Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
School leader Shari Carlsted
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Therapeutic
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Mission: We exist to make a difference in students’ and parents’ lives through excellent educational programs. Core values: • People above all…by developing a highly individualized program for each student • Excellence…by developing a reputation for providing the highest quality education possible • Results…by exceeding the expectations of our students and their parents and facilitating each student to reach his or her maximum potential Core Purpose: To give hope
Academic themes / Areas of focus Career and Tech (vocational)
Mathematics
Special Education
Writing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Photography
0
Music
7
AP Classes
including: Biology
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music None
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Education & Training
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Biology
Calculus AB
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History

Support

10
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Remediation
College preparation resources School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details Our school provides an individualized education for each student, tailoring a program that fits their functional levels and learning styles.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 79% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
8
Boys Sports
including: Softball
7
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Kickball
PE classes
Softball
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Flag football
Kickball
PE classes
Softball
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Adaptive PE
Girls sports (misc.) Adaptive PE
Clubs Gardening
Recycling club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Television / Radio News
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 03:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools Public Schools
Parent involvement details Parents receive written feedback each day about their child's performance in terms of behavior, socialization and academic performance.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying As many of our students have endured years of teasing and taunting at other schools, Banner Academy enforces a zero-tolerance policy toward bullying. Our instructors are sensitive to the emotional fragility of the students and emphasize activities which promote the development of self-esteem and empathy for others.

Awards

Year received 2008

Teachers

6
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details The teachers at Banner Academy have multiple certifications and numerous years experience working with children on the autism spectrum as well as those with learning and emotional disabilities.

Neighborhood

Transportation details While we do not typically offer transportation services, we can, on a case by case basis, provide some assistance with the transportation of students, dependent upon their proximity to the school.
Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Banner Health
Partner website Bannerhealth.com

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Parents should contact the Principal, Shari Carlsted, who will make an appointment for an intake interview and campus tour during which the parameters and expectations of the staff of Banner Academy will be reviewed to determine if the school is the right fit for their child.
Application requirements Interview
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $23000
Tuition range (high) $2800
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Financial aid type (misc.) Empowerment Scholarship
Vouchers accepted Yes
# of applications received 60
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 35
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012