MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fusion Academy believes that learning happens everywhere. Our Homework Café program reflects our beliefs. Each student has an individualized schedule. No homework is sent home. Instead students use their Homework Café periods to complete independent work. The Homework Café is the heart of the Fusion model. In addition to academic support, the Homework Café focuses on the social emotional needs of the students. Our social café is alive with student interactions, games, and work. Our silent café supports the learners who thrive in a quiet environment.
The Homework Café Director, Susan Ilias, and Homework Café teachers Coley Shuron, Ray Clyne, and Stephanie Nadler supervise the students, engage in daily games of Uno, Would You Rather, and hula contests.
The Homework Café is responsible for school wide programming, Each week begins with a student meeting. Once a month the Homework Café organizes either a lead teacher lunch or a compassion lunch. The purpose of both is to strengthen student connections to peers and teachers. Compassion lunches are designed to address social/emotional areas.
During lunch, students can participate in one of the student driven clubs. This year, students and their mentors have created the following clubs: the History Club, Political Discourse, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Game Club, Craft Club, and the Literary Magazine. Service learning is achieved through Student Ambassadors, Community Service and the Green Team.
Since Fusion’s academic model is a four-day model, Fridays are reserved for field trips and service learning. As October draws to an end, Fusion students have already gone apple picking and bowling. They have raised money and participated in two 5Ks – one for AIDs research and one for mental health. They have collected school supplies for Deirdre’s House and delivered them directly. Students have also partnered with Clean Ocean Action and traveled to Sandy Hook to collect garbage, record the data, and share it with Clean Ocean Action. October will culminate with Spirit Week and our educational program on the Day of the Dead.
Next month students look forward to a trip to Glassworks, a History Club trip to interview seniors, and our annual coat drive and food drive. Community Service club advisors Rama Madhavarao and Laura Snow are taking a group of students to Deirdre’s House in Morristown to volunteer. November will culminate in school-wide pot-luck Thanksgiving.
Fusion Academy Morristown is located on South Street in Morristown. Fusion is a revolutionary community of learning that meets students where they are. Through positive relationships and personalized learning solutions, we unlock academic potential and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.