Our school day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm. Students can be dropped off beginning at 8:15am and can be picked up from 2:45-3:00pm.
Yes! Absolutely! Our school operates Monday - Friday. Monday - Thursday are full-days and Fridays are half-days.
No. WE DO ALLOW students and adults to bring foods, snacks, drinks and anything else with nuts or nut products in them. We also allow fish.
Your child can come whenever you want them to. After all, you pay the bill. However, your child's progress will likely be negatively affected and will not be at the same pace of children who do attend the 3 days per week during July and August.
The students only have to wear Academy logoed tops each day. Shoes, shorts, socks, etc are completely up to the students. We enjoy seeing them express their individuality. Also, hats are strongly encouraged to be worn! Go here to ORDER YOUR ACADEMY GEAR now.
Yes and actually it will begin in 2023-2024. As with the rest of our school, the high school will be very individualized and unlike most high schools where students attend 4-6 classes per day. Students will receive a high school diploma just like they would from any other accredited high school.
We will assess each student based on their ability to be successful in our school. We want our school to be the right fit for the kids we accept and the kids we accept to be able to thrive in our school environment. With this, we have found that high functioning autistic students who can work successfully with at least one other student tend to do well in our schools.
Students bring their lunch from home each day. They should also bring at least 2 snacks, and 1 drink and/or a water bottle. We have plently of water fountains throughout Bell Works. Also, there are plenty of places to buy food and snacks in Bell Works and we do allow students to do this.
We do not as a part of our school right now, however, there are many options inside of Bell Works that you can take advantage of.
No our school does not provide transportation and we do not anticipate providing this for the forseeable future. However, we do have various groups of parents who carpool.
We believe every parent should decide for themselves what is best for their child. Masks are optional but will be reinforced for a student to wear if that is the wishes of the parents. Adults in the school also have the option to wear masks.
Not usually, however, we do understand that traditional school environments can sometimes bring out the worst in kids. We will take this into consideration and make numerous observations with students who this might apply to so that we can determine if he/she can be successful in our school.
Heck no!!!! We don't believe grades are beneficial to our students. Parents are notified continuously of their child's progress while they attend our school.
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