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Principal's Message


Dear Parents:


It is my distinct honor and pleasure to continue to serve as the Director at Sixth Street Academy!  This past year has been awesome, and we want to continue to build on what we've started.  We experienced many successes, and with those successes, we cannot turn back now.  Our staff and students have worked hard to change the stigma of being an Alternative School, and we will continue to raise the bar.  Our school has become a place where students are learning to behave appropriately while working toward improving and/or maintaining their academic coursework so that they are able to successfully matriculate through our program to ultimately return to their home school. 


Our theme will continue to be “You Matter”.  Our focus will continue to be educating the whole child by fostering relationships, mentoring, disseminating information through various forms of learning which does foster and allow each student to learn to become accountable for his/her behavior and academics. I know that this process will continue to take time, but we can do it if we work together. 


Together, we are continuing to shift the climate and culture at Sixth Street Academy in a positive way.  By the time our students get ready to return to their respective schools, they leave knowing that they do matter, and that our staff did our best to prepare them for success. 


Together, we are re-branding Sixth Street Academy!  Success is still in the air!  Feel it! Believe it! Live it! Exemplify it!  Again, the bar has been set.  Parents, I know that I can count on you again this year to help us make this another successful year.  After all, teamwork makes the TEAM work, and Together Everyone Achieves More! Our staff thanks you for sharing your most precious treasure, your child, with us.



Dr. Tonja C. Tift