Baseline data for math and reading, IEP (if available), any recent evaluations that have been done, plus a questionnaire to help us get to know your child. This information is used in conjunction with the student's IEP to give us a better understanding of their academic career and ability. We will also schedule a face-to-face interview with the student and parents.
We have seven teachers and fourteen educational assistants. All are highly qualified and experienced, and our teachers are certified in ESE.
Focus Academy hosts a “Meet the Teachers” Orientation for enrolled students and their families before the start of school in August. In addition, we hold an annual Parent Night for parents/guardians to follow their student's schedule and hear brief presentations from each of the teachers about their class. For more information on our Administration and Educational Staff, please visit our Staff page to view photos and bios.
Our goal is to offer our students state-of-the-art technology. We have Apple TVs and widescreen LED televisions and SMARTboards in the classrooms, as well as iPads for classroom use. Additionally we have Apple iMac desktop computers for student use. We continually upgrade our technology to meet the ever changing needs of our students and ensure our technology remains state-of-the-art.
Yes. We have polo shirts with the logo embroidered for all students, and either jeans or jean shorts (jean skorts are acceptable for girls.) Our uniforms are purchased through Educational Outfitters; they have an online ordering system as well as a retail location you can visit. The dress code is available in more detail in the student handbook.