WHAT IS – GISLA – The Green Stairs Leadership Academy?
The Green Stairs Leadership Academy (GISLA) Level 1 Program is a by invitation Leadership Academy conducted in a Islamic Sunday school setting.
The program is designed for middle school students and older (the oldest student so far was over fifty)
No prior Islamic knowledge is required to joining the program but
…participants must have have a decent GPA of around 3.6 or commit to such a goal and
…must appreciate the difference between a goat and a sheep (?)
The program is time tested (over 25 years in place) and has been refined many times over the years
” GISLA” – The Academy is held year round on Sundays 9 am -2pm at the Shirley gate Rd Mosque (www.IcnvT.com or online)
New students are expected to pass Level 1 exam in six weeks in order to progress at this fee rate into Level 2
Parents MUST must also register for the class AND ATTEND both as students and as TEACHING ASSISTANTS (as needed.. to run errands, arrange field trips, help with class supervision, etc)
(Parents who can are encouraged to pay full fare or as much as they can to cover the cost of the program (leased space, teacher time, materials, etc.)
Level 1 is a six week program – costs are subsidized to cost only $12 for 6 weeks (this 50 cents per hour for 24 hours of class).
FROM THE SEVENTH WEEK OF THE PROGRAM the cost is no longer subsidized and is currently $62 per class session (or around $17 per hour)session. Satisfactory progress by achieving Students (Goats) normally get most of this fee refunded or waived and pay only $2 per week.
GOATS are achieving students who do their homework, have parents in class and show improvement in their leadership skills on a weekly basis.
ATTENDANCE, PROGRESS AND PARENT ATTENDANCE IS A MUST
The full Session Fee of $62 is due (even from GOATS) for ANY absences or for non performance or parent absences in order to continue in the program
BE WARNED: This program IS rigorous and is NOT suitable for all families. The program uses a push ups with donuts approach and demands results EACH week
Non performing students are encouraged to leave on their own before being told to do so
A DEPOSIT OF $200 is requested from each family when they join the program to cover ANY absences, non achieving days, no parent present, no homework submitted, no progress made, etc.)