Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:25 PM
School leader Jennifer.Cava@asdnh.org
District Academy For Science And Design Charter School
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

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

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning The academic demands are rigorous. Many classes are taught using project based learning and performance assessments. Projects and assessments that require the application of 21st century skills are part of all classes. These assignments require students to think critically and logically, apply information, find and analyze information, and work in groups. These skills, along with the content taught, are the foundation of success in college and later in life.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses

Classes

1
Visual Arts
including: Architecture
1
Music
including: Band
0
AP Classes
3
Languages
including: German
Music Band
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Computer animation
Visual arts Architecture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
German
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered None

Support

6
Facilities
including: Science lab
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Gifted and talented programs
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 86% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Black 4% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 39% 48%
N/A 61% 52%
Male 61% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 26%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
3
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
4
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Cross country
Track
Boys sports Cross country
Soccer
Track
Clubs Robotics club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Present special topics during curricular units
Parent involvement details Parents receive a weekly school newsletter with details about upcoming events and news at the school.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying ASD will not tolerate any form of bullying. The Board of Trustees outlines the definition of bullying as well as the procedure that is followed by administration for investigations and interventions. Please read the full Board approved Bullying Policy in Appendix A. Yearly, parents and students will be required to fill out a form acknowledging they have read and understand the policy.

Awards

Community service award NH Partners in Education Blue Ribbon Award
Year received 2015
Academic award National Science Bowl - 3rd in the Nation
Year received 2015
Academic award Technology Student Association (TSA) - 1st place New Hampshire
Year received 2015
Academic award Named in Newsweek top 500 schools in the Nations (#50)
Year received 2015

Teachers

3
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
School counselor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
German
Spanish
Staff details The academic demands are rigorous, but the faculty is committed to helping students by making time in their days to provide extra help.

Neighborhood

Transportation details The Nashua School District provides school bus service for only ASD students residing in Nashua. This service is available only on days during which the Nashua School District is in session. Parents are responsible for making arrangements regarding transportation for students residing in any town other than Nashua.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Applications are accepted each year in the Fall with a set deadline to be eligible for the admission lottery. Applicants must complete both an online and a paper application as well as attend an information session to be eligible for the admission lottery. Complete applications received after the deadline are not eligible for the lottery, but will be date/time stamped and held should openings be available post-lottery. Applicants must reside in the State of New Hampshire.
Learn more Http://www.asdnh.org/admissions
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Application submission begins 09/14/2015
Application deadline 12/04/2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012