A Message to All Students from Dr. Eurmon Hervey:
Exciting changes are happening at your Catapult Academy that we want you to know about. Don’t worry— your school, teachers and friends aren’t going anywhere—but the management and leadership of your program will change in ways that will make your learning experience even better.
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Dr. Eurmon Hervey. I am the new Superintendent of all the Catapult Academies as well as the current Chairman of the Dropout Prevention Center/Network, a national endeavor to increase graduation rates. I have worked in education my entire adult life. Because of my personal background, I am passionate about helping students who have struggled to achieve a high school diploma.
My mother, one of 15 children, grew up in the rural Mississippi Delta area. In those days, no one she knew dreamed of finishing high school, let alone getting a college degree. But she did and I watched her work against the odds, raising our family while completing high school and college. Her passion inspired me to work with young people, to help them find their way and achieve the greatness they—and you—deserve.
Now, let me tell you about what is new with Catapult Academy. It is now owned by Catapult Learning, an organization that has been dedicated to helping struggling students for more than 35 years, managing more than 2,000 schools nationwide. With all that experience, Catapult has the know-how to make students feel comfortable, confident, and supported to reach for their goals…and achieve them!
With the new management team, everything you like about your school stays in place, but with the added bonus of more expert support and an enhanced curriculum with more courses to choose from. Catapult Academy will continue to offer:
- Personalized instruction, both online and with a teacher
- Low teacher to student ratios and a small school environment
- Flexible scheduling to accommodate your job and family responsibilities
- College and career coaching
- The same leadership team and teachers you currently enjoy
- The same facility convenient to you
- And of course, upon completion of required credits, you will receive a high school diploma from your district
Soon we will hold meeting so that you, your family and friends can learn more about the changes in your school. In the meantime, if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me.
You took the first step towards success by enrolling at a Catapult Academy. With this new leadership team and expanded course offerings, you will be that much closer to realizing your dream of achieving your high school diploma and launching your future.
Eurmon Hervey, Ed.D.
Dr. Hervey is an accomplished educational executive with a comprehensive blend of non-profit, government, and academic management experience. He has served in senior leadership positions in colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern geographical regions. In Washington DC, he served as Assistant State Superintendent and Deputy Chief State School Officer, where he worked directly with District of Columbia Public Schools. He currently sits on the board and is the current Chairman of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. Dr. Hervey earned the Doctor of Education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and the Master of Education from Harvard University. He also earned two degrees in pure mathematics; the Master of Science from Clark Atlanta University and the Bachelor of Science from Edward Waters College.