Confluence Connect: Winter 2023
Celebrating 20 Years
Happy new year! The turn of the calendar is always a time of reflection and focus on new opportunities; but for Confluence, it’s something even more special. This year marks our 20th anniversary as an essential part of public education in the City of St. Louis. In recent years, we have redoubled our efforts to make our schools an obvious choice by working every day to live up to our motto: “Community. Achievement.” This means recognizing the link between what’s happening in the classroom and the world outside and enabling both our students and our community achieve success.
In order to support our students in school, we must do our part to build up our community, too. Our strategic approach has helped us to drive success in student performance, teacher recruitment and retention, strong finances, and community engagement. This includes listening carefully to parents and families, our Teacher Advisory Council, our Board of Directors, staff, and others to understand their views. This outreach will continue as we plan for the future.
I am excited to begin the next 20 years for Confluence Academies. The long-term success of our schools will enable the lifelong success of our students. I am grateful to everyone in our Confluence team for their dedication and talents. To our families, all of us are grateful that you have entrusted the education of your children to Confluence Academies. We will never stop earning it.
Here’s to the next 20 years!
Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver
Guidance counselors are an integral part of the educational system, and at CPA, they have provided invaluable support to our senior students, helping them to secure scholarships that total an impressive $1 million so far.
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