Frequently Asked Questions
When can a student enroll in Bright Kids Academy?
Students may enroll at any time throughout the summer and fall terms, space permitting. Bright Kid students advance based on demonstrated competence rather than by age or number of months spent at one level. Arriving students are given thorough diagnostic tests and interviews, from which a complete academic program is designed. Students move through these programs as rapidly as they are learning and demonstrating competence.
For more specifics, go to Procedures.
Do you have a program for the gifted student?
We do not have a program that isolates gifted students from others. However the Delphi approach is particularly well-suited to the brighter child because it allows students to advance as rapidly as they are learning and demonstrating competence.
How young can a student be to enroll in your program?
Bright Kids Academy has no age limit for enrollment. As soon as the child is ready to enter a preschool setting, he or she can enroll. This is determined by the parents and admissions.
Is this a religious school?
No. Bright Kids Academy is an independent, non-sectarian school open to all religious faiths.
Do you accept students with “behavior problems” or “learning disabilities?”
We do not have a program to handle children with serious problems but have found that students are often mislabeled as having “behavior problems” or “disabled.” For some of these children, our basic teaching method and study techniques are all that are required to get the student back on track.
What qualifications must a student have to be accepted into Bright Kids Academy?
We evaluate each student on an individual basis after we have given a battery of standardized tests, a review of previous school records and at least one interview. Based on the results of those activities, assuming the student is not seriously behind academically, he or she would be considered for enrollment.
How do you view the role of parents in a child’s education?
We see parent involvement as critical. In our close-knit, family-oriented community, we end up developing strong bonds with our students and this relationship extends to the whole family. In a sense, you have invited the school into your family, and we are aware of the trust and partnership that implies. Your active participation with the school in your child’s education is more than important. We view it as essential.