Alexsander Academy

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  • Alexsander Academy is a very small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences and special needs. Alexsander Academy provides an academically rigorous program for students that need a small flexible learning environment that provides group learning but focuses on the student as an individual learner.
  • The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to move on to larger and more traditional academic settings.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Georgia Accrediting Commission
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Cognitive issues, processing and sensory issues
Year Founded2008

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Average Class Size5 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges based on Class size SB10 approved, scholarships available
Admissions DirectorStefanie Smith

School Notes

  • Alexsander Academy is a very small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences and special needs.  It is a place where all children are challenged academically regardless of the differences they may have. We know many children do not fit into a "one size fits all" program. Alexsander Academy focuses on each student as an individual and the curriculum is tailored to each student`s individual academic profile. At Alexsander Academy we get to know our student`s academic, social and emotional needs while focusing on building their independence skills. Our small environment allows us to help them be successful in a classroom environment, gain self confidence and build true and lasting friendships.   

  • Students:The students at Alexsander Academy are students that learn best in a smaller classroom and need teachers that understand children who learn differently.  Our students have often had difficulty getting their academic needs met in other programs and need teachers and an environment that supports their need for flexibly in how they are able to access the curriculum.  Our students, and their parents, are looking for a small classroom that will support their long term goal of being successful in the larger setting and understand that our small environment is a stepping stone to that success.  

  • Our Programs: "Inclusion" Program 1st 8th (ages 6 15)These students have enough independent academic, social and emotional skill to be in a classroom with 8 students with just one teacher.  They are no more than two to three grade levels behind and are able to work in a traditional format with augmentation as needed for their individual academic level.  The goal with these students is to bridge any academic gaps if possible along with any other issues that may keep them from being successful in a larger setting and to transition these students when they are ready back to that larger setting.  Ultimately, the long term goal for these students is to have the skills needed to enter and finish high school. 

  • "Small group" program 1st 8th (ages 6 15)Students in these classrooms are not quite ready for the inclusion classrooms all day due to greater academic, social or independence needs.  The goal is to try to give these students the skills they need move to the larger and more traditional format of the "inclusion" classroom in subsequent years if possible.  Maximum number of students in small group is 5 to 6 students. 

  • "Transition" program Grades1st 8th (ages 6 -15) and based on availabilityStudents in these classrooms have been in one on one or therapeutic environments such as an ABA program or have been in small group classrooms in public or other private schools but are ready to learn how take their skills into a traditional classroom setting.  The ratio is 3 students to one teacher.  Students, as they are ready will spend time in small group, remediation or inclusion classes, depending on the student`s goals and overall needs.  Students who need a greater level of support than the 3 to 1 ratio will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to additional fees to pay for staff to provide that support.  

  • Middle School/High School remediation program  These classrooms serve students ages 10 -22 who are in need of academic remediation and real world application of skills for a successful transition toward being an independent working adult.  Students concentrate on building and expanding reading and math skills such as fluency, comprehension, and math applications. Social studies and science skills are focused on real world experience and application. The maximum class size is 5 students with one teacher or 8 students with one teacher and one support staff teacher.  Students in these classrooms must have a minimum of a basic 1st grade reading and math skills and be able to be independent in a classroom with one teacher.  Ages of students accepted is dependent upon availability and is based availability of peers for the student at his or her age level. Students who need a greater level of support will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to additional fees to pay for staff to provide that support.  

  • Philosophy:Alexsander Academy `s philosophy is the foundation of the success we strive for with ALL of our students.  The environment is collaborative and supportive with a focus on the student feeling successful, but also in making sure to build independence and ability to move to the next level.  Parents are fully participating members of the team.  Because of this is important that parents are able to feel comfortable with the approach of the high but reasonable expectations we have for our students in their social emotional and independence growth as well as their academic growth and confidence.  Alexsander Academy functions like a community with students helping each other in their growth and the school building the foundation for strong peer relationships and support for the families and between the families as well. 

  • Schedule:The school day runs Monday Friday from 9:30 2:30.  Before and after care as well as after school tutoring is available.  Students work on math, language arts, reading comprehension and fluency, science and social studies.  The students also participate in field trips, music and art. The academic curriculum is based on the standards set by The Georgia Department of Education but is tailored to the needs of each individual student.   A summer academic session is also offered.  Students in small group, transition and remediation classes are highly encouraged to attend all or part of summer session to help maintain social and academic progress.  Once current and incoming student slots are filled any additional openings for summer session are offered to students that do not attend school at Alexsander Academy during the regular school year.  Please contact the school office for information on summer session or tutoring services if interested.   Admissions:While Alexsander Academy is designed to serve students that learn best in a small classroom, the school is NOT equipped to serve students with aggressive behaviors.  All students must be able to be in a classroom environment.  Alexsander Academy will be happy to refer students that need greater support than we can provide to other programs that may be a better fit for their needs. School tours are held weekly.  An appointment is needed to ensure your spot on tour days. Students are encouraged to join their parents on tour days. After the school tour, parents may also schedule a day to observe a class in progress.  Application paperwork can be found on the website and additional paperwork may be given through the school office if needed.  The application fee is $200.00. If the student is accepted the yearly $50 supply fee for that school year will be waived as part of the application fee.  The prospective student will meet with school staff for informal placement testing.  The application paperwork must be filled out completely and returned to the school along with the application fee before the application testing can be scheduled.  This testing is designed to allow the staff to get to know the student and is done in a relaxed format.  We encourage parents to provide any information they can to help staff in making the student feel as comfortable as possible. After the testing is done parents will receive a write up of what was found during the application testing along with information on enrollment should the student be offered placement at Alexsander Academy.  Parents will attend an informational meeting to review school policies prior to final signing of the contract for educational services.  All pieces of the admissions process are taken into consideration when making the decision to offer placement    School staff will be available and happy to answer questions parents have about the program.   

  • Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year  Inclusion-----------------------$13,000  Small Group---------------------..$ 18,500  Remediation---------------------..$ 18,500  Transition  (3 to1)-------------------.. contact school
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    Alexsander Academy is a non profit and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national or ethnic origin or religious preference.



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