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Nawa Academy

Private | 8-12 | 54 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $164,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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Posted August 5, 2009

The school provided the environment that nurtured our son's desire to learn. The teacher-student ratio is one of the pluses. The fact that the teachers love their work is one of the stongest assets the school offers. Our son graduated with honors, and was accepted to Cal State Maritime Academy. Feel free to contact me for further information. Rudy Gaytan
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Posted July 31, 2009

Transformational, should a student be receptive, they can achieve their potential and regain their self esteem. Great mentoring and counseling, We are so grateful for NAWA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

The best decision we have made thus far. Straight F s to straight A s. College is no longer and possibility; moreover a destination. Our son has attend NAWA for two years; we are about to start a third. He is growing into quite the young man; exceeding our expectations. Highly recommended, we are utterly grateful for NAWA
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Posted July 24, 2009

Sending our Daughter to Nawa-Academy was the best educational and personal development decision that our family has ever made. We have seen our daughter grow enormously during the last couple of years at NawaAcademy. Prior to sending our daughter to Nawa, she had low-self esteem and doubted her ability to succeed both socially and academically, mostly due to her negative feelings about having ADD. The staff really care about their students. They work hard to prepare them for both academic and social success . Their focus is positive, encouraging, caring, and patient. They really get to know your child and show them what they 'Can do'! What a Great School and wonderful experience our daughter has had. This school is truly a 'Diamond in the Ruff'. Kim and Jeff Driggs
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Posted July 23, 2009

NAWA provided hands-on support and an environment in which our daughter was able to develop study skills and succeed academically, on a consistent basis - in contrast to her previous experience in a public school situation. The NAWA staff is dedicated to providing the students with the maximum opportunity to succeed.
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Posted July 22, 2009

My wife and I were looking for a school that our son would excell in and we found it at Nawa. The staff is incredible to work with, and we could not have asked for more. 2009 graduate.
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Posted July 21, 2009

Nawa provides a safe, supportive learning environment. I am both a teacher and a parent, and I am very pleased with the education my daughter is receiving at Nawa. I seldom see educators as concerned and compassionate. I highly recommend it.
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Posted July 21, 2009

Nawa creates a truly individualized environment in which parents, teachers, and children work together to set goals and activities are selected to match the specific developmental priorities for each student. As a developmental psychologist and college faculty, I am delighted to have found a school that meets my son's needs and truly embodies the best of evidence-based practice.
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Posted March 9, 2006

Nawa Academy is a school that takes the time to meet the multitude of needs of each student. The teachers are wonderful and creative. It is a secret that needs to find its way out to more families. Check out their website at www.nawa-academy.com. Good luck on your search.
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Posted August 22, 2003

The school was alright, but VERY boring for us kids. It wouldn't have been near as crummy if there had been more activities for during free time...
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 26%
Hispanic 8% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Black 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Woodbury Report- Struggling Teens Award

Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Computer lab

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 3:45pm
School Leader's name
  • David Hull
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (530) 359-2229

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  • Special eduction
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  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

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17351 Trinity Mountain Road
French Gulch, CA 96033
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Phone: (530) 359-2215

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