Kanye West's Unaccredited K-12 School Donda Academy Shuts Down
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Kanye West's Unaccredited K-12 School Donda Academy Shuts Down

The bells will no longer be ringing in the halls of Kanye West’s Donda Academy.

Donda Academy

As AfroTech previously mentioned, the private school had opened for its third year, serving K-12 students.

While the school was not accredited, parents were billed a reported $15,000 annually for their child to attend.

The school’s mission was to provide their child “with the passion, purpose, and spiritual foundations they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world,” per the company’s website.

Donda Academy now closed: In a slew of growing criticism toward West, it has been announced Donda Academy will be closed for the remainder of the school year, Business Insider reports.

“At the discretion of our founder, Donda Academy will close for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year effective immediately,” wrote Donda Academy principal Jason Angell.

West Speaks On School Closure

Kanye West is not amused with the announcement of the school closure and took to Instagram to reveal his disdain in a now deleted Instagram post.

“Here’s the clout you’re looking for,” West said, according to Business Insider. “My school is being shut down.”

The school will start on a fresh slate in September of 2023.

“Our leadership team will be working diligently to assist all families during this transition, ensuring that every scholar has what they need to succeed in their next community in a prompt and gracious manner. We are confident that our scholars will continue to advance as the creative innovators, courageous influencers and academic leaders of the next generation,” the email read, UNILAD reports.

Kanye West's Other Ventures

Donda Academy joins a list of growing ventures that are being swept. As AfroTech told you, West’s antisemitic remarks have led to severed ties with Gap, Balenciaga, and adidas.

Billionaire status: Forbes reports West is longer classified as a billionaire, and his net worth has dropped to an estimated $400 million.

“I lost 2 billion dollars in one day and I’m still alive,” West wrote on Instagram. “This is love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. The money is not who I am. The people is who I am.”

Screenshot taken via Instagram