified teachers. In addition, academic coaches will be available on-line and on-demand as an added benefit and service.


Parent Testimonials

Bryant made 100 on his social studies retake that Mr. Davis worked with him on Tuesday night. According to my calculations he will have moved both Science and Social Studies from D's last quarter to Bs this quarter!!

Christy Miller

Jordan (8th grade) had straight “A”s all year! He shared how important it was to stay focused and how he approaches education and getting this completed to stay ahead as well as communicate with his teachers!

Lisa P. Gill. TriStars Board.