The vision of Smith Academy for Excellence stems from the belief that students
should be provided with high quality academic and leadership skills that they can
draw from as future community leaders. SAFE believes that these skills should be
presented holistically in a positive learning environment. As students are provided
with quality academic and character education, they will emerge from SAFE well
prepared for post secondary education and equipped to be high quality, well
rounded citizens who are primed to affect positive change in their community.
The mission of SAFE is based on a holistic approach to education. Academic rigor
is critical and is bolstered by character education and service learning as well
as college preparation. SAFE collaborates with families, community partners
and institutions of higher education as we fulfill our mission.
"At the previous school that my son attended, he was just not motivated to do his work or attend school. It was a struggle for me to get him to school every morning. [Now], his attitude about school and excitement to attend are reflected in his improved grades."