2006 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Leadership Excellence
Greece Odyssey Academy

Greece Odyssey Academy
Rochester, New York

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 798 students
Type of School: Suburban public school
Location/Size of School: N/A
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: 12%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Greece Odyssey Academy in Rochester, New York, was founded on shared leadership throughout the learning community, with parents, students, faculty, and administrators assuming key leadership roles. The School Improvement Team analyzes student data and current educational research to identify potential improvement opportunities. Recommendations are presented to the entire faculty and adopted by consensus. Recent adoptions include 80-minute learning blocks, daily humanities classes, senior exit interviews, and school-wide book talks. Odyssey has a three-tiered cycle of monthly faculty meetings devoted to whole-faculty professional development, departmental check-ins, and unique team meetings.