Segue named “2013-2014 Whole Child Recognition School” by RIASCD

CENTRAL FALLS, RI  –  Rhode Island government, civic, and educational leaders joined Segue scholars, staff, parents, and board members this morning as the Central Falls charter school was named “2013-2014 Whole Child Recognition School by RIASCD.

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa were in attendance and presented congratulatory messages to the Segue Institute for Learning on this statewide recognition.

Rhode Island ASCD announced the Whole Child Recognition Program in 2012. This program recognizes those schools that demonstrate a commitment to action for the whole child. It is designed to commend those who have gone beyond the inspirational words of a vision to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically and academically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling.

“Our children deserve an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential 21st-century skills of critical thinking and creativity,” said Elizabeth Brito, Executive Director of RIASCD. “We congratulate Segue for meeting and exceeding these standards. Moreover, we believe that Segue would be a wonderful candidate for the national ASCD Vision in Action award.”

Linda Blair, Segue Student Opportunities Coordinator was among those who spoke this morning.

“Segue is a school that thinks not only of its scholars academic standing, but whether or not they are emotionally and socially sound,” said Blair. “This is a school that spends endless hours and brainpower to think of innovative ways we can make our youth tomorrow’s leaders and agents of change. We are a school that prepares students for a lifetime of success and a love of learning.”

About Segue Institute for Learning

Founded in 2006 and opened in 2009, Segue Institute for Learning features high academic rigor, small class sizes, individualized attention, strong board and parental involvement, and intensive community partnerships.  The school was conceived by people who grew up, currently reside in, or have significant ties to the Central Falls community. Segue recognizes its students as “AT PROMISE” versus being considered “AT RISK”.

Segue, which has just earned its five-year charter renewal and selected as the 2013-2014 RIASCD Whole Child Recognition School, helps students achieve academic excellence and be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force.  Follow Segue at and on Twitter @SegueIFL.


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