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The Frequently Asked Questions below will provide you with any additional information you are looking for about our school.

FAQs

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 3:30-3:45pm.
Yes! Absolutely! We value the in-person benefits of school, especially after the crazy times we have been through. Our school will operate 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. We understand that some children have allergies to things like this and strongly suggest you consider other school alternatives.
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.
Yes! Absolutely we will have a high school. Our high school is being planned as we speak and it will be focused around entrepreneurship and students creating businesses and/or products. They 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 1 other student tend to do well in our schools.
Students will 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.
Unfortunately our school does not provide transportation and we do not anticipate providing this for the forseeable future. We have, however, setup a parent facebook page where parents can communicate with each other about carpools.
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 serve any purpose other than stressing out everyone. You will be notified continuosly of your child's progress while they attend our school.

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The Academy Way is . . .

Progress Not Perfection

Every child enters their school journey at different points. They each have different experiences, resources and teachings that they bring with them. Our school recognizes and embraces this.

Real-Life Application

Everything our students learn at The Academy NJ is applicable to real-life. We follow state learning standards and focus on information and skills that apply to real-life situations.

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Year-Round Calendar

We believe keeping kids engaged in learning every month throughout a calendar year is necessary for their long-term success.

Entrepreneurship

We believe the skills entrepreneurs acquire and use on a daily basis are invaluable life skills that benefit all successful adults.

Wilson Tutoring

The Academy NJ offers in-person after school, multi-sensory, literacy tutoring using the Wilson Reading System for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.

Individual Attention

It is important to the ultimate academic and life success of our students for them to receive dedicated, individualized and genuine attention from our teachers and school staff.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academy Way, The Academy NJ and our affiliates are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. .

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