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Our School

The SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA) aims to become an exceptional public charter school located in Madison County, Mississippi. Building upon the renowned SR1 organization, SR1 CPSA's academic camps aspire to gain recognition for their high-performance and innovative educational approach. The school will cater to students from Kindergarten through 5th grade, offering a dynamic campus that seamlessly blends both indoor and outdoor learning environments.


At SR1 CPSA, dedicated teachers will be driven by a passion for fostering deep learning and nurturing the academic and social skills of young learners. The school will go beyond mere memorization, actively encouraging students to engage in meaningful exploration and understanding. This approach will aim to instill a strong desire for learning and empower students to pursue educational success.


The students at SR1 CPSA will eagerly embrace the academic challenges presented to them, benefiting from the school's unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality instruction. By placing a strong emphasis on excellence, SR1 CPSA will cultivate a supportive community where students will be inspired to unlock their full potential.


Provost’s Welcome

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,


Welcome to SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA)! As the Principal, I am thrilled to have you join our vibrant and dynamic school community.


At SR1, we are committed to providing an exceptional education that prepares our students for future success. Our focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) ensures that students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovative skills that are highly sought after in today's world.


Our dedicated team of educators is passionate about inspiring a love for learning and fostering academic excellence. We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every student feels valued, respected, and motivated to reach their full potential.


As we embark on this educational journey together, I encourage you to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We are here to support and guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you receive a rigorous and engaging education that will set the stage for lifelong success.


I look forward to working collaboratively with our students, parents, and community members to create an enriching and rewarding educational experience at SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy. Together, we will empower our students to become the leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers of tomorrow.


Once again, welcome to SR1! Let's embark on this exciting educational adventure together!


Warm regards


Our Mission

At SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA), our mission is to empower and inspire our students to become change makers for the global good. We strive to provide a rigorous and inclusive educational environment that nurtures their intellectual curiosity, fosters a passion for lifelong learning, and prepares them for success in college and beyond.


Through a comprehensive and innovative curriculum, we aim to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a deep understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to fostering creativity, collaboration, and ethical leadership, ensuring that our students develop the skills necessary to navigate an ever-changing world.


We value diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and we embrace the uniqueness of each individual within our school community. By fostering a supportive and respectful environment, we encourage our students to appreciate different perspectives, cultures, and ideas, ultimately preparing them to thrive in a multicultural society.


We believe that education extends beyond the classroom, and we strive to engage our students in meaningful community service projects and experiential learning opportunities. By instilling a sense of social responsibility and empathy, we empower our students to actively contribute to their communities and make a positive impact on the world.


At SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy, we are committed to nurturing the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become compassionate, well-rounded individuals and change makers who strive for the betterment of our global society.


Vision & Values

The Culture of SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy Public Charter


At SR1 CPSA, our charter school curriculum is not just a means to an end; it is the foundation of our unique culture of inquiry and intellect. Our teachers' passion for the subjects they teach inspires students and creates an environment that values the love of learning and personal responsibility.


We believe in nurturing a culture-plus-curriculum approach that supports students in their educational journey. Our learning environments encourage active thinking, questioning, seeking answers, and fostering respect. Students come to class prepared to engage actively, ask meaningful questions, and show respect to others.

What is Respect at SR1 CPSA? 


Respect at SR1 CPSA encompasses various aspects, including but not limited to:

  • valuing knowledge for its own sake,

  • understanding the scientific method,

  • embracing the power of asking questions,

  • experiencing the satisfaction of finding answers,

  • appreciating diverse viewpoints,

  • recognizing the importance of hard work,

  • acknowledging the strength of a support system,

  • and discovering their own capabilities. 


How the curriculum serves as a pathway for students to develop.

The SR1 CPSA charter school curriculum serves as a pathway for students to develop a love for applied knowledge, invention, and creative problem-solving. It emphasizes the importance of asking questions and seeking help as fundamental aspects of self-reliance. Through rising to challenges, students discover and cultivate their individual strengths.


Above all, the SR1 CPSA charter school curriculum is designed to prepare students not only for academic success but also for a lifetime of dreaming and doing. It instills in them the skills, mindset, and motivation to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in the world.


At SR1 CPSA, we are dedicated to creating a culture that values learning, fosters respect, and prepares students for a future filled with endless possibilities.


Vanguard Meaning

The mascot of SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA) is the "Vanguard," a term chosen with careful consideration. The term "Vanguard" holds significant meaning and aligns with the values and aspirations of our school community.


The word "Vanguard" refers to a group of people leading the way in new developments, ideas, or movements. It represents those who are at the forefront of progress and innovation. At SR1 CPSA, we aim to instill in our students the qualities of leadership, forward-thinking, and a drive to make a positive impact in the world.


By adopting the Vanguard as our mascot, we symbolize our commitment to preparing students to be leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers in their chosen fields. We want our students to be the ones who courageously step forward, embracing new challenges and seeking innovative solutions.


The Vanguard mascot serves as a reminder that our students have the power to shape the future. It encourages them to embody the spirit of innovation, curiosity, and determination as they navigate their educational journey at SR1 CPSA.


With the Vanguard as our mascot, we inspire our students to embrace their unique abilities, think critically, and forge their own paths. We encourage them to be the driving force behind positive change and to make a lasting impact in their communities and beyond.


At SR1 CPSA, the Vanguard represents the spirit of leadership, innovation, and progress that we cultivate within our students. It serves as a reminder of their potential to become the vanguards of the future, shaping a better world through their actions and ideas.

Faculty & Staff

Team work really does make the dream work. See our great team along with open team positions. If you would like to become a member of the SR1 CPSA email your resume and cover letter to


Dean Thornton






Sharon Williams

1st Grade


Mattie Williams

Office Manager



Grades K



Special Education


Bille Anthony & Carolyn Jones

Culinary Specialists

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