First year in progress at the new Montgomery Downtown Boys School

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(Source: WSFA News 12)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – There’s a new boys’ school in downtown Montgomery, and it operates a little differently than other schools.

It’s called the Valiant Cross Academy. The days are longer than usual – students are present from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

At present, the school has 30 young men, all in sixth grade. Students start the day with what is called “Morning Village”.

Then they have the Bible, along with all the other compulsory subjects. Leaders say academics are the same as other schools, but the longer days allow them to have double the time for maths and triple the time for literacy.

“Research shows that time spent on task matters. We believe the longer we can keep these students in this structured environment and continue to love them, the better off they will be,” says Anthony Brock, Principal of Valiant Cross. . “Our longer days allow for things to be incorporated, whether it’s tutoring or many enrichment type programs for our students. So we feel good that we have a safe haven for our students to come in, learn freely and certainly learn more about Christ.”

It costs about $10,500 for each student to attend. This year, the school has operated solely on donations and for it to continue to grow, even more donations are needed.

If you want to help, visit: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1435528

You can also find more information on the school’s website: www.valiantcross.org

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