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Education

We provide a level of service that best fits the needs of your school.

Curriculum

Our development services focus on creating engaging and compelling learning experiences.

Technology

Our cutting-edge solutions empower your school with the latest tools and techniques.

Consulting

Our experienced educators and consultants are dedicated to helping your school thrive.

Community

Strong school communities are built on trust, communication, and engagement.

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Detroit SLA

Welcome to Detroit Service Learning Academy (DSLA). Our journey began in Fall 1999 as “YMCA Service Learning Academy.” Over the years, we’ve evolved, and in 2007, we proudly embraced our current name, Detroit Service Learning Academy. 

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Redford SLA

Welcome to Detroit Service Learning Academy (DSLA). Our journey began in Fall 1999 as “YMCA Service Learning Academy.” Over the years, we’ve evolved, and in 2007, we proudly embraced our current name, Detroit Service Learning Academy. 

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Oak Park SLA

Welcome to Detroit Service Learning Academy (DSLA). Our journey began in Fall 1999 as “YMCA Service Learning Academy.” Over the years, we’ve evolved, and in 2007, we proudly embraced our current name, Detroit Service Learning Academy. 

Educational Service Offerings

A level of service that best fits the needs of your school.

Educational Leadership Philosophy

Elite School Management will provide a fresh perspective on contemporary leadership training, and development. This programming will prepare school leaders who are committed to a continuous growth model on how to implement the principles of academic excellence, equity and integrity. This philosophy is a means to maximize achievement and opportunity for the entire academic community. We will share our best practices that have earned our Academies the most respected accolades in the field of Academia.

  • Ethical Practice
  • Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • Budgeting
  • Community Relationships
 
Human Resources
Elite School Management has a proven track record of hiring highly qualified staff members. Selecting the best candidates for the position and improving organization culture is what we do best.  ESM handles all recruiting, payroll, certification compliance, licensure and permitting, benefits and personnel matters for all staff members. Through our comprehensive training programs Elite representatives can help deliver to your school a skilled and valued workforce motivated to achieve excellence!  The benefit of our services is to support and promote an employment environment that values and encourages staff.  With these training modules your organization will deliver excellence, through sound employment practices, positive staff relations, effective performance management and satisfactory staff appraisals.

Our Human Resource Services Include:
   
  • Recruitment and Selection Processes
  • Performance based compensastion
  • Classification and Pay Systems
  • Developing Staff Evaluation systems
  • New Hire Orientations
  • On-going Professional Development
  • Rigorous performance evaluation systems
  • Policy Development and Management
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • On-going staffing assistance
  • Employee Training and development Programs
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programming;
  • Humanistic Services such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Employee payroll and benefits
  • Ethics Training
  • Reward and Disciplinary Systems
  • Diversity Training
  • Employment Safety and Health
  • Government compliance and reporting

 
Whether you are a new school or an organization looking to expand, Elite School Management can assist with all of your human resource needs.
Finance
Financial accounting has an overall impact on the daily operations of a business entity.  The department must insure the accuracy and timeliness of processing documents related to: Financial reports, Cash management, Investment reporting, and governmental changes.  It is the responsibility of the Financial Manager to communicate to the Board of Directors a clear and concise monthly financial report on the operations of the entity. It is our intent to provide the expertise in the area of financial management through improving the efficiencies of the standard operating procedures, increase accountability, support grant compliance, and uphold policies set by the board and the States.  Our team can provide support as follows:

   
  • Establish accounting systems
  • Learn how finances impact strategic planning
  • Learn about budget development and forecasting
  • Understand why transparency reporting is essential to boards and outside sources
  • Annual financial and governmental reporting analysis
  • Risk management
  • Get an overview on accounting and financial reporting
  • Know how to obtain information on your state and local government accounting requirements
  • Fundraising (where applicable)
  • Application for grants and loans
  • Learn why it is necessary to have Standard Operating Procedures
  • Learn what Boards need to know about the monthly finances
  • Preparing for your audit (Learn about selecting your auditor)
  • Learn how to train your staff to be fiscally responsible
  • Learn how to create your financial calendar
 
Pre-K

At Elite School Management, we feel that building a foundation for education begins as early as possible. With the best feasible building blocks our Early learners have the opportunity to gain skills that can help them not only soar through their educational experience, but their future as a whole. In order to meet the needs of our early learners, Elite has developed a department specifically dedicated to ensure that your program has the tools to start and successfully manage your Early Childhood programs. The world of Early Childhood Education has many intricate parts, and with Elite School Management’s expertise your programs and students will have all the tools necessary to succeed.

 

 

Some of our Early Childhood Services include :

 

  • Licensing Support
  • Program Set-Up
  • Staff Training
  • Staff Screenings
  • Curriculum Support
  • Parent Involvement Tools
  • Support for both grant funded (state and federal) as well as private programs
  • and much more
 
Marketing
The days of children who only attend schools in their neighborhood are long gone. Parents today have become discriminating consumers willing to travel outside of their neighborhoods to shop for the best and brightest choices for their children. Through trial and error, Elite has developed proven strategies designed to help you maximize your marketing budget to attract a diverse group of students. Let our team of trained marketing representatives help you to develop a multi-media marketing campaign that will help you retain the students you have as well as build a data base for more! Staff members will learn:
 
  • The difference between a marketing campaign and a branding campaign
  • How to take advantage of free media
  • How to create a marketing budget
  • How to use community surveys for marketing
  • How to market your niche
  • Know your competition
  • How to increase parent involvement (word of mouth)
  • How to develop a marketing timeline
  • How to create a SWOT analysis
  • How to use in-kind service providers for marketing
  • All hands on deck (using staff members to help market)
  • It takes a village (using community ties to help market)
  • Build a press kit
  • Track your data
 
Customer Service
At Elite School Management we understand that internal and external customer service is more important now than ever before. With the cap removed on the number of public school academies that can operate in Michigan, savvy schools must learn to incorporate customer service into their school improvement plans. Our customer service trainers have worked with the Michigan Department of Education to develop customer service professional developments for public school employees. Our team will be happy to assist your academy with your customer service needs.

Participants will learn the following:
   
  • Why customer service is important
  • How to use enrollment data to make CS predictions
  • Definition of internal/external customer service
  • How to conduct a customer service SWOT analysis
  • Is your school making the grade? (survey the community to find out)
  • 5 Excuses why staff members don’t give good customer service
  • Tips for retention (staff & students)
  • The art of handling complaints
  • Identifying what & who are bad apples
  • Are teachers making the grade? (what students say the best teachers do)
  • Are Administrators making the grade? (what staff say the best admins do)
 

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