Seniors get close-up look at sports careers

Six seniors from Madison Academy and hundreds of other students from across Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama participated in the Tennessee Titans Learning Lab. Students were given a behind the scene look at the business side of the Titans organization that included presentations in marketing, cheer-leading, administration, media relations, community relations, team travel, equipment management, turf management and mascots.

Our students left school at 9AM and traveled to LP field and checked in and went inside the stadium and sat in the red seats. They watched a welcome message on the video board then in groups of around 80 students started learning from the professionals. Kelvin De Valle was excited to see and speak with Mike Keith, “the voice of the Titans” since he is considering a career in sports broadcasting. Dante also appreciated the time to talk with sports professionals as he considers business options after graduation. Each student also received a t-shirt and tickets to the final Titans home game against the Colts.

Madison Academy classes score higher than National averages on Iowa Assessment

The 9th and 10th grade classes outperformed National Percentile Rankings for each category on the Iowa Assessments. In late September, all our Freshmen and Sophomore students were given the Iowa Assessment and Cognitive Abilities Test over a period of three mornings. This series of standardized tests is designed to provide information which can be used to improve classroom instruction and to report performance in basic skills to parents, students, and the general public in objective, meaningful terms. Please note that standardized tests can never replace teacher-based assessment. It does, however, supplement teachers with additional information that may help clarify a larger picture of student performance. We thank God for each student’s willingness to engage in learning, teachers that mentor and parents that encourage.

Class of 2017 Sophomores

Class of 2018 Freshmen